"Leaders in the party district of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany, are discouraging public urination by covering walls in paint that pees back."
The St. Pauli Interest Community released a YouTube video explaining the most frequently-soiled walls in the district are being covered in a super-hydrophobic paint that causes sprayed liquid to bounce back in the opposite direction -- causing public urinators to make a mess of their own pants and shoes.
The walls treated with the paint are labeled with signs reading: Don`t pee here! We`ll pee back!"
Public urination isn`t a problem in the United States; it`s confined primarily to the homeless population. The typical homeless person won`t bat an eye before urinating or defecating in plain view of tourists and families.
But in Europe public urination is an endemic problem, especially in major cities. Young men think they have a God-given right to relieve themselves in public.
You can`t shame these wankers into observing social norms, so how do you combat this unsanitary issue?
Walls that pee back is an excellent and karmic solution. A scofflaw will think twice about urinating in public if he`s going to end up soaked in his own urine.
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