Miscellaneous, Tech

Super Terrific Japanese Thing: FootPee! Pack


Most people don’t believe urine cures athlete’s foot. A few people do, although those few people include Madonna (which I think ends up working better for the non-pee side). But no one has ever espoused the theory, that I know of, that urine somehow helps soften and/or shine up dry and scaly foot flesh… until now.
Because now the Japanese have created the FootPee! Pack. Basically, these are two foot-bags that you can pee into, and then stick your feet into. So they soak in pee. Your pee. Which might help them in some way. Also, some kind of lotion is involved, but frankly, I’m horrified enough that I don’t need to know any more. “Easy & Surprise” indeed. (Via Tokyo Times)

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.