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Urine for Some Piss-Poor Dentistry

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A team of scientists from China have determined that urine could be a source of stem cells from which to grow new teeth.

A professor at University College London, England, has very politely responded that “It is probably one of the worst sources, there are very few cells in the first place and the efficiency of turning them into stem cells is very low. You just wouldn’t do it in this way.”

[I am politely responding here and now that for a professor at an English college, his knowledge of comma splices is surprisingly lacking.]

Nine out of ten dentists are reportedly quite pissed off by the suggestion. Though we’re sure Steve-O from Jackass is delighted to hear that he can kill two birds with one [kidney?] stone, metaphorically speaking.

h/t Gallen_Dugall

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist