Good old piss. Spraying out the yellow stuff out is one of life’s natural pleasures, but there’s a time and a place for draining the main vein. Thanks to urine-bandits in Aberdeen, the council has decided to coat the lifts and walls of a couple of blocks of flats in hydrophobic paint, which deflects any liquids sprayed at it directly back to the source of the spray.
It’s a refreshingly simple solution, which has already been trialled in the US and Germany. "Urinating in public places is not only disgusting, but it is anti-social behaviour which has a serious detrimental effect on people living and working in the area," said Aberdeen councillor Ross Grant, a man who clearly doesn't like the idea of being covered in splashback. [Metro]