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This article needs a big cleanup.

Maybe starting with Oswald Danes does not give the full picture of what urine is. The lead should speak more to what this substance is, and where it comes from. In other words, context has to be given by the time you're talking about urinating on a shop's front window.

These problems might be so great that the article's factual accuracy has been compromised. Talk about it here or check the revision history or Manual of Style for more information.


Urine, colloquially referred to as piss or pee, was a substance that Oswald Danes claimed was put in his food in jail. Although they covered it with things like cream and gravy, he could still taste the urine, for, as he put it, "[piss] has a way of enduring". (TV: The New World)

On June 6, 1780, Newgate Prison was burnt down in the Gordon Riots, and released mental patients stood on the windowsills and urinated into the flames. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

In 1782, Lisa-Beth Lachlan noticed that the regular customers of the Shakespeare's Head tavern in London often urinated on the floor, leaving wet patches which the posture-girls had to avoid as they struck their obscene poses. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

Samantha Jones' friends Mo and Mikey Clunes were locked up overnight for urinating on the front window of Woolworths. (PROSE: Kursaal)

A dilapidated tower block in Gorkiy, Russia had a "pool of urine in the corner". (PROSE: The Devil Goblins from Neptune)

Bill Potts suggested that male students urinated often enough on university campus for a puddle without prior rain to not be unusual. (TV: The Pilot)

Somerset's genetically enhanced leopards could record information that could later be read from their urine. (PROSE: Alien Bodies)

Before meeting the Eighth Doctor, Anji Kapoor and her boyfriend Dave Young visited a statue in Brussels called The Mannikin Pis, which depicted "a naked little boy, happily urinating into the air". (PROSE: Escape Velocity)

In a timeline created by Faction Paradox, Sarah Jane Smith "had to take a pee behind someone's house" in the town of Anathema on the planet Dust. She doubted that anyone there would have cared if they had seen her in the act, and noted that "she'd never had to think about these little biological details on most of the planets she'd been to." (PROSE: Interference: Book One)

A woman in a Cardiff shop, when questioned by the Torchwood team as they tried to track down Bernie Harris in 2007, said she "wouldn't even piss on him if he was on fire". (TV: Ghost Machine)

Rumour had it that Nie Who sprayed his shop with tiger urine every morning. (PROSE: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street)

George Wilson felt that the tea at his Cardiff hotel tasted like piss, and the coffee tasted like instant. (AUDIO: The Conspiracy)