What is the “very disgusting bodily fluid” in Detroit airport soap dispensers? Cops and officials won't say


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/22/what-is-the-very-disgusting.html


#2

I would say that it’s gotta be urine, or blood, since those are the only ones easy to get in significant amounts.

Of course if it’s a person with a grudge, I guess it’s contingent on how big of a grudge which determines the amount of, ah, time they want to invest in this activity.


#3

hmmm. I wonder
oh.
OH!
Ewwwwwww.


#4

Chyme. That, or some sort of albumin.


#5

Nothing is coming to mind.


#6

“It’s nothing sinister”? If you mess with handwashing, you’re at the very minimum making people think twice about using soap in the future.

Plus, gross.


#7

Vitreous humour. Or perhaps synovia.


#8

DNA from 45. That’s the grossest thing I can think of.


#9

I see what you did there.


#10

FFS - “Is disgusting” TO WHOM? Are people really so routinely thick as to assume that their feelings are felt universally? I don’t know WTF you like.

Incidentally, I had an icky dream a few days ago about spinal fluid. But that was maybe more the tone and feeling of the dream than a problem with spinal fluid itself.


#11

I didn’t do it, I’ve never even been to Detroit, allegedly.


#12

Humans can be very disgusting.


#14

*shudders*

I was not prepared for that smell when I first made my rounds with the wound, ostomy, and continence nurse (WOCN) as a nursing student. I learned very quickly how to breathe through my mouth to the point that I could carry conversation (say, while emptying a person’s ileostomy bag) through carefully timed exhales.

Nurses deal with a lot of shit but none more so in the literal sense than WOCNs.


#15

Something that claims to be soap but is actually a bodily fluid? What a humorous lye!


#16

I know everyone loves it when I pee all over their stuff.

Which is the only reason I do it.


#17

Hey, what the hell is my house cat doing on the BBS?

(Um, sorry for the reminder)


#18

Bile? Interstitial fluid? Cerebrospinal fluid? Earwax? Its probably bile…


#19

I think it’s safe to say that whatever fluid they’re dealing with is, in the context of unexpectedly being in a soap dispenser, a disgusting surprise.


#20

Dear gods, I wonder if it is a low-viscosity transparent blue liquid? Gross!


#21

This is why I never wash my hands in airport bathrooms. In fact I never use airport bathrooms. I wait until I’m on the plane to go. But not in the plane’s bathroom. In the seat. Well, my neighbors seat. Ok, all the seats in my row. But I have to! People are disgusting!