Why peeing on a jellyfish sting is actually a terrible idea


Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/23/why-peeing-on-a-jellyfish-stin.html


There goes my weekend…


So many verbal exclamation marks… so many.


Then what do you pee on?


However, peeing on a jellyfish is fun!



Highly acidic - so Coca-Cola, then?


Beer works well. :smirk:


well drink enough beer and you wont feel the sting for sure.


Having been stung by a Portuguese man o’ war (I know, a siphonophore, not technically a Jellyfish) I am convinced the advice to pee on the sting is an elaborate cover for embarrassing bodily reactions to how painful the sting is.


Needles of Pain.


Until the next day.


There goes Trump’s excuse


easily fixed with more beer!


Whatever Calvin decals suggest.
Last week? Car Brand.
This week? Rival Sports Team.


My wife and I did the deep dive portion of our advanced dive certification in Tacoma.
I thought she was diving in some fishing line, so I went after her… Turns out, it was a really big jellyfish, not fishing line.
I got stung on the only exposed bit of flesh - my lips around my regulator…

Jumping right to the end of the story, we decided to go the vinegar route rather than peeing on my face, but it definitely came up.


I wouldn’t judge you if jellyfish weren’t involved.




I always aim for the bee!


Australia, North QLD, Day 23: We have been getting stung bathing in the ocean every day and the hallucinations of koala boxing every intersection are only becoming more vivid.
Days melting candlewax on sting (1 if remission:) 0 0 0 1 0
Days farting on sting: 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Days Rita weed on sting: 1 0 0 0 0 -1 -33
Days I voided on it: -1 (tiny box jellies in glove, not aided by very good local brew; which is to say not Foster’s)
I have obtained a singular vinegar of spices, but it costs me all chance at seeing anything with tides.


Who’s Rita and how can she wee for negative thirty-three days?