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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Gee Whiz! Phillies Triple-A team adds urine-powered video gaming to its stadium

Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”, allowing fans to interact with the world’s only truly hands-free urinal game controller, when the Lehigh Valley IronPigs open their 2013 season this April. The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are exclusively presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.

Have to admit the “hands-free urinal game controller” sounds like a good idea.

eddieot Posted: March 26, 2013 at 03:52 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: iron pigs, phillies, urine

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   1. Zach Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:16 PM (#4397015)
Coca-Cola Park will be the first sports venue in the world to feature a brand new revolutionary “Urinal Gaming System”

Correction: the second.
   2. BDC Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:20 PM (#4397022)
Have to admit the “hands-free urinal game controller” sounds like a good idea

Seems to violate the principle of "if you shake it more than once, you're playing with it," though.
   3. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:26 PM (#4397028)
The funny thing is that you can generate energy from urine, by converting the urea to hydrogen. The hydrogen separates out from urea more easily than it does from water, so you get a much better rate of energy return from urine-based hydrogen generation than you do from water-based hydrogen generation. I'd assumed that they were doing something like this, maybe having the urinals flush into a tank that feeds a fuel cell attached to some video games.
   4. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:35 PM (#4397042)
Didn't this start with the 1959 "Go-Go" Sox? Or was it the 1950 "Whiz Kids"?
   5. sotapop Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:53 PM (#4397064)
Jorge Posada and Moises Alou are not interested.
   6. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: March 26, 2013 at 04:58 PM (#4397074)
Dick Trickle probably wouldn't do very well in this endeavor.
   7. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: March 26, 2013 at 05:00 PM (#4397077)
The p-controlled video game systems will be featured within all men’s restrooms at Coca-Cola Park and are exclusively presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.


Sexism!
   8. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 26, 2013 at 05:19 PM (#4397092)
And you thought players wanted to avoid getting the golden sombrero before.
   9. John Northey Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:05 PM (#4397135)
Actually thought of this years ago - have a target in the urinal and a scoring system that would go up as you hit the bullseye with bonus for 'power'. Not an inventor though so never built one.
   10. Khrushin it bro Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:08 PM (#4397137)
   11. cardsfanboy Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:12 PM (#4397141)
Actually thought of this years ago - have a target in the urinal and a scoring system that would go up as you hit the bullseye with bonus for 'power'. Not an inventor though so never built one.


It also helps keep the bathroom clean.
   12. Rough Carrigan Posted: March 26, 2013 at 06:53 PM (#4397163)
Former Tiger Rusty Kuntz is going to sit this one out.
   13. Howie Menckel Posted: March 26, 2013 at 07:55 PM (#4397191)

gives a new meaning to "joystick"

   14. Rafael Bellylard: The Grinch of Orlando. Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:03 PM (#4397196)
Don't want to know what happens when you complete Level 1.
   15. AndrewJ Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:26 PM (#4397201)
On a scale of one to 10, Coca-Cola Park, you're an eight.
   16. AndrewJ Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:32 PM (#4397202)
Phillies fans are flushed with pride.
   17. AndrewJ Posted: March 26, 2013 at 08:33 PM (#4397203)
Hopefully the investors won't be forced to liquidate their assets.
   18. gef, more dangerous than a monkey w/ a razor blade Posted: March 26, 2013 at 09:19 PM (#4397218)
Pi-

Un, I mean, pass.
   19. John Northey Posted: March 27, 2013 at 12:14 AM (#4397360)
Good way to increase beer and pop sales - people drink more so they can pee more and longer and get higher scores. Wouldn't be shocked if that happens.
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: March 27, 2013 at 07:50 AM (#4397440)

Well, the high scores will be posted on the scoreboard (yes, really), so this could be a profit center, yeah.

I could have sworn they had these at Shea Stadium - only they were in the bathroom sinks...

   21. attaboy Posted: March 27, 2013 at 08:41 PM (#4398026)
AWESOME!!!

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