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Yuk.

From Times OnlineFebruary 11, 2009

Welcome to your new vending machine...

Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.

The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India's biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.

Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called "gau jal", or "cow water" – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched "very soon, maybe by the end of this year".

"Don't worry, it won't smell like urine and will be tasty too," he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. "Its USP will be that it's going to be very healthy. It won't be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins."

The drink is the latest attempt by the RSS – which was founded in 1925 and now claims eight million members – to cleanse India of foreign influence and promote its ideology of Hindutva, or Hindu-ness.

Hindus revere cows and slaughtering them is illegal in most of India. Cow dung is traditionally used as a fuel and disinfectant in villages, while cow urine and dung are often consumed in rituals to "purify" those on the bottom rungs of the Hindu caste system.

In 2001, the RSS and its offshoots – which include the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party – began promoting cow urine as a cure for ailments ranging from liver disease to obesity and even cancer.

The movement has often been accused of using more violent methods, such as killing 67 Christians in the eastern state of Orissa last year, and assaulting women in a pub in Mangalore last month. It also has a history of targeting foreign business in India, as in 1994, when it organised a nationwide boycott of multinational consumer goods, including Pepsi and Coca Cola.

The cola brands are popular in India, now one of their biggest markets, but have struggled in recent years to shake off allegations, which they deny, that they contain dangerous levels of pesticide.

Mr Prakash said his drink, by contrast, was made mainly of cow urine, mixed with a few medicinal and ayurvedic herbs. He said it would be "cheap", but declined to give further details about its price or ingredients until it was officially launched.

He insisted, however, that it would be able to compete with the American cola brands, even with their enormous advertising budgets. "We're going to give them good competition as our drink is good for mankind," he said. "We may also think of exporting it."

And, "yuk" again. :???:

source: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_a ... 707554.ece
 

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Uh, no. Don't think it would make much of a mixer, either.
 

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grannysoo":2b6nq5pv said:
I don't think there's enough whisky out there to entice me to try it......

No. No matter how you dress it up, it's cow pi$$.
 

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If I didn't have any water, I would drink any "distilled" liquid wastes. I could place an inverted tented piece of plastic leading into a cup. Pour the liquid wastes on top of the plastic in the hot son. All the H2O molecules will separate from the waste liquid and drip into the cup. Then drink away. Good clean water.
 

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:clap: :clap: :clap: Someone is going to make a popular drink out of cow piss. And who will supply the essential ingredient? I see opportunity!
 

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cab has the rights to it in the USA :shock: It will have to be at least 50% black so it will look a lot like Pepsi or Coke :tiphat:
 

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I'm pretty sure this was on Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods show. He's didn't care for it. :D
 

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oooh yay maybe I can make big bucks sellin cow pee!!! I don't even have to finish college!!
 

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iowahawkeyes":3pkgb10i said:
I'm pretty sure this was on Andrew Zimmern's Bizarre Foods show. He's didn't care for it. :D

Did he taste it?
Will this stuff be sweetened or unsweetened? He really doesn't explain, but then Coke keeps their formula secret too. He did say he's adding an herb or two. Hmm?
 

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I better start copyrighting names!

Moolo-Yellow
Pi$$pi-Cola
Mountian-Dribble
Dr. Peeper
Aqua-Vulva


Don't worry, I forget all ya'll when I make it big.
 

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Frankie
I know I pull yer chain a little over the Angus thing but on this we are in complete agreement.

YUKKKKKKKKKKKK!
 

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TREY-L":cy49m6c1 said:
I better start copyrighting names!

Moolo-Yellow
Pi$$pi-Cola
Mountian-Dribble
Dr. Peeper
Aqua-Vulva


Don't worry, I forget all ya'll when I make it big.

GOOD ONES!
 

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ga. prime":4delw1rz said:
This is nothing new. What do you think red bull is?

I wondered why I never tried that stuff. Now I know.
 

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Moolo-Yellow
Pi$$pi-Cola
Mountian-Dribble
Dr. Peeper
Aqua-Vulva

man oh man those are good :D you aughta get an award or something :lol:
 

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