‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

KFI: When someone brought glass specialist Andy McConnell a sealed bottle that dated back 150 years on Antiques Roadshow, the expert got very excited. He was so enthusiastic, in fact, that McConnell got out a syringe to taste the 150-year-old wine that he suspected was inside the bottle, which a man had found buried under his house. An audience eagerly watched as Andy sampled the mysterious brown liquid. He stated, “I think it’s port. It’s port or red wine, or it’s full of rusty old nails and that’s rust.” Well, he was partly right. read more

26 Comments on ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Expert Drinks Urine Thinking It’s 150-Year-Old Wine

  1. …but maybe the witch had diabetes…

    “One of the rare instances in which uroscopy was dead-on came in diagnosing diabetes by a sweet taste to the urine. In 1674, English physician Thomas Willis (1621-1675) was the first in modern medical literature to observe this relationship. He may have enjoyed the sampling process a little too much, stating that the pee on his palate was “wonderfully sweet as if it were imbued with honey or sugar.” His taste test led him to add the term “mellitus” to this form of diabetes, from the Latin word for honey. Ancient Arab, Hindu and Chinese texts also have anecdotal reports of the same sweet taste in urine from patients who displayed the symptoms of what was later termed diabetes.”

    https://io9.gizmodo.com/urine-flavor-wheels-helped-doctors-taste-patients-pee-c-5953234

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  2. Couldn’t he just tell by looking at that old bottle and that yellow color that it was a bottle of pee? Or when he opened it and it smelled like old stale urine, what an idiot! Or do Brits just have no common sense, if it looks like pee and smells like pee it’s probably pee. DUH!

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  3. Well ain’t that a pisser, bet he’s the guy who bought that 5 gallon bucket of dog doo off Ebay a few years back.

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  4. geoff the aardvark DECEMBER 31, 2019 AT 8:48 AM
    “…Or do Brits just have no common sense, if it looks like pee and smells like pee it’s probably pee.”

    …well, it’s not wine, but Brits do drink their beer warm ON PURPOSE, if that helps answer your question…

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  5. ‘Your move Bear Grylls’

    LOL! I stopped watching that guy into his first season. I had never seen a guy so happy to drink piss before.
    Plus he had a whole group of people following him off camera. Come on.

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  6. @Supernightshade

    In Africa the tribesmen urinate on ant hills and if the ants are attracted to it they know the donor has diabetes.
    Funny how primitive people can find medical problems using good old common sense.

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  7. gin blossom
    DECEMBER 31, 2019 AT 10:23 AM
    @Supernightshade

    “In Africa the tribesmen urinate on ant hills and if the ants are attracted to it they know the donor has diabetes.
    Funny how primitive people can find medical problems using good old common sense.”

    …watching ants drink it is ONE thing, but if you look at the color wheel on my linked article, this was “doctors” TASTING bloody urine.

    …that’s going a bit far for good patient care, to me, but maybe I’m just not committed enough…

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  8. Wen I was a kid I usta piss into my own mouth when I was sitton on the shitter.
    Later, a bunch of us guys wood sit aroun each of us pissin in eaches own mouth …… at ….. anot like queers or anything ………
    It was fun an com-a-rad-ery bilding amongst frends.

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