German neighborhood warns public urinators ‘it’s peeback time’

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Activist have applied a superhydrophobic coating to areas of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany to create splashback on those who urinate in public. Graphic: St Pauli's Community of Interest/YouTube
Activist have applied a superhydrophobic coating to areas of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany to create splashback on those who urinate in public. Graphic: St Pauli's Community of Interest/YouTube

The people of St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany are pissed off about being pissed on.

Declaring “Peeback Time,” an anti-public urination group has coated neighborhood walls with a special chemical that will return the stream back to anyone too lazy to find a bathroom.

St. Pauli draws throngs of visitors in the German port city because of bars, music clubs and a well-known red light district. The Beatles briefly called St. Pauli home before fame struck.

This Amazing Superhydrophobic Spray Can Make Any iPhone Totally Waterproof Forever [Video]

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Inside every iPhone are a dozen little moisture indicators that turn pink the second your iPhone is exposed to excessive moisture. Apple uses them to tell when to deny you warranty service because you’ve accidentally dropped your device in a drink or left it out in the rain, but wouldn’t it be better if Apple never had to worry about replacing a water damaged device again?

We could be a year away from just that, thanks to Never Wet, a superhydrophobic coating that does such a good job resisting moisture that devices literally can never get wet when slathered in the stuff. Don’t believe us? Check out the video above, in which an iPhone 3G functions while submerged in water for over thirty minutes.