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Japan says NoPoPo, please pee pee

Updated 4 years ago
Published Sep 10th, 2007 11:02AM EDT

This has to be one of the strangest pieces of technology to come out of Japan in a while, which is quite a statement given their predilection towards bizarre inventions. These new batteries, somewhat aptly named NoPoPo, look tame enough, until you peer just a little bit closer. When the charge runs out, owners are encouraged to urinate on the batteries to juice ’em up. Seriously. We’re not kidding. Apparently the magnesium and carbon combine to create some sort of chemical reaction that, in turn, recharges the batteries to their fully usable state. Sure, but what kind of negligent nut job sticks urine soaked batteries into his/her precious electronic devices? Who knows, but you best believe we will not be trying to import these into the states. Next!


Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.