August 7, 2020

Asparagus and Smelly Urine

Asparagus is very popular in Europe as a vegetable. People in some countries prefer white variety which is not different but lacks chlorophyll as it is grown in areas of very low light. Eating asparagus results in Smelly urine smell. Asparagus contains a non-toxic acid called Asparagusic acid. This acid contains sulphur element. When it is eaten, the acid in the stomach breaks down the Asparagusic acid into volatile sulphur compounds like mercaptan. When a person who has consumed asparagus goes to urinate, the sulphur compounds evaporate very fast and get separated from urine and reach the nose giving rotten… Read More »Asparagus and Smelly Urine

Rhinos: On the Verge of Extinction

Rhinos or more accurately Rhinoceros are in the danger of becoming extinct. They are hunted for their horns due to their supposed healing and aphrodisiac properties. The horns were sold as trophies and also used in Chinese medicine. Handles of ornamental daggers called Jambiyas are made from the horns. There are 5 species of Rhinos Black Rhinos: 5055 left Sumatran Rhinos: 100 left Javan Rhinos: 35-44 left Northern White Rhinos: 2 both females Southern White Rhinos Major areas where the Rhinos are found are South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya These animals are herbivores. They are often accompanied by oxpeckers… Read More »Rhinos: On the Verge of Extinction