High-tech urinal cakes, equipped with piss sensors and speakers, will warn bar-goers not to drive home drunk. The female voice will also remind patrons to wash their hands. [Bay City Times]

20 Responses to “Talking urinal cakes to warn drivers”

  1. If there’s one thing that drunk men listen to, it’s the sage advice of urine-soaked bathroom dwellers.

  2. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Next up:  Emergency Rooms report increase in patients reporting auditory hallucinations.

  3. eselqueso says:

    Mommy, why does it talk when I pee?

  4. ken redmond says:

    It would have to be a woman’s voice.

  5. Rich Keller says:

    Does it speak with the voice of Majell Barret or one of the Tress MacNeille incarnations?

  6. Stuart May says:

    You know what would be good – if the urinal spash wall had some smarts that could detect the level of alcohol in the urine – you could even branch out and get one for diabetics too.  If women can pee on a stick to find out if they’re preggers surely some scientist can do that.

  7. satn says:

    I already use this system; If a urinal cake starts talking to me, I know I’ve had too much to drink.

  8. Next up will be talking toilets: Congratulations you are having a baby…boy…with down syndrome!

  9. voiceinthedistance says:

    It could have been worse.  They could have given it the voice of Gilbert Gottfried.

  10. autark says:

    the “sensor” involved appears to be just a motion sensor… so the message will play for everybody, not just drunks.

    • Kimmo says:

      Imagine the tender process:

      ‘Hmm, we can do a fancy urinal cake for $50 that’ll only tell you off if you’re pissed, or a $5 one that’ll tell you off for pissing on it…’

  11. Deidzoeb says:

    Is the urinal cake high-tech enough to tell me what she’s wearing? Is it $3.99 per minute?

  12. BookGuy says:

    If the urinal cake lady doesn’t say flattering things about my anatomy, then she can go to hell.

  13. CognitiveDissident says:

    Where’s the most important warning?
    This North American gentleman could have been saved some drunk embarrassment.
    “Warning! My motion sensor has determined that I am being used in an unintended manner! I am not soap!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6f9TyXNs6w

    I’m ashamed for my continent.

  14. Gargle gargle gargle gargle.

  15. bluedream says:

    I tell you this.  If my toilet seat says one word to me about my diet I’m going out back and digging an outhouse.

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