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October 20, 2008

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jasper

Tanners used urine to cure hides. They used to go around the neighbourhood or village to collect it. It was left to 'ripen' into ammonia and then poured over the hides of animals. I imagine that this process is still used in parts of the developing world.

If there was any advertising, it would be along the lines of "Urine wanted"

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