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In one episode of South Park, people start getting high on cat urine. Some preliminary searches on the net show some people agreeing and some disagreeing with this fact. It's hard to say how serious people are when they answer because they don't cite sources or use sarcasm tags.

Some comments/answers from the first three searches:

  • I know this is kinda late, but actually you can, that's where south park got it from. But it isn't like they showed it in the show. Actually what happens is people dip ciggs or joints or something rolled up like that and dip it in cat pee and let it dry. Once you smoke it after that it is suppose to intensify your high or something. I would NEVER try that. I also heard about people doing that but dipping it in PCP, which is stupid beyond belief, I saw a youtube video of a guy after doing that who ran into a resturant naked shoving ice cubes up his butt and saying all kinds of crazy stuff, they had him handcuffed sitting on the ground with a bag over his face.
  • Yes. And very high. But it has to be warm, mixed with a dog feces and minimum one liter of it. So you need about ten male cats urine? Let me know the ward you will be in, so I can visit you in the hospital. And you know what. Some indigenous males in Africa get high after eating the wives placenta. You'll never know what makes you crazy!!
  • There's no such thing. We're humans not Southpark
  • Yes you can theres an active metabolite within the urine that acts similar to that of DMT a chemical released by the pituitary gland which causes humans to dream. What happens is that it produces a really intense trip for about 10-15minutes then the user forgets about it, so basically you have to have a pen and paper on hand once you've come out of your trip. Hope you have fun

Is it actually possible to get high on cat urine? If so, is it a wide-spread practice?

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wait, let me try... –  ariel May 11 '11 at 8:36
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Do add references to this (not to the South Park episode; what you've found from your preliminary searches). Anyway, this site claims (albeit without citation) that the idea has a completely different origin: The cat urine episode is based, in part, on reports that surfaced a few months ago about kids saving human feces, fermenting it, and then inhaling the gasses to get high. –  David Hedlund May 11 '11 at 9:13
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Using my superpowers I can detect sarcasm in the quoted messages even if they have no sarcasm tag :\ Especially in the one suggesting mix with dog feces... –  user288 May 11 '11 at 11:14
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Unrelated, but there is always the curious case of coffee made from beans extracted from the feces of the civet cat. –  Monkey Tuesday May 11 '11 at 20:47
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The episode's drug was just a gag, they were trying to think up a funny drug epidemic. I doubt the writers stand by the claim. –  Mark Rogers May 12 '11 at 14:31
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This sounds like a variation on the "Jenkem" hoax. The only thing you can reliably harvest from urine (of any kind) is potassium nitrate, and ammonia. Well, and water. Ferment them, and you'll probably get methane. All these things are freely available in less repulsive forms.

Citations:
Wikipedia
Snopes

I'd cite more "credible" sources, unfortunately many of them are regular news organizations who seem to believe this is a real thing. "Oh those wacky kids! What will they think of next!"

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