dumbwaystodieFolks desperate for cash have taken to selling off body parts -- hair, breast milk, and eggs -- in search of easy money in tough times. But selling your kidney -- some say a healthy one would fetch $15,200 -- is illegal everywhere except Iran. Selling a kidney will get you arrested in the United States, Kenya, Costa RicaSerbia, China (where a 9-year-old famously sold his to trade for an iPad and iPhone) and the rest of the world. Word to the wise: don't sell both your kidneys on the internet, as advised by the amazing video Dumb Ways to Die, created by ad agency McCann Melbourne for Australian Metro.
Kidneystones2Ever wondered what kidney stones are? They're really just a bunch of minerals that clump together instead of staying dissolved in the pee that the kidneys make. Just a little reminder to STAY HYDRATED during the summer! For more specific info on these little buggers, here's a ton of info about kidney stones.
Nikkei-Drug-Information2013.05.01We are honored to announce that our plush kidney is featured in a photo illustration for a story about kidney medications in the May 2013 issue of Nikkei Drug Information, a pharmacy journal in Japan. The story describes how some drugs doses must be adjusted depending on the patient's kidney function. This is so exciting, I could practically pee.
Gorgeous Chain Reaction Kidney handbag by Three As Four. Why must they make such pretty things? We love that there's two kidneys!