Things that make you go “Huh?”

Thirsty anyone?

Thirsty anyone?

My sister and I once joked about writing a book titled, “Thing that make you go “Huh?”

The book would contain lots of strange happenings from real life that stump, stupify and render one speechless – well, except for the “Huh”?

I came upon a prime candidate today while web surfing. Recently, I bought a soda-pop making machine that makes healthier versions of  commercial soft drinks. Since I have a new found fascination with all things Indian I did a search for ayurvedic soft drinks and what popped up was “cow urine.”

Apparently, in an effort to shun all things Western, including our colas, some Hindu extremists at the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), had a solution that was just staring them if the face. Talk about reduce, reuse and recycle, this takes the cake! The product, dubbed  “gau jal”, or “cow water” – in Sanskrit, could be on shelves by the end of the year.

Om Prakash, the brain trust of this golden idea was quoted in all of the articles I found as saying, “”Don’t worry, it won’t smell like urine and will be tasty too.” I’m sure that’s a relief to many who would refuse to drink it because of the odor – why the flavorful experience they’re promising is just a bonus!

 Prakash went on to say that the “cow water” is  going to be very healthy. ” It won’t be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins.”  

I can just hear the commercials now: “Do the pew!!! Maybe they could show lots of  happy Indian teens jovially throwing buckets of cow urine on each other and laughing as one of them fills a tall glass straight from the tap – “Bessie the Bovine” could be pictured on every bottle wearing nothing but shades and a smile.

Perhaps Bessie could go on to do a series of commercials, ala Wilford Brimley, telling potential customers that “it’s the right thing to do, so “Do the Pew!”

And the masses will say “huh?”