“While you are imitating Al Capone, I'll be Nina Simone and defecating on your microphone.”The acts of urinating or defecating on something (or more likely, someone) to make a point or show disrespect. To some individuals, and possibly some cultures, it is not a big deal but to most, these are considered the greatest of insults. With animals, it may in fact be a way of marking property. Compare: Spiteful Spit and Dung Fu, as well as Urine Trouble, in which an animal excretes on something but usually isn't intentionally disrespecting it. Contrast: Bring My Brown Pants. Also, the name of this trope has nothing to do with Oh, Crap!.
— Lauryn Hill, "Ready or Not"
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- There is a Red Bull commercial where a guy is pooped on by a bird. So he drinks a Red Bull, flies above it and takes off his pants...
Anime and Manga
- In the 1980s series of GeGeGe no Kitaro, there is an episode in which an arrogant man urinates on a rock sacred to a local nature spirit. Yes, it was marked. He refuses to apologize or make restitution, and as a result is one of the very few people who actually dies in that version.
- Fist of the North Star uses this as Juza's very first action to a warlord who thought he was drinking normal water. It pretty much serves to state how cocky he really is, especially when he beats the snot out of said warlord afterwards.
- It takes a lot to stand out in One Piece, but Bartolomeo manages to make a splash (no apologies) by pissing off an arena, literally and figuratively, establishing himself as the apotheosis of the Heel.
- Osomatsu-san: In "Todomatsu and the Five Demons" and "The Star of Hope, Todomatsu", Ichimatsu tries to take a dump on the table when incredibly furious (the former episode) or having a nervous breakdown (the latter).
- The Punisher MAX
- Nicky Calvera decides to announce his return to New York by digging up Frank's family and pissing on them. The entire city from top to bottom is terrified of the consequences, including the goverment who cant effectively intervene in the ensuing bloodbath, but cant just let Frank run around and turn New York into a slaughterhouse. Ironically, by the time Frank catches up to Nicky, his anger has mostly burned out and he's realized his family is dead no matter what, so he settles for "only" shooting Nicky in the stomach and leaving him in the Jersey woods to die a slow, painful death.
- In "The Slavers" arc, a female cop humiliates another homophobic officer by telling the whole squad about the time a criminal managed to trap him in his own handcuffs, before taking a crap on his badge.
- In The Pro, the title character is nearly kicked off her superhero team for retaliating against a villainess who hand blasted her by beating the villainess to a bloody pulp and urinating on her. This just happen to take place in United Nations headquarters during a meeting of ambassadors who happen to have brought their children for "bring your child to work day".
- Preacher: The KKK set up a burning cross on Jesse's lawn. He goes outside, unzips, and pisses the fire out.
- In Hellblazer, John Constantine drags the King of the Vampires, who's just inadvertently poisoned himself with the demon blood in John's veins, into the sunlight. As the King burns to death, John (who's on a serious bender) urinates on him as a final insult.
- In one issue of The Authority, Midnighter pisses on a villain's head. Also, during the opening of the "Transfer of Power" arc, Three-Willy Seth unleashes a torrent of radioactive shit at Swift.
- In Fables, Bagheera reveals he pissed on Shere Khan's grave.
- Fat Freddie's Cat likes to defecate into Fat Freddie's shoes.
- Vampirella: Pantha pisses on a defeated villain. (Somewhat de-squicked by the fact that she's in her animal form, and in any case, the issue was a Russ Meyer homage.)
- In Sex Criminals, Jon relieves his frustrations with his boss by taking regular dumps in the potted plant in his boss' office.
- In one issue of Transmetropolitan Spider takes a dump in the First Serbian Church of Tesla's baptismal font after one of their missionaries tazes him.
- In Can't Have It Both Ways Sirius urinates on Lucius Malfoy while in dog form.
- In Weres Harry? a rival alpha werewolf who disagrees with Fenrir Greyback's service to Voldemort urinates on Greyback's corpse.
- In What Lies Beyond the Walls, Benrath gives Jurlick a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown and orders a few shrews to hold him down and pry his mouth open. Then he lowers his kilt and squats down over his head...
- Ryuuko's "poop in the mailboxes" incident in Highly Questionable Decisions. According to her, she did it because (in her words) "someone grabbed Satsuki's ass".
- In Changing Fate's Plans Kreacher urinates on the locket Horcrux'' after it's destroyed.
- In Can't Rely on Authority so many people urinated on Dolores Umbridge's grave that they had to move her body to an unmarked one.
- In Harry and Sodor - The Magic of Normality Kreacher urinates on Voldemort's grave.
- In Harry Potter and a Very Different Goblet of Fire Sirius urinates on Wormtail's corpse while in dog form.
- A group of bullies doing this to the protagonist of Kung Fu Hustle is what drives him to a life of crime.
- The Good Shepherd showed a Skull and Bones initiation that involved members urinating and defecating on the initiates from an indoor balcony.
- Ridicule starts off with Milletail urinating on an immobile old man in retaliation for an insult that had been uttered many years before.
- Done at the very end of So Bad, It's Good Mockbuster The Amazing Bulk. The title monster/hero inadvertently kills one of a pair of two police officers midway through the movie. After the climax of the film, wherein the Bulk sacrifices himself to stop the Big Bad, the surviving member decides to urinate on the man's grave in spite. Unfortunately for him, the Bulk was Not Quite Dead, and punches him in the face while he's relieving himself.
- The 1984 live-action Tarzan film has Tarzan urinating on one of the gorillas spitefully.
- In Pink Flamingos, Devine ate dog excrement in the final scene as a statement that she was the most disgusting person in the world.
- In Orgazmo, a Jerkass porn actor insults people by farting into his hand and scooping the befouled air at their noses.
- In Tales from the Hood, the first story involves a group of racist cops murdering a black activist, while another black cop did nothing to stop it. Much later on they drag him to the guy's grave, and one decides to piss on it. Since this is a horror movie, you can probably guess what happens next.
- A similar scene occurs in BrainDead.
- Early in Me, Myself & Irene, we see nice-guy doormat Jim Carrey's neighbors taking his newspaper and taking their big dog to defecate on his lawn (probably a daily routine)...when a psychological disorder turns him psychotically assertive, he walks into their home, takes his paper back, presumably in the bathroom as we hear her scream, then drops his pants and takes a dump in their yard.
- In History of the World Part I we see a caveman painting on a cave wall. He is labelled as the first artist. Another caveman climbs atop a rock and urinates on the painting. He is labelled the first critic.
- Done by Joan Jett in The Runaways. After a veteran rocker acts rudely towards Joan, she urinates on his guitars.
- In the fourth Police Academy movie, Zed notices a bird pooing on his foot while Commandant Lassard is making a speech; since he knows he can't interrupt, he kicks it away. A minute later, the bird starts bombarding him with poo. (And at the end of the scene, does it once to Captain Harris just as he's introduced, causing everyone to laugh.)
- The catalyst for the plot of The Big Lebowski.
- In Crank: High Voltage, Chev Chelios is captured by some mooks who tie his legs to their motorboat and drag him along the water. En route to their destination, one of the mooks stands up and pees on Chev.
- The scene in Rock of Ages in which Stacee Jaxx fires his manager Paul Gill. Paul has brought him a priceless bottle of 150-year-old Scotch. Stacee opens the bottle, downs the whiskey in one go — and urinates about the same amount against Paul's leg at the same time.
Stacee: "150 year old Scotch? Priceless."
- The Judge: When a district attorney begins yelling at the main character while he's peeing at a urinal, our hero turns to catch the attorney with his stream. He pretends that it was an accident, but the attorney knows better.
- In American Reunion, Stifler gets revenge on some jocks by sneaking up and pooping in their cooler.
- Cool World has a scene where Holli Would's minion Slash urinates on several police officers during a chase sequence.
- Riddick: Riddick tosses a packet of "food" paste to the dog-like alien he has bonded with (after rejecting the stuff himself). The critter shows what he thinks of the offering by urinating on it.
- The hero of The Power of One is constantly bullied by the Judge and his bullies this way during his stay at boarding school. His pet chicken, Grandpa Chook, eventually gets revenge for him by laying a chicken patty right in the Judge's open mouth.
- James Clavell's novel Shogun had one of the samurai forcing Blackthorne to lie on the ground, and subsequently urinating on him, as a punishment for disrespect. Specifically for saying the words: "I piss on you and your stupid country."
- In the Wing Commander novel End Run the Terran Confederation launches a daring assault on an out of the way Kilrathi planet, capturing an old Kilrathi castle, which the Marines proceeded to urinate on. It is later revealed that the castle belonged to the Emperor's mother, and the entire operation was meant as a very calculated insult. The Kilrathi mobilized most of their home fleet to retake the planet and punish the Terrans, and a small Terran strike force was sent to attack the now lightly-defended Kilrathi home system.
- Resident Badass Bookworm Morrolan e'Drien of the Dragaera books goaded a troublesome god into a fight by relieving himself on one of the god's altars after singlehandedly butchering three villages worth of his worshipers with a Morganti Great Weapon.
- John Taylor of the Nightside series once intimidated a magical door into opening by threatening to piss through its letterbox.
- Stephanie Plum thinks an ideal place to let Bob unload the results of his rampant appetite is arch-rival Joyce's lawn.
- Pretty Girls has Lydia Delgado plan to defecate onto Paul Scott's grave. She ends up not doing it because her sister, and Paul's widow, shows up and stops her. She opts to throw a used kleenex on top of it instead.
- In Animal Farm, Napoleon urinates on Snowball's windmill plans. Later, after Snowball has been driven out and turned into the scapegoat for all the farm's troubles, Napoleon takes credit for the windmill idea.
- A Song of Ice and Fire
- Meereen's champion pisses in the direction of Daenerys's tent in an effort to goad her into a Combat by Champion. It works. She sends out Strong Belwas, who kills the champion, shits in the direction of Meereen, and wipes his ass with the dead champion's cloak.
- A meta version occurs when Lord Tywin rides his horse into the throne room for a ceremony. The horse dumps a load of manure, which the king has to step around to greet him. All the proceedings after that are a charade of power propaganda — i.e. it's all horseshit.
- Happens in more than one work of Stephen King. After Christine is vandalized by the bullies, one of them takes a shit on the dashboard. Also, in The Tommyknockers, a minor character sends a stained dollar bill to another character, with a note that he wiped his ass on it. Of course, she notes that shit washes out.
- Deptford Mice; when the heroes in The Oaken Throne reach the Green Mouse's blessed well, the Religion of Evil got to it first and "defiled it with their filth", destroying its magic.
- One Nation Under Jupiter: Diagoras tries to make Servius urinate on the wall of the censors' office, though unsuccessfully.
- In The Curse of Chalion, part of the funeral ritual involves animals sacred to each of the five gods; the actions of the animals indicate which of the gods has taken up the departed's soul. In the case of Dondo dy Jironal's funeral, it would be politically expedient to find that the Daughter has taken up the soul of Her Holy Order's general, so the priest of the Daughter attempts to encourage Her jay to indicate acceptance. The Daughter makes her opinion of him quite clear through copious amounts of bird droppings.
- Best known for the animated version in Die Sendung mit der Maus, the children book "Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat". In short: Some asshole shat on the little mole's head, and he couldn't see who (moles are shortsighted). Now he asks himself through the farm, but everyone has a perfect alibi (i.e, completely different droppings). Until some dung flies identify the culprit, and revenge is stinky.
- In the Belisarius Series, Empress Theodora promises a traitorous captain of the Praetorian Guard that "Before Satan takes you, I will burn out your eyes with my urine." Then when the attempted coup starts to fall apart, the captain gets hit with a paralytic, Theodora grabs a knife, starts crawling over to him, and by the time the heroes make it to the palace, they arrive to see the Empress squatting over the captain, pissing into his bloody eye sockets.
- Chappelle's Show has R. Kelly do a sing about them in a sketch.
- The Criminal of the Week on a third-season episode of NCIS: Los Angeles intended to blow up a rival nightclub, and was briefly seen peeing on its floor for good measure.
Sam: You must really not like this guy.
- In the HBO series Oz, Beecher gets his revenge on Schillinger by kicking and punching him to the ground, before taking a dump in his face.
- In the American Wilfred, in the first episode, Elijah Wood's character takes a dump in his neighbor's boyfriend's shoes because he doesn't like the boyfriend.
- On Two and a Half Men, Walden Schmidt got back at Zoey after their breakup by buying a large, destructive dog and giving it to her daughter as a birthday present. The dog promptly took a huge dook on her carpet.
- Subverted on How I Met Your Mother. Barney recounts the story of a coworker who was getting scolded during a staff meeting. The guy finally had enough, announced that he is quitting and got up on the conference table to urinate on top of it. However, he then realized that he was unable to pee while people were looking at him.
- Peep Show: Mark expresses his resentment toward his coworkers by urinating on their desks after hours.
- On Breaking Bad, the cops ask the elderly, disabled grandfather of some hardcore criminals to identify one of the main characters. Rather than help the cops, he just sits there. When the cops press him, he defiantly and liquidly shits himself.
- In the first episode of Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Tullius, Vettius, and their gang beat the shit out of Batiatus and pee on him. In the second episode, Batiatus has his men return the favor to Vettius.
- In a variation, the documentary-like Walking with Prehistoric Beasts sees a predator defecate on the carcass of its kill to deter two pig-like creatures from eating it. It doesn't work.
- In Love/Hate, Fran pisses on the grave of Noelie Hughes' mother, in order to insult Noelie.
- In Rectify Hannah's brother urinates on Daniel after severely beating him.
- In Sherlock, Magnussen pisses into the fireplace at the protagonists' Baker Street flat as a show of contempt and dominance.
- In Defiance, one E-Rep character is forced to strip to their underwear and then gets urinated on.
- Game of Thrones.
Tyrion: When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew. I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made the bald man cry! Into the turtle stew! Which I do believe my sister ate. Or at least, I hope she did!
- A different take on this (though in the same spirit) is mentioned in "A Golden Crown".
- In "Breaker of Chains" the Meereenese champion pisses on the ground to mock Danys army of castrated Unsullied soldiers. Daario defeats him in Combat by Champion, then returns the gesture.
- Narcos: In the second season, the new colonel in charge of taking down Escobar takes his men to Medellin's public square and urinates on Escobar's mural, in full view of his various lookouts. When word gets back to Escobar, he is extremely displeased.
- CSI: During a Prison Riot in "No Humans Involved", the prisoners make an excrement statement by defecating on the floor, and then throw the excrement at the police officers who enter to break up the riot.
- In American Gods Mr. Wednesday takes a piss in Vulcan's smelting vat, after pushing him into it claiming that he's laying a curse.
- Taboo: The late Horace Delaney's response to the EIC's offers to buy his shipping company was to sent them some literal horse shit. James carries on the tradition.
- In "Like a Boss" by The Lonely Island the aforementioned boss does this on Debra's desk after getting rejected.
- R.E.M.'s song Circus Envy contains the line "when I get loose I'll climb a tree / and drop a load on your head"
- "Go on, Judge! Shit on 'im!"
- The German "happy metal" band J.B.O. have a parody on "Nightshift" by the Commodores which is about exacting revenge upon some jerkass by peeing into his beer.
- Minus from Beck's Odelay:
Don't be confused
When the fuse is up
And you're taking a leak
Into your brother's cup
- This was GG Allin's M.O. in the later years of his career.
Mythology, Religion and Folklore
- Njord of the Vanir was once captured by a Jotun whose daughters used his mouth for a piss pot. Being ransomed by the Aesir was seen as a gift to him in comparison to that kind of treatment.
- Ignirtoq of Inuit folklore thinks urinating all over everything is funny. For this reason her parents make her and her two equally troublesome sisters play outside, which happen to be on Earth. Together they represent unpleasant storms in contrast to Asiaq, who brings desirable weather.
- Tobit was blinded by bird shit in a deuterocanonical book of The Bible.
- Juventud Guerrera was fired from AAA for starting a fight. Why did he start a fight? Because he found someone had defecated in his bag and did not take it well.
- Sean Waltman aka. X Pac/Syxx [Pac]/123 Kid was well known for shitting on the possessions of those he didn't like. Examples include Sunny's lunch container and Sable's duffel bag.
- Possibly given a nod during his feud with Jeff Jarrett, where he pissed in the latter's cowboy boots.
- Jim Cornette hates Vince Russo so much that he vowed to go on a diet so that he can live long enough to piss on Russo's grave.
- Always Sometimes Monsters has some disgruntled protestors take out their frustration on the warehouse manager by turd-bombing his car. Depending on the protagonist's actions, they may be invited to join in.
- In Duke Nukem 3D, Duke threatens to "rip [the second boss's] head off and shit down [its] neck". In Duke Nukem Forever, Duke threatens to rip out a boss's eye and piss on its brain. After both fights, he actually goes through with both threats.
- In Ōkami you play a wolf. Two of the moves you can learn at the dojo are Golden Fury, which lets you insult enemies by lifting your leg and letting loose, and Brown Rage, which adds insult to injury. These are a decent source of demon fangs.
- This is one Chaos' finishing moves in Primal Rage, which naturally was censored in the console editions.
- Barker Ashpaws, leader of The Dissidents in Pyre, was exiled to Downside after urinating on the statue of a Commonwealth official.
- One minigame in Saints Row 2 involves manning a septic truck and spraying sewage to damage high-value property.
- In The Order of the Stick, strip #685, Belkar pisses on the dying body of a slave trader, who made the mistake of pushing Belkar's Berserk Button by threatening to eat Belkar's pet cat. He also turned the severed head of the Linear Guild's (third?) kobold into a litter box for said cat.
- To say nothing of what he does to the Linear Guild kobold who actually hurt the cat.
Durkon: Aren't ye gonna, y'know, kill the kobold first?Belkar: and Vaarsuvius, who has instead cast a mind control spell on the offending kobold to force it to actively take part in its own punishment: NO.Vaarsuvius: His silent screams are a symphony I cannot share...
- To say nothing of what he does to the Linear Guild kobold who actually hurt the cat.
- One VG Cats strip has Leo take revenge on one of the hearts from The Legend of Zelda for abandoning him when [he] needed it the most by beating it with a baseball bat and urinating on it. Complete with *pee noises*.
- During his review of Doug's First Movie, The Nostalgia Critic does this to an Anthropomorphic Personification of its old theme song, in celebration that it has been replaced.
- The Angry Video Game Nerd, not just in the theme song, but he actually did take a few (fake, as in the...brown stuff isn't actually the real deal, just a mix of chocolate and nuts) dumps on the games/consoles he reviewed, such as Bugs Bunny and Atari Jaguar CD.
- Parodied on Sura Like It where one of the chapters involves God lamenting on his followers inability to understand his parables and having to dumb it down to "do not assume those you throw dung on you are your enemies".
- In the Strong Bad Email "imaginary", Strong Bad recalls being annoyed by Strong Sad's imaginary friend Scotty Titi. He tried to oust him in several ways; at one point, he tried to "titi... on Scotty Titi."
Li'l Strong Bad: Oh no! My new boots!
- The Christmas Episode of Prostitute Mickey has Mickey Mouse being visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future because they mistook him for Ebenezer, a more vile and unscrupulous version of Scrooge McDuck. The vision the Ghost of Christmas Future shows is Ebenezer's grave. Mickey decides to take advantage of this, so he has his revenge against Ebenezer for making him let Ebenezer piss on him for money by pissing on the grave.
- GoAnimate. The infamous video "Dora Poops On Her Mom".
- In The Boondocks episode "The Trial of R. Kelly", when hearing on the news about how R. Kelly is going to be on trial for giving an underage girl a "golden shower" (urinating on her), Robert doesn't know what that really means, and says that he wants a golden shower too.
- One skit in Robot Chicken has a man urinating back and forth all over his boss' desk, with his boss sitting behind it. The boss casually asks "So, I take it this is your two weeks notice?" The man directs his stream right at the boss' face, and the boss gives a reassured "Yep" in answer to his own question.
- American Dad! has several examples:
- In the first Christmas episode, Stan is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, who takes him back in time to show him what Christmas was like. Stan runs away while in the 1970s, and she begins to freak out. She returns to the present to get Francine so she can help, but also starts freaking out about how she can't be allowed to screw up on her first job. She can't go back to working as a Tooth Fairy, because she took a dump on her boss' desk when she quit. That bridge has been burned. Her panicked ramblings also mention that apparently they can trace DNA in poo.
- The second time this happens was when Hayley ran off with Jeff to get eloped. Stan was so against the idea that he set up a $500,000 bounty for anyone who can bring Hayley back to him. EVERYONE in Langley Falls goes chasing after her, including Principal Lewis. When the whole conflict is resolved, Stan announces that Jeff (her husband) got the money for turning her in. Principal Lewis freaks out before flipping everyone off and storming off, saying that he was depending on that money. He left a deuce on his own desk as message to the whole school system and whoever was to become the next principal.
- Another is when Roger rediscovers an old persona, Ricky Spanish. Ricky is the most depraved of all of his personas, and every mention of his name triggers a still image of him doing something horrible. One of these is squatting over the patient in an open heart surgery.
- The King of the Hill episode "Hank's Unmentionable Problem" was an episode focused on Hank's constipation, with one really corny joke about it after another.
- On Family Guy, Peter Griffin won the lottery in a joke that at first subverted the Take This Job and Shove It trope, then played it straight when Peter casually mentioned taking a huge dump on Angela's desk after thanking her for several years of employment.
Brian: You wanna get ice cream? That'll help you feel better.
- This exchange:
Stewie: [shakes head sadly]
Brian: You wanna get some McDonalds?
Stewie: [shakes head again]
Brian: You wanna go take a dump in Mother Maggie's shoes?
Stewie: [nods, also sadly]
Brian: Okay, let's go take a dump in Mother Maggie's shoes.
- Ren Hoek showed his anger with Stimpy and Cousin Sven by emphatically urinating on their board game...a prominent feature of which is a miniature electrified fence. They all are electrocuted, die and go to hell.
- Even better, the board game itself is called ''Don't Whiz On The Electric Fence". Ren did just that. When they arrive at hell, Satan says to Ren "So, you whizzed on the electric fence, didn't ya?"
- In The Venture Bros. pilot, Brock beats a mummy to death, then urinates on it.
Hank: That's showing him who's boss, Brock-o!
Dr. Venture: Was that really necessary?
Brock: You have to defile a mummy completely or they come back to life, you know that.
- On The Boondocks this happens in a story Thugnificient tells about his childhood, with the show's usual style.
Thugnificient: I seen a nigga get killed right over there, you know? They beat him up, stomped him, shot the dude, stomped the nigga again, and then I seen them take a dump on the dude! I swear to god, man, they actually shot a deuce on this nigga man, you know what I'm saying? They shat on a nigga, man! Then I started thinking to myself: Man...what did he do to make them niggas that mad?
- The flaming bag of dog-droppings mentioned above appears a few times on The Simpsons.
- Subverted in "Loan Again, Naturally", when the Simpsons have their home saved by Ned Flanders before being kicked out, Homer mentions he left a "surprise" for the new owners he has to dispose of. He runs into one of the bedrooms, where we find...a pot of flowers and a sweet note.
- In "Pokey Mom", Principal Skinner his horrified to learn that Jack is an ex-con, because he had peed in front of him.
- In the South Park episode "Breast Cancer Show Ever", Cartman craps on Mr. Garrison's desk so he can get detention and won't have to get beaten up by Wendy.
- In "My Future Self and Me", Cartman gets revenge on MotivationCorp by smearing their walls with feces. He also does this with Butter's parents.
- In "Dances with Smurfs", Butters urinates on Wendy's doorstep in protest of her actions as class president, following Cartman's quasi-conservative rhetoric.
- A common prank, often referenced in media, is burning a sack of dog feces on a neighbor's porch (prompting him to stomp on it without taking time to examine it closely).
- A still-unidentified protestor ended up defecating on an NYPD cruiser during the Occupy Wall Street protests of 2011, presumably as a statement against... Police brutality, maybe?
- Mario Mielie was an outspoken gay activist in Italy during the 1970s. During a performance in Rome, he ate his own excrement and that of a dog as an act of defiance.
- GG Allin would often throw his own waste at his audience during his concerts. This was one of many acts he would perform for shock value.
- An infamous story out of India involved five widowed women forced to eat excrement for being witches by their fellow Muslims.
- Tensions between Rome and the Greek city-state of Tarentum came to a head in 282 BC, when the Tarentines mocked the Roman ambassador for his (in their opinion) uncouth dress and accent, finally escalating the insults to the point where someone urinated on his toga. The ambassador reportedly responded that the stain would be washed out with blood — and, sure enough, the tensions exploded into warfare.
- Though it rarely gets mentioned in text books outside of Horrible Histories, for obvious reasons, the famous Grecian Philosopher Diogenes made a habit of doing this as part of his more famous "started living totally naked in a barrel in the marketplace" phase. He would urinate on anyone he didn't like, and if he got really angry he would defecate out through a hole in the barrel as a sign of his contempt.
- In 570 AD, Abraha, the King of Himyar (present day Yemen), built a magnificent shrine at Sana'a in the hopes of diverting some of the lucrative pilgrimage business from Mecca. The Meccans were not pleased, and sent a group of men to inspect the newly built shrine and "defile" (as the historians politely termed the actions) it. This led to a massive war with the Yemenese and the survival of Mecca was considered a miracle from Allah—the Quran records that Abraha's otherwise invincible army of war elephants arrived at the boundary of Mecca and simply refused to cross.
- In 95 BC, Julius Caesar and Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus were elected co-consuls of Rome. After repeated disagreements and clashes, Caesar finally shut Bibulus up by having his supporters dump a basket of "filth" (as the more polite historians called it) on Bibulus's head. This resulted Bibulus not leaving his house for the rest of his consulship and the year was derisively named "the Consulship of Julius and Caesar."
- Wolverines are notorious for defecating on animal carcasses to ensure no rival scavenger will try to feed on their prize.
- When crossing the Rhine in 1945, George S. Patton stopped on the middle of the bridge to relieve himself into it.
- Dan Savage points out this is a likely basis for coprophilia; "I never said eating shit is wrong; I said eating shit is disgusting. If shit-eaters are eating shit because they're turned on by feeling dirty or degraded (which seems the likeliest subconsciously symbolic attachment), then shit-eaters should be willing to acknowledge that eating shit is, in point of fact, disgusting."