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Giant Prehistoric Toilet Unearthed
BBC News Science and Environment ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | James Morgan

Posted on 11/30/2013 8:45:23 AM PST by SatinDoll

Each poo is a time capsule to the dawn of the dinosaurs.

A gigantic "communal latrine" created at the dawn of the dinosaurs has been unearthed in Argentina.

Thousands of fossilised poos left by rhino-like megaherbivores were found clustered together, scientists say.

The 240-million-year-old site is the "world's oldest public toilet" and the first evidence that ancient reptiles shared collective dumping grounds.

The dung contains clues to prehistoric diet, disease and vegetation says a study in Scientific Reports. Continue reading the main story

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(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: dinosaurs; fossils; godsgravesglyphs; paleontology; triassic
This occurred in the Triassic, just as dinosaurs began to appear. This particular type of animal was a mammal-like reptile that was a plant eater.

Llamas and alpacas do this. Horses can actually be trained to do this, too. Leaving poo and urine in one particular place isn't that uncommon in the animal world.

1 posted on 11/30/2013 8:45:23 AM PST by SatinDoll
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping! Don’t know if this qualifies for godsgravesglyphs. I will let you make the call on it.


2 posted on 11/30/2013 8:46:37 AM PST by SatinDoll (A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF USA CITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

Martin Bashir is still in need of potty training.


3 posted on 11/30/2013 8:47:21 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SatinDoll
Llamas and alpacas do this.

That makes it very easy to collect for my compost pile. I take advantage of that habit.

I don't have a shovel and bucket scaled for dino poop, though.

/johnny

4 posted on 11/30/2013 8:48:17 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SatinDoll
"Leaving poo and urine in one particular place isn't that uncommon in the animal world."

Do you suppose progressives could learn this important skill?

5 posted on 11/30/2013 8:48:53 AM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: SatinDoll
The 240-million-year-old site is the "world's oldest public toilet" and the first evidence that ancient reptiles shared collective dumping grounds.

Followed closely by the New York times...

6 posted on 11/30/2013 8:50:02 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: SatinDoll

7 posted on 11/30/2013 8:54:16 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SatinDoll

Was the seat left up? Betting it was.


8 posted on 11/30/2013 8:54:38 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: SatinDoll
and now for something completely different


9 posted on 11/30/2013 8:55:06 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SatinDoll

10 posted on 11/30/2013 8:55:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JudyinCanada

big girls learn how to use the appliances.....


11 posted on 11/30/2013 8:55:45 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SatinDoll
and now for something completely different


12 posted on 11/30/2013 8:57:44 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SatinDoll

So the dinosaurs were more sanitary than people living in Boston?!


13 posted on 11/30/2013 8:58:34 AM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: SatinDoll

So did they find the grand-POO-bah there?


14 posted on 11/30/2013 9:01:48 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SatinDoll

Always thought that Argentina was a toilet, but this story just confirms the country is full of sh!t!


15 posted on 11/30/2013 9:07:25 AM PST by davemac.439
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To: SatinDoll
and now for something completely different


16 posted on 11/30/2013 9:07:42 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SatinDoll
A sheet of volcanic ash has preserved the ancient dung piles "like Pompeii", said Dr Fiorelli.

Argentina has 39 active volcano...

I wonder if one of them erupted 240 millions years ago ?

17 posted on 11/30/2013 9:12:46 AM PST by Popman
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To: SatinDoll

“Enjoy the go.”


18 posted on 11/30/2013 9:12:55 AM PST by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Charles Henrickson; martin_fierro

In modern Korea, you’ll find a few Dung-Heap Park`s ....


19 posted on 11/30/2013 9:14:29 AM PST by mikrofon (Kim Chee Ping)
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To: mikrofon; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
In modern Korea, you’ll find a few Dung-Heap Park`s ....

Sum Ting Wong PING

20 posted on 11/30/2013 9:16:03 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SatinDoll

Did they find a giant prehistoric newspaper too?


21 posted on 11/30/2013 9:17:47 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: SatinDoll

The title made it sound like an outhouse for the giants of Adams time.


23 posted on 11/30/2013 9:30:26 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SatinDoll

One of my dogs does that. The same place everyday. I also had one that liked to stack his poo. LOL If it got to high. He just started another next to it. And yes, it was cleaned up regularly.


24 posted on 11/30/2013 9:39:31 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: mountainlion

No its just the old DNC headquarters. :=)


26 posted on 11/30/2013 9:41:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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True Facts About The Dung Beetle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1zbgd6xpGQ


27 posted on 11/30/2013 10:45:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Had a horse one time in a 5 acre lot,she would use the same spot.

Made mom mad as Tucker,as granddad used to say.

About once a month have to get the manure spreader and load

All the piles and spread.

Good horse tho.


28 posted on 11/30/2013 10:53:46 AM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: SatinDoll; Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks SatinDoll for posting this, and the ping, and thanks Renfield for sending the link in FReepmail.

29 posted on 11/30/2013 11:05:45 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SatinDoll

Speaking of old turds, did anyone watch the Barbra Streisand special?


30 posted on 11/30/2013 1:25:32 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SatinDoll

Did they find the bones of early homosexual males lurking just outside the bathroom ?


31 posted on 11/30/2013 1:45:15 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SatinDoll
rabbits do it by nature, put a rabbit in a cage and he will defecate in the same place, then eat some of it for extra minerals needed. thats the only way they can digest them...also make great fertilizer for a small garden. My rabbit had a genetic defect that his teeth could not be worn down as with most rabbits that chew on things like wood. I had to catch him periodically and using nippers trim back the front upper and lower teeth or they would grow right through the roof of the mouth. It was not an easy job and took 2 of us to do the trimming. Holding a kicking rabbit is a beatch.
32 posted on 11/30/2013 2:10:06 PM PST by goat granny
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To: SatinDoll

Geckos do it, too. My leopard gecko and Tucson banded geckos always deposit their wastes in a certain part of their terraria. Makes cleanup easier, that’s for sure.


33 posted on 11/30/2013 6:55:40 PM PST by EinNYC
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