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  • Fort Lauderdale May Limit Homeless' Ability To Urinate In Public

    04/16/2014 1:30:13 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    wlrn.org ^ | 4/15/14 | Wilson Sayre
    How does a city strike a balance between the needs of the homeless and the needs of those around them? Those questions will be put to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission as they consider two provisions on the agenda at Tuesday’s commission meeting. At the beginning of this year, the Fort Lauderdale City commission sat down to discuss how the city could address the issue of homelessness better. Out of that came ideas about ways to protect non-homeless residents’ quality of life. One of the ordinances up for consideration would prevent homeless people from urinating or defecating in public. The...
  • Poop in Fort Pierce courthouse elevator gets woman in pile of trouble

    04/07/2014 2:19:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 54 replies
    TCPalm ^ | April 2, 2014 | Will Greenlee
    A 49-year-old woman found herself in a pile of trouble after investigators linked her to apparent human poop in an elevator at the St. Lucie County Courthouse in downtown Fort Pierce. The case against Patricia Ann Jamison, of Lake Worth, got rolling March 7 after court security staff learned of what looked to be "human fecal matter in the corner of the left public elevator by the buttons," according to recently released St. Lucie County Sheriff's records.
  • Worm poo's window into past climate

    07/10/2013 2:10:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/10/13 | Simon Redfern
    Earthworm poo can be used to measure past temperatures, providing a window into the ancient climate. A study shows that the chemistry of small balls of chalky crystals secreted into soil by the worms varies with temperature. A UK team said the granules could be compared with other climatic "proxies", such as ice cores and deep sea sediments. Details appear in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Scientists from the universities of Reading and York, report that the calcium carbonate (calcite) nodules dug up from archaeological sites give a unique measure of the ancient local temperatures. Because the ratios of...
  • Bull flights: Airbus could power jets with COW POO

    06/12/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    UK Sun ^ | June 11, 2013 | RHODRI PHILLIPS
    A PLANE powered by COW DUNG is on the shortlist of a global competition to design the aircraft of the future. The jet is fuelled by methane generated from farmyard waste stored in refrigerated pods next to the plane’s engines. Other ideas in the contest sponsored by European plane maker AIRBUS include floating luggage on a bed of air for easy access — and a jet running on passengers’ body heat.
  • Poop-throwing by chimps may actually be a sign of intelligence

    12/04/2011 10:11:39 AM PST · by InvisibleChurch · 15 replies
    mmn ^ | Sun, Dec 04 2011
    Tossing feces with pinpoint accuracy may not immediately strike you as sophisticated behavior, but researchers studying the brain activity of captive chimpanzees have found that the smartest apes also happen to pitch the most accurate poop, according to Physorg.com. Playing dodgeball with poop-wielding chimpanzees may sound like an odd career choice, but Bill Hopkins of Emory University, who spent the last several years observing the throwing accuracy and brain scans of chimpanzees, had a hunch that this behavior had a deeper significance.Particularly curious to Hopkins was the fact that chimpanzees are the only species besides humans known to regularly throw...
  • Obama Adminstration Opposes Prayer Plaque at WWII Memorial – It Would “Dilute Message”

    11/05/2011 8:19:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 4, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    (Visiting DC)The Obama Administration announced its objection to including President Roosevelt’s prayer on the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. The Obama White House said the prayer would dilute the message of the memorial.Todd Starnes reported: Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after the Obama administration announced its objection to adding President Franklin Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.The objection was noted during a congressional hearing on Rep. Bill Johnson’s (R-OH) bill – the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2011.”“It is unconscionable that the Obama administration would stand...
  • Service Dog Owner Assaulted By McDonald's Manager

    09/06/2011 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 28 replies
    lifewithdogs.tv ^ | 8/22/11 | admin [lifewithdogs.tv]
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a McDonald’s manager who punched a customer in the face for bringing a service dog into the restaurant.
  • Scientists fight bugs with poo

    01/19/2011 1:24:37 PM PST · by 70times7 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 19, 2011 | Kate Kelland
    (Reuters) - Once a year, every year, Professor Thomas Borody receives a single-stem rose from one of his most grateful patients. She is, he says, thanking him for restoring her bowel flora. It's a distasteful cure for a problem that's increasingly widespread: the Clostridium difficile bug, typically caught by patients in hospitals and nursing homes, can be hard to treat with antibiotics. But Borody is one of a group of scientists who believe the answer is a faecal transplant. Some jokily call it a "transpoosion." Others have more sciencey names like "bacteriotherapy" or "stool infusion therapy." But the process involves,...
  • Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human ****

    02/11/2008 7:44:49 AM PST · by Alouette · 40 replies · 49+ views
    Daiy Mail UK ^ | Feb. 11, 2008
    Two shop-owners were today fined for selling chocolate cake - which had been sprinkled with human faeces. A horrified customer ate the foul-smelling gateaux but noticed that it didn't taste or smell "quite right" and handed the cake to public health scientists. The analysts soon established that the sweet treat was covered in faeces and legal proceedings against the shop owners were started. Shop owners Saeed Hasmi, 25, and Jan Yadgari, 23, were fined Ł1,500 for selling food unfit for human consumption. The pair - who ran the Italiano Pizzeria in Roath, Cardiff - admitted the charge but did not...
  • Wife feeds dog poo to husband [unhappy wife fed her husband dog excrement in a curry]

    05/02/2007 6:49:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 24 replies · 528+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 05-02-2007 | staff writer
    AN unhappy wife fed her husband dog excrement in a curry, the BBC has reported. Jill Martin, 47, pleaded guilty in a Scottish court to culpable and reckless conduct against her ex-husband Donald Martin. The court heard that Martin served the dinner to her husband and started laughing as he began to eat it. At first she claimed she had laced the dish with arsenic but then confessed she had added dog excrement , the BBC reported. Martin's defence lawyer Terry Gallanagh compared the case to "an episode of Desperate Housewives", and said that at the time of the curry...
  • What Your Pet is Thinking

    10/28/2006 2:29:38 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 148 replies · 2,766+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 27 October 2006 | SHARON BEGLEY
    From the day they brought her home, the D'Avellas' black-and-white mutt loathed ringing phones. At the first trill, Jay Dee would bolt from the room and howl until someone picked up. But within a few weeks, the D'Avellas began missing calls: When the phone rang, their friends later told them, someone would pick up and then the line would go dead. One evening, Aida D'Avella solved the mystery. Sitting in the family room of her Newark, N.J., home, Ms. D'Avella got up as the phone rang, but the dog beat her to it. Jay Dee ran straight to the ringing...
  • Sheep poo paper scoops top award

    09/12/2006 5:29:07 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies · 110+ views
    BBC ^ | September 7, 2006 | Staff
    Gardeners know it is ideal for making compost but now a company in Snowdonia has won an award for being even more innovative with sheep droppings. Creative Paper Wales has produced greetings cards and gifts made from the by-products of its woolly neighbours. Its Sheep Poo Paper products have won a Ł20,000 Millennium Award for "social entrepreneurship". After the sheep droppings are collected, they are sterilised, washed and mixed with other recycled paper. This is then turned into the finished paper and cardboard while the washing water is distributed to local growers as concentrated fertiliser. Founders Lawrence Toms, 38, from...
  • Tiger Poo the New Black Gold [new meaning for not worth s...]

    02/19/2006 11:25:40 AM PST · by ex-snook · 4 replies · 361+ views
    CNN ^ | 2 17 06 | CNN
    CANBERRA, Australia (Reuters) -- A tiger's roar might be scary, but Australian researchers have found that the predator's poo is just as potent. Researchers at the University of Queensland said on Friday they had successfully trailed a tiger poo repellant, warding off wild goats for at least three days.
  • Something You Really Don't Want to Happen... (Dumped-on Dutchman

    09/08/2004 3:24:14 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 3 replies · 407+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 8, 7:55 AM ET
    Something You Really Don't Want to Happen... Wed Sep 8, 7:55 AM ET THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Dutch driver was covered in hundreds of liters of manure when a tank burst on a lorry carrying fertilizer, police said on Tuesday. "It was a nice night ... so he probably opened his window when he stopped at a traffic light, and then -- (it) happened," said Dana Kragten, spokeswoman for police in rural Drenthe province. "The tank had a small window which burst, probably due to pressure ... The man said he had no time to back away his car...
  • Disgusting: Chinese babies moving away from open crotch diapers

    09/16/2003 9:25:41 AM PDT · by Conservomax · 33 replies · 795+ views
    The revealing pants, known in Chinese as "kaidangku", used to be a popular sight on the streets. But now more parents, buoyed by a more sophisticated lifestyle, are turning to disposable nappies instead. The Chinese government has also been trying to encourage an effort to spruce up its urban areas and, it says, steer people away from unclean practices. Many cities have outlawed indiscriminate rubbish dumping, public urination and street spitting. The "kaidangku" are split down the middle - in front and back - and provide what many parents say is maximum convenience with minimum coverage. Although the origins of...
  • Penguin poo threatens Antarctic hut

    02/17/2003 6:40:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus · 24 replies · 294+ views
    BBC ^ | Feb. 17, 2003 | none given
    One of the oldest, most precious buildings in the Antarctic is being threatened - by penguin poo! The hut was the first dwelling ever to be built on the Antarctic, and it was done by Norwegian explorer Carsten Borchgrevink way back in 1899. It's withstood the icy Antarctic weather for decades, but now it's at risk because of penguin poo. Repairs would cost Ł1.2m It's thought there's at least 100,000 Adelie penguins in the area. And they like to go the loo around the edges of the hut, but now it's actually piled up against the outside walls and is...