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  • Scientists ate Lego heads to see how long it’d take to poop them out

    11/29/2018 12:17:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mike Wehner, BGR
    Pediatricians have to deal with all kinds of interesting situations in their daily work with children, and kids eating random objects is one of them. Children just love to stick stuff in their mouths, and while parents do their best to keep tiny toys away from eager eaters thereÂ’s always a chance that something like a Lego finds its way into the stomach of a youngster. A half-dozen pediatricians decided to see what effect, if any, a tiny yellow Lego head would have on their own bodies by volunteering to swallow them. Their findings were reported in the Journal of...
  • Wombats make cube-shaped poop, thanks to unique intestines

    11/21/2018 2:49:28 PM PST · by ETL · 69 replies
    ScienceMag.com ^ | Nov 20, 2018 | Frankie Schembri
    Wombats, short-legged, burrowing marsupials native to Australia, are the only animals known to produce cube-shaped feces. It’s long been speculated that wombats produce these poop bricks as a unique way of marking their territory. Now, scientists have determined the likely causes of these unusual feces are the shape and flexibility of the wombats’ intestines, National Geographic reports. Researchers inflated long balloons in the intestines of dead common wombats to measure the shape and flexibility and found two ravinelike grooves where the intestines were more elastic. These grooves could form the poop into a solid cube just before it exits the wombat, the scientists reported over the weekend at...
  • Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers...

    11/20/2018 12:14:28 PM PST · by caww · 192 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 11/20/2018 | washingtonpost
    Romaine lettuce is unsafe to eat in any form, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday in a broad alert in response to a new outbreak of illnesses caused by a particularly dangerous type of E. coli contamination. The CDC told consumers to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown. It doesn’t matter if it is chopped, whole head or part of a mix. All romaine should be avoided.
  • The DOG accused of a hate crime after fouling outside a home in just one of 2,500 cases...

    11/18/2018 6:07:00 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08:58 EST, 18 November 2018 | By JAKE HURFURT
    We all know it’s irritating, unsightly and unhygienic, but one case of dog fouling has been logged by police as a racist hate crime. The incident is among numerous alleged hate crimes uncovered by The Mail on Sunday that critics say are so petty they are undeserving of police time and expense. Further examples in a list of more than 2,500 alleged ‘hate incidents’ logged by the Metropolitan Police in 2015 and 2016 include: An envelope that had been opened and resealed; An accident involving a car that bore a Remembrance poppy; A disputed line call in a tennis match;...
  • Reconstructing the history of mankind with the help of fecal sterols -- first test on the Maori

    10/15/2018 9:48:30 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 10, 2018 | Università Ca' Foscari Venezia
    It is now possible to tell the story of mankind's presence and evolution on the planet by analyzing trends in soil and sediment accumulation of fecal sterols, chemical compounds which are crucial in human physiology. Scientists at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes of the National Research Council (CNR-IDPA) have identified and dated traces of sterols within the sediments of two New Zealand lakes, thus proving the presence of the Maori people who, starting from around 1280, colonized the two oceanic islands and cleared them of forests in just a few decades...
  • Nancy Pelosi: ‘Democrats Are for Securing Our Borders’

    10/11/2018 2:48:56 PM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 11, 2018 | CNSNews.com Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) declared yesterday that “Democrats are for securing our borders”--in the context of making an argument for why Americans should support her in opposing one of President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
  • San Francisco is declared street poop capital of America by company that has made a map of feces

    10/11/2018 6:40:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 10,. 2018 | Miranda Aldersley
    San Francisco might be the one of the most expensive place to live in the world but it has recently acquired a new, slightly less esteemed honor - the feces capital of America. A new study by the real estate listing website RealtyHop declares the California tech-hub to be the worst place in the US for 'poop sightings', with ten times as many as New York and 20 times more than Chicago in 2017. According to the study compiled from publicly available 311 data, there were 21,000 incidents of feces complaints last year, which is an average of 456 per...
  • 'SnapCrap' app invites San Francisco residents to report poop on city streets

    10/04/2018 2:40:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/4/18 | Amy Graff
    The new SnapCrap app is bringing San Francisco's poop problem into focus. The free app launched Tuesday for iOS users invites people to take photographs of feces on streets and sidewalks that need cleaning and delivers a report to the city's 311 hotline. Sean Miller is the brains behind the app and told NBC Bay Area he was inspired to start the project when he moved from Vermont to San Francisco in 2017 and was surprised to find himself constantly stepping over human waste. San Francisco is known for its filthy streets; the 311 line receives about 65 calls regarding...
  • Majority of Voters Don’t want Confirmation

    09/23/2018 6:36:16 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 157 replies
    FoxNews ^ | FoxNews Poll
    Voter support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation is down as more voters believe her than him.
  • The latest probiotic drink: a baby poo smoothie

    08/24/2018 10:55:52 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 50 replies
    The Times ^ | 23 Aug 18 | Tom Whipple
    It’s healthy, it’s organic, it already comes at a smoothie-like consistency — and it uses a resource that we would otherwise just throw away. What’s not to like about the latest promising probiotic supplement? Well, there’s the fact that it comes out of a baby’s bottom. Scientists have created a health “cocktail” made from scouring the nappies of infants and then culturing the bacteria they find within.
  • San Francisco’s crisis looks like New York’s future

    07/09/2018 1:26:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 8,2018 | KAROL MARKOWICZ
    At CityLab, Gabriel Metcalf wrote that he specifically moved to San Francisco for its progressive policies but that those policies have caused a housing shortage of epic proportions. “San Francisco progressives chose to stick with their familiar stance of opposing new development, positioning themselves as defenders of the city’s physical character,” he wrote. And: “Over the years, these anti-development sentiments were translated into restrictive zoning, the most cumbersome planning and building approval process in the country, and all kinds of laws and rules that make it uniquely difficult, time-consuming, and expensive to add housing in San Francisco.” Likewise, New York’s...
  • Woman detained after feces flinging incident at Langley Tim Hortons

    05/16/2018 6:08:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    The Province ^ | May 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    <p>A woman could be facing charges after an irate confrontation at a Langley Tim Hortons Monday ended in feces being thrown at staff.</p> <p>On Wednesday, surveillance video showing Tim Hortons staff being harassed was posted on Liveleak and YouTube.</p> <p>In the video, which has no sound, a woman can be seen screaming at staff before squatting on the floor and relieving herself. She then picks up the excrement and throws it at staff.</p>
  • School superintendent is exposed as high school's mystery pooper and is charged with lewdness...

    05/03/2018 10:48:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03 May 2018 | By Valerie Edwards
    The case of the mystery pooper has reportedly been solved after New Jersey police arrested a school district's superintendent.
  • Train Carrying 10M Pounds of Poop Stuck in Alabama Town

    04/05/2018 12:18:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 80 replies
    Newser ^ | 04/05/2018 | Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
    'God help us if it gets hot and this material is still out here' (Newser) – Springtime in one small Alabama town smells more like manure than magnolias this year—and it's going to get a lot worse as the weather gets warmer. Dozens of freight cars carrying some 10 million pounds of human waste, enough to form a malodorous train more than a mile long, have been stranded in a Parrish rail yard for two months awaiting transfer to a landfill site, and residents say they can't take the stench for much longer, NJ.com reports. They say the freight cars...
  • Woman gives package thieves cat poop

    12/28/2017 4:46:51 AM PST · by simpson96 · 50 replies
    ABC13.com ^ | 12/28/2017 | staff
    SAN FRANCISCO, California (KTRK) -- A woman fed up with package thieves is leaving surprises for them, courtesy of her cat. Cameo Wood says she's had 50 packages stolen. Six were stolen in less than 24 hours between Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So Wood took matters into her own hands - or as she says - litter scoop. With the help of her cat Koo Koo, she left special gifts for the thieves. "If they steal it, they deserve it!" Wood said. The thefts have all happened while she was at home. She says the police told her they...
  • Psychologist takes credit for sending horse poop to Mnuchin

    12/25/2017 7:17:16 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 61 replies
    © 2017 NYP HOLDINGS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ^ | December 25, 2017 | 9:02am | By Yaron Steinbuch
    An LA psychologist who thinks President Trump’s tax bill is a load of crap says he presented Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin with a stinker of a Christmas present, according to a report. Robby Strong [said] he dropped off the box of horse manure at Mnuchin’s house as an “act of political theater” to hammer home the point that “Republicans have done nothing for the American worker.” On Saturday, he posted several images on Facebook, one of which shows him posing with a shovel next to a gift-wrapped box, and another that shows the box full of what appears to be...
  • *vanity* Shut-up Chuckie!

    12/19/2017 9:07:20 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 8 replies
    12-19-2017 | Me
    Shut your trap and get off the floor already and let the vote begin. Isn't time for you to go take a poop already?
  • Verify: The healing power of poop

    11/18/2017 5:16:27 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 52 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 NOVEMBER 2017 | WFAA.COM
    If I told you there's a new kind of medicine that could heal you, but it was made from germs, would you take it? If you’re open to the idea – or maybe because it sounds gross – then hang with me and let’s start here. We see germs as a threat, and we've gotten really good at killing the ones that cause infections with things like hand sanitizers and antibiotics. In fact, since 1950 the rate of infectious diseases, like measles, mumps and TB has plummeted. But during that same time, chronic diseases, including asthma, diabetes and Crohn’s disease...
  • Bear Commences Poop Campaign on Hunter

    11/13/2017 5:32:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/13/2017 | J Hines
    These guys from Moxie Gore Guide Service (Maine, US) came upon a bear up in a tree. Probably the first thing is if you weren’t hunting bear then stay clear of it. If you are, shoot it down. Not sure why this hunter was hanging out below the bear. Bear commenced to download drops of "giant poop" upon this poor hunter. Obviously, this turned out to be not just a crappy day but a fun one for everyone, not sure what happened to this bear. How many of you all have caught a bear up in a tree? See the...
  • Meet Dorodorobo, a Robotic Demon Spewing Diarrhea in Its Wake

    10/14/2017 8:11:03 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 14.10.2017 | staff
    As we all know modern technologies are moving forward at rapid-fire pace. Every day we use smartphones and laptops, get service from robots, AI is among us. Japan is no exception. On the contrary, this country probably is the most technologically advanced country. And the most fecally-challenged robot in the world was made in Japan. Maywa Denki Corporation of the Novmichi Tosa company presented its new creation DORODOROBO, a robot that walks around spewing diarrhea out the top of its head. No, you didn't read it wrong. Spewing diarrhea. Literally.