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Poop Train Finally Departs Alabama Town

It stunk up tiny town for more than 2 months

(Newser) - The smelliest train in America has rolled out of Parrish, Ala., and the small town hopes it will never see its like again. In what Mayor Heather Hall described as "wonderful news," the train's load of 10 million pounds of sewage sludge from New York and New... More »

Ban Lifted on Hotel Guest 17 Years After Poop 'Tornado'

Nick Burchill allowed back at BC's Fairmont Empress after a seagull fracas in his room

(Newser) - A Canadian man barred from a British Columbia hotel for 17 years has successfully reversed his lifetime ban with "a pound of Brothers TNT Pepperoni as a peace offering." To understand the significance of that gift, it's necessary to know the truly insane story of how Nick... More »

Suspect Released After Refusing to Poop for 47 Days

Lamarr Chambers' stance on No. 2 ultimately made him No. 1

(Newser) - Lamarr Chambers fought the law, and the law came in No. 2—all over some No. 2. The BBC reports "poo watch" has officially ended in the UK, with the 24-year-old released on Monday after 47 days in custody in which he refused to have a bowel movement. Chambers... More »

Scientists Find Huge, Secret Colony of Penguins

'Supercolony' of 1.5M Adélie penguins on Antarctic Peninsula is a major find

(Newser) - More than 1 million penguins who've been hiding in a remote part of Antarctica were recently discovered thanks to images taken from space and ... their own poop. A study in the Scientific Reports journal reveals the Danger Islands find of more than 750,000 pairs of Adélie penguins—... More »

New Rules Coming for Climbers' Poop on Denali

Study finds fecal matter dumped over the past decade isn't decomposing as it needs to

(Newser) - Climbers on North America's tallest mountain may have to start packing out more of their poop after a researcher determined a glacier in which much of it has been dumped over the past decade probably isn't decomposing the human waste, the AP reports. Michael Loso, a glacier geologist,... More »

Officials Testing Human Feces, Hope They Belong to Tycoon

Thai officials trying to prove Premchai Karnasuta poached animals in wildlife sanctuary

(Newser) - It's not every day that a tycoon's feces are tested by the authorities, but such is the case in Thailand. Wildlife officials accuse Premchai Karnasuta—ranked by Forbes as the country's 35th richest person, with an estimated net worth of $240 million—of poaching a leopard and... More »

Billionaire Won't Pay Tax Bill Due to 'Minefield of Poop'

Tom Golisano says infestation of geese is ruining his property, won't pay up until town fixes problem

(Newser) - Billionaire Tom Golisano says he tried stringing up fishing line, spraying smelly repellent, and even posting a wolf decoy, but nothing could rid his New York lakeside vacation home of the Canada geese that turned his lawn into a minefield of poop. His next line of attack? Refusing to pay... More »

Cops Say Suspect Has Refused to Poop for 3 Weeks

Police believe suspected drug dealer has drugs inside him

(Newser) - To save you the ignominy of Googling "how long can you go without pooping?" we did it for you. The question is sure to come to mind after reading about a bizarre case out of the UK, where Essex Police are on #poowatch and tweeting about it. This after... More »

Dogs Eat Poop, and You Might Not Be Able to Stop Them

Scientific name for this habit: canine conspecific coprophagy

(Newser) - Before you freak out that your dog may be suffering from canine conspecific coprophagy, know that it's probably not that serious—though you will likely be grossed out. Scientific American reports on a study in the Veterinary Medicine and Science journal that looked at the result of two web-based... More »

Expert Linguists Wage War on Anthropomorphic Poo

Inside the great emoji debate of our time

(Newser) - Andrew West and Michael Everson are two of the top language encoders in the world, experienced linguists—and definitive proof that it's impossible to not sound silly while discussing poo. "Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF... More »

Dorm Washing Machines Contain Nasty Surprise

'I’m just wondering who’s doing this pooping'

(Newser) - In a turn of events that would send even the most independent of college students running home to mom with their basket of dirty clothes, students at Southern Illinois University tell the Daily Egyptian someone has been pooping in their dorm's washing machines. Residents of Abbott Hall say poop... More »

Archaeologists on the Hunt for Paul Revere's Poop

They're searching for Boston outhouse that patriot may have used

(Newser) - No. 1 if by land, No. 2 if by sea? Archaeologists are excavating what they believe was the site of an outhouse next door to Paul Revere's home—and the "privy," as the colonists politely called their potties, could be flush with artifacts. Historians say people typically... More »

Cops: Woman Won't Stop Pooping While Jogging

They call her the 'Mad Pooper'

(Newser) - This probably isn't the top priority for law enforcement, but it's got to be at least No. 2. CBS Denver reports a female jogger has been terrorizing a Colorado Springs neighborhood with random acts of pooping for nearly two months. "'Are you really taking a poop... More »

There's Something Off-Putting About This Denny's Mascot

And the internet knows what it is

(Newser) - When it comes to creating a new mascot for your restaurant, maybe brown and log-shaped isn't the way to go. USA Today reports Denny's debuted its anthropomorphized sausage character "Sausage" back in 2014. But the internet wasn't going to ignore a restaurant mascot that looks like... More »

Woman Has Insane Bathroom Incident on First Date

It involved poop, firefighters, and a GoFundMe campaign

(Newser) - This might be the worst date in Tinder history. Or the worst date in history, period. Two Brits were on a first date when the woman reportedly went to use her date's bathroom, only to soon find herself in that most terrifying situation: Her poo wouldn't flush. So... More »

At 'Rogue' Clinic, Requests for Poop Milkshakes Are Normal

At least they're not taken orally

(Newser) - Preparing the sample takes about 45 minutes. A little water is added to the frozen brown mass and blended with a hand mixer until the substance is just thicker than a milkshake. The next part takes less than five minutes: A syringe collects the slurry, then puts it into a... More »

Anderson Cooper Is Sorry for That Trump Poop Joke

'If he took a dump on his desk, you would defend it'

(Newser) - More like Anderson Pooper. Variety reports Anderson Cooper has apologized for using a bit of bathroom humor while interviewing Jeffrey Lord Friday on CNN. Lord, a CNN contributor and Trump supporter, was defending the president calling former FBI director James Comey a "nut job." Anderson, arguing there wasn'... More »

Peeps Oreos Have Rather Unfortunate Side Effects

In other words, 'bright pink' poop

(Newser) - The latest cream flavor to come out of something called "the Oreo Wonder Vault" has consumers wondering why their poop suddenly looks like it could've come from a unicorn. Two weeks ago, Oreo released a limited edition of its cookie with a vanilla shell and a filling flavored... More »

Dollar-Store Solution to NASA's Poop Problem Wins $15K

It might just help save lives

(Newser) - When Thatcher Cardon considered NASA's Space Poop Challenge —seeking a solution that would allow astronauts to relieve themselves while wearing a space suit for up to six days—he thought about how doctors can "replace heart valves now through catheters in an artery" and concluded that a... More »

Pope Thinks Media Has Problem With Poop

Francis says scandal-obsessed media serves feces and people gobble it up

(Newser) - The pope is very concerned about the media's love of poop and the public's desire to eat said poop, CNN reports. "The media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey ... to the sickness of coprophilia, which is always wanting to communicate scandal, to communicate... More »

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