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An Incredible Drug Could Leave Us in Deep Doodoo

Ivermectin passes from mammals into their excrement, and that's a problem

(Newser) - Without the lowly dung beetle, we'd be in deep doodoo, somewhat literally. As Mother Jones explains, 100 billion tons of dung are excreted by the planet's animals daily. Dung beetles eat dung (and use it to "woo girlfriends," among other things, as a zoologist explains at... More »

Restaurant Staff Accuses Yelper of Pooping Herself

After 'Emma C' gave Georgetown eatery one-star review

(Newser) - Just to be clear, Emma C. had a terrible experience at DC's Nick's Riverside Grill, leaving the Georgetown restaurant one star on a now-removed May 26 Yelp review. In it, she wrote of the "worst" happy-hour service and an overcharge no one responded to, Grub Street reports.... More »

Man Allegedly Poops on Self-Checkout Machine

Which reminds us: Wash your produce before eating it

(Newser) - A 23-year-old Ohio man was arrested Sunday in Cincinnati after he allegedly pooped directly onto a self-checkout machine, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. According to the Smoking Gun , police say Colin Murphy stripped completely naked in front of an employee at a Kroger grocery store, then dropped a deuce onto the... More »

On British Island, Poo Museum Is Now Open

With a grand debut at the island's zoo, the museum is set to go on tour this summer

(Newser) - There is a museum for just about anything these days, and now, thanks to some pioneering folks in the UK, even those with poop fixations can get their fix thanks to the grand opening of the National Poo Museum at the Isle of Wight Zoo . The samples of feces range... More »

Plankton Poop Could Now Do Harm Instead of Good

Plastic is moving around ocean waters via feces

(Newser) - The amount of plastic in our oceans is now popping up as gigantic islands and set to outpace the global fish population by 2050. But it's also settling ever so slowly on the ocean floor in the form of plankton poop. And because plastic-laden poop is lighter and falls... More »

A Unicorn Is Convincing People to Squat to Poop

Squatty Potty's unicorn ad has gone viral

(Newser) - The Western sitting toilet is, apparently, a crappy design. So say the American developers of the American-made Squatty Potty, which launched in 2011, got Shark Tank funding last November, and is now the subject of a viral video ad that features a unicorn that poops something most viewers can actually... More »

As Big Mammals Die Off, Planet Suffers a Poop Shortage

The flow of phosphorous and other nutrients has declined dramatically

(Newser) - Earth isn't just dealing with the loss of big mammals, such as elephants, whales, and rhinos. It's also faced with a dramatic reduction in their poop, which could have profound effects on the planet's ecosystems, reports Red Orbit . Researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy ... More »

Think Septic Tanks Keep Poo Out of Our Water? Er, No

The largest watershed study of its kind to date looks for, and finds, lots of poop

(Newser) - In the largest watershed study of its kind, Michigan State University researchers have sampled 64 river systems in the state for E. coli and the human fecal bacteria B-theta and found that, in a nutshell, septic tanks aren't working. At least not as well as experts thought. The researchers... More »

Company's Poop Investigation Costs It $2.2M

Georgia company was trying to figure out who pooped in its warehouse

(Newser) - It's like a modern-day Goldilocks, except instead of trying to figure out who's been sleeping in its bed, a Georgia company wanted to know who's been pooping in its warehouse. In an effort to solve its 2012 mystery, Atlas Logistics Group Retail Services—which operates warehouses that... More »

5 Ways to, Well, Poop Better

First, get a footstool

(Newser) - It's a book that "caused something of a storm in its native Germany," writes Annalisa Barbieri for the Guardian . She's referring to Charming Bowels, a book whose name is not a metaphor (it's out next week in English under a different title). Guilia Enders, a... More »

Poop Raining From Sky Ruins Girl's Sweet 16

Philadelphia family suspects feces came from a plane

(Newser) - At least the party was memorable. Pennsylvania teen Jacinda Cambray was celebrating her Sweet 16 birthday with about 40 guests in her family's backyard on Sunday when a party pooper brought the event to a screeching halt. Family members had just brought the teen's giant purple cake inside... More »

Diver Caught in Whale 'Poonado'

Cloud of feces was 100 feet in diameter

(Newser) - As octopuses shoot out ink as a defense mechanism, so sperm whales blast threats with poop. At least that's the theory explained by a diver to the BBC . Keri Wilk and three fellow divers were engulfed in what he describes as a "poonado" let loose by one such... More »

Poop Bus Fueled by Human Waste Hits the Road

5 years of your waste produces the gas needed to fill bus's tank once

(Newser) - Move over, poop cruise . There's a new poop-related form of transport on the road, and this one is more neat than nasty. A "Bio-Bus" that runs solely on the biomethane gas generated by treated waste (of the food and human variety) is up and running as of this... More »

New Cure for Terrible Diarrhea: Frozen Poop Pills

Now available frozen

(Newser) - Might want to put down your sandwich while you read this one: Clostridium difficile, an infection of the intestines associated with terrible cases of diarrhea, is linked to some 14,000 American deaths each year. But researchers have found a promising treatment in the form of fecal transplants , in which... More »

700-Year-Old Poop Found, Still Reeks

But hey, it's in 'excellent condition'

(Newser) - One of the biggest urban archaeological digs Denmark has ever seen has uncovered a lowly part of history. "We are talking about 700-year-old latrines. And yes, they still smell bad," an archaeologist explains. The team stumbled on what appears to be a 14th-century communal toilet area in the... More »

Lawsuit Demands San Diego Clean Up Sea Lion Poop

Citizens For Odor Nuisance Abatement are tired of the 'noxious' odor

(Newser) - San Diego's La Jolla neighborhood is a great place to watch sea lions bask in the sun while birds circle overhead. You might even run into Mitt Romney . But there's also a not-so-pleasant scent wafting through the air thanks to all the sea lion and bird poop at... More »

How Poop Pills Could Save Your Life

They 'look like peanut butter,' but don't taste bad

(Newser) - Swallowing poop sounds like a crappy way to feel better, but for some suffering from severe gut infections, it could be life-saving. Dr. Thomas Louie and other Canadian researchers carried out a clinical trial where sufferers of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, took pills literally made of fecal matter to... More »

Man Goes to Jail for Catastrophic Diarrhea

Amazing testimony compares aftermath to both 'spaghetti sauce' and 'chunky peanut butter'

(Newser) - If you have delicate sensibilities, stop reading now. A court has upheld a conviction against a man who spent a week in jail for ... leaving the bathroom of a federal courthouse in Maine covered in poop. The cleaner who found the mess says 75% of the floor was "covered... More »

New in Factory Farming: Exploding Poop Foam

One blast killed 1.5K hogs, but can be treated with an antibiotic

(Newser) - The latest thing out of industrial agriculture isn't too appetizing: Burbling up from the manure pits beneath factory hog farms is an oozing substance that's charmingly being dubbed "poop foam"—and it's un-charmingly explosive, reports Mother Jones . The ooze is wreaking havoc on large hog... More »

Bill Gates' Latest Buy: Fake Poop

Inventors of self-powered toilets vie for funding

(Newser) - Bill Gates has so much money that he's apparently now dropping it on fake poop. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has ordered up some 50 pounds of the stuff, made of soybean paste, that will be used to test out high-tech toilets designed to function without electricity or... More »

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