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Dem HQ Gets Redecorated With Manure

Democrats in Warren County, Ohio, are less than amused

(Newser) - In perhaps the latest sign that the 2016 silly season, er, election cannot get consigned to the history books soon enough , Ohio's Warren County Democratic Party Headquarters found itself unexpectedly decorated with a big pile of ... manure. And as the Cincinnati Enquirer reports, the affected Democrats aren't exactly... More »

New York Heat Makes Horse Manure Spontaneously Combust

Gross

(Newser) - How hot is it in upstate New York? So hot that horse manure is bursting into flames, the AP reports. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says it received multiple complaints July 5 about the smell and smoke emanating from a burning pile of horse manure at a property in... More »

Father, Son Lose Lives to Manure Pit's Deadly Gases

The son was overcome by the fumes and the father tried to rescue him

(Newser) - An Iowa father and son are dead after tangling with a deadly aspect of hog farming: their manure pit. Typically situated below a barn, the manure's noxious fumes don't escape easily, and the hydrogen sulfide—along with methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide—can be a deadly mix. Unfortunately... More »

New Drinking Water Source: Cow Poop?

Technology turns manure into water that's fit for livestock

(Newser) - A new technology could make a world of difference to struggling farmers low on water but rich in cow poop, scientists say. A Michigan State University team has created a system that extracts drinkable water—at least fit for livestock to drink—from manure, creating roughly 50 gallons of water... More »

Hollande Critic Unloads Tons of Manure at Parliament

Police catch the protester in the act

(Newser) - Francois Hollande probably didn't think his week could get much worse. The French president had to acknowledge his affair with an actress, a growing mess that sent his other girlfriend to the hospital . And now? Manure, and lots of it, dumped in his name outside the French parliament in... More »

Spurned Husband Fills Hot Tub With Manure

When cops showed up, he tried to escape on tractor

(Newser) - An ex-cop in Quebec is facing several charges after being caught brown-handed dumping manure at his estranged wife's house—and filling her hot tub with it, cops say. The 64-year-old, who was apparently enraged at having been served divorce papers, tried to make a getaway on a tractor after... More »

The Chinese Takeover of Smithfield Stinks—Literally

More pigs will produce more poop, basically

(Newser) - If regulators approve the sale of Smithfield Foods to a Chinese company, the US will soon be producing more pigs to feed China's growing appetite for all things porcine. And more pigs will produce more poop. Smithfield—America's (and the world's) largest producer of pork—already produced... 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 »

Cops Foil Horse Manure Attack on Prince Charles

New Zealander, 76: 'I would have done it'

(Newser) - Prince Charles avoided a stinky fate during a visit to New Zealand: Police nabbed an elderly man who admitted plans to hurl horse manure at the British royal. Sam Bacanov, 76, whom police called "a known anti-royalist," told reporters he had mixed manure with water to make it... More »

EPA to Amish: Put a Lid on Your Cow Poop

Feds worried Amish polluting Chesapeake with manure runoff

(Newser) - Think the Amish, with their simple, low-consumption ways, are paragons of environment-friendly living? Think again. The EPA plans to crack down on the Amish, because their cows are generating tons of manure that wash into the Chesapeake Bay, the New York Times reports. Lancaster County generates about 61 million pounds... More »

Farmer Makes Manure Valentine

Half-mile-wide heart charms wife—no, really

(Newser) - Some might say it's gross, but you have to give Bruce Andersland an "A" for effort. As a Valentine for his wife, the Minnesota farmer created a half-mile-wide heart made out of manure. His wife of 37 years says it's the biggest and most creative Valentine she's ever seen.... More »

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