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School Pooper's Lawsuit Says Mug Shot Ruined His Life

Ex-superintendent is suing police

(Newser) - A former New Jersey school superintendent accused of defecating daily on or near a high school track near his home says police wrecked his reputation and ruined his life by releasing his mug shot, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday. Former Kenilworth Public Schools Superintendent Thomas Tramaglini—... More »

School Pooper Says Cops Were 'Malicious, Unlawful'

Thomas Tramaglini takes issue with release of his mugshot

(Newser) - A former school superintendent who made headlines after he was charged with defecating on another high school's track has asked New Jersey's attorney general to investigate whether police acted unlawfully when they took his mugshot and released it to the media. In a letter to Attorney General Gurbir... More »

It's the Only Animal That Poops Cubes. Mystery Now Solved?

Elastic intestines and a need for turf-marking may be the drivers behind wombats' odd feces shape

(Newser) - Poop comes in all shapes and sizes, but one kind of marsupial produces oddly symmetrical, six-sided feces that have had scientists scratching their heads. Patricia Yang, a mechanical engineering fellow at Georgia Tech, decided she needed to get to the bottom of why wombats expel poop cubes—the only known... More »

Shamed School Pooper Admits Medical Issue

Thomas Tramaglini cites runner's diarrhea, plans to sue

(Newser) - Thomas Tramaglini calls it a one-time mistake : While running on a high school track early on April 30, the New Jersey school superintendent felt the need to defecate and went behind the bleachers to do his business. "What I did was wrong," yet "I've been portrayed... More »

Accused Mystery Pooper Resigns, Demands $1M

Thomas Tramaglini is suing police in Holmdel, NJ

(Newser) - The New Jersey school superintendent accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school's track has resigned, per the AP . The Star-Ledger reports the Kenilworth school board accepted Thomas Tramaglini's resignation Thursday. In an email and voicemail sent to staff, the board said it became clear his continued service... More »

Alleged Poop Jogger Caught With Pants Down, Toilet Paper in Hand

Andrew Macintosh charged with public nuisance in Australia

(Newser) - Desperate crimes call for desperate measures, like waiting outside in the dark to catch an apparently on-trend poop jogger in the act. It's a move that paid off for an Australian man who tired of a jogger pooping on a footpath in his Brisbane neighborhood up to 30 times... More »

Wife Can Dump Hubby Who Won't Install Toilet: Judge

Forcing Indian woman to defecate outside after dark is a form of torture, court finds

(Newser) - An Indian woman can divorce her husband because he refused to install a toilet in their home, the BBC reports, with a judge in the northwestern state of Rajasthan finding on Friday that forced outdoor defecation is a form of torture and that the woman, who is in her 20s,... 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 »

Brides in India Ditch New Husbands for Lack of Toilets

At least 6 return home because new residences had none

(Newser) - At least six newlywed brides in India have left their husbands because their new homes lacked a toilet, reports the Times of India . The six returned to their parents' homes in protest and vow not to go back until their in-laws get proper plumbing. The newspaper describes the women's... More »

1B Around World Defecate in Public, Warns UN

It's a huge health risk, says new study

(Newser) - A new UN report warns of an under-the-radar health risk: It estimates that 1 billion impoverished people around the world still have no access to toilets, reports Reuters . While that number is down from 1.3 billion in 1990, it still leaves far too many who "defecate in gutters,... More »

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