Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A plane turned around because of an overwhelming smell of poo

You never know where you'll be when nature calls. The pilot on British Airways flight BA105 to Dubai decided to turn the plane around and go back to London on Thursday after an overwhelming smell of poop filled the cabin.

from Pocket http://mashable.com/2015/03/16/poop-plane/


Saturday, March 14, 2015

15 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Farts

Admit it. You've always wanted to know whether farts can carry germs. I contacted Luke Tennent, a microbiologist in Canberra, and together we devised an experiment.

from Pocket http://io9.com/15-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-farts-1691332756


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Poo-predicting wearable lets you know when you need to go

There's officially a wearable for everything: A startup is working on a new wearable that notifies users minutes before they need to use the restroom. The device, called D Free, is being marketed as a medical device for individuals with disabilities or other medical conditions.

from Pocket http://mashable.com/2015/03/03/d-fee-poop-predictor/


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mount Everest has a poop problem

Nepal has a stinky situation on its hands. Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a major problem, and is even threatening the spread of disease, Ang Tshering, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association, said, The Associated Press reports.

from Pocket http://mashable.com/2015/03/03/mount-everest-poop/


Monday, March 2, 2015

What Does the Shape and Color of My Poop Mean?

Dear Lifehacker, Like most people, I've pooped a lot in my lifetime. Usually things follow a fairly predictable pattern, but now and then I've seen unusual colors and shapes. I don't feel bad or have any discomfort, but I'm concerned these changes might mean something.

from Pocket http://lifehacker.com/what-does-the-shape-and-color-of-my-poop-mean-1535648433


Kenyan student converts school's poop into safe, clean fuel : Inhabitat : Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

In early January 2013, Kenya’s oldest English-language school, the Maseno School, opened new dormitories for 720 students, and it had a couple of problems.

from Pocket http://inhabitat.com/kenyan-student-converts-schools-waste-yes-poo-into-safe-clean-cooking-fuel/


Bill Gates shows us the future drinking a glass of water made from poop

Bill Gates shows us the future drinking a glass of water made from poop

Bill Gates loves the Janicki Omniprocessor, an amazing machine that turns human waste into electricity and drinkable water. He saw it and he is extremely impressed. So impressed in fact that he drank from a glass of water that was human poop only five minutes earlier. "It's water," he said, obviously relieved.

"In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer," he says in his The Gates Notes YouTube page. Indeed it is. In fact, drinking water distilled from poop and reprocessing all our waste is the future.

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from Gizmodo http://sploid.gizmodo.com/bill-gates-show-us-the-future-drinking-a-glass-of-water-1677990098

There's Poop on the Moon

There's Poop on the Moon

It should come as no surprise that the Apollo astronauts left a few things behind after landing on the moon. Since the lunar module could only lift so much weight off the surface, they swapped out unwanted goods and gear for moon rocks. Among those unwanted goods were all kinds of weird things. What kinds of weird things? There were 96 bags of poop, pee, and puke.

I know what you're thinking: That makes total sense. That's super gross! But it makes total sense. The Apollo missions brought back a total of 842 pounds of moon rocks, dust, and core samples on six separate missions between 1969 and 1972. That amounts to who knows how many pounds of poop—not to mention the other excrement as well as boring old stuff like tools, golf balls, photographs, cameras, a gold-plated telescope and random symbolic objects. You can get a peek at the manifests that show what the astronauts abandoned in this video:

There is, however, scientific value to the things left behind. Astrobiologists, for instance, hope to one day inspect that half-century-old feces to see if the crap has undergone any genetic mutations while in space. Even more mundane gear on the moon's surface offer a unique perspective on how different materials hold up in extreme environments like the moon, where temperatures oscillate between minus 370-degrees to 250-degrees Fahrenheit.

What kinds of mundane gear, you wonder? Well, there's actually an entire website devoted to trash on the moon. However, here's a list of the more interesting and unusual items—aside from the 96 bags of poop, pee, and puke:

There's Poop on the Moon

There's Poop on the Moon

There's Poop on the Moon

There's Poop on the Moon

  • Not to be repetitive or anything: 96 bags of poop, pee, and puke

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from Gizmodo http://factually.gizmodo.com/theres-poop-on-the-moon-1679070982

Here's that poop emoji button-up shirt you always wanted

from The Verge - All Posts http://www.theverge.com/2015/1/9/7519563/heres-that-poop-emoji-button-up-shirt-you-always-wanted

Artist creates a beautiful portrait of Mark Zuckerberg with poop

How to tell if you'd make a good poop donor


It's easier to get into Harvard than to qualify as a poop donor, says Dr. Zain Kassam, chief medical officer of OpenBiome, a stool donation clinic. Only 4% of people who apply to be donors qualify.

When both the New Yorker and Washington Post published stories on the rise in stool donation, the Internet erupted with incredulity (and the occasional off-color joke). In reality, the donations are crucial for life-saving transplants to patients with serious intestinal conditions, such as Crohn's disease

Clinics like OpenBiome in Boston test, collect, store and distribute healthy stool to clinicians who need it. With those samples, doctors conduct fecal matter transplants (FMTs), transferring healthy bacteria into their patients' digestive systems Read more...

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from Mashable http://mashable.com/2015/02/03/poop-donation-survey/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=rss

​Drink Hot Liquids to Make Yourself Poop

​Drink Hot Liquids to Make Yourself Poop

If you want to avoid pooping at a bad time, you'll probably try to plan ahead and visit the bathroom before that long meeting. But how do you make yourself poop on command? Try a hot beverage—coffee works, but so does tea or even hot water.

This advice comes to us from Runner's World, because there are few worse times to hear the call of nature than when you're in the middle of a race—and running is notorious for loosening your bowels. Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, a gastroenterologist, explains why hot beverages work:

"The warm liquid acts as a vasodilator," she says. "It widens blood vessels in the digestive system and helps increase blood flow and GI activity."

Schnoll-Sussman advises runners to drink a hot beverage in the morning and then sit on the toilet for a while. "Just the act of sitting there for few minutes can bring on the urge to go, even if you don't feel like you have to right away."

Read the full article for more of Dr. Schnoll-Sussman's advice, including why exercise helps but glycerin suppositories could backfire.

How to Make Yourself Poop | Runner's World

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from Lifehacker http://vitals.lifehacker.com/drink-hot-liquids-to-make-yourself-poop-1687773601


Earn $13,000 a year by selling your poop

Here’s your chance to turn that brown stuff into serious green. Said patients are suffering from Clostridium difficile infection — and fecal transplants have proven very effective.

from Pocket http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/earn-13k-year-selling-poop-article-1.2104608