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A Black Market Has Emerged for DIY Poop Transplants

Slate looks at the risky treatment under FDA scrutiny

(Newser) - Fecal microbiota transplants involve transferring healthy bacteria from a donor's gut microbiome to another person's colon—a poop transplant—and are as experimental as it gets. The FDA has greenlit just one type of FMT treatment in recent years, to treat a bacterial infection known as C. diff....

Sperm Whales Employ a Stinky Defense Against Orcas

Witnesses saw the whales use an enormous cloud of poop to fend off attack

(Newser) - Orcas have been known to pick fights with everything from sharks to yachts , but a pod in Western Australia recently learned the hard way that they should really leave sperm whales alone. Off the state's southern coast, viewers on a whale-watching tour following the orcas realized the creatures were...

Angry Farmers Organize Very Smelly Protest

Cops in Belgium get sprayed with liquid manure amid protests over EU policies

(Newser) - Farmers clashed with Belgium police on Monday, spraying officers with liquid manure and setting fire to tire piles in a fresh show of force as European Union agriculture ministers met in search of ways to address their concerns. Brussels police said 900 tractors entered the city, many bearing down on...

New Everest Rule: You Can't Leave Your Poop Here

Climbers are leaving mountains of excrement behind, causing Everest to 'stink'

(Newser) - Scaling the world's highest summit is an amazing feat that entails plenty of logistics—and now, what climbers do with their poop will be one of them. A new rule requiring people to carry out their waste after ascending Mount Everest was recently enacted by the Pasang Lhamu rural...

Poop Seen From Space Leads to Emperor Penguin Discovery

4 colonies are newly identified

(Newser) - Scientists have spotted previously unknown colonies of emperor penguins in Antarctica, all thanks to poop that could be seen from space. As NBC News reports, Peter Fretwell with the British Antarctic Survey used satellite imagery to spot "tell-tale patches" of penguin guano against the white snow. It's encouraging...

Here, Doggy DNA Is Key to a 'Poo Crackdown'

Bolzano province in Italy setting up database to nail pooches pooping in public, with a fine for owners

(Newser) - An Italian province is sick of this crap, and it's not going to take it anymore. A database is being set up in Bolzano, in the northern part of the country, to register DNA info from the region's 40,000 or so dogs, so that when they poop...

Chinese Chess Champ Loses Crown Over Pooping Incident

Yan Chenglong, accused of cheating with anal beads, defecated in hotel tub

(Newser) - There's playing dirty, and then there's celebrating dirty, and allegations of both have gotten the newly crowned king of Chinese chess unceremoniously dethroned. As AFP reports, Yan Chenglong on Dec. 17 won the national title of "Xiangqi King," or king of Chinese chess, a hugely popular...

Things Got Truly Nasty on I-95 in Connecticut

Human excrement leaking from a truck caused crashes

(Newser) - Traffic got nasty on a stretch of I-95 in Connecticut on Monday night—quite literally. A northbound tractor-trailer that was leaking human excrement as it traveled caused a number of crashes around 10:30pm, with police saying 10 vehicles ended up being impacted by the waste. The New York Daily ...

New Yorkers May Want to Take Shoes Off Before Going Inside

Researchers say there's a whole lot of fecal bacteria on the Upper East Side's sidewalks

(Newser) - If you're a resident of New York City and already annoyed by the dog poop you spot on the sidewalks, you're not going to happy about the poop you're not seeing. It's definitely there, though, especially on the Upper East Side, according to Marymount Manhattan College...

Here's Why You Shouldn't Try to Rob Someone Walking a Dog

Poop stain led cops to suspect in Miami

(Newser) - Trying to rob someone walking their dog might not be the best idea—and not just because the dog might go on the attack. It was actually dog poop that helped lead cops to an armed robbery suspect this week, after he allegedly tried to hold up a woman in...

Smelling Your Dog's Poop Could Net You Big Bucks

Plant-based dog food firm Omni is offering more than $6K for someone to do just that for 2 months

(Newser) - One lucky dog owner will soon have the chance to earn an easy $6,700, though "lucky" and "easy" may not be entirely accurate. UPI reports on a unique job plopportunity, courtesy of plant-based dog food manufacturer Omni, in which the selected human will be paid that chunk...

In N. Korea, a 'Battle for Manure' Is Underway

Kim Jong Un wants citizens to meet poop quotas to help fertilize crops

(Newser) - The pandemic has wreaked havoc on North Korea's food supply, the result of a domino effect of sorts: With the nation's borders closed, it can't import the manure it needs for its crops from China. The hunt for that stinky commodity has now reached "crisis level,...

This Would be the Weirdest $10K You'd Ever Make

Tushy will pay someone to use a bidet for 3 months

(Newser) - Those interested in making $10,000 over the summer for executing a basic bodily function will need to act fast: Tuesday is the last day the bathroom product company Tushy is accepting applications for its position of VP of Fecal Matters. The title is jokey, but the duties are straightforward...

NJ Cops: 'Inordinate' Amount of Poop Left in State Parks

Parks were reopened, but not bathrooms

(Newser) - New Jersey reopened state parks on May 2—but authorities say they may have to reconsider the move if people don't stop relieving themselves and discarding the waste there. State Police Superintendent Pat Callahan said Monday that "state park police reported an inordinate amount of urine and feces...

Pigeon Poops on Politician Griping About Pigeon Poop

CBS Chicago reports on the city's 'Pigeon Poop Station'

(Newser) - It's known as "Pigeon Poop Station," so perhaps it should come as no surprise that as a lawmaker gave an interview there griping about the pigeon poop problem ... he got pooped on by a pigeon. State Rep. Jaime Andrade was talking to CBS Chicago at the city'...

Homeowners' Nightmare: A Gross 'Tornado of Poop'

4 houses damaged in Massachusetts during repairs to sewer line

(Newser) - Four homes in Massachusetts are considered uninhabitable after they were set upon by one of the worst kinds of tornados: one made up of sewage. Silvia Ortiz of Melrose describes "a tornado of poop" forming in her toilet Thursday morning as she was getting ready for work, per WHDH...

Zoo Turns Heads With Unusual Bear-Saving Strategy

Ohio zoo is amassing poop to create a pregnancy test

(Newser) - An Ohio zoo has become the repository for the world's largest collection of polar bear poop as researchers work to create a pregnancy test to aid the survival of this threatened species, the AP reports. WLWT-TV reports the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens is storing 30,000 samples of...

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...

Tale of USB Stick in Seal Poop Gets Weirder

Owner is found, describes 'weirdest set of coincidences'

(Newser) - "This is probably the weirdest set of coincidences in my life—ever," says the owner of a USB stick found in a lump of frozen seal poop . Here's how it unfolds: In December 2017, sea lion volunteer Amanda Nally found an ailing sea lion on a beach...

Consequence of the Shutdown: Poop Problems

Some parts of Yosemite have had to close down due to human feces, urine

(Newser) - When the government shut down on Dec. 22, Yosemite National Park remained open but its bathrooms did not. Tourists haven't stopped relieving themselves, apparently alongside the road, reports the Los Angeles Times . Now, two campgrounds, the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, and Hetch Hetchy have been shut down over...

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