The original (purportedly) poop FAQ. Everything you didn’t want to know about the brown stuff. Bonus: A photo of giant African land-snail poop.
The top five posts at Things That Stink, for the last 90 days, were:
And since, out of these five posts, “Musky Matthew McConaughey” is the most recent, by far (Feb. 1), it appears that the earthy miasma of this Tinseltown hunkster’s armpits (according to Fool’s Gold co-star Kate Hudson) deeply interests some people.
Oh – and I should note that some of the incoming links on the Matthew McConaughey post are from gay sites, replete with generally artless photos of large tumescent appendages. Henceforth, I think I will call this the “Flamin’ response” which is a play on the scientific term, “Flehmen Response,” a phenomenon which has everything to do with the sense of smell.
“Flehmen response” in the common Tapir (Tapirus terrestrsis)
Posted in Dookie, emissions, Followup, Pop Culture Stench, Stinky People, Stinky practices, Stinky Science, The Unwashed Masses
Tagged armpits, Barack Obama, Bristol Stool Scale, crap, flehmen response, gay, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, odor, odour, Piercing, smell, stench, stink, tonsilloliths
What is it with Florida and the houses filled with excrement? Barely two weeks ago I posted about the house in Tarpon Springs, Florida, steeped in the shit of 196 cats.
This time it’s dogs. 55 of ‘em. And a few cats.
Dozens of Dogs Removed From Filthy Duplex
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. – Animal control officers said they have rescued dozens of dogs from a feces-filled home in Oakland Park.
Police said they received a call about 11 a.m. Sunday from neighbors complaining about the animals in the 1700 block of Floranada Road. Officers found 55 dogs and a few cats in the home.
Police said a woman who lived in the duplex moved out and asked someone to look after the animals.
Deputies found the dogs and cats living in “filth and squalor along with a noxious stench of animal excrement,” according to a press release.
Animal control officers removed three truckloads of about a dozen dogs early in the afternoon and then returned for the rest, police said.
The case is under investigation. (source)
Posted in Dookie, Just Disgusting, Miasma, Stink Interdiction, Stinky Animals
Tagged 55 dogs, canine, crap, Dog, duplex, feces, Florida, House, intervention, Oakland Park, police, poop
Yet another odoriferous incident from the state in which I live, but this one much, much fouler than the story preceding this. In fact, you might not even want to read it if you’re not capable of “clinical detachment.”
Also, if you harbor any sort of misanthropic sentiments, this is not going to improve your overall opinion of humanity.
Foul Odor Leads to Shocking Discovery in Bremerton Apartment Building
A foul smell that had been irritating tenants at an apartment building turned out to be an unkind gift left in the microwave.
An 87-year-old woman on Wednesday called Bremerton police to her apartment building on the 100 block of Lafayette Avenue North to tell police about the discovery, reports said.
The woman said on Monday evening she heard several complaints about the smell, a “foul odor.”
The woman looked for the source of the noxious stench, but was unable to find it until another resident told her it seemed to be emanating from a recreation room to which all residents have access.
The smell led her to the microwave.
“Inside the microwave, there was a substance that she determined was human feces,” the officer wrote in the report. “She said that it was not in any type of container and that it had been partially melted in the microwave.”
There were no suspects. The woman said she didn’t believe anyone in the apartment complex would do such a thing. (source)
How would you punish something like that? Any conventional penalty just doesn’t seem…well, creative enough.
Here’s a suggested warning label for microwaves, in case of “copycat crimes.”
Posted in Dookie, Just Disgusting, Miasma, Stinky People
Tagged Bremerton, crap, crime, disgusting, Dookie, dung, Evil, feces, human, microwave, nuke, odor, odour, oven, sick, stench, stink, Washington State, wrong
While we’re on the subject of Medieval/Renaissance sanitation (or, more accurately, the lack thereof), let’s watch a classic clip from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, wherein there’s some lovely acting, and where, near the end of the clip, a French person dumps a pot of crap on King Arthur and his hapless kaaaaaaanigget companion, Sir Bedomir–
All glory to the Dung Beetles, who clean up the shit without complaining.
Posted in Dookie, Stinky Animals, Stinky occupations, Stinky substances
Tagged ball, beetle, biological, biology, bottom feeder, bug, bugs, clean up, crap, dung, Dung Beetle, evolution, feces, food, insect, life cycle, natural selection, poo, poop, roll, shit
The following story comes to me courtesy of JFinger at Fist of Blog. Good stuff, J, although you failed to note that the initials of Purdue University are, fittingly, P.U. Heh. I love unintentional irony.
Students sniff poop for science (and for pay)
Research seeks to improve odor emissions from farming operations
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN (AP) - Purdue University students are making some extra cash through a project that might turn some of their classmates’ stomachs — by sniffing livestock excrement.
Students earn $30 per session as they take whiffs of a variety of smells collected from barns filled with hogs, cows and chickens for odor research being conducted by Albert Heber, a Purdue professor of agricultural and biological engineering. (read more)
Posted in Dookie, Stinky Animals, Stinky occupations
Tagged barnyard, chicken, cow, crap, employment, excrement, experiment, manure, P.U., pig, poop, Purdue University, Science, smell, sniff, students, volunteer