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)