One thing that everyone has in common is poop. Everyone poops. From tiny caterpillars to human beings, we all need to go number 2 on a regular basis. Some of you know firsthand about changing diapers, cleaning up your cat’s feces in the litter box, or picking up your dog’s poop while on a walk. It’s gross, smelly, full of bacteria, and the last thing anyone wants to deal with. What else is there to know? Well, you might be surprised. So, take a squat and get ready, here are 25 Bizarre Facts About Poop You Didn’t Know.
People who suffer from recurrent C. difficile colitis may need to have a fecal transplant. That's right. Through a colonoscopy procedure, doctors put someone else's poop in another person's body. It's a surprisingly effective treatment.
Even if you don't eat, your body will still poop. Food is only a part of it. The other part is all of your body's juices and secretions.
If you ever have the urge to poop by the smell of books, a theory called the "Mariko Aoki Phenomenon" might explain it. Mariko Aoki wrote an essay in 1985 explaining she always had the urge to poop when entering a bookstore. Her theory breaks down to believing paper and ink as well as reading in the bathroom have a laxative effect.
We all know some animals eat their own poop, but occasionally humans do it, too. It's called "Coprophagia" and in one case a 6-year-old loved eating poop and smearing it on herself. Doctors tried to create fake poop to treat her of the condition.
Texts dating back to 1850 BCE record Ancient Egyptians using crocodile poop as a form of contraception.
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