25 Bizarre Facts About Poop You Didn’t Know

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.

fecal transplantSource: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/gastroenterology_hepatology/clinical_services/advanced_endoscopy/fecal_transplantation.html

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.

no foodSource: https://www.thrillist.com/health/nation/poop-facts-color-bacteria


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.

bookstoreSource: https://www.bustle.com/articles/102525-why-do-i-have-to-poop-in-bookstores-mariko-aoki-phenomenon-explains-the-weird-reasons-why

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.

baboon eating poopSource: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3050454/


Texts dating back to 1850 BCE record Ancient Egyptians using crocodile poop as a form of contraception.

crocodileSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-12540/When-crocodile-dung-contraception.html

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