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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘poop’

Jimmy Fallon Talks Puke, Poop, and Pics

Jimmy Fallon has taken to the job of being a dad even faster than the job of being a late night talk show host. The former SNL cast member and current king of late night has a new book coming out called Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada. He tells Parents Magazine that reading to his daughter is a big …

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Andrew Mason Starts A New Company Called Detour, Gets Pooped On

It turns out that Groupon founder and former CEO Andrew Mason has been doing more than just sitting around eating ice cream by himself and recording motivational business albums. He’s also been creating a new company called Detour. First of all, let’s get the poop thing out of the way. BloombergBusinessWeek ran an interview with Mason about Detour. The first …

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If You Drop Your Phone in a Septic Tank, Just Let It Go Man

As a 28-year-old whose screws up a lot, I in no way feel qualified to dispense life advice on most topics. Having said that, I feel pretty confident in issuing this one small token of advice: If you drop your smartphone in an open-pit toilet, just let it go, man, it’s lost. In fact, if you drop anything into an …

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Sea Lion Stench Forces Businesses to Sue San Diego

In the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California, one of the year’s more interesting lawsuits has been filed. Last Friday, Citizens for Odor Nuisance Abatement filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of San Diego in order to seek a solution to the stench plaguing the neighborhood. The group, which consists of La Valencia Hotel and George’s at the …

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Poop Is Gross, But the Poop Cycle Is Kind of Fascinating

Our favorite science illustrators AsapSCIENCE have just waded into some murky waters. Yes, they’re talking about poop – specifically what happens after you flush. Here’s the short version: You poop, it goes down a tube, all the poop pebbles get separated out, cleaned and used to build your toilets (how’s that for full circle). After that, people have to remove …

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Cat Parasites Review Dismissed by Cat Advocacy Group

Earlier this week, doctors warned in a review in the journal Trends in Parasitology that large amounts of cat poop in the U.S. could contribute to the spread of a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Since the parasite has been linked to diseases such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and brain cancer, the authors warned that cat poop could represent …

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Cat Poop Could Become Public Health Problem, Researchers Warn

A review in the journal Trends in Parasitology this week warns that cat poop could be an under-appreciated public health problem. E. Fuller Torrey of The Stanley Medical Research Institute and Robert Yolken of the Johns Hopkins University Medical Center warn that 1.2 million metric tons of cat feces is put into the U.S. environment each year, and that some …

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CDC: Poop Found in a Majority of Public Pools

The CDC this week revealed that a new study on fecal matter in public pools uncovered a disturbing statistic. Over half of pools tested in the study were found to have E. coli, a marker for fecal contamination. The study tested pool filters from public pools, looking for genetic material. It found that 58% of the filters tested positive for …

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