Fecal microbiota transplants are real — and they work. A study just released at the American College of Gastroenterology’s annual meeting found that such transplants — in which stool from a healthy person is placed in the colon of an infected person — helped treat bouts of recurrent diarrhea associated with a C. difficile bacterial infection. Such transplants have also effectively treated inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The trillions of good bacteria in a healthy person’s stool can help re-colonize the digestive tract and treat infections that haven’t responded well to other treatment, including antibiotics and probiotics.
More! Types of Poop
The Crowd Pleaser: This poop is so intriguing in size and/or appearance that you have to show it to someone
Mood Enhancer: This poop occurs after a lengthy period of constipation, allowing you to be your old self again.
The Ritual: This poop occurs at the same time time each day and is accomplished with the aid of a newspaper
Guiness Book of Records Poop: A poop so noteworthy it should be recorded for future generations
The Aftershock Poop: This poop has an odor so powerful that anyone entering the vicinity within the next 7 hours is effected
The Honeymoons Over Poop: This is any poop created in the presence of another person
Groaner: A poop so huge it cannot exit without vocal assistance
Floater: Characterized by its floatability, this poop has been known to resurface after many flushes
Peek-a-boo-poop: Now you see it, now you don’t. This poop is playing games with you. Requires patience and muscle control
The Bombshell: A poop that comes as a complete surprise at a time that is either inappropriate to poop (i.e. during love making or a root canal) or you are nowhere near pooping facilities
Snake Charmer: A long skinny poop which has managed to coil into a frightening position - usually harmless
Olympic Poop: This poop occurs exactly one hour prior to the start of any competitive event in which you are entered
How does poop stay together in links?
In humans, soft poop is really one long, mostly continuous sausage before it comes out. It gets its “link” look because we tend to pinch off lengths of it with the anal sphincter as the poop emerges. If a person pinches hard enough, the poop separates into several turd units. If the person doesn’t pinch that hard, the turds may stay connected.
If you can remain sufficiently relaxed, you can produce an awesomely long poop that will coil up inside the toilet.
What causes diarrhea?
Diarrhea is caused by irritation in the intestines, resulting in the bowel passing its contents too fast for the water to be absorbed. There can be several causes, including infection by bacteria or viruses, irritation caused by unfamiliar foods, food allergies, chronic illnesses such as inflammatory bowel disease, lactose intolerance, medications, and nervousness.
Can poop up to 500 pellets per day.
Some caterpillars can fling their poop up to 3 feet to elude predators.
With the help of a high-fiber diet, the longest poop ever recorded was 26 feet.
Poop Color Chart
Brown: Caused by bilirubin, a pigment resulting from the breakdown of red blood cells.
Green: Consumption of leafy, green vegetables.
Red: Caused by bleeding in the lower digestive tract or rectum.
Yellow: Indicates bowel hyper-mobility or giardia.
Blue: Illness in babies; foods with a high concentration of blue food coloring.
White: Lack of bile.
Black: Indicates bleeding in the upper digestive tract.
Coffee cherries are fed to civets, a weasel like animal. During digestion, the animal’s enzymes mix with coffee beans and come out in their poop. The beans are then made into civet coffee and can cost up to $600 per pound.
Produce up to 80 pounds of poop per day.
German tank drivers thought it was good luck to drive over camel poop. The British found out and made explosives that looked like poop.
A fart can be quiet,
A fart can be loud,
Some leave a powerful,
A fart can be short,
Or a fart can be long,
Some farts have been known,
To sound just like a song.
Some farts do not smell,
While others are vile,
A fart may pass quickly,
Or linger awhile.
A fart can create
A most-curious medley,
A fart can be harmless,
Or silent, but deadly.
A fart can occur
In a number of places,
And leave everyone
With strange looks on their faces.
From wide-open prairies,
To small elevators,
A fart will find all of us
Sooner or later.
So be not afraid
Of the invisible gas,
For always remember,
That farts, too, shall pass.