A Trading Card Of Batman Pooping Is On Ebay For Thousands Of Dollars

A hero as popular and long-lasting as Batman is bound to get some weird merchandise over the years. That said, I'm not sure anyone was expecting an ultra-rare trading card of Batman's bathroom break to be one of those things, or for it to be on eBay for three and a half thousand dollars. » 1/17/15 10:48am 1/17/15 10:48am

Popping Frozen Poop Pills Can Stave Off Dangerous Bacterial Infections

Fecal transplants are an effective way to combat C. difficile infections, but they're typically delivered by enema or a tube down the digestive system. Not pleasant. But thankfully, scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have now made the healing powers of poop available in pill form. » 10/14/14 6:00pm 10/14/14 6:00pm

18 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Poop

The simple act of pooping is one of the most universal experiences on the planet. Let's celebrate our similarities with 18 bits of fascinating, little-known facts about feces! » 8/13/14 10:25am 8/13/14 10:25am

A Short Comic About The World's Most Disgusting Mutant Power

Sally doesn't quite fit in at Miss Xandy's School for Mutant Ladies. While the other girls can fly or possess superstrength, Sally is a fecal kinetic, meaning that she can control poop. » 7/09/14 5:00pm 7/09/14 5:00pm

These 700-year-old barrels are filled with human excrement

Archaeologists working at a 14th century site in Denmark have uncovered numerous latrine barrels filled with their original contents. The human poop, which is described as being in "excellent condition," still retains a putrid odor despite its age. » 3/17/14 11:50am 3/17/14 11:50am

Dogs align their bodies along a North-South axis when they poop

Ever wonder why dogs need to get themselves into just the right position to do their business? As it turns out, dogs align their body axis according to Earth's magnetic field when they squat to poop—a behavior that changes when the magnetic field is unstable. But why do they do it? » 1/02/14 4:40pm 1/02/14 4:40pm

Colorful snail poop could be used to manufacture flooring

When garden snails (Helix aspersa) eat colored paper, they poop colored feces, which designer Lieske Schreuder is hoping to use as the material for colorful tiles. » 11/30/13 3:00pm 11/30/13 3:00pm

Who knew illuminated manuscripts contained so many fart and poop jokes?

There's plenty of silliness sitting in the margins of illuminated manuscripts, and the Tumblr The Discarded Image collects some of the goofiest of the goofy: cats licking their junk, murderous bunny rabbits, prankster monkeys, amorous animals, and tongue-wagging jokesters. But perhaps the highlight of blog is its… » 4/14/13 11:00am 4/14/13 11:00am

Manned Mars mission plans include a radiation shield made of poop

Now that millionaire space tourist Dennis Tito has officially announced his intention to send a man and a woman on a round-trip journey to Mars in 2018, a few more details are trickling out about the Inspiration Mars project. One such detail is how the Inspiration Mars team plans to protect its astronauts from cosmic… » 3/02/13 2:00pm 3/02/13 2:00pm

Rosacea could be caused by mites unleashing feces inside your pores

Holy crap. File this away under things you desperately wish you could un-know: lurking in your pores right now are tiny bugs, closely related to spiders, that live off your facial oils. Usually, these bugs are harmless, but harbor too many of them and their tendency to die and decompose while they're inside you » 8/30/12 9:41am 8/30/12 9:41am

This is what blue whale poop looks like from an airplane. Tremble.

The average blue whale is approximately the length of three school buses. Heck, even a newborn calf is 23 feet long at birth. And do you see that horrific orange streak trailing behind those whales above? Yup, that's a big load of whale feces, an oceanic skidmark maybe the length of a few Volvos. » 8/03/12 10:00am 8/03/12 10:00am

Everything you need to know about crapping at the opera before 1830

In case you were wondering how people evacuated their bowels at the London theater in the 19th century, Dr. Michael Burden of the University of Oxford has you covered with his new paper, "Pots, privies and WCs; crapping at the opera in London before 1830." In this edifying study of sanitation in a more fragrant era,… » 5/09/12 7:15am 5/09/12 7:15am

What is a dung beetle's favorite kind of manure?

Yes, that's a serious scientific question, especially now that animals are moving into unfamiliar territories and bringing their poop along with them. After two years and over 9,000 dung beetles, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the answer... » 4/11/12 5:00pm 4/11/12 5:00pm

Penguin poop can be seen from space

A combination of background coloring and penguin gastrointestinal prowess allows the Emperor penguin to be tracked by satellites orbiting the Earth. And ecologists love it. » 4/02/12 8:20am 4/02/12 8:20am

Poopmobile runs on the Denver Zoo's greatest resource — animal dung

It appears that brown is the new green. The Denver Zoo has decided to make use of all that primo animal poop that comes out of its residents and convert it into fuel. Now you can tour the zoo (and enjoy a frozen margarita) with the aid of this poo-power. » 3/24/12 1:30pm 3/24/12 1:30pm

Bacteria colors your poop to diagnose what ails you

What if diagnosing salmonella or colorectal cancer was as easy as looking in the toilet? Scientists and designers are collaborating to create a new type of bacteria that beautifies your fecal matter while diagnosing your illness. » 1/28/12 12:30pm 1/28/12 12:30pm

Snails migrate by getting eaten by birds and pooped out somewhere else

For most of us, being devoured by something many times bigger than us would mean a gruesome, agonizing death. But for tiny snails, it's just a minor irritation...and a quick and disgustingly clever way to migrate elsewhere. » 7/11/11 10:52am 7/11/11 10:52am

Scientist claims to have made an edible steak out of human feces. Huh?

Hearing about unexpected things, people used to say, "How do they think up these things? There must be something in the water…." » 6/18/11 2:00pm 6/18/11 2:00pm