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And now there is fossil evidence that a dinosaur named Dinodontosaurus (pictured) did the same thing. This clearly shows higher intelligence! And it also led to this amazing headline:
Thanks to Dr. Michael Milone for the hot tip!
giant prehistoric toilet unearthed argentina
November 26, 2013
Yes? Then you're in luck!
This is a white rhino, but I'm sure the tourists know that. Over at Scientific American, Julie Hecht transcribed their expert commentary:
Man #1: I got a good video of him having a pee.If you've read this far, my guess is that you may be interested in this post: "'Making the Bladder Gladder': Sayings for Going Pee!"
Man #2: Ya look at that. Wow!
Man #1: Wow! What a pee! That’s better than one of mine!
Woman: Don’t brag on camera.
November 23, 2013
This is from a Science News article by Bethany Brookshire that ends with this awesome sentence:
"So when you think next about why aren’t drowning in poo, tip your hat to evaporation, microbes and insects like the dung beetle."
November 21, 2013
Cheese is weird. It’s curdled milk that has bacteria in it—LOTS of bacteria. And guess what? The bacteria can come from lots of places. For example you could make cheese with human bacteria from toe jam. Or inside your nose…or your belly button.
I mention this because some lunatics—I mean, scientists have made cheese from the bacteria in human tears, toe jam, and belly buttons. That photo is belly button cheese—and it came from author Michael Pollan’s belly button!
And scientist Christina Agapakis had some cool stuff to say, too.
"Despite [their] chemical and biological similarities, there are obviously very different cultural and emotional responses to stinky cheese and stinky feet. By making cheese directly from the microbes on the body, we want to highlight these bacterial connections as well as to question and potentially expand the role of both odours and microbes in our lives."
But what does this stuff taste like?
"Nobody will eat these cheeses, but we hope that the cheese can inspire new conversations about our relationship to the body and to our bacteria."
In other words: “WE ARE WUSSIES!”