A strip club housed in an old crab fishing boat docked off the coast of Alaska is in trouble for allegedly dumping all their waste into the ocean.
The owners of The Wild Alaskan, Darren Byler and Kimberly Riedel-Byler, are pleading not guilty to their charges, which include breaking the federal Refuse Act.
The two have been in trouble before for going over capacity on the ship, and they recently had their liquor license revoked.
I did an interview with Mother Jones magazine yesterday about relatively safe beef cuts.
I got to use my line, Don’t eat poop, and if you do, make sure it’s cooked.
Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist at Georgetown Hospital and the author of Gutbliss and the forthcoming The Microbiome Solution: a pair of books about the gastrointestinal tract, the microbes that live in it, and the stool that comes out of it says:
• poop is mostly bacteria — not old food;
• poop is brown because of dead red blood cells and bile;
• men and women poop differently;
• the ideal poop is a “continuous log” — and sinks to the bottom of the toilet;
• gut bacteria and plant fiber are essential for good poop;
• you can see corn in your poop because of cellulose;
• people living in different parts of the world have different poop;
• baby poop is really, really weird;
• poop transplants can be an effective medical treatment.
Emojis have become one of social media’s ways to entertain its users in its quest to draw people’s attention and there are tons of them.
Faces with all sorts of expressions, different colored hearts, smiley devils, aliens, stars, hearts, musical notes, even fire are available by only a few taps on a smartphone’s virtual keyboard.
Which one seems to be catching on? Smiling poop.
In the design on a shirt being pitched by junk emails, the individual pile of poop with big eyes and smiles is triangular. Six piles with points coming together make a hexagon. Five of the emojis are smiling, but one is frowning.
Ariel Schwartz of Co.Exist writes that San Francisco has a poop problem. The city suffers from an excess of excrement on public streets and even in the innards of subway escalators, where it renders them unusable. Part of the issue is that the city has never effectively dealt with its homeless population (there up to 10,000 homeless in the city), and a failure to provide public bathrooms that aren’t eventually shut down because people use them to do drugs.
Now that’s changing.
This past summer, San Francisco announced the launch of Tenderloin Pit Stop, a series of mobile bathrooms that each comes with a sink, two toilets, a dog waste station, and a needle disposal bin. An attendant stands outside of each bathroom during the day, and bathroomgoers get five minutes to do their business before the attendants come calling. Every evening, the toilets are taken away by the Department of Public Works (DPW) and cleaned.
Each bathroom is placed strategically based on the DPW’s reports of human feces on the street. Those reports tend to be clustered in the city’s Tenderloin neighborhood, as you can see on this map, called (Human) Wasteland. Created by a web developer named Jennifer Wong, the map uses complaints about feces and urine phoned into DPW in 2013 (over 5,000 in total) to figure out where the poop problem is worst.
Florida running back Adam Lane, Jr. had a less-than-memorable moment in the Birmingham Bowl when he appeared to poop his pants and was forced to change into a fresh pair.
The on-field accident took place during a drive in the first half against Eastern Carolina. Many viewers noted that during the drive, Lane appeared to have a dark spot on the back of his pants, and after the running back found his way into the endzone for a two-yard score, the situation became apparent.
Adam Lane, Jr. trotted back to the sidelines, and in full view of cameras, it was clearly evident that the Florida running back had pooped his pants.
A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.
The blast was apparently sparked by a local man burning waste close to the cesspool, igniting methane gas which was emanating from the pit, the Xinhua news agency said late on Sunday, November 23.
The incident in Zhangjiajie city, in the central province of Hunan, caused a residential building to collapse and three of the injured had to be hospitalized, Xinhua said.
China’s urban infrastructure has often been hastily built with little regard for safety as hundreds of millions of people have moved from the countryside to cities in recent decades.
I’m not cool or hip at all and emojis have not been part of my personal communication toolbox.
I only see them when I get texts from Schaffner.
But this is barfblog and we like all things puke, vomit and poop, so here you go: Lauren Schwartzberg’s, The oral history of the poop emoji (or, how Google brought poop to America).
My favorite excerpt:
“How many millions of occasions are there when [the ] is the perfect response to whatever anybody says? In a world where you can only like, star, or plus-one something, don’t you just wish that you could put a pile of on things? Sometimes it feels so right.”
Just don’t eat it. At least the uncooked kind.
iPhones are wonderful, except when they get dropped in toilets. A camera in your pocket that can take pics, record video, and then immediately send it off. This one time, I was threatened by one of the crims living next door, and Amy had her iPhone ready to record whatever may have happened (nothing did other than posturing, or as Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott would say, referring to Putin, a full-on shirt-front).
An inspector scouring Texas Meats of Brownsville found evidence of roaches and rodents, according to a health report.
The two violations accounted for six demerits at the location on 1395 Military Highway last month.
Inspector photos obtained by the Food Patrol documented the violations.
Dead roaches were seen inside a sink.
Rodent poop was found on top of containers and on rags (exactly as shown, right).
The business was ordered to fumigate within 24 hours.
The Food Patrol reached out to management for a comment but Action 4 News has not yet heard back.
Virgin Australia has said no human waste was sloshing down the aisle of a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, contrary to passenger reports.
Flight VA2 turned around when liquid from the bathrooms was found in the aisle.
“The onboard toilets operate on a completely separate drainage system. As the issue was with the aircraft sink, and not the toilets, there was no incident of leaked human waste,” Virgin said.
The plane was turned around for passenger comfort, so they did not “have to deal with that issue”.
It landed in Los Angeles at 4.09am local time on Tuesday.
Passengers report they were forced to wear masks for three hours due to the stench.
Christchurch resident Julia Malley told Newstalk ZB the smell was “unbearable”.
“We could see it [human waste] go through the aisles, like it was very obvious,” she said.
The flight was then bound for Christchurch in New Zealand.
Virgin Australia said in a statement: “sinks on board were leaking.”
The parents of a Lincoln County girl, Serena Profitt, who died last month of shiga-toxin producing E. coli, say public health officials suspect the 4-year-old was infected by droppings from the family’s goat.
But Rachel Profitt told The Oregonian lab tests have not been conclusive and the investigation continues into the death of her daughter Serena.
Proffit says Lincoln County health officials advised the family to euthanize the goat, a family pet named Cathy. They are reluctant. It’s now corralled away from people.
A 5-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl from surroundings areas have also been infected and developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Health officials say they’re still investigating the cause of the three kids’ E. coli infections.