Focus on poop: NZ splash parks, AUS child cares, terrible people

A mystery pool pooper – or poopers – has struck again at an Invercargill, NZ swimming pool.

i.poop.youIt is the sixth Friday in a row someone has defecated in a swimming pool at the centre.

In the first instance a “smidgen” of faeces was discovered in the leisure pool at the Splash Palace Aquatic Centre about 4.30pm.

Aquatic Centre manager Pete Thompson said swimmers had been removed from the pool and extra chlorine had been added to the water but he believed this incident to be “an unfortunate coincidence”.

“The mode is dissimilar to anything else we have had. It was a very tiny 10 cent piece-size which suggests it probably came out of a baby’s togs,” he said.

He did not know if the poos were deliberate.

“How do you prove something is deliberate unless you catch them in the act?

“I hope whoever this person is, if it’s deliberate, ceases to behave in this manner. It’s disgusting.

In Australia, some childcare centres are sending kids home with their poo and undergarments in labelled plastic bags.

If a kid stocks the lake with brown trout (in their undies), it’s a health and safety issue. There is a chance of cross-contamination in sinks and fecal matter flicking up into a worker’s eyes. So instead of putting it in the teeny tiny toilets, the childcare workers just bag the undies up, log and all, name them and put them with the other packages of joy for the parents to deal with upon pick up.

We should also spare a thought for those who live in warmer climates. There would be some serious fermentation going on in those plastic bags.

And in Washington State an 8-year-old girl received a package of animal poop, perhaps an anonymous form of bullying.

caddyshack.pool.poop-1Oddly enough, there are some companies that specialize in these sort of deliveries.

When Jamie Villanueva’s daughter opened the package, she thought someone sent her chocolate ice cream.

“And when I saw it, my heart just sunk,” Villanueva said.

Her worst suspicious however, turned out to be true.

“So I opened it and inside it has feces,” Villanueva said. “A container of feces.”

The container came with a calling card from a company called “I Poop You.” According to its website it specializes in packaging and delivering animal waste as a joke.

“I get it. I have a sense of humor. I think it’s very clever of the company,” Villanueva said. “But it’s really inappropriate with children.”

There are several websites that offer poop delivery and there doesn’t seem to be any specific law against it.

Floating strip club in Alaska got in trouble for dumping poop in the water

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.

strip.club.poop.alaska.fb.15The 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.

Jesus: the missing years, and baby poop is the worst; the ideal poop is a ‘continuous log’

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.

Poop emoji: Fecal fashion available through a junk mail near you

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.

fecal.fashion.emojiFaces 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. 

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Portable poopers to manage San Fran shit

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.

Tenderloin Pit Stop,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 poops his pants during Birmingham Bowl, has to change into new pair

It happens.

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.

B6dgcNmCYAAlyRmThe 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.

Exploding poop topples building in China

A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.

7427ea210acc15dcc5ed01The 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.

An oral history of the poop emoji (this is barfblog)

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. img-thing

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 poop] 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 poop on things? Sometimes it feels so right.”

Just don’t eat it. At least the uncooked kind.

 

Inspector photos at Texas meat market expose roaches in sink, rodent droppings on rags

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).

rodent.poop.ragsAn 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.

Poop on a plane forces turnaround

Virgin Australia has said no human waste was sloshing down the aisle of a flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, contrary to passenger reports.

airplane.shurleyFlight 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.”