How to Make the World’s Most Expensive Cup of Coffee

Between the dark brew, the flavoured lattes, the frozen caffeinated treats, and the whirling gadgets, coffee is now a thirty billion dollar industry. Coffee is big business and companies like Starbucks, Pret A Manger and Costa have spent gobs of money to get people to drink more of it. Despite all of that, the most expensive coffee probably can't be found in your downtown coffee shop. No, the most expensive coffee in the world lives alongside feces in the intestinal gut of an Asian palm civet. Read More >>

Astronauts Traveling To Mars Could Be Protected By a Poop Shield

There are all kinds of dangers on a trip to Mars. Muscle atrophy, cramped quarters, social/isolation stress, being in space. Take your pick. One of the biggest though, is being exposed to all manner of radiation and cosmic rays without an o-zone layer to keep you safe. The solution? An O-zone layer of poop. Basically. Read More >>

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How Did You Poop Before Smartphones?

Sitting on the can without a smartphone—much like sitting at the bar without a smartphone—is soooo boring. What are you supposed to do with yourself? Be alone with your thoughts? Talk to the person on the toilet/stool next to you? Ugh. Read More >>

The Secret of Weight Loss May Be In 3,000-Year-Old Mummy Poop

Scientists may have found one of the keys to weight loss hiding in the poop of 3,000-year-old mummies. The bacterial DNA found in their guts is very different from our modern intestinal flora. Read More >>

The Taboo Treatment: How Fecal Transplants Save Lives

Some medical treatments often go unspoken about because they're icky. But here's one you should know of: fecal transplants. Because while having someone else's excrement put inside your body does sound gross, it's a process that's saving lives. Read More >>

Playing In the Sand Could Make You Pay On the Toilet

Some people go to the beach but eschew going into the water because it's "gross". If that's you, then you are a sucker. According to a new US EPA study, playing in the sand more than doubles your chances of getting sick. Read More >>