Friday, August 06, 2010

A Real P.O.S. Car

Ever have a crappy car, a real P.O.S.? Here's a literal one, from Bristol, England. The VW Bug is powered by methane (or as the BBC calls it, "mee-thane") generated from human excrement.

It's actually a pretty good idea, why not use waste (and poo) for something useful? Other than the fact that everyone's going to call your car the Shitwagon.

'Poo-powered' car seen on the streets of Bristol

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Drunk Mom Poops Her Pants with Kid in the Car

You've gotta hate when this happens: you're driving drunk with your kid, you pull out in front of a police car, throw your bottle of vodka into the courthouse driveway, and then you poop your pants. Her explanation: "I ate too much corn." Sounds like an average Saturday for most people. With video!

Here's the article. It happened in Elyria, Ohio, which is Greek for "New Trousers."

Friday, May 21, 2010

Here's a Crappy Craigslist Housing Ad!

Saw this gem all over the internets, it's a Craigslist ad for a normal sounding apartment in Washington, DC, which is actually kind of a good deal for that area.

But there's a catch -- along with playing kickball and drinking good beer, smiley face, you have to keep track of every time you poop by noting it on a piece of paper attached to the bathroom door! Sign me up!

The weirdest thing is, there's no explanation for why anyone would agree to do this. Did past roommates clog up the toilet a lot? Maybe this person has some medical issue, but why does that mean the roommates have to do it also? It can't be for a septic tank, this is the big city. Bizarre. I feel like if you're going to discuss bowel habits in a random housing ad, you should at least explain yourself.

The ad's still up, so you can take a look at where you might be pooping in the future.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pandas: Poop MVPs

Yes, it's been a long, long time, but this news brought me out of poo-hibernation: Pandas poop 40 times a day! That's insane. I would suggest a visit to the panda-gastroenterologist might be in order.

And apparently you can also buy stuff made from panda poo. What a crappy gift! Ha!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Smelling 101

Hey, Purdue students, want to advance scientific knowledge? Smell this crap.

Students at what is apparently Indiana's poopiest university are making some cash and helping scientists by smelling barnyard doo-doo. But the scientists aren't sadistic, it's for an experiment on reducing farm odors.

The AP has the full scoop (pun).

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Ugandans Arrested for Not Having Toilets

Not only is pooping in a non-toilet gross, it's illegal. In Uganda, at least. Government official and cool-name-haver Norbert Turyahikayo said the move was to fight cholera.

So for all those Poo News readers from Uganda (total: 0) at least dig a latrine.


Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Poop Fairy

Capitalism is great. Where there's a demand for something, it'll be filled. Such as an inflatable love sheep. But now there's a service to pick up poo for pet owners on walks, in case they're too lazy or big weenies or something. Hey, I guess they've filled a niche. With poo.


Monday, September 10, 2007

Viva Las Poopas

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a hilarious article about a man who cleans Sin City porta-potties for a living. He's a 300 pound Samoan, for good measure. It's full of good crap, but so much that it's hard to choose quotes. To wit:
Speaking of lunch, today it's fruit for Sapini. Sometimes it's a sandwich -- but never peanut butter.

"Anything that looks like crap, I don't eat," he says.
Good plan. And there's even a video!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Reading, Writing, and Poop Throwing

Ah, America's schools. Where's tomorrow's leaders learn today's skills. Like throwing turds.

Teachers in Boyd County, Kentucky took part in a poop throwing contest at the county fair. Hopefully their aim wasn't off or fairgoers might have gotten a special deep fried treat.

The educators were competing in a Teachers' Challenge for the kids to see them do silly stuff, like chug Pepsi. We're guessing the phys-ed teacher/coach won that one.

Sounds like a fun event though. I'd watch anybody throw cow poop - wrestlers, astronauts, ninjas, you name it.

Story at the Ashland (KY) Daily Independent

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Goose Poop? Kill Em!

In Our Nation's Capitol, Canada geese are drawing complaints for pooping in the Anacostia River, making it more polluted. The solution? Kill those birds!

The National Park Service could kill around 600 of the birds, and even environmentalists support the duck hunt, as the critters are eating "vital marsh grasses" and such. Golf course owners don't like the avian poopers either because they eat the fairways.

So word to the wise - don't be an animal that poops in DC. Or eats golf course grass.