Poo, glorious poo!
Apologies in advance if you are of a delicate disposition but this has to be done. Last week I gave you facts about urine, now interesting facts about poo!
I do this in memory of a colleague who sadly left this world two years ago and had a passion for poo (well… solving problems in children who had problems with poo actually).
The following facts are taken from ‘The Book of Poo – A Spotters Guide’ by J Richman and A Sheth, who both had, according to the book, healthy bowel movements.
Did you know ………?
· That the average person passes wind ten times per day
· That King Louis XIV of France regularly held official meetings while sitting on his ‘throne’
· Deja poo – this poo may resemble what you have previously eaten and may be a variety of colours
· That the largest dinosaur poo ever excavated measured 65cm in length!
· That Ancient Egyptian tombs had special toilet chambers for the pharaohs to use on the way to the afterlife
· That Rabbits can produce more than 500 poo pellets per day
· That Geese poo once every twelve minutes
· That Thomas Crapper, a 19th century plumber, is incorrectly credited with inventing the toilet but the first flush toilet was actually designed by Sir John Harrington in 1596
· Gift poo – poo that people have left behind in toilets without flushing
· And finally……….with the festive season upon us prepare for the D.A.D.S. – the day-after-drinking-stool.: Alcohol speeds up the bowel so you may need to be near a toilet for some time!
So if you are looking for a stocking filler, this book is the perfect gift for someone ‘with a deadpan humour’ or for ‘sad’ specialist nurses like me! Denise…the legacy continues x
The Book of Poo – A Spotter’s Guide by Josh Richman and Dr Anish Sheth (2007)
If you have any ideas or wish to learn more on specific issues please do not hesitate to contact me at Karen.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!