The Phoenix

Monday, November 06, 2006

Poo in the Zoo

Every living thing does it. It follows one of the rules of this universe: what goes in, must come out.

I'm talking about poop.

I hope you're not eating.

The Miami Zoo has a brand new 5,000 square foot exhibit giving us the lowdown on poop called, "The Scoop on Poop." Everything we've always wanted to know about the animal kingdom and turd is there on display for your eduacational pleasure. There's a video about this great exhibit HERE.

The shit exhibit is also quite interactive. There are great poop games like "Who Dung It" and you can even eat chocolate covered candy that looks a whole lot like poop. Kids can examine slides of bacteria found in poop, smell the terrible dung smell exotic flowers release in order to attract flies, or they can race model dung beetles.

Doesn't it sound like fun?

The crown jewels (or turds) of the exhibit are the real samples of poop from across the animal kingdom. From an elephant's football-sized shit bombs, to various marsupials like the porcupine's pellets can be found. Does a bear shit in the woods? You bet. And you can see a bear's coal-like clumps of poopness there too.

Here's just a quick sampling of all the neat facts on feces:

* In World War II, the British disguised landmines to look like camel poop. At the time German tank drivers believed it was good luck to drive over a camel's poop pile

* A baby koala will eat a little nugget of mom's poop before eating eucalyptus. Mom's poop has helpful bacteria and will help the baby digest his food and fight infection

* A Nepalese male crane will impress the ladies by flinging poop chips in the air

Finally, at the "Scoop on Poop" exhibit, zoo keepers were on hand to monitor and report the amount of poop one of their male Asian elephants produced in a 24 hour period. How much poop did Dahlip, the elephant, let slip?

540 pounds of poo poo platters.

Now that's a spicy meatball.

24 Comments:

Blogger cube said...

Hey, poop happens.

11/06/2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger KC said...

I read about this in the news. Totally cool, in an odd way. So, is the exhibit going to travel? Hope it doesn't get the runs.

11/06/2006 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

are you shittin me???


hahahahahahahahahahaha

11/06/2006 7:25 PM  
Blogger goddess said...

HAHAHAHAHA, the shit exhibit!

11/06/2006 8:54 PM  
Blogger Phats said...

This is just wrong! haha, I am picturing a baby ruth in a pool here.

I had to disect owl pellets in college, not fun

11/06/2006 11:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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11/07/2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger Mr. Friendly said...

Is there anything buried in that pile?

11/07/2006 9:26 AM  
Blogger Curare_Z said...

Who isn't impressed by poop flinging?

11/07/2006 9:54 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Why on earth would German tank drivers think it was good luck to drive over a camel's poop pile ???

11/07/2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

I'm glad they didn't feed that elephant corn.

11/07/2006 12:04 PM  
Blogger Mimi said...

I do not have time to read this post or make a good comment, I have to go poop.

11/07/2006 2:05 PM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

Nothing like reading a great shitty post.

11/07/2006 2:39 PM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

No exhibits on poop floats? (and always floats downstream?)

11/07/2006 2:41 PM  
Blogger Keshi said...

I sooo dun wanna visit that zoo!

:)
Keshi.

11/07/2006 7:30 PM  
Anonymous Bruce said...

Let's just hope there are no fans nearby...

11/08/2006 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy shit! I have not been here in a long time. Looks like things are still going well for you. Enjoyed this post very much, and I didn't realize I had that much in common with a Nepalese male crane. I always try to impress the ladies by flinging poop chips in the air.

11/08/2006 9:39 AM  
Blogger O Ceallaigh said...

smell the terrible dung smell exotic flowers release in order to attract flies.

Hmmm ... wonder if they have a titan arum in their collection. Then again, maybe not. Between the odor and the pun, they'd drive most of the people out of the building and the rest to their preachers. Or lawyers. Talk about a shitty dick ...? Yes, that name Amorphophallus means exactly what you think it means. And yes I have. :)

11/08/2006 1:01 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

Poop dick?

hehehehehehe

11/08/2006 1:27 PM  
Blogger jay lassiter said...

sounds like an interesting exhibit.
i don't get grossed out by that kinda stuff, i've changed too many diapers for all that.

11/08/2006 5:51 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Phoenix, your post is full of crap!

teehee! :)

11/08/2006 7:36 PM  
Blogger DaBich said...

Holy Chit! lol

11/09/2006 4:47 AM  
Anonymous delmer said...

I didn't realize an elephant's poop pellet was as small as a football. (What would Klee Irwin think of this?) I would have guessed something larger ... like a love seat.

11/10/2006 2:46 PM  
Blogger sammyray said...

Unfortunately this does not impress the ladies.

I had a friend who once titty fucked this girl. While he was thrusting, he had to fart and thought he could squeeze out one undetectable gass cloud (mere inches from her face, mind you).

He shit on her chest.

She did not approve.

11/14/2006 10:06 PM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

sammy:

I've never had orange juice come out of my nose...thanks so much.

My stomach hurts from laughing.

11/15/2006 8:02 AM  

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