Solid Gold: Precious Metals Discovered to be Concentrated in Human Fecal Matter

Instead of flushing millions down the toilet, humans could be mining their poop for gold. That’s at least what some researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) think. They’re looking for ways to squeeze metals like gold and silver out of solid waste. When poop arrives at a wastewater treatment plant, it is separated intoContinue reading “Solid Gold: Precious Metals Discovered to be Concentrated in Human Fecal Matter”

Introducing the first bank of feces

BY Erika Engelhaupt A new nonprofit called OpenBiome is hoping to do for fecal transplants what blood banks have done for transfusions. It’s a kind of Brown Cross. And it’s an idea whose time has come. Recent trials testing transplants of fecal microbes from the healthy to the sick have been so promising that peopleContinue reading “Introducing the first bank of feces”

Iranian man has gone 60 years without bathing

Amou Haji, aged 80, who lives in Dejgah village in the southern Iranian province of Fars has not bathed for 60 years. The last record of longest time going without showers belonged to a 66-year-old Indian man, Kailash Singh, who had not taken a bath over 38 years. He believes cleanliness brings him sickness. HisContinue reading “Iranian man has gone 60 years without bathing”