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How did Salmonella bacteria get their name?

30 Jan 2019

It was from these animals that back in the late 1800s American veterinarian Daniel Salmon isolated the bacteria that were eventually named after him. “Salmonella” actually refers to a species of...

You're Full of Crap. Literally.

6 Sep 2018

I’m told I’m full of ….ummm “crap.”  And so are most of you. Literally. So say the promoters of various colon cleansers. Actually, they’re not quite so crass, they prefer to use gentler terms like,...

Rabbits Eat Their Own Poop

31 Mar 2018

Rabbits are foraging herbivores, eating mostly grass and weeds. But this fibrous, cellulose rich diet isn’t the easiest to digest, and by the time their dinner has make it through their intestines...

Tilapia and the “Poop Connection”

13 Jul 2017

Fishermen tend to embellish the size of their catch, hence the expression “fish tale” for exaggerated stories like the ones making the rounds about tilapia, a fish that is increasingly showing up...

What is Colon Cleansing?

20 Mar 2017

John Wayne did not die with forty pounds of fecal matter impacted in his colon. Where does such a preposterous notion come from? Generally one of two sources. The nonsense stems either from people...

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