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Speaking Of Things Scatological

CNN reports – Wombat poop: Scientists have finally discovered why it’s cubed. The Register adds their slant to the reporting: Wombats literally sh!t bricks – and now boffins reckon they know how.

Reading that I was struck by the probability that this research would rate the notice of the Ig Nobel Prize committee, and it did.

Lead author, Patricia Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, won the Ig Nobel Prize for Physics in 2015 for her study showing that in mammals “Duration of Urination Does Not Change With Body Size.” The study of wombat scat was right down in her sewer 😈

UPDATE: The perfect XMas gift for people who think they have everything.

November 20, 2018   2 Comments