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Square meal

The holidays are here.

squaresWhat a great excuse to enjoy a yummy chocolate and peanut butter brownie.

Wait…don’t.

This isn’t chocolate. It isn’t even food.  It’s, um…well —

Wombat poopies.

wombatWombats are, in fact, the only creatures that poop cubes.  The shape helps the wombat mark its territory and recognize potential mates, because the flat sides help the poops stay in place.

I still think they look like little mini-desserts.  Put them on a Christmas doily, and I bet you’d fool a few folks.

That is, if the wombat didn’t get there first.

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The view from above

File this one under TMI-Interesting.

Crouching down is good for your health…well, in certain situations.

This baseball catcher’s low stance may not improve his health in the long run. You could argue it might eventually hurt his knees or back.

And this throwing arm? Don’t get me started.

But people can realize health benefits from assuming a squatted position…

In the bathroom.

I know, I know — but hang with me.  This is pretty fascinating stuff.

A 2003 study found that people who did not sit down on the toilet to do their business — but instead crouched above —  were able to do the aforementioned  business faster, more thoroughly and at less risk of hurting themselves due to excessive strain.  Turns out the squatted stance gives you the best angle for — well, business — compared to being seated or standing up.

Ya gotta admit — that’s pretty amazing…and might come in handy some day.   Of course, we ladies have been practicing this stance for years in public restrooms…

Time to bring it home!

Morning joe

I’ve often said that coffee tastes like poop.

Turns out some of it — the most sought after, in fact — really is.

It’s called Kopi Luwak, or wild Thai civet coffee.  At close to $160 a pound, it’s the most expensive coffee in the world.

What makes it so pricey?

This blend comes from coffee berries that have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet, a cousin to the mongoose.

Once the beans are partially digested and passed through the digestive tract — that’s pooped out, people — they are harvested by workers with particularly horrific jobs and then roasted.

Reviewers on Dean & Deluca compliment civet coffee on its lack of aftertaste, smooth flavor, and rich aroma. They even love sharing the story of how it is made with their family and friends.

Clearly, the shit affects your brain, too.

Danke schoen

Have I mentioned that I’m part German?

Yep.  And I’ve never been more proud of the fact than today.

A group of German linguists has chosen ‘shitstorm’ as the “Anglicism of the Year.”

Shitstorm…defined as “a public outcry, primarily on the Internet.”  The jury who made the declaration said shitstorm fills a gap in modern German vocabulary.

This pleases me on many levels.

I always think of the Germans as being so practical-minded.  And sure, they may have added this word to ‘fill a gap.’  But it’s a poop word!  I love that.

It also makes some of the words that we silly Americans have added to our dictionary of late seem a little less, well…silly.  Word like turducken. Bromance. Defriend. LBD.

Tramp stamp.

Yep.  That’s a shitstorm of language going on there.