Stones, Bones & Wrecks
How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze
Bird poop has been a favored fertilizer for centuries—and, it turns out, is an excellent preserver of human flesh.... READ ON
A Smelly Bike Locks Drives Thieves Away By Making Them Vomit
If someone does try to steal your bike, they're in for a horrifying surprise.... READ ON
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Scientists Test the 5-Second Rule
The floor is gross, you guys.... READ ON
11 Smelly Facts About Passing Gas
Number 1: Most people pass gas about 14 to 23 times a day.... READ ON
The Psychology Behind Why Some People Won't Drink Recycled Water
Disgust is a powerful thing.... READ ON
CDC Report Confirms That Public Pools Are Gross
A recent report found health or safety violations in 80 percent of inspected facilities in five states.... READ ON
Giant Waste Lumps Called 'Fatbergs' Are Washing Up on the UK's Coast
The fatty lumps aren't just gross—they're also harmful to humans and animals alike.... READ ON
Mütter Museum Website Lets Visitors Get Up-Close and Personal with Medical Specimens
The online Memento Mütter exhibition allows intimate inspection of the museum’s collection of diseased faces, twisted bones, and terrifying surgical instruments.... READ ON
Garbage Pail Kids Are Now Printed on Demand
The booger-themed cards are still around—just not in the quantities you're used to.... READ ON
Scientists Record High-Speed Imagery of Snot Rockets
Sneezing produces a “turbulence cloud" of snot.... READ ON
Jelly Belly’s Nasty New ‘BeanBoozled' Flavors Include Dead Fish and Spoiled Milk
Are you up for the BeanBoozled challenge?... READ ON
What It’s Like to Swim Through Poop All Day at Work
Being a professional sewage diver is not as smelly as you'd think.... READ ON
Fascinatingly Filthy: How Bad Science Saved Lives in Victorian London
London used to really stink—but cleaning it up made a world of difference in public health.... READ ON
Chef Cooks Apocalypse Emergency Food; Regrets It
If you're eating this, it's because the world has ended.... READ ON
11 Fragrant Facts About Trash
One man’s trash is another man’s fun fact.... READ ON
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Rats
We used to think rats were gross. Now we think they’re gross and fascinating!... READ ON

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