Category: Nature is terrifying.

Poop, viruses, etc: stories from the front line of my toilet

With more and more stories out about viruses and bacterium (poop’s overachieving cousins, who for reasons unclear to me, are more socially acceptable to talk about) I’d like to do my part to fan the larger feces family’s flames, so to speak, as part of a multi-pronged effort to spread the fascination with poop. And what better way to do that than through a series of vignettes…on viruses, bacteria, and feces:

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Bowerbirds — A moderated stream of conscious post.

Spirit animals–I’m not sure if this is actually a real thing…or one of those fake things that your friend who invented it insists is real while making you feel insignificant for not knowing what it was already. But, without doing any sort of research on the subject, let me posit it as a real thing: “you know, a spirit animal? Like what animal your spirit is.”

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Where’s the Largest Battle Ever Waged?

Where’s the largest war being waged in the world right now? The answer might surprise you. It’s actually being fought by 4 colonies of nearly a trillion Argentine ants across the state of California, where millions of ants are slaughtering each other each day. They are officially the coolest things ever.

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Beau Biden’s Safe. And, exhale…

Last week, Beau Biden was taken the hospital. No one seemed to care. But I did. Luckily, Beau was released yesterday with a healthy prognosis from his doctor. And, all together now: exhale… In celebration of his safe recovery, it seems only fitting that we revisit probably the best example of campaign propaganda I’ve ever seen.

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