Jezebel has an exposé on flushing tampons down the toilet… For whatever horrible reason I had to click on this. Something I didn’t know? If you flush it, it’ll end up in the street, washed up on the beach or you’re calling a plumber. The worst part about this piece…just under the byline it reads: Filed to Period Pieces. This is a genre? Read here.
Frozen poop banks anyone? Embarrassingly enough, the only story I wanted to read on Vox Media today had this headline: “Frozen poop banks could be an important medical advance.” Wait, since when did WaPo‘s “humor” columnist Gene Weingarten start writing for Ezra Klein? Actually, the story is by Joseph Stromberg. And, it turns out, there is such a thing as fecal transplants and frozen shit may be the wave of the future in dealing with that. What that means exactly is that a person with healthy shit allows his or her shit to be transferred into your shitty body and all is well. Surprise – finding healthy donors can be “time consuming and expensive.” This might be the grossest sentence of the story: “The sample is chopped up in a blender, filtered, and diluted, then given to a patient — either through a colonoscopy or a tube that’s threaded through the nose, down the esophagus, and into the stomach.” Who mans that blender? In short, this shit is not easy. Read here.
John Kerry smoked weed? Who knew? The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz comes out with a fun item today on Sec. of State John Kerry making a pot joke. Read here.