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-- KoFE (Your@town.USA), March 22, 1999


Erased!! The Badge of Shame! Now THAT'S what I call FAST biodegradation!

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 22, 1999.

That book was real. I didn't make it up.

-- KoFE (your@town.USA), March 22, 1999.

No ----? Oh, well!, now "No ----."

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 22, 1999.

It seems visions of horrible death are accepted, but a lighthearted approach to a natural function is off limits.

-- KofE (your@town.USA), March 22, 1999.

King, let's work out a face saving deal here. Next time, simply recommend that people check out this link:

The Most Delicate Topic of Treatment of Digestive By-Products Under Primitive Conditions

Warning: Ladies in hoop dresses and subject to vapours should refrain from clicking.

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), March 22, 1999.

Give me a break people! I use to work for an enviromental engineering firm whose specialty was wastewater treatment plants. I had several opportunities to watch on video a camera running down the center of a sewer pipe looking for cracks in the pipe! All the engineers would stand around and say, wow, that was a healthy turd! GEEEEZ! Want to hear more of what they found at the wastewater treatment plant? Or about an engineer whose truck accidently rolled into a sewage pond? HMMMM?

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), March 22, 1999.

Yayuzz, A much more delicate approach.....

-- KoFE (your@friggintown.USA), March 22, 1999.

Hold on, hold on, back up guys. I'm still trying to figure out what's the difference between a "healthy turd" and an "unhealthy" turd....now, just where do you stick the thermometer?

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 22, 1999.

Robert!!! ROFL!!!!

Thanks!! I needed the levity tonight....

Breathe in.... catch breath... *whew*..... ....


-- Dan (DanTCC@Yahoo.com), March 23, 1999.

Robert, it was the size and length of the turd! Unbelievable on what comes out of a human!

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), March 23, 1999.

I took an Arctic Engineering course at the University of Fairbanks once. Waste disposal is a serious problem in the Arctic where waste does not have much of a chance to decompose during the short summer.

One of the common ways of dealing with the problem is to use toilets that burn the waste. The professor asked the class to compute how many BTU of energy it would take to burn the average turd (including the BTUs contained in the turd). Some guy asked "Well, how big is the average turd.

A 20 minute discussion ensued pursuing that determination.

bardou, you just threw off a whole bunch of calculations.

--Greybear, who forgets the exact numbers but will NEVER forget the prof holding up his hand with thumb and index finger spread out saying "well, about THAT big"

ps, Opening line from Rober Services "The Cremation of Sam McGee":

There are strange things done under the midnight sun....

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), March 23, 1999.

How can we resolve dealing with concerns about sewage in Y2K when some of the streams here are drowning us in doo doo?

-- Watchful (seethesea@msn.com), March 23, 1999.

Hey, gotta weigh in here ;-D
Just so you all know, a really healthy person is supposed to have 2 bowel movements per day, each about the length of elbow to wrist. Never were told the perfect weight or diameter, though. Incomplete textbooks! Naturally we focused on what interventions were common when this healthy event did not take place. Alternative disposal was not reviewed. Wasted education, that. Gotta relearn everything all over again. Chorus: *Big Sigh*

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), March 23, 1999.

I don't care what anybody says "Size does matter umph!"

-- spun@lright (mikeymac@uswest.net), March 23, 1999.

Did you said something?

-- What (did@you.say), March 23, 1999.

But watt's the revised ratio of btu's/lbm given a probable excess beans to hot air intake and less water to drink over the study period in question - does the calculated heat output include the flamamble vapors or TP? Whose elbow, how long a wrist, and what if it's limp wristed or broken? The drying ratio (and outgassing percent losses of combustible by products) will be funcion of surface area to total volume, hence the shorter and squatter the subject matter, the probable longer drying time but higher btu value at time of eventual combustion.

Unless, of course, one doesn't know whether or not a bear s**ts in the woods when the tree falls on a philospher watching the bough break listeing to hear if there is a sound when a troll poops.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), March 23, 1999.

Robert, we can always depend on you to ask the hard questions.

-- Greybear (greybear@home.com), March 23, 1999.

"""The Composting of Human Manure"""

"""""How it works is a model of simplicity. One begins by depositing one's organic refuse (feces and urine) into a plastic bucket, clay urn or other non-corrodible waterproof receptacle with about a five gallon (approximately 20 liters) capacity."""""""

err, you go first.

-- Mouse (bit0cheese@please.com), March 23, 1999.

Nah, it wasn't something you said. You just smell bad.

-- pew (yuk@this.thread), March 23, 1999.

Can we be certain everything seen in the sewer is "human" waste?

Jes' ramblin'...

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), March 24, 1999.

what 'bout dem alligators

-- lizards (tail@end.there), March 24, 1999.

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