Adorable Short Illustrates The Relationship Between Coffee And Poop


Have you ever wondered the science behind drinking coffee and having to go to the bathroom soon afterwards? Discovery News created an adorable cartoon short detailing the relationship between coffee and bowel movements.

Essentially, coffee helps release gastrin in the body which stimulates the colon. The video, however, will explain the rest in a much more whimsical way.

Check it out below.

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?Coffee is a great way to wake you up, and it’s also a great way to keep you regular. What’s so special about coffee that it makes you poop?—–For a collection of all our videos, check out TestTube Video!

Posted by Discovery News on Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fast Food

Burger King Serving Creamy Orange PooPoo Smoothie — Yes Really


Gotta love your unfortunate translations. Out in China, Burger King is now offering a nice, bright orange smoothie for summer, whose Chinese name means something like “mango ice smoothie with blow up pearls cold beverage.” In English though, it’s just “PooPoo.”

Coming from a place that thinks toilet-themed restaurants are a good idea, a “poo” smoothie might not seem completely outlandish, but rest assured: this shake is just crappy in name. Kotaku’s Eric Jou describes it as “pretty much like a Taiwanese Boba Tea” — mango flavored, with exploding lychee pearls.

Each shake comes topped with vanilla soft serve ice cream, but for, ahem, shits and giggles, you could always try ordering it with chocolate instead.


Today I Learned: Yes, You Can Eat Your Own Poop


Even when we were infants, the idea of coprophagy (the consumption of feces, guys) was gross, but apparently some very high-minded journalists over at Gawker are still dying to know: is it or isn’t it safe to eat your own poop?

Luckily enough for them, science was ready with the answer. And luckily enough for all you latent Phils and Lils out there, the answer wasn’t pretty.

(It’s yes, by the way. Yes you can eat your own poopy-poop.)

The gist is that while urine is sterile and poop isn’t, both are perfectly safe to eat, because all the bacteria in poop is 100% yours.

“Those are the same bacteria that live in your gut and play many healthy roles in your body,” Daniel Pomp, a professor from the UNC School of Global Public Health, told Gizmodo, “so coprophagy is not necessarily unhealthy unless the poop originates from an unhealthy individual.”

Our natural aversion to eating poop, moreover, probably comes from the fact that most fecal matter repositories (sewers and toilets and things) aren’t usually filled with just our personal stool, but rather, mixed stools from a considerable range of other behinds – which are of course poisonous.

But if you were able to obtain a perfectly clean pile of poop, and were hankering for a warm, steamy fecal breakfast, science says eat away. Sure you may get a weird glance here and there, but other animals eat their own poop and there may be some nutritional value in there. Maybe. If you dig.

It’s something?

H/T Gizmodo + PicThx Shishigirl


So Feces Wine is a Real Thing and According to This Japanese Girl Group, It Tastes ‘Delicious’

Inside: poop, pretty girls and booze. Shh, just come.

A couple months ago, Japanese news site Rocket News 24 got their hands on some bottles of tsongsul, a traditional Korean “feces wine,” made by soaking chicken, dog or human feces in soju alcohol until the mixture ferments – by no means a popular drink, but nevertheless rumored to cure illness and heal bone fractures.

While the site did manage to get a few, ahem, shits and giggles out of the whole thing, it turned out that after the initial smell and taste test, no one in the office actually wanted to drink the stuff. So Rocket did the only thing it could: found a Japanese all-girl air-band and tricked them into drinking it.

They told the girls they’d be trying a new Korean herbal wine. This was some of their early feedback:

“Yum! I don’t like shochu but I can drink this! That’s impressive, you know! It has a refined and elegant taste similar to that of wine. The color is also pleasant, similar to that charming translucency of rosé. This is sure to be popular with young women!”

“It tastes like those old Japanese candies they used to sell at supermarkets! This is delicious! What’s this sweetness, I wonder… It’s like Yomeishu (a traditional Japanese herbal liqueur), but with a different kind of sweetness. This would be great for girls who like sweet alcoholic beverages. I’d drink this again!”

“Oh, wow! When I heard this was medicinal herb wine I thought it would taste strong, but I was completely off the mark. This is really good, and easy to drink. I think this could be a hit with girls.”

Of course, after the truth was divulged, the girls completely changed their imaginary-instrument-playing tunes and insisted the drink tasted like poop, but with such a drastic turn, it would seem the only way to know the true taste of tsongsul would be to try it for yourself.

Or you could, you know, do almost anything else and not seem so absolutely disgusting.

H/T and PicThx Rocket News 24


The Sushezi Sushi Maker Sh*ts Out the Perfect Sushi Roll

Many a college sushi-rolling attempt has resulted in creative, albeit misshapen interpretations of the traditional maki roll (I’m looking at you, sushi “casserole”), but now you can literally sh*t out perfect sushi every time with the help of Sushezi.

Sushezi. Sushi. Easy. Because like most Japanese funnies, puns are “Quick! Easy!” and “Hilarious!

Stuff some sticky rice and your choice of ingredients into the two halves of the 12 inch Sushezi, clasp them together, seal on the end cap and watch as the plunger squeezes out a perfectly round, perfectly sized tube of sushi innards onto your standard nori seaweed sheet.

Granted, the product is a few years old by now, but the art of sushi making hasn’t gotten any easier (as far as we’ve heard), so no complaints here.

Sushezi is available on Amazon for $16.66.

See it for yourself in all its colon-esque glory:

[Via HuffPo, Gizmodo]


Japanese Scientist Creates Meat From Poop Proteins

This is what a normal burger should look and taste like. The video below of Mitsuyuki Ikeda describing this synthesized creation process is an atrocity to food, but still creates an eery curiosity in the foodie community.

What do you think FOODBEASTS? Would you ever eat meat made from feces? Should the FOODBEAST office give it a try? Let us know in the comments!