poop news

Poop has been found in a cave in Oregon.

Fourteen thousand year old poop. Fossilized feces.

The oldest human defecation found in North America.

In case you’re wondering:

While the analysis is not yet complete, he said there are bones of squirrels, bison hair, fish scales, protein from birds and dogs and the remains of plants such as grass and sunflowers.

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4 Responses to poop news

  1. Amy says:

    So even 14,000 years ago, people were clever enough to live in Oregon… 😉

  2. sonja says:

    I can’t believe you didn’t title this “Poop Scoop” 😉

  3. Erik says:

    I had a great laugh reading your post Patrick! It reminded me of a conversation I had with a friend the other day at a community coffee house.

    We had been discussing the implications of Jesus becoming “flesh” and all the implications of what that would mean. I was so engrained in the conversation that I had forgotten that others who were around us could hear what we were saying. That was when I made the statement, “Jesus not only felt the needs of hunger and sleep. He also experienced the need to sweat, to burp, and to fart!” Needless to say the couple sitting at another table erupted into hysterical laughter as did we once we realized the public comedy we had created unintentionally.

    Anyways, thanks for the laugh!

  4. Patrick says:

    I’m totally changing the title of this, Sonja!

    Erik, hilarious. I’ve always wondered if that’s a good test of checking someone’s orthodoxy. Jesus pooped is a profound statement of theology and a succinct expression of the incarnation.

    Some have said, maybe rightly, that’s it’s a little irreverent. I still like it.

    And Amy, I’ll bet they stayed until they realized how silly it was to constantly be cleaning mold off the cave walls. Then wandered southerly for more… fortunate climates.

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