Human feces

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  1. weezy72 Registered Member

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    On average, how much does one human stool expand to? How much stool would it take to be on every part of the earth?
     
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  3. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Expand how?

    As far as your second question, it's a fairly simple calculation. The area of the Earth's surface multiplied by your "desired" thickness of coverage.
     
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  5. John99 Banned Banned

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    If anything the stool shrinks. So any number i would multiply it by at leas a quarter.
     
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  7. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    A quarter?
    Nah, you'd need at least a full turd extra.
    Sounds like a shitty question to me.
     
  8. Emil Valued Senior Member

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    Earth surface area 510,072,000 km2, 148,940,000 km2 land (29.2 %), 361,132,000 km2 water (70.8 %)
    Earth volume 1.08321 × 1012 km3

    If you specify exactly what you mean when you say the earth and you say the size of stool, I'll calculate it.
     
  9. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    You'd have to somehow pump it full of preservatives, and since our diet is already loaded with preservatives that's a tough assignment. Either that or freeze it and store it until you have enough, and I'll just leave you alone with that little project. I'm fairly confident that the health inspectors in my town would not let you live here with that freezer.

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    The problem is that the whole human race only produces a certain volume of stool every day, and then it begins to decompose. By the time you get enough to coat the whole planet, the early batches will have disintegrated.

    For starters, just take a look into your own toilet and calculate how many days it would take you just to tesselate your bathroom floor, much less your entire house, your entire lot, or your share of the uninhabited portions of the planet.

    Then figure out how big a freezer you're going to need and what it will do to your electric bill, much less to your popularity with the chicks.
     
  10. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    If you are only talking about a layer one atom thick, it wouldn't take much at all.
     
  11. Gremmie "Happiness is a warm gun" Valued Senior Member

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    I've seen a few threads, that I thought were just crap...But this one is just the shits.
     
  12. skaught The field its covered in blood Valued Senior Member

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    Hehe yeah... Seems to be a concentration of it here.
     
  13. jmpet Valued Senior Member

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    "I am... in a world of shit."
     
  14. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Heh heh.

    Maybe this thread needs to find it's way to the cess pool

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  15. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    Why does soft feces sink, but the harder produced when constipated floats?

    As adding water to any material or removing water from it in the sense of mixing together, say a sponge or feces, would not seem to be able to change the density from < 1 to > 1 or conversely, this is a mystery.
     
  16. Hursh Registered Member

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    Heh hehe heh heh heh hehe heh hee
    I saw some threads, all the fake. There is not understand able.
     
  17. visceral_instinct Monkey see, monkey denigrate Valued Senior Member

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    LOL damn you made me laugh. My core muscles hurt from lifting and this thread just made it worse.
     
  18. George Registered Member

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    I think all these are fake. I am not understand these threads.
     
  19. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Wow, is everything concerning toilets backwards in Australia? People are usually constipated because they don't eat enough fiber. Fiber traps a lot of air and makes feces float. In fact that's what American nutritionists tell us to look for if we're wondering whether there's enough fiber in our diet.
     
  20. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Staff Member

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    Excess fat can have the same effect.
     
  21. John99 Banned Banned

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    Now see here, what does this say about evolution?

    Why does cockie smell?

    Cockie smells so early humans wouldn't eat it but now we know we shouldnt eat cockie. So you would think that evolution would give us less smelling cockie...but noooooo...

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  22. scheherazade Northern Horse Whisperer Valued Senior Member

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    My, my, my........

    Having worked with animals most of my life, I have learned to pay considerable attention to the products of elimination for much about the health status of the animal can be determined thereby, and the same goes for our species.

    Regular elimination is important to good health, and this function should not be painful or particularly offensive, if the diet is appropriate to the body chemistry.

    As to the original question of what quantity of excreted matter would be necessary to cover the surface of the planet, several variables are lacking in what otherwise would be a simple mathematical calculation.

    If our population continues to expand one will come to the realization very quickly that we will soon be overwhelmed by our own waste products, from both biological and technical outputs.

    We need to quit crapping in our own nest for the benefit of future generations.

    From another perspective, all of that biological output becomes fertilizer in the end.

    Vegans take note. Plants eat meat via bonemeal and blood meal and as for the other, well mushrooms do particularly well in it.

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    My bad......

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  23. John99 Banned Banned

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    Very true. Every human on the surface of this planet should own a fish tank. Should be mandatory so they know how a damn ecosystem works.
     

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