Shit is more nutritious than burgers

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  1. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051114/full/051114-9.html

    This may not come to a surprise to everyone, but shit is more nutritious than a burger. That is, bat shit.

    A type of salamander was found who is normally carnivorous. But this particular salamander decided to go straight to the bat shit which contains more proteins and nutrients than the average burger and eat that instead.

    Not mentioned in this article is how this knowledge can help our society. We will help them out here.

    We advice Mcdonalds to make burgers of bat guano instead of ground hoofs and fur as they are doing right now. It will improve the quality of their servings. i'm loving it.

    I'm sure researchers will find a new and improved way to tackle the quality of chicken nuggets next week. Maybe by subsituting ground chicken beaks with soldified spermwhale sperm. who knows?
     
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  3. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    I like the new "news as according to spuriousmokey" threads. Keep it up!
     
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  5. Roman Banned Banned

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    I like McDonald's burgers. The grease is delcious. Bat guano isn't very greasy. Besides, gray bats feed on bugs. Eating chitin sucks.
     
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  7. Azzy42 Registered Senior Member

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    The difference is the taste. "Absolute krap" that tastes like meat if you squint a little bit OR "not so bad krap" that tastes like krap.
     
  8. PsychoticEpisode It is very dry in here today Valued Senior Member

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    I wonder what a month of eating bat shit for breakfast, lunch or dinner will do for you. When that guy nearly died after a month of Big Macs they should have followed it with the guy eating bat shit for a month and compared the two.

    Why don't the bats eat it?
     
  9. NeonBlack Registered Member

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    I have no idea. Maybe because it's their own shit.
     
  10. lowefly Registered Senior Member

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    Brings a whole new meaning to shit eating grin. Nothing wrong with a little rim job. It's actually cleaner than kissing a mouth.
     
  11. dzerzhinsky Communist Registered Senior Member

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    Well, maybe it wouldn't taste so bad if it weren't decomposing at the time you eat it.

    I suppose it would help if you cook the shit first.

    And by the way, I think it's more likely because burgers are deepfried therefore they lose most of the nutrients during the frying.
     
  12. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    Neon:
    So? Rabbits eat their own shit...
     
  13. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    I'd imagine bats do not like to fly to the ground, cash down and be vulnerable to predators.

    And since they eat a diet of nutritious bugs they might not need the extra nutrition that is still present in their shit.

    Rabbits eat mainly vegetation and this is more difficult to digest the first time around. To get most out of their diet they can give it a second chance.

    jummie!
     
  14. Communist Hamster Cricetulus griseus leninus Valued Senior Member

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    Coprophophagous is the term for animals that eat their own solid waste, isn't it?
     
  15. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    a web search on c-o-p-o whatever yeilds nothing
     
  16. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    cop·roph·a·gous
    adj.

    Feeding on excrement: coprophagous beetles.

    see also wikipedia

     
  17. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    i knew that bat gauno was excelent fertilizer, better even than horse manure
    but to eat it? yuck. where do you come up with this stuff spurious
     
  18. spuriousmonkey Banned Banned

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    It comes from the No 1 science journal in the world: Nature
     
  19. leopold Valued Senior Member

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    bat shit for breafast.
    do you want that with piss or vinegar?
     
  20. mars13 give me liberty Registered Senior Member

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    what nasty shit filled mouths are you kissing?
     
  21. Facial Valued Senior Member

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    It's been known for a long time that guano is nutritious.

    I would be more interested if a study between human feces and hamburgers was done, although I think hamburgers might be slightly more nutritious.
     
  22. john smith Tongue in cheek Registered Senior Member

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    Maybe, but it doesnt go as well with ketchup!

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