Scientists found a way to transform astronaut feces into edible 'microbial goo'

By Polycount ยท 127 replies
Jan 30, 2018
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  1. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    You do have your issues.. My main concern is making sure I get my daily dose of rat poison, so the old artificial heart valve doesn't clot up.:D (Not that there aren't others). :D

    In any event, Bacardi released a new seasoned rum a couple of years ago called "Oakheart" Yuh-um! You should try it straight against an iced coke chaser. (zero calorie, of course).

    After all, man doesn't live by recycled poop alone. (See how I steered that right back to the toilet, er, I mean, "topic")?
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  2. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    Dad took the warf... Yeah rat poison . I take xralto for that. jeees.issues ? if I tried to list everything .my post would get pulled . .this is therepy, you know?

    I like the picture in the article,I could use one of those ,if its got the suction like I can imagine it does, get off of that before you flush ,in space ,wwhoooosh, oops, I bet that contraption can make quite the constellation, probably shouldn't put too much of that in space either ,I don't want it coming back at me.
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  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    I've never tried sodium Warfarin intranasally. I suppose there's a first time for everything...;)

    I suppose it wouldn't be as formidable task as snorting recycled poop.

    In the case of Warfarin, it might thin out the blood in your brain too much, since that would be "first at the scene of the accident", so to speak.

    With poop stuck in your nasal passages, everybody under the sun would be calling you "sh!thead".

    Still, with recycled feces being what they are, wouldn't be better to process it, then pound it back up from whence it originally cometh, thereby, "eliminating the middle man", again, so to speak?
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  4. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    I'm speechless. I'm laughing so hard tears are running down my leg. I think that's tears ROFLMAO.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    The Chinese have threatened or, offered, if you prefer, to put a laser in space to shoot down "space junk". I imagine Chinese cosmonauts could dream up quite the FPPS ("First Person Poop Shooter) game, to avoid any of it getting into the cesspool we've already made of planet earth
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  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    Yes, those are tears of joy from "Little Hoodlum".
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  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,836   +1,381

    Hmm, I think I would prefer yogurt - not that that would work for you.
  9. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,836   +1,381

    I have to say that I have had quite a few laughs myself in the past few days. Surely, that has got to keep a guy regular!
  10. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    Try colestid .it's a binder .it'll keep the tears from running down your legs ,and give them a little structure. talk to your doc.

    you probably spring a new leak every other week..I'll soon be back in a diaper,myself..:(

    Going for a spacewalk, WTF.? take your boots off outside..!

    @wiyosaya if your not having fun going through life ,whats the sense,

    I get that sh!thead thing all the time,and I know a few ,no need to be seen snorting it either, we just know..and it bothers me not.I am a NEWFIE first and foremost..though I prefer Newfoundlander. to be politically correct.

    How much is that Toilet in the picture?
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  11. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    You will have to get up really early to keep up with my new friend @captaincranky . I tried, but I couldn't cut it. He's one of a kind!
    Some times a big laugh can lead to a change in underwear!
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  12. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,836   +1,381

    I made the long journey to Newfoundland a few years back. For anyone who has never been there, I highly recommend the journey at least once in your life.
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  13. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    I do hope you got to travel around and experience some of the true hospitality ,that can be found .
    there's no price tags on the doors of Newfoundland . as the song goes.
    some communities here ,still have no locks on the doors.the party is in the kitchen. when the rum runs out, no worries ,we'll go next door.

    most places, neighbors are strangers ,here ,strangers are neighbors,

    we just got our first Gold Medal at the Olympics ever! Kaetlyn Osmand ,a Newfoundlander, with the figure skating team. we're tickled with pride here.
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  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    :p:p:p Our anthem is more, well....., "anthemic";

    You just have to figure out what key you can sing it in, and then still be drunk enough to imagine you've hit the high note
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  15. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    Oh that's not our anthem, our Anthem is " Ode to Newfoundland ".more anthemy as well. I didn't link as there are a few versions there with pictures , so I'll leave that for you.some of the pics show why a lock on the door isn't really necessary in some small communities.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    Did you listen to that video?
    It's the original version of "The Anacreotic Song", which is the melody line to, "The Star Spangled Banner". The joke is, it's a British drinking song.

    The same thing happens with, "God Save the Queen", which becomes, "My Country Tis of Thee".

    I didn't know Newfoundland had its own anthem. I thought "Oh Canada", covered the whole country.

    What's really unfortunate is "The Marseillaise". It's starts off like gangbusters, and then starts to wander around like a troop of French soldiers milling around a field waving white flags.

    Back to topic, "God save our poop".
  17. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    indeed I did, listen to it, I thought the melody sounded familiar,,

    edited ; for simplicity ,thankyou ,your ok .:p
    easy to edit a post or 2 so they don't get us slapped.

    whats that fancy space toilet worth, I would like one ,it seems simple by design,it has curious features.
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  18. holdum323

    holdum323 Banned Posts: 1,725   +455

    Opps! Time for me to stop posting about poop. I'm moving on.
  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    Yeah, I guess I'm pooped from talking about poop[ myself. It's time to stop contemplating, cogitating, meditating, philosophizing, and planning about poop in space, and take good, healthy, non recyclable poop, just for the sheer joy of it, right here on earth.
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  20. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,836   +1,381

    I really did not get a chance to experience the local population in more than a limited fashion.

    I came in through Port Aus Basques, drove for about two hours to Corner Brook, spent the night at The Glynmill Inn which was really nice. The waitress in their restaurant seemed kind and friendly. Then the next day, I drove the Trans Canada Highway to Burnside. It is somewhat of a long story, however, I knew some people who own a house there. I was there for about 10-days, three of which I spent alone, fasting, and "looking within" near what looked like a fault-line on the shore of the Atlantic while fishing boats passed by. I would mention names, but out of respect for their privacy, I won't do so publicly - if you would like to know, PM me and I will send a link even though you might think I am "out there" but, you know that already. :D

    Had it not been for my tent, I would have been carried away by mosquitoes - being a resident, I am sure you are aware of this, but for anyone else, I am not in the least joking about that. There were probably more mosquitoes inside the rain fly of my tent than I have encountered in my entire life. I would say that 50,000+ is a reasonable guess.

    Every local I did encounter seemed very friendly.

    I think I saw some moose, and saw what looked like very large birch forests.

    I then reversed my route after the stay, and came home. However, like the other place that I went to that is a long journey, Singapore, I was left wanting to return sometime, and your comments make me think that it would have been nice to get down to the level of which you speak - though I no longer partake in rum. At the time, it was something like $3,000 for "crown land" in Burnside. I contemplated it. I saw trees there that were literally growing horizontally - a result of the high winds which indicate that some areas can be a challenge in which to live.

    I love the remoteness of place, and to me, what I saw of it was quite beautiful. However, on the cable TV system at The Glynmill Inn, they had one of the stations from the US city in which I live - which was interesting that my hometown followed me up there. ;)

    Congratulations on the Olympic Gold Medal.

    Thanks for the opportunity to reminisce.
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  21. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    any time. :)I can't drink anymore ,health reasons ,and yeah, names ,aren't so familiar ,anyway , I live on the east side.,really helps to have a friend to take the tour with , need about a month for the basic tour and about 3 months to have the tour of a would probably want to stay after that. corner brook is our second city.wasn't the right tour..
  22. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 2,836   +1,381

    I really did not need more exposure to know that I liked it there - and I would have loved to have been able to spend more time exploring the province. If I could have, I would have stayed there and perhaps bought some of that crown land since there was basically no taxes and only a small yearly fee for the fire department; however, I had to wake up from the dream and return to the life I left behind.

    It was a three-week trip, and I could easily see myself living in any of the Atlantic provinces - as I went through them all. The country side, in all, was spectacular. Also, I stopped in ME at one point, The one thing about that I will never forget is the silence. It was so silent, it was deafening, and I loved it. Where I live, there is always the constant drone of civilization. :(
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  23. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    I like the dogs...:D
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  24. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Evangelist Posts: 615   +214

    need a vet on standby.for some Newfoundland dogs over breeding has weakened the can still find good ones but avoid the mill mutts.people do horrible things for money.
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  25. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,783   +3,202

    An issue which is widespread, and certainly not confined to Newfies. Decades ago, the boxer breed was virtually destroyed by its own popularity.

    None of the existence of puppy mills and genetic issues that occur from over breeding should come as any surprise whatsoever. Man imagines that he's a god, when he is in realty, an apex predator with an almost complete scorn toward allowing other species to even exist, let alone manipulating their genetics for his own whimsy and profit. .I mean for god's sake, some people still eat chimpanzees, don't they? Not to mention they're considered a "delicacy.". Michael Jackson likely would have eaten, "Bubbles", had he been headquartered in sub-Saharan Africa.

    But I digress. :rolleyes: Today's more widespread problem is likely to become the American Staffordshire Bull Terrier. (As if pit bulls aren't enough of a problem already). You'll find then lying around city streets, carved up and mostly more dead than alive, at least the one's who aren't busy attacking their owners. No biggie though, you can always hire "reformed dog fighters", to be your quarterback. (Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles.).

    That said, the timber wolf, is a stately, elegant, socially evolved, and intelligent creature, why shouldn't we turn it into "Canis lupis familiaris variety "pug", for our own whimsy and reward?

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