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Poop Statistics

For public mental hygiene
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Needed: statistics on how many times your average gram of dirt has been processed through an animal's alimentary canal, over earth's history, in a public information campaign, directed mainly towards places with the strongly held belief that the world is only 4000 years old.
JesusHChrist, Sep 03 2015

Composting Toilets http://makezine.com...composting-toilets/
[JesusHChrist, Sep 03 2015]

Tree statistics http://m.timesofind...leshow/48796661.cms
[JesusHChrist, Sep 04 2015]

Bodmer & Hogben https://books.googl...BDPOYcC&redir_esc=y
[pertinax, Sep 09 2015]


Voice, Sep 04 2015

       The problem comes with defining "dirt". If it means any solid matter on Earth, the average number of times will be extremely small - the Earth's core and mantle, for instance, haven't circulated a lot.   

       Also, your reasoning is circular. The statistics will depend on the average age you assume for the Earth and its inhabitants.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 04 2015

       Pretty meaningless: food that goes through a digestive system gets changed to something else; rock particulates ("dirt") aren't ingested on purpose.   

       mfd idea there isn't one.
FlyingToaster, Sep 04 2015

       ...so, Civet Cat DIRT?
Grogster, Sep 07 2015

       The [Voice] has spoketh.
blissmiss, Sep 07 2015

       Anc. Grmr: "Hath spoken". Really, it's not that difficult.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 07 2015

       I changed it slightly, thought it would sneak by. Guess not. Someones got their mono-glass out going over stuff with a fine tooth comb.
blissmiss, Sep 07 2015

       We got your pedantry right here. For reference:   

       I, we, ye (you plural), they have
thou (you, singular) hast
he, she, it hath
I, he, she, it, we, ye (you plural), they had
thou (you singular) hadst

       The foregoing applies to people. In the case of animals, plants, the weather and the sea:
It haethen
They haetheren and
It hadseach
They hadseachen
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 07 2015

       ... or consult Bodmer and Hogben (see link), who know more about this than [MB] and are not taking the piss.
pertinax, Sep 09 2015

       // know more about this than [MB]//   

       As if that were relevant. It is far, far more important to be confident than to be right.
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 11 2015


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