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what is this crap?

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Wombat?

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Looks like a charcoal briquette.  ;)

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How does it smell or taste?

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Looks like it hurt.

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Chupacabra most likely.

 

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skinny_tie wrote:
It definitely looks like wombat poo.

Wombat cubic faeces mystery solved and recognised by Ig Nobel prize

No wonder they walk like that. Tired

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Dude, you need to add more fiber to your diet. You’re going to total your bunghole.

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Bort wrote:

Wombat?

I'm surprised Bort figured it out.

There's not many wombats in Canada.

He must know about animals pretty well.  ;)

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raccoon city wrote:

Bort wrote:

Wombat?

I'm surprised Bort figured it out.

There's not many wombats in Canada.

He must know about animals pretty well.  ;)

 

yes, this ^

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Have a dear friend who lives outside of Moruya and has been involved in wombat rescue for years (mange and injuries from cars or dogs mostly, but rescues increased especially so after the fires).  She clued me in to the cubic poo...recalled seeing this article a few years ago, didn't realize they had won a Nobel for it later.  Original publication seems to have disappeared but it's the same folks.  What a cool job to be able to investigate one of life's little trivia mysteries!

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Maybe he has a crap collection for comparison?

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Lightbringer wrote:
Borg fæces.

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Lightbringer wrote:
Borg fæces.

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turkeydance wrote:
well, i was guessing ambergris.
wrong. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/04/science/ambergris-sperm-whales-dna.html
It does look a little like it, but in actuality it is discovered totally misshapen, a fetid clump of whale spew. Are you familiar with ambergris and its original usage in cologne/fragrance creation?
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Something really did crap a brick.

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“Are you familiar with ambergris and its original usage in cologne/fragrance creation?”

yes.

used to find some on the beach after a hurricane/storm at low tide.
sold it for relatively big money back in the day…but now…..
“You may not collect, keep, or sell ambergris because it is a part from an endangered marine mammal.”
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/protected-species-parts

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turkeydance wrote:
“Are you familiar with ambergris and its original usage in cologne/fragrance creation?”

yes.

used to find some on the beach after a hurricane/storm at low tide.
sold it for relatively big money back in the day…but now…..
“You may not collect, keep, or sell ambergris because it is a part from an endangered marine mammal.”
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/national/protected-species-parts

Wow. Cool that you were able to discover it in the wild. On what shores did you find it? These days it seems with marine environmental problems and much awareness of ambergris value, odds in finding it is quite rare.

The “no collection” rule is rather ridiculous. This is not obtained from killing whales. It’s waste product just found floating about!

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raccoon city wrote:

Bort wrote:

Wombat?


I’m surprised Bort figured it out.


There’s not many wombats in Canada.


He must know about animals pretty well.  ;)


ArtieT59 wrote:

raccoon city wrote:

Bort wrote:

Wombat?


I’m surprised Bort figured it out.


There’s not many wombats in Canada.


He must know about animals pretty well.  ;)



 


yes, this ^


Bort reads Slate Innocent

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

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I heard somewhere that in an emergency, dried dung can be used for fire?? Yeah that’s right, I think it was Nat Geo about a tribe deep in the jungles. Any ways, I would assume one should also have cologne ready if using dung for fire? Phew! Innocent

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I heard somewhere that in an emergency, dried dung can be used for fire?? Yeah that’s right, I think it was Nat Geo about a tribe deep in the jungles. Any ways, I would assume one should also have cologne ready if using dung for fire? Phew! Innocent
Some dung when sufficiently dried out can be a substrate for making fire. And some might have an oily resin that has flammable tendencies.

Note that ambergris is highly processed until it’s an essential oil capable of parfumerie interests. It is both a fixative and an aroma. At that processed point it doesn’t smell much like it did in totally raw form. How people managed to figure out that such a transformation could happen… is a mystery.

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Hank33 wrote:
I heard somewhere that in an emergency, dried dung can be used for fire?? Yeah that’s right, I think it was Nat Geo about a tribe deep in the jungles. Any ways, I would assume one should also have cologne ready if using dung for fire? Phew! Innocent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_dung_fuel

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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xevious wrote:
Note that ambergris is highly processed until it’s an essential oil capable of parfumerie interests. It is both a fixative and an aroma. At that processed point it doesn’t smell much like it did in totally raw form. How people managed to figure out that such a transformation could happen… is a mystery.

Two words: durian fruit.

Whoever decided about something that stinks like Fetid Roadkill Death from a half-mile away, “Hey, I wonder what that would taste like if I cracked it open and et the goop inside?”.

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Bort wrote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_dung_fuel

Did you ever wish you could unread something? Like…

These are the cakes of cow dung molded by bare hands with a curvature to be able to keep stuck to the walls.

Tired

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it looks like airpods pro Big Smile with very weird looking case

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Wombat, they have a big lump of cartlidge in their rump that must be like an extruder. The cartlidge allows them to block their burrow. The burrow can be up to 600mm in diameter. Another interesting thing is they can run as fast backwards as they can forwards. When i was a kid we had them as pets. An injured one was left in an F100 over night the next morning there was no seat, it had been ripped to shreds.

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Looks like it may be quite hot to hold as there’s no cooling fins.

Not for me if it doesn’t have USB-C and run Anduril.

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Sorry, wrong thread.

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