Saturday, June 03, 2006

More Poo

I was searching for a medical discussion that I chanced upon the other day in order to reproduce here, when I found this. It's a Japanese children's book called, "The Gas We Pass - The Story of Farts" aimed at the 4-6 age range.

Review: "...The latest Japanese import by Kane/Miller continues in the same vein as Everyone Poops and The Holes in Your Nose, exploring yet another subject generally considered taboo. Brevity reigns in both illustration (cartoons and diagrams tinted with swaths of clashing color) and text (which doesn't even attempt to be subtle). Both informative and blunt, the book provides young readers with solid facts as well as plenty to snicker about, including some sage advice ('Don't hold them in - pass that gas!') that will send parents everywhere running for the air freshener." Publishers Weekly
http://kanemiller.com/book.asp?sku=27&sc=1

What I was actually looking for was this, a discussion from the British Medical Journal Online about farting and medicine: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/329/7471/925-a and the follow up: http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/329/7471/925-a

Did you know an elephant produces 1000 litres of methane a day? Who the hell measured that? And more importantly, how and why?

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