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Oddities News Archive - June 27, 2012

Waste Not, Want Not: Researchers Turn Poo Into Energy

While some great thoughts emerge in the bathroom, there is one great idea that was inspired by the bathroom. Scientists have decided to harness the power of poo, by turning it into electricity and fertilizer.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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