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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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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