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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.