Today I learned about the Worst/Best job in history: The Groom of The Stool. A role created for first for Henry VIII to "monitor and assist" in a king's bowel movements. Due to the proximity to the king, the royal wiper often became wealthy and powerful. tudorsociety.com/groom-st…
, Special devices exist in the form of "wrap-around foot stools" to allow users of western-style toilets to defecate in a posture that is somewhat similar to squatting. huffpost.com/entry/squatt…
During James Stockdale's time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, he slit his scalp and bashed his face in with a stool to prevent being paraded around as a propaganda piece, and later slashed his own wrists to show that he would rather die than submit and cooperate with his captors. usna.edu/Ethics/bios/inde…
When Franken Berry cereal used to contain a pigment that caused kid's poops to turn pink. It was referred to as "Franken Berry Stool". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Britain fought a war with the Ashanti tribe of West Africa because a British governor wanted to sit on a golden stool en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War…
Today I learned about the bristol stool chart. A 7 pronged classification system for poop developed by Dr KW Heaton in 1997, formerly Reader in Medicine at the University of Bristol. continence.org.au/bristol…
In 2019 Ian Cognito, a British comedian, sat down on a stool while breathing heavily before falling silent and dying during a show. The audience laughed for several minutes, thinking it was just another joke. bbc.com/news/uk-england-o…
Frito-Lay launched WOW fat-free potato chips in 1998 containing Olestra which caused "abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fecal incontinence ["anal leakage"], and other gastrointestinal symptoms". Warning on package "This Product Contains Olestra. Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stool” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay…
On 1829, Anne Royall, the first female journalist in the United States, was found guilty of being a "common scold" and sentenced to the ducking stool until the punishment was changed to a $10 fine en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ann…
The Groom of the Stool (person in charge of helping the English monarch poop) was a coveted position of power and influence due to the close, intimate access to the King/Queen. wikipedia.org/wiki/Groom_…
Elvis Presley probably died of constipation. He died in 1977, while straining on the stool. The autopsy showed Presley had an enlarged "megacolon," horribly impacted with clay like material from a barium X-ray procedure that the King went through four months earlier. nbcnews.com/science/cosmi…
Lewis and Clark's campsite 'travelers rest' was located by detecting mercury left behind in their stool samples. To combat constepation they consumed pills which contained the metal, mercury doesnt biodegrade so it's still detectable in multiple site locations across America. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
A window sill is only on the outside of a house, inside a house it's called a window stool. paulryanwindows.com/windo…
A typical kitchen sponge has about the same bacterial density per cm as an average human stool. time.com/5254808/how-to-w…
Today I learned of Carl Unthan (1848-1929), a Prussian violinist who was born without arms. At the age of 10, he taught himself to play the violin by strapping it to a stool. If he broke a string- he replaced it and tuned it using only his toes. He was also a skilled marksman, operating a rifle with his feet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned about the Groom of the Stool: the most intimate of an English monarch's courtiers, responsible for assisting the king in excretion and ablution. Under Henry VII, the Groom of the Stool became a powerful official involved in setting national fiscal policy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Consuming Matcha (as well as other chlorophyll rich foods like spinach and kale), can make your stool green. verywellhealth.com/green-…
Monarchs had people who monitored their bowel movements, and assisted with the action. The position was considered extremely sought after and powerful and was called, "The Groom of The Stool." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
A rectovaginal fistula is an abnormal connection between the lower portion of your large intestine and your vagina. Bowel contents can leak through the fistula, allowing gas or stool to pass through your vagina. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
It takes an average of 1.71 days to poop out a LEGO block head, based on a six person, three day study. The volunteers rated their bowel movements using a Stool Hardness and Transit (SHAT) score; a higher score meant looser and more frequent bowel movements. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
β€œFlamin’ Hot Cheetos” sent multiple kids to the ER worried about blood in their stool, but actually it was just the red food dye changing the color because of the amount they ate. cbsnews.com/news/why-flam…
The Bristol Stool Scale is used to classify human feces. It's used by both doctors and medical researchers who study human waste. webmd.com/digestive-disor…
If a sick person needs a transfusion of healthy gut bacteria, the only existing and most effective way is a stool transplant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fec…
Poo-phoria occurs when your bowel movement stimulates the vagus nerve, which descends from the brain stem to the colon. It takes a particularly "large mass of stool" to trigger poo-phoria and its vagal-nerve-induced feelings of exhilaration, intense relaxation, and goose bumps. outsideonline.com/1784611…
Henry VIII had people who were called β€œGrooms of the Stool” who’s job was to wipe his bottom. During his reign he had four such people, all of them were knighted. atlasobscura.com/articles…
In medieval England, the king had a β€œGroom of the Stool”- a courtier who assisted him with using the toilet. The Groom also monitored the king’s diet and bowel movements. It was a much sought after position, as it allowed unrivalled private access to the monarch. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Henry VIII of England and other monarchs around the globe had people who were referred to as "Grooms of Stool.” Their job was to make sure the defecation procedure went properly and to wipe at the end. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
Toilets in Germany have a "stool examination shelf". germangirlinamerica.com/g…
Elvis Presley’s personal physician, Dr. George β€œNick” Nichopoulos, claims that Elvis died because of β€œColon Constipation”, not a heart attack, because Elvis’ colon was β€œ8 or 9 feet in length”, and had β€œstool in his colon which had been there for four or five monthsβ€œ medicalbag.com/home/featu…
Today I learned of The Groom of the Stool - This man was in charge of assisting the King of England's WC needs and monitoring the King's bowel movements tudorsociety.com/groom-st…
, that Little Miss Muffet sat on a stool. "A tuffet, pouf (pouffe), pooffer, or hassock is a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It is distinguished from a stool in that it is completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible, and is essentially a large hard cushion that may en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuf…
There is a Bristol stool scale to identify your poop en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
Giardia, an intestinal parasite, was discovered by Antony van Leeuwenhoek, while examining his own stool. web.stanford.edu/group/pa…
Greasy, stinky, yellow stool is typically a sign of too much fat. This could also be a direct relation to a malabsorption disorder like celiac disease, where your body isn’t absorbing enough nutrients healthline.com/health/dig…
Today I learned of the "internal deodorant" bismuth subgallate, which eliminates the smell of flatulence and stool. One downside is that it can temporarily turn your tongue black. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev…
Henry VIII had someone who's job it was to wipe his bottom for him. They were called 'Grooms of the Stool' and Henry VIII had 4 of them during his reign, all of whom were knighted! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
The sensation of passing a large stool that can feel like an orgasm is called poophoria news18.com/news/buzz/poo-…
Henry VIII once confided in one of his Grooms of the Stool, an English monarch's courtier that assists the king in excretion, that he doubted Anne of Cleves's virginity based on "her brests so slacke". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Dogs eating feces (Coprophagia) is, in part, a defense mechanism against parasites that might form in their stool. akc.org/expert-advice/hea…
That faeces consistency is measured using a metric called the SHAT - Stool Hardness and Transit foxnews.com/science/docto…
There was such a thing as a Groom of the Stool. A servant that would assist a king during his visit to the toilet. The servants would often be involved in important decisions due to the intimate relationship they had with their employer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Frankenberry stool is an officially recognized ailment that was caused by people ingesting 1970's Frankenberry Cereal then pooping pink. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The great-great grandfather of Princess Diana was the last ever groom of the stool: a man who would assist royalty with pooping en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Henry VIII had someone who's job it was to wipe his bottom for him. They were called 'Grooms of the Stool' and Henry VIII had 4 of them during his reign, all of whom were knighted! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro…
Today I learned of a procedure where they take the stool of someone and place it in another’s stomach. It works as an alternate treatment for a certain infections. (C. Difficile, IBS, Crohn’s, etc) ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Folding stools have been around since, at least, 580 AD prittlewellprincelyburial…
In 1972, Franken Berry Cereal had a pink pigment in it that could not be digested. This turned people's poop pink and was referred to as "Franken Berry Stool" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Franken-Berry (children's cereal) Used to Turn People's Poo Pink Due to an Inability To Break Down the Heavily-Dyed Cereal. The Symptom Was Referred to as "Franken-Berry Stool" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
Despite the loss of her legs, Li Juhong has been a doctor in her Chinese village since 2001. She uses wooden stools to travel around, has treated over 6,000 people and has a stay-at-home husband who carries her on his back so she can reach patients who live in isolated areas. en.people.cn/n3/2016/0202…

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