Poo Museum in England – level 3
Poo, number two, faeces, excrement… there are many words for it. Some people like to talk about It, but it isn’t often that we look at it. But on the Isle of Wight you can do just that at the aptly named National Poo Museum.
There they’ve got 20 different varieties of waste, ranging from ones we’re more used to dealing with to a whole lot of animal dung. It’s the brainchild of the Eccleston George collective of which Daniel Roberts is a member.
“So I was doing this walk with some friends while in the wilds of Northern Sweden. We came across a poo right in the middle of the path. I think it was some kind of a cat, and we all huddled around it and kind of guessed because none of us were really experts, and it was a lynx. And I was really just noticing how excited everybody became.”
But more than people just having a fascination with poo, there’s actually a scientific reason.
“We can use it for health screening, for looking up parasites, we can monitor the chemicals that are in it, and it can generally give you lots of information about how healthy your animals are.”
In order to place the poo in the resin, it has to be completely desiccated. That takes around an hour for insect poo and a couple of weeks for a lion’s. The team designed and built a special machine just for the job. Once placed in the resin, it’s then put in a specially designed vacuum chamber, built just for poo encapsulation.
The exhibition is set to go on tour around the UK, meaning we’ll all get to lift the lid on what we usually flush away.
Difficult words: aptly (appropriately), dung (poo), brainchild (somebody’s project), path (a footway), huddle (to get close together), lynx (a wild cat), resin (a special material which can protect the thing which is put inside it), resin (a special liquid), desiccate (to dry out), encapsulation (encapsulating something – to put it in a capsule or a case), to lift the lid (to find out information on something).
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