You're Smarter Than That

Colonics Aren’t Cleansing, They’re Dangerous

The belief that the colon needs to be cleansed recurs throughout history, but there's no reliable evidence that colonics have any health benefits, and they do come with risks.
Christine Ro
butt stuff

People on the Keto Diet Have All Kinds of Problems Pooping

The high-fat, low-carb ketogenic diet can lead to constipation and diarrhea.
AC Shilton

The 'Three and Three' Rule of Pooping Tells You If You're Normal or Not

Five experts weighed in on what's considered healthy and normal when it comes to pooping frequency.
Alexandra Hansen

What Your Poop Looks Like Can Reveal a Lot About Your Health

Scientists developed a seven-point scale called the Bristol Stool Chart.
Trevor Lockett
Asking for a friend

How Bad Is It to Hold in Your Poop?

Look, no one wants to take a dump at work or in a public bathroom, but if you hold in your poop out of shyness, you could be doing some damage.
Alyssa Girdwain
The yes man

I Tried a Colonic to Perfect My Poop Routine

The Yes Man, on a quest to attain poo-phoria.
Grant Stoddard
Home Lab

Here’s a Rasta Ode to Cucumbers

You heard us.
Samantha Lefave
holy shit that's a lot of shit

Constipated Man Has 28 Pounds of Feces Surgically Removed

Doctors said he looked 9 months pregnant.
Amber Brenza
It's Science

Healthy Mammals Poop in 19 Seconds or Less

As for the research methods? Imagine the creators of South Park got to do a National Geographic special.
Nick Keppler
crime & drugs

The Story Behind That Super Bowl Ad for Americans Constipated by Painkillers

There are so many people who can't poop because of prescription painkillers that a drug company spent millions to advertise a pill to combat 'opioid-induced constipation.'
Keegan Hamilton

How To Avoid Taking A Shit At A Festival

Festival toilets are gross, but creating your own fecal butt plug isn't as hard as it seems.
Wendy Syfret

Our Constipation Tour of India

The Indian tourism industry has become so efficient at safely shepherding Westerners past the country’s landmark sights that pale-skinned travelers like ourselves could glide by easily without being touched by more than a few crumbs of dirt.
Aaron Hamburger