Of Course It Does: 700-Year Old S#iT Still Smells
In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who's ever found a turd in a Ziploc in the back of their closet before, a 700-year old latrine unearthed in Odense, Denmark, still smells awful. What, did somebody expect it to smell like a Glade Scented Plug-In?
Described as being in "excellent condition," the human excrement can give scientists unique insight into what people ate in Denmark in the Middle Ages.
"Preliminary results of analysis show that raspberries were popular in Odense in the 1300s. The contents also contain small pieces of moss, leather and fabric which were used as toilet paper," Lauridsen said.
It appears that barrels were recycled for various use in Medieval Odense. The excavation unearthed three barrels stacked on top of one another and tied together that served as a basic well.
You know what's craziest about all this? That when they discovered these shit barrels there was somebody out there who was STOKED BEYOND BELIEF to get to poke around in the turds and find out what medieval people ate. That blows my mind.
Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who pointed out although the source article was posted on April 1st, the story is real. They really should have waited till the 2nd though. "This shit can wait."