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Would you donate your poop for a loved one?

The internet is ripe with bizarre stories of how a brother/ sister/ friend/ lover  (even estranged husband’s lover) donated an organ to save the life of a patient in a precarious condition. Call it love or just humanity, we tend to delve in such selfless behaviours from time to time be it for our loved ones or even complete strangers. 



The very fact that blood donation camps have been held regularly around the world and continue to attract donors every time is testament to human good will. Many donate their organs while living or after their death and that is a noble cause. Sperm donation is also quite common, but does not come with the nobility of organ donation. But what about poop? Would you consider it a noble cause to donate poop? Should the need arise, would you rise to the occasion and make a deposit?
If you look at it for what it is, your poop is of no use to you whatsoever. Everybody just dumps their collection sooner or later. So, there is no reason for not doing so. We should…

Six extinctions in Six Minutes

The word 'extinction' is quite synonymous with dinosaurs, woolly mammoths, sabretooth (pretty much everything Ice Age has taught us so far). But, paleontologists believe that 99.99% of species that have dwelled on the planet Earth have faced extinction. Its not that humans are that rare 0.01% that have survived, it's probably just a matter of time, before we, too, become part of someone else's history books.

But before we head there, here is an episode of Shelf Life, a web series from American Museum of Natural History,  titled Six Extinctions in Six Minutes, where you get to see the what has gone extinct from the planet and what has managed to resurrect itself. Don't worry, it's n
ot something we should be afraid of but there is also something thought provoking.

Do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.