Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Why is poop brown?

Why poop is brown. I surprise myself sometimes, well, a lot of the time. I am really easily amused, I mean really really easily amused. Last Friday, I was driving by a field full of cows, and I was on the phone with a friends voice mail, when I saw two cows ( I guess one cow and one bull) doing “IT” out in the field. I was so amazed by it, that I just had to laugh, than I saw a group of red-necks sitting in a car watching said bovine porn. I thought that it was so funny that I could not even leave a message on the voice mail, I had to hang up and laugh for about three minuets than I had to call back and leave another message apologizing for the stupid first voicemail where all you hear is “Oh my god, ha ha ha ha ha, wow, ha ha ha ha, what the, ha ha ha ha ha aha” for about 30 seconds. In the second message I still was not exactly coherent and just sounded funny.

So in my anatomy class yesterday we started to learn about blood. Good thing to know about, I mean you kinda need to understand a little about it. Well, like a good motivated student I was reading the chapter in my text book and came across a part that I had to re-read a couple times. It was talking about how when your red blood cells get “old” as in about 100 days or so, they start to get recycled, broken down into the base components, and the reusable parts taken off to be rebuilt into a new cell. Well, part of the cell that cant be reused is part of the pigment that makes the red blood cell red, that part of the cell is mixed with some of the other junk and tossed into your intestinal track to be “excreted”. Well, by the time that it gets to the part of getting out of your body, the nice red pigment has mixed with other stuff and become a brown pigment known as stercobilin. So there you have it, why poop is brown… the things you learn in college.

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You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go....” Dr. Seuss