Human poop scattered on Vancouver grass patch

Most people in Brisbane think Canada ends at Vancouver, or maybe Banff.

I always thought Vancouver was a dump, and still do.

So do others.

Kenneth Chan of Daily Hive writes, This is not a sight you would expect immediately across the street from the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel in downtown.

But if you look closely into a narrow patch of overgrown grass between the sidewalk and the bike lane on the south side of Helmcken Street between the laneway south of Burrard Street and Hornby Street, you will see excrement.

To be more precise, you will see hundreds of large pieces of what appears to be human poop.

Daily Hive was tipped off by a health worker at St. Paul’s Hospital who uses the sidewalk next to the grass patch on a regular basis to walk between their office and home.

“Human poop looks different than dog poop,” said the worker who wished to remain anonymous. “I have heard other people talking about the human poop too, mostly people walking in the area. I have also seen human poop in the garden outside my office and on a park bench that is outside the building, which is not something a dog would do.”

“It’s not like I’m counting or keeping track of the quantity, though I have to say this is the most poop-covered stretch of grass I have ever seen, but the accumulation seems to happen overnight.”

People pooping

We have one bathroom for the three of us, and my wife always says close the door, tightly, because I fart a lot when I pee.

That’s nothing compared to what other people are doing with poop.

A Florida man is currently facing charges after smearing human poop on food in the supermarket.

According to Click Orlando, Edwin Pierce — the Florida man in question — is a 31-year-old resident of Melbourne, Florida. Identified as homeless in his most recent booking, Pierce previously lived in a home in the area, according to Florida Sheriff’s Office, who make such information public upon a suspect’s arrest.

He was charged with petit theft and criminal mischief after he smeared human poop on food in the Family Dollar on 2200 Sarno Road in Melbourne.

It is unclear what the origin of said human poop was — whether it was Pierce’s, or it belonged to another Florida man, and the arresting officer didn’t bother to ask that pertinent question.

A mystery woman walked into a store in Washington, pooped, bought baby wipes and left.

It’s a disgusting story of a woman who went No. 2 in aisle one.
Employees at the Prospector Liquidation Store in Longview, Washington, said the woman walked into the business on Tuesday around noon, reports KATU-TV.
“I saw her come in. She said, ‘Hi,’ and went off shopping, and then I really didn’t see her again until she came up to check out,” said an employee.
The woman paid cash for some rubber gloves and, ironically, baby wipes. She then left the store – and she also left something behind — poop.

“It was just weird. After we’ve seen the video, we were like…and then she bought stuff,” said another worker. “I went over there by the tarps and you couldn’t miss it.”

When the workers reviewed surveillance video, they saw the woman, who was wearing medical scrubs, make her way to aisle one, squat and defecate. The employees said the woman didn’t even ask to use the bathroom.

And in Canada, a  24-year-old Belleville resident is waiting on a bail hearing Thursday after an overnight argument with his neighbour about cat feces, Belleville police say.

According to a press release, police were called to a Coleman Street address because a neighbour’s cat had defecated in another neighbour’s flower bed.

Police say the affected neighbour then shovelled up dog poop and flung it at the cat-owners.

The 24-year-old man is facing charges of mischief and breach of recognizance.

It’s a big old goofy world.

At least 40 sick with Shigella after ‘eating food contaminated with feces at potluck birthday party’ in North Carolina

I’m not a big fan of the potluck.

Sure I get social aspect, the trying different foods and experiencing different cultures.

But do I trust the different food prep places, proper temperatures, storage and cleanliness.

Jane Wester of the Charlotte Observer reports at least 40 people are sick after eating contaminated food at a potluck birthday party in east Charlotte Saturday, Mecklenburg County health department officials said Monday.

Someone who prepared food for the party did not wash their hands well enough, Health Director Gibbie Harris said. Some partygoers are infected with a “highly contagious” disease called shigella, which causes diarrhea and is spread through feces, Harris said.

About 100 people attended the birthday party, and more may still get sick, as symptoms of shigella can take one to three days to show up after someone is infected, Communicable Disease Control director Carmel Clements said. It’s possible, however, for some people to get sick a whole week later, Clements said.

Most patients called 911 from the Forest Hills apartment complex, near where the party was held, according to Medic.

Health officials are sure that the contaminated dish was prepared in someone’s home rather than a restaurant, Harris said, because the only outside food at the party was the birthday cake.

Diamondbacks pitcher took the mound with poop in his pants

Archie Bradley, a relief pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks, told Yahoo Sports’ MLB Podcast he pooped his pants in a game this season shortly before taking the mound. The tale came up while discussing Adrian Houser, the Milwaukee Brewers pitcher who recently barfed on the field. Bradley had a story that definitely one-upped Houser’s.

“I was warming up to go in a game. I knew I had the next hitter. I knew he was on deck. The at-bat was kinda taking a little bit. As a bullpen guy in these big situations, I call ’em nervous pees, where like I don’t have to pee a lot, but I know I have to pee before I go in the game. I can’t believe I’m telling you this,” Bradley told Yahoo Sports.

“So it’s a 2-2 count, and I’m like, ‘Man, I have to pee. I have to go pee.’ So I run in our bathroom real quick, I’m ready to go. I’m trying to pee and I actually s–t my pants. Like right before I’m about to go in the game, I pooped my pants. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh.’ I know I’m a pitch away from going in the game, so I’m scrambling to clean myself up. I get it cleaned up the best I can, button my pants up, and our bullpen coach, Mike Fetters, says, ‘Hey, you’re in the game.’ So I’m jogging into the game to pitch with poop in my pants essentially.

“It was the most uncomfortable I’ve ever been on the mound. And I actually had a good inning. I had a clean inning, and I walked in the dugout and I was like, ‘Guys, I just [expletive] myself.’ They didn’t believe me, then the bullpen came in and they’re like, ‘Oh my God, you had to see this.’”

Who does that? Man poops on another man in Pennsylvania road rage episode, police say

Police say one man pooped on another man during a road rage episode in Pennsylvania.

Authorities say a New Tripoli man got into an argument with another man at about 8:45 a.m. Friday and defecated on the victim.

The altercation happened in Heidelberg Township, which is about 17 miles north of Allentown.

Police did not say what sparked the fight or how it escalated.

The suspect has been charged with harassment.

Everyone’s got a camera: Brisbane’s alleged poo jogger resigns from corporate role

Australia is a special place.

And there are more public bathrooms than I’ve seen anywhere else.

The man outed as Brisbane’s alleged poo jogger has resigned from his corporate role at a leading retirement village.

Andrew Douglas Macintosh, 64, was a senior manager at one of Australia’s leading retirement village operators.

As revealed by The Courier-Mail, Mr Macintosh was charged with public nuisance after allegedly defecating on a unit block pathway in Greenslopes while on his morning run.

The alleged deed was captured on camera by a fed-up resident.

Andrew Douglas Macintosh was charged with public nuisance after Greenslopes residents snapped off a shot of a jogger defecating on their pathway.

Mr Macintosh was a national quality manager with Aveo and a member of Brisbane City Council’s Inclusive Board.

Mr Macintosh faced Holland Park Magistrates Court this week before his charge was downgraded to an infringment notice, resulting in a $378 fine.

This morning Aveo confirmed Mr Macintosh — a former director of the Retirement Village Association of Australia — had now resigned from the company.

‘I’m covered in poo’ Transport Canada investigates feces falling from sky

CTV News reports Transport Canada is investigating two cases of cars in Kelowna, B.C. being struck with suspected human feces falling from the sky.

The first incident happened May 9 and covered Susan Allen’s car, with its sunroof open, both inside and out.

“I started crying (and) I’m like: ‘I’m covered in poo,’” Allen told CTV Vancouver on Thursday.

“(The) car was just inundated with poop. It was just falling from the sky. You could feel the drops hitting you. When I looked up there was nothing above but a plane flying.”

Three days later, a man found a similar mess on his car, which was parked in his driveway.

Transport Canada said it is investigating the alleged incidents.

“Transport Canada is collecting and reviewing information regarding the reported incidents of May 9 and May 12 and, as such, is not in a position to provide more details,” Daniel Savoie, spokesperson for Transport Canada, said in a statement.

The Kelowna International Airport said it has narrowed it down to one of three planes that were passing over that area at both times.

Febreze freshens up Alabama after ‘poop train’

Any hockey player knows the stench of equipment: Many of us carry around that stench with pride (although I’m not sure of the microbiological safety).

And when our partners or lab mates complain, we whip out the Febreze.

Magnify that problem.

How do you rid an entire town of the stench left by 200 poop-filled shipping containers? Apparently the answer is simple: you spray it with Febreze.

Carloads of the odor-eliminating products, produced by Procter & Gamble, were recently delivered to residents in Parrish, Alabama after a New York City “poop train” was hauled away on April 17. The disgusting cargo had been sitting in rail cars near Parrish for over two months while it waited to be transferred to a landfill 20 miles from the small town.

“At Febreze, we believe that no one should be immersed in stink and are confident that our lineup of odor-eliminating products could finally bring a breath of fresh air to the good people of Parrish,” Procter & Gamble’s Mandy Ciccarella said, via AL.com.

Many residents compared the overwhelming stink to trainloads of dead bodies. Some added that the smell was making them sick on a regular basis.

“The running joke was when the poop train came that we just needed to drop Febreze on top of the train,” a Parrish resident said in a video shared on social media by Febreze.

New York has been pushing its poop on other states after the federal government made it illegal for the city to dump waste in the ocean in 1988. The foul-smelling trains have been heading south after two landfills in Pennsylvania stopped accepting the sewage, according to CBS Sacramento.

Parrish officials have fought back against future “poop trains” entering their town by denying a business licence to the operator of Big Sky landfill. “The poop train brought the funk and Febreze came by to freshen us up,” one of the small town’s 960 residents added.

Ohio media type agrees to eat poop after NFL pick

The family was watching hockey this morning (do the time change, the game started at 5 a.m. here), and I was showing Sorenne pictures of her with her step-sister at a Washington Capitals game about 2010, and Amy and I concluded, neither of us had been to Pittsburgh, neither of us had been to Cleveland.

Yet Cleveland rocks.

This is how crazy Americans are about football (gridiron for the Australians): The Cleveland Browns were down to Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen and USC quarterback Sam Darnold according to nearly every report until the final week before the 2018 NFL Draft. There was no buzz surrounding UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen or Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.

ESPN Cleveland’s Aaron Goldhammer was so certain that Mayfield would not be the choice that he said he would “eat poop” if it happened.

Following the official announcement of Mayfield’s addition, Goldhammer manned up and agreed to follow through with the proclamation via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“I will eat the poop,” Goldhammer said.

Don’t eat poop.

And if you do, cook it.

Didn’t work out well: Florida parents offered $475,000 after being told their son would ‘poop out’ battery he swallowed

Brittany Wallman of the Sun Sentinel reports a Florida couple who were told their baby didn’t need a doctor and would “poop … out” a remote control battery he swallowed are poised to get a $475,000 settlement from the city of Lauderhill, after the battery corroded and damaged his throat.

The couple, Yandy Joseph and Matthew Asea, took the advice of Lauderhill emergency responders, they said in their lawsuit, and they didn’t immediately take their young son to a hospital. When his saliva interacted with the battery lodged in his esophagus, he suffered severe medical complications and was hospitalized for three months, the lawsuit says.

The $475,000 payout would be one of the largest personal injury settlements in city history, if it’s approved by city commissioners Monday, assistant city attorney Angel Petti Rosenberg, with the Hall & Rosenberg law firm, said. The city’s insurance carrier would pay it.

Joseph called 911 on March 30, 2016, because her son, described as a “baby” in the lawsuit, had swallowed the button battery from a remote control for a fan. When fire-rescue paramedics arrived about 10 minutes later, she showed them the battery from another device so they’d see what he had swallowed.

One of the emergency medical technicians picked up the boy, and said, “He looks good and will probably poop it out,” his mother recounted. She said the technician told her that “if we took him to the hospital, that’s what they’ll tell you.” They gave no other advice and then left.

Joseph inspected her baby’s next two bowel movements, but there was no sign of the battery. The next morning, he threw up, and she called poison control. They instructed her to take him to the hospital immediately.

At Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, X-rays confirmed he had a button battery in his throat. By the time it was removed, tissue around the battery had died, and he required multiple surgeries and procedures over his three months in the hospital. He sustained permanent injuries because of the battery’s interaction with his saliva.

Joseph’s attorney said the family declined comment.