As Seen On E-Bay

Many years ago I was addicted to E-Bay…I would spend hours scouring the pages looking for “deals”…..found some and got screwed by some…..and then I broke with E-Bay and have never looked back……my go to site nowadays is Amazon (Go figure)

I read an article about the necessity of the return trip to the Moon to retrieve the astronauts dirty diapers from 50 years ago the first thing I thought of was “I wonder how much they will pull on E-Bay?”  How sick is that?

The article…..

Human feces can be disgusting, but it’s also teeming with life. Around 50 percent of its mass is made up of bacteria, representing some of the 1,000-plus species of microbes that live in our guts. In a piece of poop lives a whole wondrous ecosystem.

With the Apollo 11 moon landing, astronauts took that microbial life to the most extreme environment it has ever been in. Which means the human feces on the moon — along with bags of urine, food waste, vomit, and other waste that also might contain microbial life — represents a natural, though unintended, experiment.

The question the experiment will answer: How resilient is life in the face of the brutal environment of the moon? And for that matter, if microbes can survive on the moon, can they survive interstellar travel, making them capable of seeding life across the universe, including on places like Mars?

To learn more, check out the video above on our YouTube channel. Or read our feature story: Apollo astronauts left their poop on the moon. We gotta go back for that shit.

That to close out my day’s posting binge……thanx for your attention.

6 thoughts on “As Seen On E-Bay

  1. Funding a Moon mission to retrieve astronaut crap is something that would only enter the mind in a first world country with money to waste. Work out how much it will cost, then build a free hospital with the money instead.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. People specialise in buying crap on Ebay. 🙂
        That said, I have bought a lot off there, and never had one problem. So far…

      2. I had one problem…..a person quick to give negative response…..settled in my favor but I walked away from Ebay after that…..chuq

  2. The poop of dinosaurs and early humans is like gold for paleontologists and other scientist. I can relate that the BS from school administrators is worthless, even toxic.

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