10 Bizarre Facts About Fecal Matter

Aside from those who work within the gastroenterology department at your local hospital and the kids in middle school, most people don’t like talking about fecal matter – or poop. With the incredible exception of Kim Kong-il, who is said to have never defecated in his entire life, every single person in the world uses the bathroom for number two at some point in their busy day. Most people don’t give it much thought, though. Here are ten totally bizarre facts about fecal matter.

Caribbean Beaches

You probably don’t want to hear this, but those pristine white-sand beaches throughout the Caribbean are actually made up of the feces of parrotfish. A single fish produces 200 pounds worth of the sand per year.

Fecal Vomiting

There is actually a disgusting and bizarre medical condition known as fecal vomiting. Basically, this is caused by a blockage in the intestines that forces digested food to reverse its course through the body and escape through the mouth.