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Variations on a theme
The night was dark,

The sky was blue,
Down the alley,
A shitwagon flew.
A bump was hit,
A scream was heard,
A man was killed

With a flying turd.
American folklore[1]:81

The following variations of shit are the most relevant to the skeptical movement. Pay attention; there may be a quiz.

The people of Catalonia really know their shit.

Bacteria constitute approximately 55% of feces from healthy people eating a British-type diet.[2] Presumably a diet with moderate to high amounts of fibre would contain a lower percentage of bacteria.

See also[edit]


  1. American Children's Folklore by Simon J. Bronner (2006) August House. ISBN 0874830680.
  2. The microbial contribution to human faecal mass by A. M. Stephen & J. H. Cummings J. Med. Microbiol. 1980 Feb;13(1):45-56.