This blog is not being turned over to announcing advances in whale excrement and flatulence studies, I just find them interesting. Having two sons that have been always flatulence devotees and connoisseurs might be responsible for my interest. We need something interesting to talk about since they do not have any interest in politics. (Side note: to make a class of 3rd graders fall out of their chairs laughing, just make a sound remotely resembling flatulence at anytime during your presentation to them. They love that stuff.)
Whale researchers in Australia are following whales around, scooping up whale droppings out of the water to study. Evidently, whales pass small amounts of feces all the time. The researchers say it is not one almighty event. They are studying the droppings to find out what kinds of foods the whales eat. The biggest danger to researchers is whale flatulence which, as one of my earlier blogs showed, comes out in one big bubble.
Attention 3rd grade teachers: this might lead to a science project that your kids would really love and never forget.