Quite literally, the shittiest museum ever has just opened in the UK – but don’t judge too soon – it actually sounds pretty interesting.
At the National Poo Museum visitors will be able to check out poo from 20 different types of animal and also pick up some interesting facts about the excrement, reports YahooNews.
There will be real life examples from both animals and humans at the Isle of Wight Zoo’s exhibition – giving enthusiasts the opportunity to get up close and personal with their passion.
— Eccleston George (@ecclestongeorge) March 16, 2016
The museum has been created by members of the artist collective Eccleston George and includes fossilised dung over 140 million years old.
Nigel George, one of the exhibition’s curators, said:
Poo provokes strong reactions. Small children naturally delight in it but later we learn to avoid this yucky, disease-carrying stuff, and that even talking about poo is bad.
But for most of us, under the layers of disgust and taboo, we’re still fascinated by it.
Speak for yourself Nigel…
Co-curator Daniel Roberts added some fascinating insight into the behind-the-scenes processes:
To prepare the faeces we had to build a special poo-drying machine.
A stick insect poo can be desiccated completely in an hour or so, but a lion poo can take a fortnight to dry out.
The curators also hope the museum will give people the chance to think about social issues regarding poo – such as lack of access to sanitation in developing countries, and how diet affects your gut.
The attraction will be held at the Sandown Zoo through the spring and summer before going on tour – so don’t miss your chance!