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What Secrets Does This Perfectly Preserved Viking Poop Reveal?

When you next visit the Jorvik Viking Center in the northern English city of York, be sure to look for the Lloyd’s Bank coprolite.

That is the scientific name for the biggest and best preserved Viking turd ever found.

If you have an empty stomach, scroll down to see the photo below:

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This 8-inch prize specimen was discovered in England in 1972, and, though it broke apart in 2003, a few expert (and gross) scientists put it back together because why the Hell not?

And even today, years after its discovery, it is still revealing the secrets of how the famous Nordic warrior race lived.

For example, the poop was teeming with parasites, including intestinal worms, which confirms what we always suspected — that the Vikings were not big fans of sanitary food preparation.

And, despite the abundance of nuts, fruits, and vegetables in the region where the coprolite was discovered, its consistency proved the ol’ Mr. Viking liked meat and carbs and not much else.

Take a look at this piece on Buzzfeed for more information, and let us know in the comments below how sick this story made you feel:

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2 Comments

  1. Jerry says:

    That must have hurt to release that. Don’t you people have better things to do than talk about a turd?

  2. Michael says:

    Same people that discovered Global Warming

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