April 3rd, 2014 11:27 EST
There's Something Rotten in Denmark...
"Archaeologists excavating in the town of Odense, Denmark, the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, unearthed some medieval barrels that were being used in the town`s old toilet area.
`The excavation is characterized by great conditions for preservation and is located on a medieval site that has been found to contain brick houses, half-timbered houses and stables,` archaeologist Maria Elisabeth Lauridsen told Discovery News.
`We are talking about 700-year-old latrines. And yes, they still smell bad."
This certainly gives new meaning to Shakespeare`s famous proverb: There`s something rotten in Denmark!
My specialty may be "Odd News", but I hope writing about this story doesn`t stink up my reputation.
The human excrement is in excellent condition, not sure if such a phrase can be applied to crap.
I may be accused of being a pessimist, but barrels of human poop perfectly sums up human history.
Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2014/04/03/Medieval-poop-barrels-that-still-smell-discovered-in-Denmark/1581396527372/#ixzz2xphWX6AN
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