Monday, November 4, 2013

The Franken Berry Stool (aka red poop)

Ever eaten a whole box of cereal and discovered that all those delicious dyes are just as bright on the way out as on the way in? This writer knows of someone who ate a box of Kaboom! only to find his leavings tinted a rich mossy green. This phenomenon warranted a write up in the medical journal Pediatrics way back in 1972 when a Frankenberry eating lad was hospitalized for suspected rectal bleeding. Cooler heads eventually prevailed and Red No. 2 and No. 3 were proven to be the culprits. Our friends at BoingBoing have the story.

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