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British town runs on its own poop

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Shit power's better than shit in the faceThe power of poo has lifted a town in Oxfordshire, England, into a self-sustaining haven of the British countryside. The BBC reported that Didcot has become the first UK town to power itself completely on its own sewage.

The Beeb also diagrammed the poo-powering process, which should look familiar to long-time agents of Handshake who saw our video on how to create electricity from cow crap.

To think, just 200 years ago these people were throwing their shit out the window. Now the entire town’s running on the stuff, and the poor sap who would’ve gotten a lumpy dousing from a chamberpot can instead enjoy some quality time laughing at scatological humor on the interwebs instead. That’s progress for ya.

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New Feature: Some Powerful Shit

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Handshake‘s Matt Millham, Ajay Nanavati and Megan Swann ventured to Morrisville State College in upstate New York to get an eyefull of the school’s biogas operation. Check out this video to see how it works. And check out Millham’s poo power story in the September issue of Handshake magazine.

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Some Powerful Shit

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If you’ve never been to cow country, you might not be familiar with the wacky things farmers do with the tons of crap that plops onto fields across America every day. Poo clocks. Poo trivets. Poo chucking contests. Honestly, though, this stuff is all pretty worthless, never mind gross. What’s next, a baby crib made from caribou crap?

Besides, why waste a turd on a trivet when it can be used for something worthwhile, such as powering your PlayStation.

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Handshake Discovers The Power Of Poo

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Handshake recently travelled to the anaerobic methane digester at Morrisville State College, a State University of New York, to understand the process of converting poo to energy.

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