Poop museum opens in Isle of Wight

A poop museum has opened in the Isle of Wight.

Poop museum opens in Isle of Wight

A poop museum has opened in the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight Zoo has created an exhibition dedicated to faeces - featuring real-life human and animal samples - after pieces of poop were collected from around the world.

Nigel George, one of the exhibition's curators, said: "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."

The 20-piece display also includes fossilised samples- dating back 140 million years - as well as a tawny owl pellet containing bones and teeth.

The museum also addresses issues such as dog mess and the lack of access to sanitation in developing countries, as well as hidden facts behind toilet lids displayed on the walls.

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