Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Silly Rabbit....

...Trix are for kids....and people who want their poop to turn green :)

Being one that occasionally reviews his fecal matter, I noticed a disturbing correlation between eating Trix cereal and disturbingly green poop.

It doesn't quite turn "fubarrio.com" green, more an army olive drab...but definately GREEN. spooky.

Being entrenched in the processes or rigorous science, however, I was not too quick to attach causation to a phenomenon in which we could only apply correlation.

But what to do? I couldn't very well clone myself to create a "control group" -- even if I could get past the minor technological speed bump or two in order to create my clone, I would probably need TWO clones, and then I'd need to wait 39 years for them to reach my age.

Ignoring of course that their medical histories would be nearly impossible to keep consistent with mine growing up -- and dietarily, where could I even *find* "Tab" anymore? Not to mention, the cancer-scare red m&ms...

...Even if it were possible to create and cultivate two identical clones for my experiment, it was clear that a clone of me, raised on my diet, wouldn't stand for being in the control group. Trying to restrain a "me" from those awful, oversugared, puffed corn nuggets, dyed in colors not found anywhere else in nature -- well the "control clone" would obviously revolt.

The clone deprived of Trix would obviously need to be restrained after throwing a cereal bowl filled soggy ass flakes filled with "Total", or some equally atrocious "healthy"(er) alternative, through the one-way observation glass of the experiment room.

No, there was just no way to feasibly pull off this experiment.



Everyone knows that everything on the Internet is true. So, I immediately waddled over to my computer and typed in "Trix Green Poop", and the good folks at www.PoopReport.com (I'm not making this up) were kind enough to answer my question (although in this particular study, he is consuming kool-aid):

"The dye used in purplesaurus Rex is FDA Blue #5, and dye-lake red. Turns out that when metabolized in sufficient quantity, the blue dye combines with bile, and forms a brilliant green. "

OK...in this story he goes on to describe his use of the scientific method -- then in one of the comments someone reports the same thing when their daughter eats the TRIX yogurt :)...another one from fruity pebbles, etc.

you can check out the "science" behind this and the "anecdotal" evidence mounting from commenters. :)




K&C in Uruguay said...

You may want to check out this website about cake frosting induced technicolor poo: http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2008/08/you-too-can-have-teletubby-poo.html

Anonymous said...


you can get a much nicer green after eating a whole pack of trix and taking a dump the next day. this is my first green dump that ive noticed. the green is almost flourescent

fuBarrio said...

yuck...for scie#ce

fuBarrio said...

wow i looked. truly horrid.

your url doesm't show & o_e of my keyboard keys is broke...guess which o_e :)

whe_ i have a keyboard agai_ i'll post a shorter url that'll work here.