Biggest POO on record is from parasite-riddled Viking who invaded England 1,200 years ago

AN ENORMOUS Viking poo may the longest human faeces ever recorded. The long-lost turd was excavated from a now-abandoned Viking settlement – and measures in at a whopping 20cm, or 8 inches. Get all the latest Science newsKeep up-to-date with the top Space & Astronomy storiesAll the latest Archaelogy news from dinosaurs to Ancient artefacts Wikimedia Commons: Linda Spashett Storye bookThe 1,200-year-old poo in all of its Viking glory[/caption] If that wasn’t enough, it’s also a girthy number at 5cm wide, or 2 inches. The poo – or “coprolite” as scientists will call it – was found way back in 1972. In fact, it was discovered in Britain, below the site of what would become a Lloyds Bank in York. It was dug up by excavators from the York Archaeological Trust (YAT), and is now on display at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Wikimedia Commons: YorkshirianThis image shows the area once known as Jorvik, which encompasses modern-day York[/caption] A coprolite is actually a fossilised faeces, which explains why the Viking turd is still relatively intact. It’s believed to be the largest fossilised human poop ever discovered. Modern-day poop analysis has revealed that the Viking in question lived around the 9th century…

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Biggest POO on record is from parasite-riddled Viking who invaded England 1,200 years ago

Updated: May 20, 2021 — 10:27 am