It’s a fact, everyone poops, but who has the largest one? After some research, here are the answers to some questions that you were too afraid to ask. These crazy stories on the biggest human poop will blow your mind!
Poop fact: The normal size of feces in humans is typically 4 to 8 inches long and 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Also, the average human poop weighs about 128g, or 1/4 lbs. However, it can weigh a standard range of 51-796g per day depending on the person’s food intake, body weight, diet, and how frequently they use the bathroom.
The Longest Poop In The World
There are stories on the internet that speak of the world’s longest poop being 26 feet! The story goes like this:
Apparently, in 1955 there was a woman that was obsessed with being in The Guinness Book of Records; some accounts have her unnamed, while others call her Michelle Hines. For one long week, Ms. Hines worked with a nutritionist to place her on a high fiber diet and was also fitted with a butt plug to keep everything in.
They then proceeded to record and document the event; this was done at a high-school bowling alley which would have the required floor length. While there are video stills of the event, there is no actual video that’s been found.
Is it true? Most likely not. Images can easily be manipulated, and there are no reputable sources on this.
There is also one publication that writes about Michelle Hines’ obsession and fake records; one claiming to have the world’s largest ear of corn!
The Largest Ancient Poop
Ancient fossilized poop has it’s very own term, coprolite; it can refer to both human and animal feces. The largest human coprolite was found in 1973 at a Viking settlement in England under the site of Lloyds Bank. Thus, the complete specimen found was dubbed the “Lloyds Bank coprolite.”
This large piece of Viking poop is 8 inches long and 2 inches wide. From the fossil, we learn that the Viking’s diet contained mostly meat and bread, but also that they must have had a staggering amount of intestinal worms! There were several hundred parasitic eggs found in it.
This coprolite can be found at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England.
The World’s Heaviest Human Poop
Can you imagine being constipated for two decades? Since birth, a 22 year old man in China suffered from ongoing constipation due to a rare condition called Hirschsprung’s disease.
Hirschsprung’s disease is a birth defect characterized by missing nerve cells in the colon (large intestine). Without them, the colon cannot have the required muscle contractions to move food out of the intestines.
In June of 2017, doctors performed a 3 hour surgery due to his suffering from abdominal pain. His accumulated feces resulted in an enlarged colon that also affected his digestive system and caused shortness of breath.
Upon the removal of the colon, it was a large diameter of 29 inches wide and 29 pounds; that’s a big pile of poop!