16 August 2007

What'll it be?

Having a hard time deciding whether to have bat guano or a Big Mac for lunch? Think no more, the results are in: bat guano has more protein, more minerals, but less fat and less calories than a McDonald's Big Mac.

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From Fenolio et al., 2006. Eurycea spelaea is a cave salamander.


Your choice is clear.


Danté B. Fenolio, G.O. Graening, Bret A. Collier, Jim F. Stout, Coprophagy in a cave-adapted salamander; the importance of bat guano examined through nutritional and stable isotope analyses, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Volume 273, Issue 1585, 22 Feb 2006, Pages 439 - 443.

5 comments:

umit said...

:)

Kevin Z said...

That is utterly hilarious. Big Mac being used a proxy for a typical human diet to use in comparison with bat guano, amphipods and dirt. Even bat guano is healthier than McDonalds! Nice...

John said...

Mmmm, tasty!

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

Do you want Gammarus with that?

deniz said...

I've posted a link to this page on the compuserve books and writers forum because, well, long story... one of our favourite characters in one of our favourite books once had to transporta load of bat guano around the Caribbean...
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