Where does my poop go on….

Flying Poop
Flying Poop

An Airplane:

When you flush the toilet on an airplane do you always think that your urine or feces are flying through the air? I picture my log with little wings and a cape. One of the lucky ones, who gets to enjoy his journey, not knowing where he will end up.

Unfortunately, that is not the case. All of the waste gets stored in a tank in the plane, that gets sucked out by a truck when you land. The waste then gets sent to a waste treatment plant. We all can dream though. Fly on little poop, fly on.

A Cruise Ship:

An average cruise ship can hold over 3000 passengers, which leads to a lot of waste. According to Woman Health magazine, cruise ships produce on average 210,000 gallons of sewage a week. So, does it just flush out to sea? The short answer is Yes.

Current laws state that a cruise ship needs to be at least 3 nautical miles from land to dump treated sewage, and twelve nautical miles to dump untreated sewage and pulped food waste. However, some ships hold all of the waste and properly dispose of it when they get back to land. By 2010 all cruise ships will be required to have a sewage holding tank or sewage treatment plant to deal with all that crap.

So if you have taken a cruise before, and were not able to hold it while at sea. There is a good chance you have killed a few dolphins! Cruel pooper.

21 thoughts on “Where does my poop go on….”

  1. I’m personally glad plane poop doesn’t fly though the air. I’ve you’ve ever been shat on by a bird in flight, just imagine getting smacked with a load 50 times larger, originating from a burrito instead of bird seed, and coming down at a much faster speed. Not something I want to experience!

  2. In his 1980 book, “The Pursuit of Loneliness,” sociologist Philip Slater accused Americans of operating on what he dubbed “the toilet assumption.” We assume that, once something is flushed down the toilet, it’s gone–poof–and we don’t have to worry about it anymore. You know, “out of sight, out of mind.”

    Of course, Slater wasn’t referring specifically to poop when he wrote, “Unwanted matter, unwanted difficulties, unwanted complexities and obstacles will disappear if they are removed from our immediate field of vision.” He was, of course, referring to our approach to social problems, which is “to decrease their visibility” rather than getting to and exposing the root causes.

    Personally speaker, I embrace Slater’s Toilet Assumption with respect to…well…toilets. Be they on land, on sea, or in the air, once I flush, it’s out of my hands. It becomes someone else’s problem.

    That is, unless the toilet backs up.

  3. Oops, typo. I meant “Personally speaking,” not “speaker.” My bad for not proofing before I clicked on “Submit.”

  4. Great comment Mark Madness. I also embrace his Toilet Assumption with respect to toilets. The more you think about it the more you appreciate our sewage system! For those who have traveled abroad and find themselves in countries with bad plumbing, there is not greater feeling then coming home to a toilet where everything just disappears.

  5. what effect does all this poop have in the ocean? i mean, for one, it’s got to contribute slightly to global warming (or at least oceanic warming), since poop is above sea temperature. And with so many gallons of human feces being dumped, especially in the last 50 years, I bet there are all types of species dying out, and tons of new ones being formed – like the 3-eyed poo fish, with corn scales and fiber fins.

  6. CSHATTS asks, “What effect does all this poop have in the ocean?”

    Dare I say it? It’s a “drop in the bucket.”

  7. They should install seats in fighter jets right under the pilot so when he’s shitting and shooting, he can drop two bombs on the enemy.

  8. I think that ships should not be allowed to dump waste that is not treated anywhere in the ocean. It should be treated and the cost should be added to the cost of travelling on the cruise ships

  9. well christine you are an idiot because think of how many fishes shit in the water… should they be charged for their dumping also? didnt think so

  10. Man that would be so funny though if poop just came out of nowhere (well technically from airplanes) and land on people!!! But it wouldn’t be so funny if it happened to me

  11. This is all a load of crap.. LOL…I had to say that. However, in my life….I would love to see just one human turd come soaring out of the sky from 32K feet…and nail someone right in the forehead. This would make my day.

  12. Hey geniuses the waste is good for the ocean it adds nutrients to it just like cow shit adds nutrients to soil. Our feces are actually more nutrient dense than cows too.

  13. Lmao!!! I doubt if poop from an airplane can even get to hit someone on the head, I’m sure it would have gotten scattered running through those thousands of miles.

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