This is real. [The Bristol Stool Scale]
October 28, 2008 Leave a comment
Ever searched in vain for the words to describe your latest poop?
Well then you’ve apparently never heard of the Bristol Stool Scale:
The Bristol Stool Scale or Bristol Stool Chart is a medical aid designed to classify the form of human feces into seven categories. It was developed by Heaton and Lewis at the University of Bristol and was first published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology in 1997. The form of the stool depends on the time it spends in the colon…
Types 1 and 2 indicate constipation, with 3 and 4 being the “ideal stools” especially the latter, as they are the easiest to pass, and 5-7 being further tending towards diarrhea or urgency.
Having a hard time visualizing this?
We’re pleased to announce that thanks to Wikipedia, we can offer you a visual aid.
A goddamned hilarious visual aid!!!!
Oh those sweet, sweet number 4s. Smooth and soft.
[via, what else, this week’s CHATOLOGICAL HUMOR]