Shawn Mahaney

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Gender: Male
Status: Single
Age: 37
Sign: Cancer

State: South Carolina
Country: US
Signup Date: 5/22/2005

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Friday, February 06, 2009 

Current mood:  mischievous
Category: Life
It can be hard to find just the right container and label system to organize whatever it it you like to collect.  The objects of our interest are so varied in scale and proportion that even the myriad variety of boxes and bags on the market can't cover it all.  So, it might be understandable that this British researcher had trouble find a vessel in which to store his research materials, which would clearly distinguish it from, well...  CRAP!

"It hits the fan when UK university throws away student's big bag of lizard dung"
"Daniel Bennett has told Times Higher Education magazine that he had collected the dung in the Philippines while studying the rare butaan lizard, a relative of the Komodo dragon. The material was to be studied as part of his doctoral research.

Bennett says the 77-pound (35-kilogram) bag was thrown away by cleaners at his lab at Leeds University in northern England. He says the dung represented seven years' worth of field work, and its loss "left me reeling."

The university said Friday it had apologized."

'Yeah, um, sorry that we, uh, mistook your poop for waste! [Who admitted this kid??]'

"Bennett says he rejected the university's compensation offer of 500 pounds ($750) and will "see them in court.""

I hope I'm not on the jury when they bring out exhibit #2.

Currently reading:
Where's the Poop?
By Julie Markes
Release date: 2004-03-30