Re: In Search of a Good Poop (or Sh*t Happens)
When Eugene Allen went to Bosnia or wherever it was, we discussed the toilets in use in a lot of Central Europe. It lands on what amounts to a platform, then the water, when you flush, washes it over the edge and on down to poopland. The intent is to examine the stool, and the logic is similar to what Mark mentioned. I've always read you want partial floaters, that don't sink like rocks, and that don't float too easily.
It actually does tell you something about the state of your digestion, and that has always historically been something people saw as related intrinsically to your health, as it indicates your ability to absorb and use nutrients. Most of the things we really need to know about health, were known 100 years ago, in my view.