The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.
The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste.
The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce.
It is run by tour operator Bath Bus Company and will shuttle people between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre.
The biomethane gas is generated at Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth, which is run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water.
GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq said: “Gas-powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself.”
From the article, a charming photo, to illustrate its length:
Poo fans across the world are in for a treat – the ‘world’s longest’ fossilised dinosaur faeces has gone on sale for a mere £5,840.
Measuring in at an ‘eye-watering 40 inches’, or ten Mars bars, the coprolite was produced by an unknown beast that undoubtedly had a hard time squeezing it out.
The following description of the dinosaur dropping will either make you happy, or sick to your stomach, depending on how you feel about animal excrement.
‘It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow colouring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length,’ said Josh Chait, spokesman for Beverly Hills auctioneers I.M. Chait.
He added: ‘The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.’
I’m glad the dinosaurs went extinct, not only because they’d kill us and eat us if we had to co-exist with them, but imagine the smells, and accidentally stepping in their shit…