Money doesn’t grow on trees, the saying goes, and it’s usually uttered by people who don’t like spending it. Its cruder variant runs thusly: “Where do you think I’m gonna get the money for X? Do you think I’m just gonna pull it out of my a**?” Well it turns out that’s exactly where you can find it. You can now sell your poop for about $40, according to an article in IFLScience. “The non-profit company OpenBiome
Sorry, you’re not reading this at dinner, are you? “Doctors have relied on highly invasive nasogastric tubes (NG tubes) or colonoscopies to put donor fecal matter into the gut of their infected patients. As difficult as the process may be, it is highly successful. A new method uses capsules of frozen fecal matter, which thaw out in the body and release the contents in the small intestines. The success rates of the capsules is comparable to traditional treatments, around 90 percent.” If you’re committed to donating several stool samples a week, OpenBiome wants to hear from you. The company is based in Medford, Massachussets. “The going rate is $40 per donation, with a $50 kicker for those who come five days a week. This translates into $250 per week, or $13,000 per year.” Hey, you’re already snowed in; what else were you planning to do with your weekend? Grab a bucket.