Inventiveness: “The portable bidet compatible with your plastic bottle”

“The portable bidet compatible with your plastic bottle”—that’s what the promoters say in promoting their invention called CuloClean. It’s a propulsive bottle cap. The promotional video and crowdfunding campaign, like the device itself, comes with minimal information. You may find it tricky to flush out information about the people behind CuloClean. Their press kit says only this:  […]

Medicine: The curious case of the metallic Cuban cigar sheath

Medical doctors sometimes have to play detective, as happened in this, the curious case of the metallic Cuban cigar sheath: “Colonic Foreign Body Retrieval Using a Modified TAMIS Technique with Standard Instruments and Trocars,” Shamir O. Cawich [pictured here], Fawwaz Mohammed, Richard Spence, Matthew Albert, and Vijay Naraynsingh, Case Reports in Emergency Medicine, Volume 2015 (2015), […]

Colonic cleansing has a dark side, they hint

Colonic cleansing has a dark side, according to this monograph, which looks at the inside story: “The dangers of colon cleansing,” Ranit Mishori [pictured here], Aye Otubu, Aminah Alleyne Jones, Journal of Family Practice, 2011 Aug;60(8):454-7.  The authors are at Georgetown University. BONUS: Christina Frangou’s take on the matter. BONUS: Self-Serviced Coffee Self-Enemas BONUS: The prince of colonic cleansing. […]

Colon: Full of Mozart

Today many different press reports say, one way or another: “A U.S. study found physicians who listen to Mozart while doing colonoscopies increase their detection rates of precancerous polyps, researchers say.” That particular quote is from UPI, whose story carries the headline “Mozart may improve doctors’ colon results“. That UPI story can, equally well, support the […]

Coco the Colossal Colon

“Coco,” as the Colossal Colon is affectionately known, is a 40-foot long, 4-foot tall oversized model of the human colon that is designed to educate about colorectal cancer and other diseases of the colon. Visitors who crawl through the Colossal Colon will see Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, cancerous and non-cancerous polyps, and various […]