Small children naturally delight in it but later we learn to avoid this yucky, disease-carrying stuff, and that even talking about poo is bad.
The National Poo Museum's mission is to lift the lid on the secret world of poo -- to examine our relationship with it and to change forever the way we think about this amazing substance.
The National Poo Museum also intends to rub people's noses in important poo-related issues, from dog mess to the effects of diet on the microbiome, to lack of access to sanitation in developing countries.
Talk to your child about if their tummy feels funny before a poo and try and help them understand their body's cues for the loo.
Instead tell off the offending wee or poo - together.
Poos should glide out smoothly, be light to medium brown, cause no discomfort, and be in one long shape.
The colour, consistency and smell of our poo and wee can be early signs of whether there's something wrong with us
As you know our dogs contributed to the war effort by depositing white poo which was easy to see in the dark.
She didn't have the advantage then of the German children's book on poo recognition, 'The Little Mole Who Wanted To Know Who'd Done A Poo On His Head'.
ABOVE: One of the illustrations - in German - to help children learn how to recognise animal poo.
Poos discovers similarities and distinctions, but he argues that, on the whole, resemblances outweigh contrasts.
Thus, despite having only enigmatic and widely scattered materials to work with, Poos quite successfully demonstrates his principal thesis: that between 1300 and about 1650 "the normative rules of individual demographic behaviour persisted broadly unchanged across the medieval/early-modern divide".
There are, indeed, some risks inherent in using data from different sources and different dates, but Poos is so restrained and cautious in his conclusions and criticisms that it is hard to disagree with them.
In discussing the stipends of the famuli, Poos does not put a cash value on the grain deliveries they received; these deliveries were worth much more than what they were paid in money (though, in the fifteenth century, with the cash element rising and grain prices falling, the gap narrowed).
It is possible that Poos in turn would have found it easier to make comparisons with other regions in England had teh Agrarian History appeared more promptly.