11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 10/9/2013 by | News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. The Pinocchio lizard, long thought to be extinct, has been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador. (Learn more at Christian Science Monitor)   2. “Poop pills” — capsules filled with a donor’s lab-processed fecal matter — can cure Clostridium difficile (C-diff) and other serious gut infections. (Learn more at AARP)   3. Erica Jong, whose groundbreaking novel Fear of Flying turns 40 this month, says protagonist Isadora Wing would be a “passionate grandmother” if she were alive …

Would You Put Bird Poop on Your Face to Look Younger?

Posted on 08/2/2013 by | General News | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayBy Verena Dobnik of The Associated Press Bird poop for beauty? That’s what goes into facials at a luxury spa where the traditional Japanese treatment using imported Asian nightingale excrement mixed with rice bran goes for $180 a pop. About 100 women and men go into the Shizuka New York skin care salon, just off Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, each month to get the treatment, which is promoted as a way to keep the face soft and smooth using an enzyme …