Thatz Not Okay: Can a Man Poop in a Lake?

Caity Weaver · 06/17/14 10:25AM

My husband has a wonderful family and we all get along swimmingly. His parents own a boat and often invite us on it for a day on the lake and an annual vacation where we boat all day and only return to our rented beachfront to sleep. I am a very lucky daughter in law and sharing the boat is just one example of the loving generosity my in-laws show, with no strings attached. One of my guy's immediate family members will almost like clockwork paddle off twenty feet when we are anchored and swimming to poop in the water. It seems to be a family joke or tradition since the habit started when he was young, but he is now an adult. I adore him, but whenever I see him swim back with that little secretive smile I scramble back on the boat as fast as I can while not bringing attention to myself. Once I know it is there I can't bear to be in the water, even though the water is probably contaminated more than I think.

Can Huge Man-Made Lakes Fix Our Rising Sea Levels?

Hamilton Nolan · 01/22/13 02:33PM

Welcome to an important new Gawker feature, "Hey, Science," in which we will have our most provocative scientific questions answered by real live scientists (or related experts). Never let it be said that reading this blog is not the educational equivalent of sitting in a Ph.D.-level classroom, not paying attention. This week, experts answer the question: Can we fix the problem of rising sea levels by constructing massive man-made lakes on useless land?

Ice Gleam

Max Read · 01/31/11 03:31AM

[A man in Bucharest, Romania, walks on a frozen lake. Image via AP]

Don't Swim in Drowney Lake

Jill Lawson · 03/12/10 04:36PM

Poor Dan Drowney. All the man wants to do is film a simple commercial for his lake, but people just wont stop drowning. How frustrating!