Friday feces blogging (part 5)
here) on the data capacity of human feces. According to Larry Smarr, a computer scientist who views the human body as a ginormous database:
"There are about 100 billion bacteria per gram (of stool). Each bacterium has DNA whose length is typically one to 10 megabases--call it 1 million bytes of information. This means human stool has a data capacity of 100,000 terabytes of information stored per gram."Now to bring all of this home, you should know that I use 30 gm of stool for the fecal transplant procedure. So if my math is correct, I am instilling 3 million terabytes (or 3 exabytes) of information.That is nothing short of amazing!