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Live Pictures From Inside Your Stomach

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the coming-soon-to-slashdot-tv dept.

Medicine 40

Dupple writes "Our own stomachs may be something of a dark mystery to most of us, but new research is revealing the surprising ways in which our guts exert control over our mood and appetite. Not many of us get the chance to watch our own stomach's digestion in action. But along with an audience at London's Science Museum, I recently watched live pictures from my own stomach as the porridge I had eaten for breakfast was churned, broken up, exposed to acid and then pushed out into my small intestine as a creamy mush called chyme."

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Stohach acid (0)

illumastorm (172101) | more than 2 years ago | (#40631591)

Instead of hydrochloric acid my stomach contains Mountain Dew.

Re:Stohach acid (1)

JWW (79176) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632025)

Aren't you being redundant?

Re:Stohach acid (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632213)

Mountain Dew also has caffeine. heh

Re:Stohach acid (1)

Nirvelli (851945) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632289)

Not in Canada.

Re:Stohach acid (1)

JustOK (667959) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632359)

Yes, in Canada*

*While supplies last. Mountain Dew and Diet Mountain Dew new recipes contain caffeine. See package label for full nutrition information.

Re:Stohach acid (1)

Nirvelli (851945) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632447)

When did this happen?! This is great news!

Re:Stohach acid (1)

cusco (717999) | more than 2 years ago | (#40633033)

Or perhaps that should read "lack of nutrition" information...

Re:Stohach acid (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40632185)

Don't forget the Cheetos and Slim Jims. You gotta have some carbs and protein for those long gaming runs.

Fun fact: with a blender you can create a slurry that provides all the nutrients you need to sit on your ass for hours and hours.

Re:Stohach acid (1)

treeves (963993) | more than 2 years ago | (#40634337)

So hydrochloric AND phosphoric acids, then? Oh, and don't forget brominated vegetable oil. Gotta love that stuff.

I don't... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631595)

Wait, what?

Cool story, bro.

And then what happened? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631723)

What a cliffhanger. When will we get to see the end of the journey?

Re:And then what happened? (1)

chinton (151403) | more than 2 years ago | (#40631821)

See the exciting conclusion at ratemypoo.eu. Perhaps Dupple is the infamous tubgirl....

Re:And then what happened? (1)

Dupple (1016592) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632223)

Nope! Just a skinny bloke in the UK that's just about to watch the programme on BBC iPlayer

Re:And then what happened? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40632239)

Dupple didn't write that. Michael Mosley did. Slashdot blurbs are almost 100% plagiarized now.

A better summary (4, Informative)

DL117 (2138600) | more than 2 years ago | (#40631747)

Capsule Endoscopy: It exists!

Re:A better summary (1)

zlives (2009072) | more than 2 years ago | (#40631781)

its not much to look at... unless you have to...

Re:A better summary (4, Informative)

SimonTheSoundMan (1012395) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632051)

This one looks more fun to watch: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00vrkv9 [bbc.co.uk]

Re:A better summary (1)

flimflammer (956759) | more than 2 years ago | (#40633375)

Are non UK citizens allowed to watch? I get "Media selection request failed".

Media selection request failed (1)

zapyon (575974) | more than 2 years ago | (#40637565)

Well, I get the same message while sitting in DE, may be "outsiders" are not allowed to watch.

Re:A better summary (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632075)

A true nerdy geek would wait for the capsule to go all the way through and "rescue" it... for SCIENCE!

Re:A better summary (1)

geekoid (135745) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632233)

no. A geek would take pictures and show people make wild statements he assumes is science.
A nerd would go through his poo, retrieve and do a detail write up with before and after pictures. The giver sold engineering idea for improvement... then talk about it over dinner with their kids.

Re:A better summary (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40632379)

An English teacher would have a panic attack reading the above series of words strung into "sentences".

Re:A better summary (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40641213)

that's standard geekoid writing 'style'.

SpongeBob.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631749)

Didn't SpongeBob already do this in "Squidtastic Voyage"? (Sorry)

So, porridge... to a creamy mush? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631791)

Way to give your stomach a challenge there.

About 20 years ago, I had arthroscopic knee surgery, and after surgery, I got to see a video tape of the inside of my knee. I was a big fan, and asked for a copy, but my mom said no.

Re:So, porridge... to a creamy mush? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40632327)

Had gallbladder removal surgery done - asked for a video of the procedure for my high school anatomy class (was friends with the teacher), but the doctor said it was against policy. Gave me nice snap-shots I couldn't give her though since it had my name on them and no way to really mask them off.

Re:So, porridge... to a creamy mush? (1)

shentino (1139071) | more than 2 years ago | (#40635959)

They're probably afraid of being sued.

This is obscene! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631813)

It all looks like a never ending sphincter!

Re:This is obscene! (1)

denis-The-menace (471988) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632485)

Cue Dr. Who theme song and the intro when Tom Baker was Dr. Who.

Porridge is all well and good (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631815)

But I'd rather watch something more upscale be digested. Come now, there's no chyme like the pheasant.

The Muzzies are coming! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40631819)

The Muzzies are coming!
The Muzzies are coming!
Everyone keep calm
They're violent and they're evil
And they mean to do us harm

Cultural problem (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 2 years ago | (#40631843)

How many today would like to see how that tasty dessert they just took turns into poo? Informative, interesting, amazing, maybe, but for a lot would be qualified as gross.

Re:Cultural problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40632349)

How many cultures require you to click on links?

Re:Cultural problem (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#40632811)

Not cultural. We have a built-in aversion to shit for a reason: It’s full of germs that should not go into our mouth, and hence not be touched.
It's a sanitary thing.

Re:Cultural problem (1)

bill_mcgonigle (4333) | more than 2 years ago | (#40645099)

Informative, interesting, amazing, maybe, but for a lot would be qualified as gross.

BBC gave me a 'may contain upsetting material' warning. Perhaps it was just a play on 'stomach', but I'd much prefer to think the warning was appropriate for the evening news.

Tonight: Murders, rapes, robberies, and --- warning --- the inside of your body.

If you have to see your stomach at work, (1)

idontgno (624372) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632111)

an endoscopic camera capsule is probably easier to stomach than implanting a cannula [wikipedia.org] .

obSlashdotMicrosoftHate: It's certainly better than having to have Windows installed.

Pill camera teardown video (2)

mikeselectricstuff (556110) | more than 2 years ago | (#40632545)

For those interested in the insides of the camera, a while ago I 'recovered' one and did This teardown video [youtube.com]

Re:Pill camera teardown video (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#40633477)

Huh surprisingly simple.

I was also looking at the artificial horizon teardown, wouldn't the pitch indicator jam if the plane did a loop-de-loop? I guess the "fast erection" button would reset it.

Re:Pill camera teardown video (2)

slimjim8094 (941042) | more than 2 years ago | (#40634657)

You're talking about something called gimbal lock [wikipedia.org] , and yes that is generally the concern.

Where ... (2)

Evil Pete (73279) | more than 2 years ago | (#40635849)

... Fantastic Voyage [wikipedia.org] feared to go. Don't tell me how it ends, I've heard it's crap.

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