It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Oh God, no. Residents of a neighborhood near the Shanghai Pudong International Airport have complained about mysterious “flying excrement” splattering on cars and hanging laundry, hitting people, and generally just making the mess that flying feces makes.
Some have speculated that overhead planes experiencing septic tank leaks are the cause of the flying excrement.
One expert considered the possibility, explaining that waste on planes is disinfected and stored in a septic tank, and at high altitudes, when the temperature can be as low as -50 degrees Celcius, feces that leak out might stick on the surface of the aircraft, dropping to the ground when the plane descends and the temperatures rise.
Shanghai Pudong International Airport officials said they would investigate the complaints.
Unfortunately, this is not the first poop-related incident to make headlines recently. Just yesterday, a group of grannies got poop thrown at them for dancing and a few months ago, a man caused a scene when he threw poop at a street cleaner.
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