THE IMPORTANCE OF SURFERS' BUTTHOLES

The Importance Of Surfers' Buttholes
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THE IMPORTANCE OF SURFERS' BUTTHOLES



Written by Jack Blocker
10 Wednesday 10th June 2015

The wonderful Cornish folks at Surfers Against Sewage (a noble organisation that you should really support btw) are on the hunt for surfers' buttholes. Not the Butthole Surfers, not in a sex way, but actual buttholes for a study into the effects of marine pollution on the human body.

Lead researcher Anne Leonard, from the European Centre for Environment and Human Health at Exeter University, said:  "We know that surfers regularly swallow lots more seawater than other beach users - around 170 ml per session, which is more than ten times that of sea swimmers."

"We've already shown that this water may contain antibiotic-resistant bacteria but we have no idea how this might affect the microbes that live in our guts, or how it could impact upon health."

All this bacteria may actually change the gut flora of surfers, meaning scientists want to swab their rectums and compare them to non-surfers. This will provide crucial data on our ability resist bacteria. Fun! So if you surf more than three times a month, drop an email to david@sas.org.uk.

He might just invite you over to have your rectum swabbed.

On a side note, here's Dane Reynolds ripping. He must have a seriously bacteria resistant gut.

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