[ INTRO ] I was just telling Squeaks about a mistake I made today. Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and that’s OK. But I always try to learn from my mistakes so I can do better next time, and today I learned something that surprised me! Let me explain what happened.
>>ARI GRINSPAN (Gastroenterologist): Happy New Year. Thank you to the wonderful folks here at the American Museum of Natural History to invite me to talk about my passion: shit. My mother’s very proud. These floating things that you’re seeing here are bacteria. Bacteria have a really bad reputation. So a
[♪♩INTRO] Everybody poops. It’s one of those facts of life. The average person does it anywhere between three times a week and three times a day — so by the time you’re an adult, you’re a very experienced pooper. But sometimes, even with the right diet and exercise, you need
From the hand sanitizer at your favorite food truck to those single-use wipes at the doctor’s office, alcohols are used to disinfect things all the time. So every time you have an alcoholic drink, it’s basically like microbe-killing juice… which doesn’t sound so great for the helpful critters in your
A gastroenterologist is a physician who specializes in the field of digestive diseases. So it’s a very interesting specialty. It involves anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum, so the stomach, small intestines, large intestines, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. So a lot of things we look at as gastroenterologists.