Defecating a Brick

Connor Thomas


This paper discusses the feasibility of the common colloquialism “s****ing a brick” by discussing the processes which would need to occur in the human body to allow the manufacture of a brick. The brick making process involves the mixing and compaction of ingredients, a moulding and drying process, and sometimes burning the brick. For a human, the mixing and compaction could occur in the stomach, and the moulding, drying and burning could occur externally, but the raw ingredients would not reach the moulding stage. It is concluded that the act of defecating a brick is not feasible for humans although faeces may in future be incorporated into the manufacture of traditional bricks.


Idiom; Biology; Material properties; Chemical reaction; *** a brick

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