ATLANTA -- Scientists at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History just opened what they're calling the number one exhibit about number two.
"This exhibit is called 'The Scoop on Poop,'" said Lynn Anders, the Animal Care Coordinator at Fernbank. "We do get a lot of laughs."
The exhibit is also getting good reviews from parents.
"I think it's a lot of fun," said Dave Goodman, who brought his daughter. "She was the most excited of our whole family to see the poop exhibit."
"Are you allowed to talk about it at home?"11Alive's Jennifer Leslie asked Natalie Goodman, 9.
"Not really," she said. "Buthere it's okay."
It's okay because of the science behind it. The exhibit explores how researchers use this to study animals.
"They can learn about what sort of hormone levels they have," Anders said."They can learn about their gender. They can learn what they're eating and determine if that makes an impact on the environment."
The exhibit gives kids to a chance to compete in dung beetle racesand examine samples from different species under a microscope.
They can also push buttons to see how to say "poop" in other languages.
"It's cool to see the different ways that poop is viewed around the world," Goodman said.
The exhibit runs through September 3rd.
Here are some poop fun facts provided by Fernbank:
•A rabbit can poop up to 500 pellets per day.
•The color of poop can both allude to an animal's diet and their health.
•Predators will smell animal poop and follow game trails, even after rains have washed other scents away. They will also mark their territories by leaving poop piles to communicate with other predators in the area.
•Some coprolites (ancient poop) have mineralized over time and contain beautiful swirls of color. Some of them are polished for jewelry.
•Some animals, like bears, do not poop while they hibernate.
•Compared to their body size, seals have the longest intestines of wild animals. A large elephant seal may have intestines twice the length of a football field!
•A hippopotamus wags their tail back and forth rapidly while pooping to scatter their dung.
•Some food cannot be broken down by the digestive system. For this reason, things like corn may pass through your body and appear unaffected in poop.
•Many snakes use poop to defend themselves. When grabbed, they coil around and squirt smelly poop on themselves to convince predators to let go.