It's a bird! It's a plane! It's strangers' feces!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s strangers’ feces!

Air travel: bad for the environment, bad for your pool. At least if you’re Emma Gilfillan-Giannakos, an Ontario woman who heard loud “bomb”-like splashes when frozen shit from an airplane torpedoed into her swimming pool. How did she know it was shit?

I stuck my finger in it and I smelt it and … it smells like poo!

So basically, science.

The flying turds also pelted her dog and landed in her garden. In a surprising twist, her insurance isn’t covering the damage.

Transport Canada hasn’t admitted it was frozen shit, but they WILL admit to a thing called “blue ice” falling from airplanes on occasion — which is basically a euphemism for “doo-doo popsicle from the lavatory.” (This one actually has been tested by science, or at least by the Mythbusters.)

‘Blue ice’ forms when there’s a leak from the tanks which store lavatory waste. The waste sometimes freezes and sticks to the aircraft.

When the plane descends and begins to warm up, the ice falls off.

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Yum. Blue means raspberry-flavored, right?