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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

The caganer

published on 18 04 2017

It is often said that Catalans are eschatological. They have the “caganer”, a figure of the Christmas manger of a man defecating, they also have the “tió” a trunk of tree that shits gifts at Christmas, and in the industrial field they have the company Roca, one of the most important of the world in manufacturing of toilets. We will know the origin of the “caganer”, the physiology of defecation, the Bristol scale to classify the poop, the best position to evacuate in the WC, the hydraulic technology that makes the WC work, a device to treat constipation, and a project to reduce dog droppings on the street. We will be alleviated.
Speakers Xavier Borrell, president of the Friends of Caganer association, Xavier Aldeguer, medical director of the biotech company GoodGut, Inmaculada Herrero, founding partner and CSO Mowoot, Josep Congost, Director of Design and Innovation of Roca, and Òscar Ramírez, Vetgenomics, UAB.