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    Manure...A True Story

    Manure: In the 16th and 17th centuries, everything had to be
    transported by ship and it was also before commercial fertilizer's
    invention, so large shipments of manure were common.

    It was shipped dry, because in dry form it weighed a lot less than
    when wet, but once water (at sea) hit it, it not only became
    heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a
    by product is methane gas. As the stuff was stored below decks in
    bundles you can see what could (and did) happen.

    Methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone
    came below at night with a lantern, BOOOOM!

    Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was
    determined just what was happening

    After that, the bundles of manure were always stamped with the
    term "Ship High In Transit" on them, which meant for the sailors to
    stow it high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came
    into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the
    production of methane.

    Thus evolved the term "S.H.I.T " , (Ship High In Transport) which
    has come down through the centuries and is in use to this very

    You probably did not know the true history of this word.

    Neither did I.

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    Well that's good to know.
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    Urban Legends Reference Pages: Language (Shit Faced)

    What is it about acronyms that makes it so tempting for people to build stories around them?

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    Wow. That is wild!

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