Cloaca No.5 isn’t some fancy perfume from Paris—far from it. It is actually an elaborate reproduction of the human digestive system produced by Belgian artist Wim Delvoye. And all it does is poop.
The machine is fed leftovers from the cafeteria at the gallery which is converted into feces by a number of mechanical processes that reproduce what the human body does naturally. In the end, a turd shoots out—vacuum packed and suitable for framing. Imagine—it requires a giant machine like this one to accurately pinch a loaf. Our bodies are truly remarkable! [Wim Delvoye via Designboom]