In honor of Geek Week, I traveled to East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, to talk with paleontology professor Jim Mead about his astonishingly geeky collection of dried animal poop. Thanks to Professor Mead, I now know way more about the, to use his terms, "south end of northbound creatures" than I ever thought possible.
I also got to see a nearby excavation site where a treasure trove of fossils has been uncovered. My take-away? Everything is related. Everything.