And the “I Didn’t Expect to Read That Phrase Today” Award goes to

Seung-min Park et al for their use of “analprint scan” in Figure 1 of their paper “A mountable toilet system for personalized health monitoring via the analysis of excreta“, seen below. This goes to show that we can be identified many different ways, some you might not ever have thought about until someone brought the term “analprint”1 into your life.2 


  1. The “distinctive feature of the anoderm”.
  2. Those ever more curious among you can refer to Figure 5b, where you’d see for yourself that “[a]mong 11 participants […] video clips of the anus […] were acquired “.