1,001 Facts that Will Scare the S#*t Out of You: The Ultimate Bathroom Reader
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Fact: Chocolate contains the alkaloid theobromine, which in high doses can be toxic to humans, and in even small amounts can kill dogs, parrots, horses, and cats.
This means that despite its name, the Kit-Kat candy bar is not a recommended snack for your kitty-cat. I wonder how many cats have died because of this confusion.
Fact: The most germ-laden place on your toilet isn't the seat or even the bowl--it's the handle.
The solution: Don't flush. Let the next guy worry about it.
There are "just the facts"--and then there are just the facts that will frighten the bejeezus out of you. And thanks to this little gem of a bathroom book, you'll never look at the world the same way again, without, er, dry heaving a little bit.
From the sneaky fish that can swim up our genitals to the E. coli bacteria lurking in the very water we drink, disturbing phenomena are everywhere we turn. Educational, entertaining, and undeniably horrifying, this book isn't guaranteed to help you, um, go to the bathroom, but it's certain to make your time there more...informed.
ghrouch, a hormone that makes you want to kick someone 's ass when they say, " You look tired. " ) Rick Nauert, PhD, " Childhood Obesity from Lack of Sleep?" PsychCentral, October 24, 2006, http://psychcentral.com. 128 All humans exist for half an hour as a single cell at conception. Some of us stay that way. FACT : > Truman Hedding, "Nineteen Things You Didn ' t Know About The Human Body," www.trumanhedding.com. 129 The British Medical Journal has estimated that smoking one cigarette
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Abuse and Addiction, " National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 22, 2008, www.nida.nih.gov. 433 FACT : The National Institute on Drug Abuse 's Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG) reported heroin as the primary drug of abuse for those seeking treatment admissions in Boston, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Detroit, Newark, New York, and San Francisco in December 2003, Ifyou lived in Detroit or Newark, you 'd shoot up, too. } "Research Report Series- Heroin
FACT : In 2009, a mother in North Dakota faced child neglect charges for drunkenly breast-feeding her infant. Police witnessed the incident while responding to a domestic abuse call at her home, saying she was " extremely intoxicated. " She was arrested because alcohol can pass from mother to child via breast milk. Local headlines: "Loaded Boob Charged With Loaded Boob .. and "Lit Twit Hit For Unfit Tit. .. ) "Mother Faces BWI Charge, " The Smoking Gun, April 28, 2009, www.thesmokinggun.com.
should be in jail. 75 FACT : A woman in Pennsylvania was cited for disorderly conduct in 2008 for swearing at an overflowing toilet. The off-duty police officer who lived next door took offense at the language. If he thought the language was offensive, he should've seen what was clogging the toilet. } Associated Press, "Scranton Woman Who Swore at Toilet Settles Lawsuit, " Pennlive.com, October 22, 2008, www.pennlive.com. 76 40 percent of women admit that they have thrown footwear at a man.