Spring Cleaning Week at The Frisky has made it seem like we’re all a couple of Martha Stewarts hoovering Adderall. Lies! While we’re not gross-gross, I do feel it is my duty as a Frisky staffer to present an honest portrait of us: we’re a little gross. Julie’s desk is a wasteland of half-eaten snacks, Ami’s is covered in papers, mine has bagel crumbs stuck to coffee stains, and Amelia’s got a half-drunk plastic cup of red wine on hers that’s been sitting there for days. (Not even sure what that’s about — possibly this?) In conclusion, we probably shouldn’t be lecturing ANYBODY about cleanliness.
So, in the interest of full disclosure, we’re going to — anonymously! — share some gross things we do in the bathroom which we would never admit to doing.
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There are a lot of shitty Halloween costumes out there. Don’t get pissy about it. Wear one! Click through to see the crappiest toilet-themed costumes.
Have I mentioned that I have a mild phobia of public restrooms? I believe I have. I’m not scared of them per se, it’s just that I want to be alone when I go to the bathroom. Why should I be forced to share? It’s not cool. Since my single bathroom utopia is hard to find (unless I’m at home), I have to find some way to make this public restroom thing work. Japanese inventors came up with a solution for concealing embarrassing bathroom noises.The Eco-Otome Toilet Sound Blocker is an adorable little gadget that mimics the sound of a flushing toilet for 25 seconds. Just put it on your keychain and push the button until you or the other bathroom goer is done doing da business. A step in the right direction for bathroom-phobes. If only it didn’t cost $20. [Oddity Central]OK
Madam Leong Mee Yan adds a whole new meaning the saying “s**t or get off the pot.” The 58-year-old spent 902 days sitting on her toilet because she believed there was a force holding her down, which prevented her from standing up and leaving the bathroom. She also imagined stones being hurled and water being sprayed by “people she could not see.” She moved off the pot a total of 18 times in her more than two year stay — only to shower. Her husband brought her all of her meals on the toilet and she even curled up and slept there nightly. With an intervention from her son and the help of medical professionals, she has since been removed from the toilet and is receiving treatment for her delusions. [Digg]
This is a terrible toilet tale if ever I did hear one. I wouldn’t leave the toilet either if I thought I was going to be attacked by toilet gnomes. Click through for some more bathroom horror stories.
A public restroom in Paris so pretty that maybe even the snootiest editors in town for Fashion Week might use it. [IPreferParis.net] Keep reading »
A shooting range, a hunting party, South Central Los Angeles: These are all places you might expect a stray bullet to graze your body. A public bathroom? Not so much. Yet, some poor 53-year-old woman managed to defy the odds and got shot in the leg while innocently relieving herself. Janifer Bliss, from Tampa, FL, was injured when a gun was dropped by the woman in the next stall. Bliss is currently in the hospital for minor treatment, and the state of Florida is considering bringing charges against Debra Monce, 56, who was carrying the concealed gun. No humor in that potty. Okay, maybe just a little. [metro.co.uk] Keep reading »
Most women like to rest right after giving birth, but after popping one out on July 4th in a Port-A-Potty, Maryland mama Candy Michelle Vignari walked right out and asked a nearby construction worker for a ciggie. That’s right. She gave birth in a Port-A-Potty. Left the baby inside. And then smoked a cigarette. She only revealed that her newborn was clogging up the toilet when a construction worker tried to get inside the portable pooper after noticing Candy covered in blood. The worker immediately called the police, and Candy was promptly arrested. Her baby was taken to where it should have been in the first place: the hospital. Candy was charged with child abuse and reckless endangerment. Luckily, her baby is in stable condition. [DListed]
While Candy is a moron who should never be around children, let alone have one, even loving mothers get stuck in weird places when it’s time to get birthing. Their stories, after the jump.
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