Having just got this by email, I have to share

  • Every year, parks in London alone are doused in one million gallons of dog urine.
  • The germs present in human faeces can pass through up to ten layers of toilet paper.
  • The best recorded distance for projectile vomiting is 27 feet.
  • Contrary to popular belief, if you swallow chewing gum it does not stay in the gut. Usually it will pass through the system and is excreted without incident. However, several cases have been reported where the gum has stuck in the rectum, causing the unfortunate sufferer to excrete long sticky trails of gum, like a pink spider's web.
  • Several well-documented instances have been reported of extremely obese people accidentally flushing aircraft toilets whilst still sitting on them. The vacuum action of these toilets sucked the rectum inside out.
  • It is physically possible to cough your guts up.
  • If your body's natural defences failed, the bacteria in your gut would consume you within 48 hours, literally eating you from the inside out.
  • What is one of the most difficult items for sewage works to handle as it is insoluble, yet fine enough to pass through most filtration systems? (Every month Thames Water removes over a ton of this substance from it's water treatment plants, whereupon it is taken away to a landfill site and buried) You guessed it - pubic hair.
  • Parasites count for 0.01% of your body weight.
  • Edward II was murdered by his lover, who pushed a red-hot poker 0.5 metres up his rectum.
  • The longest recorded tapeworm found in the human body was 33 metres in length.
  • A woman who had recently visited South America, where she had safaried in local rainforest, began to experience severe pains in her left ear, accompanied by headaches, dizziness and constant rustling sounds. At first put down to tinnitis. It became so serious that exploratory surgery was required, which revealed that a spider which had become trapped in her ear. Eventually it had eaten through her eardrum and was living within the aural cavity. The rustling sounds were from the spider crawling around inside her skull. An egg sac was also removed.
  • A man in Australia was concerned about a growing lump on his nose, was examining it in the mirror and saw a red back spider crawl out. Doctors found an entire red back nest inside his nose.
  • An obese woman was admitted to a QLD hospital with stomach pains, it turned out that her t.v. remote control was stuck in-between rolls of fat and had become an abcess.
  • Another woman in QLD who had lost a lot of weight went to the doctor with a big, hard, horn-like object protruding from her abdomen. Closer examination determined that it was years of compacted belly button fluff.

I can confirm that germs can pass through 10 layers of toilet paper, having done a test in the microbiology lab a few years ago consisting of taking sterile gloves, picking up some pre-rolled toilet paper, rubbing the toilet paper against a culture medium of E. coli, then then smearing my gloved finger on fresh culture medium and culturing that. They grew.

I am highly skeptical about the spider stories though. And the one about coughing your guts out. Coughing your guts out is much more difficult than prolapsing your rectum.

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