A 16-year-old girl named Emily Titterington from Cornwall, England died after a heart attack caused by a “massive extension of the large bowel” after her phobia of toilets left her holding her poop in for eight weeks straight!
While what happened to Emily may be an extreme case of holding in “number two,” a lot of us are guilty of not heading off to the porcelain throne when the need calls.
…even when you really need to go
Whether its due to lack of facilities, filthy facilities, embarrassment, constipation, or the hurry to go somewhere or do something, pooping may sometimes become an inconvenience, leading us to postpone the essential act of voiding our bowels until we are able to carve out some free time, or get to the comfort of home where only the familiar sight of our own “dump site” can induce the sensation of defecation.
However, considering pooping as an inconvenience and subsequently holding it in can pose serious consequences to our health if we do it fairly often. Not only is it unhygienic, but carries it with it more disturbing consequences:
#1. Dry, painful poop
Our poop is 75 percent water to make it easier for the waste to slide out of our large intestine. Unfortunately, holding it in there will cause the poop to gradually dry out, making it extremely uncomfortable, and sometimes downright painful when we finally allow it to make its exodus. Sometimes, dry poop passage can cause little tears called anal fissures in the skin around our anus, introducing dirt, infection, and eventually sepsis, that will require medical intervention.
Heaving out really old and dry feces will really cause you to strain hard to push them out, which can not only put stress to and damage your sphincter, but result in the veins around the rectal area to become inflamed and swell up painfully. Sitting down will become agony, and sometimes you will even bleed!
#3. Caca cocktail, anyone?
Remember how poop is mostly water? As it dries out, that dirty water needs to go somewhere, and so our system reabsorbs the poop water, which is actually the equivalent of drinking from an unflushed toilet. Ew.
Yes, this is a direct effect of holding in what needs to come out. So, you’re at work and too embarrassed to crap in the can, or you’re rushing for work and feel you have no time to dump your load. You’ve now essentially ruined what may have been a regular poop routine, and will suffer the consequences of constipation, thereafter.
#5. Toxic wasteland
Holding your wastes in can add to your body’s toxicity levels. It disrupts the healthy bacteria in your digestive system, and raises your beta glucaronidase levels, an enzyme that prevents your body from cleaning out the natural hormones and chemicals it absorbs from the environment.
#6. Bad day blues
Because you haven’t emptied your large intestine, you feel bloated, irritable, and uncomfortable, which leads to general frustration and a very short temper. In short, you’re bound to have a shitty day.
So if you feel you really need to go, then go! Holding it in really isn’t worth the aggravation.
Fake Pepsi Factory Caught On Camera
Cola drinkers, beware!
Now allow us to send a warning for to cola lovers out there since you’re not completely out of the woods.
A recent news circulating on the web confirmed the existence of a secret factory manufacturing and distributing fake Pepsi. According to WereBlog, the counterfeit drinks are being produced in Baghdad, Iraq. Although the video below tells us it was uploaded back in 2015, there are no updates whether the factory has already been closed or that the practice itself has come to a halt.
Clearly, it’s an attempt to make big bucks through fraudulent means – to the expense of the consumer’s health, of course. ...
The Latest Biohacking Trend Implants LED Lights Underneath The Skin!
Would you implant LED lights underneath your skin for the sake of “art”?
There is a thin line that separates fashion and body modification nowadays. It can range from simple tattoos and jewelry implants to more imaginative and 'out of the box' ideas. One such revolutionary idea is from the Pittsburgh-based DIY biohacker dudes of Grindhouse.
Led by its cofounder Tim Cannon, Grindhouse came up with LED lights that can be implanted underneath the skin and therefore illuminate the body. He said that coming up with this biohack started due to requests from people.
“You know, people from the biohacking community wanted it. They contacted us because they wanted to light up their tattoos. That’s how we generate our implants, we let the community inspire us.”
DICLAIMER: Some of the pictures are not for the faint-hearted...
After Landing Gear Failure, This Brave Fighter Pilot Landed His Jet On A Stool
If this doesn’t impress you, I don’t know what else will!
A few blogs ago, we shared with you about that awesome bus driver whom we described as having “balls of steel.” Netizens applauded this guy for bravely driving on the extremely narrow Needles Highway Tunnel in South Dakota.
Now allow us to introduce you to a US Marine Corps Harrier jump jet pilot who landed his aircraft on a stool.
Yes, you read that right – a stool!