(Screenshot, National Geographic)

This video demonstrates how rats can swim up your toilet bowl and will turn you into a life-long squatter

"It's scary, but it does happen"


Lindsay Abrams
August 18, 2015 11:34PM (UTC)

Once, while walking down the streets of Manhattan, I saw -- I swear to God -- a bunch of rats that were the size of small dogs. My friend Nicole was there, and she can confirm it happened:

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(She's laughing because she moved away from New York last month, and no longer has to deal with this shit, and is obviously feeling very smug about it.)

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My only consolation, at the time, was knowing that at least those rats can't swim their way through the sewers and into my toilet bowl.

Then I saw this video from National Geographic, and I learned just how wrong I was. It cannot be unlearned, which I am incredibly sorry about. I am also sorry to admit that the only thing I can think to do during this very trying time is to share this knowledge with everyone. Together, perhaps we can begin to heal:


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