Digressions from hygiene are a spice of life, but it’s not everyday that you meet icky. (Until of course you pick up these calendars and see for yourself that some people are making a clean living out of it). What’s the big deal with being sanitary anyway?
Germophobes are routinely the first to get sick from bacterial infection, while those who frequently pick their noses have the strongest immune systems. Could it be because their resident bacteria are far too crowded to accommodate more?
To strengthen your immune system, quit picking your nose, wash your hands and get a daily dose of gross with the calendars below.
The 2013 Learning Calendar of Gross Scientific Things
The 2013 Learning Calendar of Gross Scientific Things is an excellent fountain of knowledge, if you can stomach what you learn. Carmine, that bright red colorant that makes lipsticks ruby red, is also routinely added to yogurt and juice drinks. Carmine does make them look appetizing, but does it make these foods more palatable? Maybe not, after you learn that carmine comes from ground-up beetle.
And just because fish have scales doesn’t mean they don’t have lice. Or pus pockets…
The 2013 Learning Calendar of Gross Scientific Things, as informative as it is, may make you rethink about eating sashimi again (if you haven’t thrown up already).
365 Facts That Will Scare The Sh*t Out Of You Daily Calendar
This sounds fishy but true! There are fish small enough to sneak up on you and get into your ‘private plumbing’ (as you wonder what that ticklish thing is). And talking of small, can there be anything more microscopic than the 10 million bacteria that you just acquired from doing ‘mouse to mouth’ resuscitation? (You know, when you blow dust from your computer mouse?)
And who says the water you drink is really safe? Safe is relative, depending on the number of E. coli one may find in their water bottles at any given time.
It’s not yet too late in the year to buy the 365 Facts That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You 2012 Daily Calendar if you’re especially fond of things morbid.
2013 Toilets of the World Wall Calendar
Of course, the 2013 Toilets of the World Wall Calendar is not meant to be hung in the kitchen, but enterprising souls find them as apropos gifts for plumbers, carpenters and builders and anyone with a sense of, well, toilet humor.
2013 Surviving the Zombie Outbreak Mini Calendar
If you couldn’t get enough of Plants vs. Zombies, the 2013 Surviving the Zombie Outbreak Mini Calendar should quench your blood thirst. The undead has always fascinated our collective consciousness, and this calendar is a fitting tribute to their eternal appeal.
Not as icky as you might expect, until you realize that the zombies’ idea of tasty snacks is fresh human flesh. But wait there’s more! The 2013 Surviving the Zombie Outbreak Mini Calendar celebrates Zombie Preparedness Day, a not half-bad idea when apocalypse is said to be just a few months away.