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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I was in an addictions training last week. As an aside, a client left me several drunk messages during the training, which is just fucking ridiculous. Anyway, while I gleaned much information related to addiction, I thought I'd share some of the other details I thought about.

Apparently lots of people already know this but I found it CRAZY. So I figure I'll share in case you're interested too and also somehow missed it.

Did you know they used to inject your piss into a rabbit to see if you were pregnant? If the rabbit died, you were pregnant. Turns out the pregnancy hormone kills bunnies. To make it even more fucked up, they used to use baby bunnies for this test because they were even more likely to die. So a euphemism I somehow never heard for pregnancy is "the rabbit died." Which makes "kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit..." run through my head. Its been going on for days now.

Did you know that "hysterical" literally translated from the Latin means, "wandering uterus?" Another funny mental image to add to Elmer Fudd singing.

And also, wouldn't you have to be a wandering uterus or at least a wacko to be the first person to go "Hey, know what we should do? Inject one of the rabbits from out back with your piss!"

1 comment:

me said...

I did know the bunny thing - and I LIKE it...