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The Hairy Toothbrush

Posted on June 12, 2008 at 1:21 PM
How do you react when you find a foreign object, like a hair or bit of packaging, in your food at a restaurant? It's pretty disturbing and gross, but it's understandable, as we all know that the food was just prepared by a real person and brought to you in a live environment.

I had an experience today that was a little different from that. My toothbrush  needed to be replaced, so I pulled a new one out from the cupboard and started
using it yesterday. It wasn't until today, however, that I noticed that something was a little... different... with my new toothbrush.

As I was blissfully brushing away this morning, I saw something out of the corner of my eye, moving as
I moved the toothbrush. Looking down, I saw that there was a hair stuck to the handle of the toothbrush.

"No problem", thought I. "I'll just reach over here and remove that offending hair."

That hair, however, wouldn't move. It was really stuck on there. Upon closer inspection, I

Well, it might not have needed such emphatic capital letters, but it was pretty funny. And
gross. This dollar store-variety toothbrush had a one-and-a-half-inch  long human hair embedded into the rubber from when it was made at the factory in China.

What a discovery! There's not a whole lot more to say about it, so following are clickable
thumbnail photos of the toothbrush and closeups of the hair.


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