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frozen things.

I can't believe I forgot about this quirk. I think you'll understand why I decided to post it...it might even deserve the lone post. You be the judge.

7. A few times this week I've had the pleasure of getting to go to a Mongolian bathroom. If you're confused about what this means, see picture:



That is an outhouse. It is below freezing in Mongolia every day. People use out houses for tinkling and pooping. Imagine this: mounds of frozen poop.

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  1. Aaah, but frozen mounds of poop are better than 100 degree day stinking mounds of poop. Think about it and you might just agree.

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  2. whoever you are, anonymous, i totally agree. i wasn't complaining about the poop...marveling at it really.

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  3. baaaahahaha! poop is my nephew's new favorite word and answer to any question. such a fun word.

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