Here’s Why Some People Swear By Taking A Rusty Knife With Them When They Go To Bathroom

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A knife in the john? That sounds kind of dangerous. But as one Reddit poster revealed there is a very practical reason to take a bladed object into the bathroom. Read on to find out exactly why you might need this implement when answering the call of nature. But perhaps leave the explanation until a bit later if you happen to be eating right now.

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The Reddit poster, going by the improbably appropriate name of LearnedButt, revealed the truth behind knives and bathrooms. To do so, he went back in time to his family home when he was a kid. The home sounds perfectly normal in every respect but for one thing. This was a household that featured something they all called a “poop knife.”

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