Most of us go through life blissfully unaware of the disgustingness that lurks ever-present beneath the barely-stitched-together surface of everyday reality. We try not to think about the fact there are 200 million insects for each human on the planet, and that the majority of those insects will probably end up in our mouths, one way or another. When do force ourselves to face these horrifying truths, it can be pretty nauseating– like this weekend when some of us reached into our bedside table for Tylenol and a mouse popped out, like, come on already with this stuff!–which is why we have phrases about not watching the sausage get made and all that.
So if you’d rather not feel queasy the rest of the day, you probably shouldn’t look at this New York World interactive map that let’s you check out all the grocery stores in your vicinity for details about all their stomach-churning health code violations. (Represented here by adorable mice, cockroaches, and skull and crossbones avatars.)
Viewer beware: Curiosity killed the cat…and our appetite.
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