There's A Phenomenon That Explains Why You Poop At Bookstores

Other than that they serve coffee.

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All around the hidden poo pockets of the internet, people seem to be asking one question: Why do bookstores make me want to poop?

GOOD. QUESTION. My friend has been wondering same.

Well, it's called the the Mariko Aoki phenomenon, and according to the Wikipedia page, it could be caused by: "the smell of paper or ink having a laxative effect, the association with reading on the toilet at home, and the posture of browsing making bowel movement easier."

If you've experienced the Mariko Aoki phenomenon (the bookstore poops), you're not alone:

WTF! Why do bookstores make me have to poop!?

Doc, you've gotta help me. Bookstores make me poop, and I mean really shit myself.

"Bookstores make me have to go poop, in fact I feel it coming on we need to leave" -mom

.@DrPhil why do bookstores make me want to poop

With all of these bookstores going out of business, what will be left to make me spontaneously have to poop?

Bookstores make me have to poop. Every time.

"Bookstores make me poop." -Rachel, unprompted

UPDATE:

Do certain places or things awaken your bowels? Tell us about it below.

  1. What weird thing makes you poop?

    Coffee
    Grocery stores
    Libraries
    Everything
    T.J.Maxx
    JCPenney
    Nicolas Cage movies
    Surfing the web
    Running
    Mean Girls references
    Best Buy
    Target
    Diet Coke
    Seltzer water
    Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos
    Chipotle
    The produce department
    The meat department
    Public transportation
    Red Lobster
    ~That time of the month~
    Red Bull
    Game of Thrones

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    Best Buy
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    Target
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    Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos
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    The produce department
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    The meat department
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    Public transportation
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    Red Lobster
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    ~That time of the month~
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    Red Bull
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    Game of Thrones

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