Bookstores: the natural laxative?
June 6, 2005 7:20 AM Subscribe
Why do bookstores and libraries make me poop?
posted by nitsuj to Science & Nature (58 answers total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
At first I thought this was some sort of kindred-based phenomena; all the men in my family experienced similar reactions when visiting bookstores and libraries. Over time I've found that many of my aquaintinences also experience this same thing. Is this just a case of conditioning, or could there be some sort of chemical floating through the air that triggers excretion? How wide spread is this phenomena?