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FML - The follow-up

Today, I found tiny little maggots in the bristles of my toothbrush. I have no idea how long they've been there. FML

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Hello! Yes, it's disgusting, but I assure you I am not disgusting myself. I'm pretty sure they weren't there yesterday...I hope. :/ They were very, very small, so I agree with #48, #50 and #101 that they probably came into being last night. They had over ten hours, as I went to bed early and got up late. I immediately threw away my toothbrush, toothpaste and washed my toothbrush holder. I of course went out and bought a new toothbrush and new tube of toothpaste. I felt very self-conscious going out without having brushed my teeth, so I chewed on lots of sugar free gum. :P I brush my teeth twice a day, as recommended by the ADA. I've actually replaced my toothbrush three times in the last three months for various reasons, including when I dropped one of them on the floor. I'm very conscious of my dental health. I keep my toothbrush upright in a glass (easier to see when it needs cleaning at the bottom...toothbrush holders themselves often have maggots or eggs in them. >_<), and I have a cover over the top of it (more on that in the next paragraph). When I flush the toilet, I always put the lid down because when you flush a toilet, it sprays particles of whatever is in there all around the room. We've had a problem with small, irritating little flies just recently, and I'm 99% sure those little arseholes are responsible. I rinse my toothbrush after I use it, and then put it in the holder with a cover on it...and I think that contributed to this, by creating a dark, moist place for a fly to lay its eggs. I won't be using one of those anymore. It shall sit free, as obviously the cover wasn't doing a bloody ounce of good anyway. This just makes me wonder what other delightful bugs land or crawl on our toothbrushes when we're not using them. :X I bet this happens more than we think, and the eggs just don't get a chance to hatch into maggots on the toothbrush. :P
By wombats - / Saturday 28 September 2013 14:38 / United States - Asheboro
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  mFUNdo21  |  17

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  ShyAnn29  |  14

Toilet paper isn't worse then maggots, maggots are just plain gross!! OP, since the maggots are on your toothbrush, then maggots have been in your mouth...EWWWW, I'm thinking it's time for a NEW toothbrush!!

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It's pretty freaking disgusting but they haven't been there long at least... Maggots have very short life cycles. Flies will lay their eggs on anything... the best "scent emitting" thing they can find... especially if food is scarce, such as being inside a house where they can't find any actual food... A toothbrush will have a smell to them that the flies can pick up on that we can't.... If they were tiny it means they were freshly hatched. Had OP brushed their teeth with them, the toothpaste and all the brushing would have killed them. They likely just got there.

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  golden_warrior  |  23

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By  debbster7  |  18

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  mFUNdo21  |  17

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  ClashParody  |  21

... this is the most insightful comment I've read in a while... I never would have thought to check to see if there's a maggot lair inside the toothpaste tube. That is so gross...

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  Neyuu  |  18

Op should probably get a new tooth brush? As in, you think there's another choice? No no no no. Set the damn thing on fire. While you're at it, gargle some lighter fluid and maybe set your mouth on fire too.

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  GamerG0DDESS  |  28

I don't think maggots would be in the tooth paste container; you have to remember that in order for maggots to exist, a fly has to be able to lay them in that location. I don't think a fly can get inside a toothpaste container if the cap was on OR if the tooth paste itself had blocked off the exit/entrance chamber. Also, maggots have a short life span. Considering they are small, they are probably recently born there. I'm guessing OP hadn't brush her teeth yet and that's why they are still there on the brush.

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  beautiful_hope  |  16

Is gargling fire an option?? Cuz I bet I could find a way if I discovered maggots in my toothbrush and/or mouth. Poor OP!! This is just terrible. I would freak the fuck out!!!

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  shadokis  |  15

52 & 75, they absolutely DO smell. And they smell horrible. Maybe OP doesn't have the same heightened scent sense that I do though. But I can smell maggots from about 50 feet away. Sickening.

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  junkman6  |  22

If you can smell maggots you have a superhuman sense of smell and should become a narcotics sniffer. Maggots have no scent themselves you're smelling their food. In fact maggots eating dead animals and shit actually lessens the stink.

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  shadokis  |  15

When I was much younger, I did a very brief stint as a garbage collector. The maggots in the cans had a very distinct smell. To this day, I still get nauseous if I go past a trash can or dumpster with that smell. Feel better, 89?

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  beautiful_hope  |  16

Umm... He *did* notice. He never said he used it & *then* discovered the maggots. He probably woke up, went to brush his teeth & saw them, prompting him to throw way the contaminated brush & buy a new one.

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