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Huh. Who Knew?

By posted at 12:00 pm on May 26, 2013 1

The Mariko Aoki phenomenon is a phenomenon consisting of the urge to defecate while visiting a bookstore. Originating in Japan, it is named for the woman who first publicized such an urge.”





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One Response to “Huh. Who Knew?”

  1. kiki
    at 11:51 am on May 27, 2013

    i experience this phenomenon. especially in used bookstores. i’m guessing by the high traffic i experience in bookstore bathrooms that i’m not the only one. i live in the u.s.

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