1) Do the planet Mercury and the substance mercury have anything in common? Also, does anyone miss the days when someone dropped a glass thermometer and everyone ran shrieking in the other direction?
2) I've always been taught that the only way to effectively dispose of a tick is to flush it down the toilet. Because of my twisted brain I have a recurring nightmare about gigantic shit-engorged ticks emerging from the ground one day, a la Tremors.
3) And speaking of shit - I really feel like latrines should just be called shit ditches. It's so appropriate and pleasing to say.