Do you know what tonsil stones are? Technically, they're called tonsilloliths, and are made up of bacteria, dead cells, mucus, and other junk that can collect in the grooves of the tonsils. This buildup can happen due to stress, but the most common reason is tonsillitis (inflammation of the tonsils). The tonsils are supposed to trap bacteria and foreign stuff, but when they are inflamed, they are puffier. This puffiness can cause grooves in the tonsils to close up, which means any bacteria or foreign stuff would get trapped, until it's big enough to poke out of the groove. That's when you see them and get grossed out!
Let us introduce you to the Mega Colon, a special exclusive plush made in collaboration with Philadelphia's Mutter Museum! If you've never heard of the real Mega Colon, it's a phenomenal specimen housed at the museum -- a nine-foot-long diseased colon formerly owned by a very uncomfortable man who performed as the "Human Balloon" as a sideshow attraction. He died from chronic constipation at age 29 with 40 pounds of poop in his intestines. Just a reminder to keep on moving with lots of fiber in your diet. Anyway, the plush mega colon is mega cute and also doubles as an unusual in-flight pillow! Available only through the Mutter Museum shop and online store.