There is never a shortage of unusual occurrences at my house. The latest involves a science experiment done by my twelve-year-old son.
My teenage daughter likes to use bath bombs. These are solid balls of something that dissolve when placed in water, and make bath water smell nice. I was never clear on what the something part was, until after the experiment.
For reasons unknown to me, my son decided to toss one of these things in a toilet. A short time later, he used the toilet. He came back with this result:
"Mama," he said. "Did you know bath bombs make things float?"
He explained in graphic detail what was floating in the toilet. I will spare you the details, but I'm sure you get the picture.
Apparently, bath bombs contain a high concentration of salt. Therefore, dumping a bath bomb in a toilet is like creating a miniature Dead Sea. Anything taking a swim in that toilet will float.
Aren't you glad you know that, now?