“Do you know what an axolotl is? It is a kind of prehistoric half-salamander, half-puppy that is kept in some countries as a disgusting pet.
“If you manage to get axolotls in your pipes, you will have real trouble, as their fat, hairless bodies will cause blockages and their bizarre , external frill-like gills will make your water taste uncanny. Also, if you look at one for too long, you become one. So if you see one peering up at you from the drain of your bathroom sink, DON’T LOOK AT IT. Just stab at it blindly with your bathroom knife.”
- John Hodgman, More Information Than You Require