Posts Tagged ‘Weird’

Your Friday dose of WTF?!?

October 16, 2008

This has almost too much craziness to handle.  I have no idea what the context of this is.  From Image Poop.

Monkey waiters in Japan

October 13, 2008

And they promise to fling their poo at you only if you leave a bad tip.  Fair enough.

Clowns try to earn their way out of an inevitable trip to Hell by throwing free car wash.

September 8, 2008

Probability of success extremely low as even Jesus is creeped out by Clowns.  The Real Life Community Church Clowns of Hagerstown, PA gave a free car wash on Aug. 23 to anyone looking for a good scare and a clean car.  Wouldn’t you stop if you see that cheery guy in the picture waving to you?  More here.

Fish pedicures-Carp clean your disgusting feet

July 21, 2008

Check out the salon that’s offering these at YvonneSalon.com

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.

Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people have taken the plunge so far.

“This is a good treatment for everyone who likes to have nice feet,” Ho said.

He said he wanted to come up with something unique while finding a replacement for pedicures that use razors to scrape off dead skin. The razors have fallen out of favor with state regulators because of concerns about whether they’re sanitary.

Ho was skeptical at first about the fish, which are called garra rufa but typically known as doctor fish. They were first used in Turkey and have become popular in some Asian countries.

But Ho doubted they would thrive in the warm water needed for a comfortable footbath. And he didn’t know if customers would like the idea.

“I know people were a little intimidated at first,” Ho said. “But I just said, ‘Let’s give it a shot.’ ”

Customers were quickly hooked.

Tracy Roberts, 33, of Rockville, Md., heard about it on a local radio show. She said it was “the best pedicure I ever had” and has spread the word to friends and co-workers.

“I’d been an athlete all my life, so I’ve always had calluses on my feet. This was the first time somebody got rid of my calluses completely,” she said.

First time customer KaNin Reese, 32, of Washington, described the tingling sensation created by the toothless fish: “It kind of feels like your foot’s asleep,” she said.

The fish don’t do the job alone. After 15 to 30 minutes in the tank, customers get a standard pedicure, made easier by the soft skin the doctor fish leave behind.

Ho believes his is the only salon in the country to offer the treatment, which costs $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes. The spa has more than 1,000 fish, with about 100 in each individual pedicure tank at any given time.

Dennis Arnold, a podiatrist who four years ago established the International Pedicure Association, said he had never heard of the treatment and doubts it will become widespread.

“I think most people would be afraid of it,” he said.

Customer Patsy Fisher, 42, of Crofton, Md., admitted she was nervous as she prepared for her first fish pedicure. But her apprehension dissolved into laughter after she put her feet in the tank and the fish swarmed to her toes.

“It’s a little ticklish, actually,” she said.

Ho said the hot water in which the fish thrive doesn’t support much plant or aquatic life, so they learned to feed on whatever food sources were available—including dead, flaking skin. They leave live skin alone because, without teeth, they can’t bite it off.

In addition to offering pedicures, Ho hopes to establish a network of Doctor Fish Massage franchises and is evaluating a full-body fish treatment that, among other things, could treat psoriasis and other skin ailments.

Ho spent a year and about $40,000 getting the pedicures up and running, with a few hiccups along the way.

State regulations make no provision for regulating fish pedicures. But the county health department—which does regulate pools—required the salon to switch from a shallow, tiled communal pool that served as many as eight people to individual tanks in which the water is changed for each customer.

The communal pool also presented its own problem: At times the fish would flock to the feet of an individual with a surplus of dead skin, leaving others with a dearth of fish.

“It would sometimes be embarrassing for them but it was also really hilarious,” Ho said.

Source

Videos of the pretty fish and gross feet.

Stripping down to your underwear and running away: the new method of avoiding a simple traffic violation

July 20, 2008

Erie County Sheriff’s deputies were left scratching their heads Saturday after a man pulled over for a routine traffic stop on Grand Island suddenly ripped off his clothes and ran away.

At 8:41 a.m., a deputy pulled over the motorist on Grand Island Boulevard near Staley Road.

The driver, whose name was being withheld by authorities, inexplicably stripped down to his underpants and ran away on foot.

Sheriff’s deputies began a search for the man and were assisted by a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter. They were still searching for the man Saturday afternoon.

Deputies couldn’t understand why the man fled. They said he was facing only petty traffic violations.

Source

Catfish out for a leisurely stroll in a Florida neighborhood. Dogfish chew up your slippers out of jealousy.

July 16, 2008

Apparently, some types of catfish can walk around on land as long as they stay moist.  Bizarre sounding, and even more bizarre looking.  Check out the video here.

Hot dancing out of Finland

June 14, 2008

Creepy, but oddly hypnotic. Things pick up a bit around the 2 minute mark…and then get hot around 2:20.

A Federal judge is overseeing a pornagraphy case involving bestiality. Guess what was found on his computer and website?

June 12, 2008

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on having a video of a “half-dressed man cavorting with a sexually aroused farm animal” on his personal website:

“I think it’s odd and interesting. It’s part of life.”

Huh….ok. Get your mind out of the udder and read the full story.

Cutting yourself with broken glass and throwing your blood at the EMT’s responding to your accident is a perfectly natural act.

June 9, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY – Rescuers got quite a surprise on Saturday as they approached a vehicle that had crashed in Little Cottonwood Canyon, when the victims flung their own blood at them.

Two men hurt themselves on Saturday after crashing the vehicle in the canyon and flipping it on its roof. As rescuers tried to pull them from the wreckage, authorities said the men used broken glass from the vehicle to slash their wrists and then threw blood at emergency personnel.

Rescuers pulled one of the men from the wreckage, but had trouble retrieving the other — who authorities said was combative and had to be subdued by a stun gun.

Both men were transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities tried to determine whether the crash was a suicide attempt because it appears the car was wrecked intentionally. Investigators believe that drugs or alcohol likely played a factor in the incident.

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(this pic. just amuses me)

God loves us all. Even those of us with bizarre, hidden personalities that we sing duets with.

June 4, 2008

Ok, it just seems like a mulleted gent singing at first. Then it happens…at 1:08 of the video. <shivers>