Posts tagged "gross"

The Bed Bug Registry Will Possibly Save You From Bed Bugs, Definitely Freak You Out

When I visited The Frisky offices in New York earlier this year, I stayed in a cute little hotel near Central Park. One morning I got up to take a shower, and as I turned on the water I noticed an apple seed-shaped speck on the bathmat. I reacted like most people would: backing out…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 3, 2012

“Virgin Boy Eggs”: The Nastiest Chinese Snack You Won’t Be Eating

I hope that we're being "Punk'd." If not, then there are people in China who boil chicken eggs in the urine of little boys. And. Then. Eat. Them. I'm not quite sure I agree with Buzzfeed's headline that "virgin boy eggs," as they are called, are a "popular" snack in China, as this is the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2012

Woman Finds Mold On Her Tampon, Kotex Says It’s Nothing To Worry About

Feminine hygiene products should be hygienic, no? Well, that was not the case when Danielle Parr went to insert a Kotex tampon into her hoo-ha and discovered that the tampon popped out of the applicator covered in mold. Let me repeat that: MOLD. MOLLLLLLLLLD. Luckily for her, she was, for some reason, removing the tampon from…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2012

Cancer-Stricken Woman Drinks And Bathes In Her Own Urine On “My Strange Addiction”

I gotta be honest: the season finale of "My Strange Addiction" may be going too far. Over the course of the show, I've been weirdly fascinated by the various detergent eaters, tanning addicts, and nail talon enthusiasts, but a cancer-stricken woman who drinks and bathes in her own urine? No. Just no. Carrie, 53, ha…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 15, 2012

A Gross, Disgusting Look Inside Fraternity Life

In the mid-'90s, Todd Phillips made a documentary about the secret life of frat houses for HBO. The cable channel opted never to air the special, but it was recently unearthed and thrown up on YouTube. As you might imagine, much of what Phillips and his doc team unearth is pretty appalling. Frat pledges are…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 9, 2012

You Are The Worst: People Who Wear Smittens

If I see you and your significant other swanning around with this heart-shaped "smitten" snuggle hand warmer, I'm going to roll my eyes at you. You two are monsters, really, if you buy this. It's gross! Gross! Nobody wants to see your egregious display of love and affection in mitten form. PDA is one thing,…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 2, 2012

What Grosses You Out?

If I find a hair in my food, I freak out. Like, gasping and gagging and other generally outrageous reactions will ensue. Ever since I was little, hair in food has been #1 on the list of things I find completely disgusting, which also includes naked mole rats, the smell of eggs, and the word…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 9, 2012

Well, Now There’s A Breed Of Giant Rat Living In NYC, Too

For every spontaneous, adorable impromptu subway sing-a-long, there's a giant, repulsive rat that comes along and ruins it for everyone. Yes, there are now giant rats living in NYC -- this particular guy was found at a Foot Locker in the Bronx, if you couldn't tell from the familiar striped uniform of the guy holding…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 8, 2012

Well, This Is Just Terrible: The Junderpant

You were like, you know what? I know I have my jeggings, and my pajama jeans and such -- why not jean underpants? Well, guess what? Some enterprising marketing genius heard your plea and created Junderpants, which were discovered at a local Rainbow store. Jean underpants. My eyes are falling out of my head. [Refinery

By: Julie Gerstein / May 18, 2011

Fast Food Fashion

This fashion editorial from Pilot magazine, shot by photographer Guy Coombes, is making us never want to eat fast food ever again. Ever. [Show Us Your Stache]…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2011

The Grossest Thing You Will Read About Today

This is all sorts of messed up so I'm just gonna dive right in. A midwife in China is accused of sewing a woman’s anus shut during labor? Why? Because she was allegedly unhappy with her tip. First of all, you have to tip a midwife? Is this standard practice around the world? Weird. Also,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 19, 2010

The USA: Where The Food Gets Grosser And Grosser

Have you eaten lunch yet? You might be about to lose it. Traditional American dishes are getting grosser and grosser. These stately favorites are packing cholesterol, saturated fats, and obscene portion sizes. It's no surprise that the United States has obesity problems: Americans are quick to chow down on fast food, greasy snacks, and fried,…

By: Lauren Gold / July 30, 2010

Victoria’s Secret Bedbugs Aren’t Very Sexy

Hot on the heels of the recent Hollister bedbug infestation and cleansing, Victoria's Secret on New York's Lexington Avenue had a fun little infestation of its own. Apparently, bugs were found and the store was closed down for sniffing by bed bug-detecting dogs, a quick, intense chemical spray and, finally, another dog sniffing. The company…

By: Lily Q / July 19, 2010

How To Salvage Your Nasty Summer Feet

We've done a post about maintaining pretty feet. This is not that post. This, rather, is a guide to going apes**t on your feet once you've let them get to what seems like a point of no return. Having recently pumiced my own mangled extremities half to death and come out alive, I'm not unlike…

By: Lily Q / July 19, 2010

Not For The Squeamish: A Pin Made From A Real Cockroach

Alksjafs;ldkjas;dlkfja;lsd. That is how we can most accurately express the reaction we had to this cockroach pin, because we're pretty sure there are no words to convey the sound of terror that slipped from our mouths. Yup, this is a real cockroach, dipped in solid silver and outfitted with a pin so you can stick…

By: Leonora Epstein / June 7, 2010

“Real World: New Orleans” Castmate Says Roommate Peed On His Toothbrush

What happens when people stop being polite and start getting real? A "Real World" cast member scrubs a toilet bowl with your toothbrush and then pees on it. On March 1, police were called to the house where "The Real World: New Orleans" is currently filming, after castmate Ryan Leslie, 22, claimed he'd gotten a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2010

Placenta Teddy Bears Are Pretty Disgusting

EW! So disgusting! Some kooky designer in London is turning afterbirth placentas into teddy bears. First, London-based Alex Green cures the placenta with salt to kill bacteria; then Green softens the organ with a mixture of eggs and tannins so it'll take on the appearance of suede or leather. (Instead of, you know, a bloody…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 12, 2009
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