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

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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 the applicator before inserting it so she was able to spot the black and green fungus before it was injected into her lady business. Can you imagine? I’m dry heaving.  Keep reading »

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

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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, has been drinking her own urine — as well as using it to bathe, moisturize, and brush her teeth — for four years because she believes it has helped send her cancer into remission. There is, however, no medical proof of this, as Carrie has not seen a doctor in six years. Obviously, many of the people featured on “My Strange Addiction” are contending with mental health issues, but Carrie’s seem extreme and this episode comes across as particularly exploitative. I hope she has since sought help from professionals. And I hope to never hear the term “aged urine” again. [TMZ]

You Are The Worst: People Who Wear Smittens

Do Not Want: Wang Boots
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Do Not Want: Stockings
These stockings give us the creepy-crawlies. Read More »

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, but smitten wearers, you disgust me.  [$18, Etsy]

What Grosses You Out?

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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 “buffet.” A few days ago NPR did an interview with Rachel Herz, the author of a new book called “That’s Disgusting: Unraveling the Mysteries of Repulsion,” and it turns out the things that repulse us are determined by a number of factors, many of them cultural. Cheese, for example, is a staple of the western diet but in some cultures it’s considered to be the equivalent of cow excrement. Apparently we learn to be grossed out by certain things, and, conversely, we can learn to be not grossed out by certain things. So let’s talk about the things that trigger our personal “yuck!” reflex. What grosses you out? Is there anything that used to gross you out that doesn’t anymore? [NPR]

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 the dead animal aloft. [Is it just me, or does that thing have massive testes? -- Editor] [Gothamist]

Study Says Sex With Animals Can Lead To Penis Cancer: Zoophile Reacts

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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 29] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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, disgusting. According to reports, before the woman went into labor, her husband tipped the midwife the equivalent of $15, which, if tipping your mid-wife is a standard thing, sounds pretty cheap to me too. But I digress. So, the victim says she was told by the midwife that she was going to alleviate her hemorrhoid pains, but instead says the pissed-off midwife sewed her anus closed using a needle and thread. The midwife told investigators that she did treat the patient’s hemorrhoids but that she did not stitch her no-no hole closed. Where I come from, anuses don’t stitch themselves, so I’m dubious. Also, I am grossed out and am going to go barf now. [Life of Guangzhou] Keep reading »

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, sugary desserts. We just about tossed our cookies when we saw South Carolina’s turducken (left) and New York’s garbage plate (right). Check out the 50 fattiest foods in the United States, but not if you’re looking for anything remotely edible. Heart attack with a side of cellulite, anyone? [Health.com] Keep reading »

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