To say Tao Porchon-Lynch is an extraordinary yoga teacher isn’t a stretch, considering she has fans all over the world. But what makes her truly amazing is the fact that she can support her whole body on her hands — even though she’s 93.Now she has another accolade to add to her list: Guinness World Records has just declared her the world’s oldest yoga teacher.
Porchon-Lynch started practicing yoga when she was eight after seeing some boys doing the exercises on the beach of her hometown of Pondicherry, a French colony in India on the Bay of Bengal. Read more …
I normally hate sports, but competitive toe wrestling is the kind I could get into. It may be the only sport that requires a pedicure. At the World Toe Wrestling championship in the UK, competitors interlock toes and foot it out for the best of three. It’s similar to arm wrestling, but with feet. I would be too scared of catching some kind of foot fungus to actually engage in such an activity but I would really like to have a competitive toe wrestling name like Nasty Nash or Paul Preditoe. Mine would be Ami Angeltoe. [Buzzfeed]
You thought you had a bad prom? These Wisconsin teens lined up on a pier to take those awkward pre-prom photos. Then they heard a cracking sound … and the pier gave way, dumping everyone in the lake. I bet all the parents who paid for $300 prom dresses, hair and nail appointments were pissed.
More pics at the link. I won’t pretend I didn’t laugh. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Facials, mani-pedis, and massages are so passé for the insanely rich—or the insane and rich, Cracked reports. Here’s the new normal among bizarre spa treatments:
A plant farm in northern Israel offers the full-body snake massage for $70. Bigger snakes will knead the belly or back while smaller ones wiggle around your face. (Time offers a video.) Read more …
Meet SHIRI, the Japanese butt robot. She’s legless and headless, but seems to enjoy a sensual massage to the silicon skin covering her posterior. Like a human woman, her artificial muscles can react to being spanked, caressed and groped. As this video helpfully notes, “The user may also feel SHIRI bracing after feeling a slap from the user.” I guess she hasn’t yet read 50 Shades Of Grey yet? [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »