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 »
Like most irrational beliefs in the world, urban legends take root during our childhood when we’re at our dumbest. Some urban legends are laughably harmless but some can cause a rift between parents and kids that can last a life time. If it wasn’t for the Internet I’d still resent my parents because of the Back to the Future hoverboard urban legend.
You’d think the Internet (being the ultimate fact checking resource that it is) would kill any urban legend before it had a chance to spread but it’s actually makes it worse. Most of the persistent urban legends are from the pre-Internet days but there are newer ones like the subscription based Facebook urban legend that keeps annoyingly popping up on our newsfeeds from time to time. Read more …