Category: Weird

Bagelheads – Japan’s Take on the Klingon Forehead

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Ok , so they do not look nearly as cool as the Klingons , but basically the Japanese bagelheads look like they came from a galaxy far far away . For some reason , injecting saline into the forehead is becoming an increasingly popular trend in the land of the rising sun .

Bagelheads been around for years , but recently they have caused international controversy after body modification technique was featured in National Geographic program taboo . Three men underwent the procedure bagelhead in Tokyo , under the supervision of an expert and the watchful eyes of some body modification enthusiasts . They had large needle inserted into their foreheads with saline which dripped slowly forming a sort of reservoir . When built up enough salt under the skin creating a nice bulge , the only body mod master pressed his thumb on it to give it that coveted bagel shape . For some reason , each of the three topics seem pretty happy to have a deformed head .

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The bagelhead trend was brought to Japan by changing body photographer Ryoichi ” Keroppy ” Maeda in 2007 , when he set up a team and started making infusions forehead . He first saw the strange craft in 1999 , with a spectacular body modification in Toronto . He experienced it himself in 2003 , and later asked permission from the artist who perfected the technique to bring it to Japan . And the rest , as they say , is history …

Keroppy says that as long as it done right , the technique poses no risk bagelhead . After all it is just salt being injected into the forehead and then gradually absorbed by the body . It takes around two hours for the forehead large waves well and the effect is lost in just 16-24 hours . Japanese photographer saying that many of his friends pumped their heads with a solution many times , but each time went back to their normal skin .

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Apparently, bagelheads is really popular in Japan these days, and there are even organized bagelhead parties about twice a year. And the forehead is not the only thing full of salt to inject them either. Keroppy says his party many guys have scrotal infusions as well as …

Asked why people resort to such extreme body modification strategy, said Ryoichi it is because people with this kind of stuff is always looking for ways to set themselves apart from the crowd, and because “we all enjoy being freaks for a night”.

Bullfrog Served ALIVE at Japanese Restaurant

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A video shot in Japan recently went viral after it showed a bullfrog served in a Japanese restaurant still blinking and twitching on the plate, after being skinned alive and cut into pieces.

This is definitely one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen. Singaporean website STOMP recently released a series of photos and a video shot in a Japanese restaurant where apparently people like to eat bullfrogs while they’re still alive. The video shows a customer going into the restaurant and how the cook there simply picks up a big frog, sticks a knife in it, removes all its inedible innards and skins it alive. Then the focus moves on the smiling customers who enjoys a healthy serving of bullfrog sashimi while the animal is looking at her from her plate, blinking and twitching… That doesn’t seem to bother the young woman much, as she even gives the thumb-up sign for the quality of the dish.

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I have no problem with people eating raw food, or even frogs, but eating pieces of them while their technically still living just makes my skin crawl. I don’t know if this qualifies as animal cruelty, just plain disgusting, or both, but it’s definitely not right. Although some have argued that in the wild animals are eaten alive every day, I don’t think comparing humans to animals makes very much sense…

I didn’t post the video here, as it’s pretty disturbing, but if you want to see the bullfrog literally eaten alive, check out the original article.

Brazilian man has 10 operations on his eyes so he can look Asian

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A man obsessed with Korean culture has gone to extraordinary lengths to look Asian after having 10 plastic surgery operations to change his appearance.

Xiahn, 25, who was originally known as Max, became fixated on Korean culture following a year of study in the country.

Xiahn, who goes by the pseudonym Oriental Gaucho online, watched hours of Korean soap operas and listened to K-Pop constantly – and in time became overcome with the desire to have plastic surgery so that he would look like a native Korean.

‘As you know, there are thousands of Asian eye styles,’ Xiahn told Metro.co.uk. ‘I had one major surgery on my eyes and then small procedures to reach the correct appearance.’

Now Xiahn has plans to move to South Korea as soon as he has he can.

Reports of his transformation have preceded him, and reactions have been mixed. Some like it and some don’t, he says, just like ‘any other thing in this world.’

Despite the drastic transformation though, Xiahn still feels Brazilian, thanks to the country’s diversity: ‘There are many mixed Brazilian people. For me a Korean person looks Brazilian as much as a German person or any other person that has born here.’

‘So even though I’ve changed the shape of my eyes, I am still Brazilian.’

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Photos of Chinese Students Cramming for Exams Hooked to IVs Spark Controversy

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It appears in China the saying “study till you drop” is taken quite literally by some, as photos show students receiving amino acid IV drips as they hit the books during late evening studying session for college exam.
You thought you were studying too hard? Well unless you’ve ever needed intravenous medication to keep you from passing out or collapsing due to excessive studying, you have it pretty good compared to these young students at a high school in Xiaogan, central China’s Hubei province. Photos taken late one evening, and posted on popular Chinese site Sina Weibo, show a brightly lit classroom full of students studying National College Entrance Exam, commonly known as “gao kao”. Students appear buried among piles of books, with dozens of IV bags hanging from lines traversing the classroom. YouTube facts that you didn’t know

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It appears in China the saying “study till you drop” is taken quite literally by some, as photos show students receiving amino acid IV drips as they hit the books during late evening studying session for college exam.
You thought you were studying too hard? Well unless you’ve ever needed intravenous medication to keep you from passing out or collapsing due to excessive studying, you have it pretty good compared to these young students at a high school in Xiaogan, central China’s Hubei province. Photos taken late one evening, and posted on popular Chinese site Sina Weibo, show a brightly lit classroom full of students studying National College Entrance Exam, commonly known as “gao kao”. Students appear buried among piles of books, with dozens of IV bags hanging from lines traversing the classroom.

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The National College Entrance Examination, or gao kao, is viewed as a life-and-death turning point in the lives of senior high-school students, as it determines if they can be accepted by into their dream schools and if they can go to college at all, regardless of their previous academic performances in high-school. The test includes three compulsory subjects (Mathematics, Chinese and English), plus a few optional, and takes place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of June. It’s basically the Chinese version of the SAT, only students apparently take it way more seriously there.

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I definitely agree studying hard is important as a student, but doing it to the point where your body actually needs amino acids to cope with exhaustion seems a bit extreme.

via Ministry of Tofu