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Some people carry a hair tie wherever they go by wearing on their wrist like a bracelet. While it is extremely rare, a tight hair tie around the wrist could cause an infection like it did for Audree Kopp in Philadelphia. This infection didn't respond well to antibiotics so it led to surgery. If she had let it go on longer it could have led to sepsis, when an infection gets into the bloodstream.

While this kind of infection is unlikely, the result is alarming enough to make someone with long hair think twice about how they want to carry their hair ties with them.

school lunch boycott Students in Chicago are Boycotting Their Terrible School Lunches
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Kids in Roosevelt High School on Chicago's Northwest Side have been receiving burnt pizza, rotten fruit and generally unhealthy, unappetizing school lunches. Most people don't get excited about school lunch but this takes it a little too far and the kids at this school decided to do something about it. They've created something called The School Lunch Project: Culinary Denial where they share information about the school's lunch provider Aramark as well as pictures of unsatisfactory lunches like this one:



Ultimately, their demands are for better alternatives to the lunch they are offered. Currently, Aramark benefits by being the only food provider in school and lowering their bottom line as much as possible. If kids don't eat, the company might have to change their menu or risk losing profits.

Is this the end of Seattle's gum wall?

For the first time in its 20-year existence, Seattle's iconic gum wall has been stripped clean. But it might not the end of the sticky tourist attraction.

Posted by Quartz on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
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This cleaning has been a long time coming. It might look like vandalism that got out of hand to you but in the city of Seattle, it's a landmark. People come from far and wide to add their own disgusting piece of chewed gum to the wall near the famous Pike Place Market. Now that it's been cleaned new gum has already been placed. This wall will probably be back to it's former glory in another 20 years.

Via: Tracy Kiss
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She wants you to use WHAT on your face?!

Beauty blogger and man juice aficionado Tracy Kiss has a pretty controversial beauty secret—skeet.

In a video uploaded to her YouTube page earlier this week, the beauty blogger uses semen harvested from friends and rubs it on her face. She says she is not involved in the "extraction" of the materials.

Although, she notes, that when she is married she will perform this regimen every morning. (Hey, fellas!)

Here's what she says about the facial on her blog:

As the beauty consumer, it is our own personal preference to ensure that products we use are acquired from an organic and sustainable source, manufactured in a safe and non-hazardous way and not tested on animals if this concerns you as it does me. Unfortunately for my semen facials a human organic c*ck is badly beaten on a regular basis in order to produce a mask, which some people may find disturbing; however I am reliably informed that the level of distress was kept to a minimum at all times, as obviously battery c*cks cannot provide the produce required or I would have been well stocked for life. I would also like to stress that I am not present during the donation process, as I simply receive it in a plastic container fresh from a sensible friend who delivers it to me after in his own time.

Oh what a world we live in.

Deformity of The Day: Man Catches 3-Eyed Catfish in Polluted Brooklyn Canal
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What has three eyes and swims in the water?

This catfish.

Video has emerged showing a three-eyed catfish that was caught in the notoriously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

Greg Hunter, who shot the video, told WABC that people started crowding around a man who caught the catfish from a bridge.

"It was a crazy scene," he said.

Blinky?

Nope Nope Nope of The Day: California Student Has Live Tapeworm Removed From Brain After Migraine Troubles
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Today in "Things that make you squirm" news:

A 26-year-old student from California thought he mad a migraine, but nope. He had a live tapeworm inside his brain.

After a month of intense pain, Luis Ortiz's mother drove him to the hospital where he started vomiting and eventually list consciousness.

Doctors ran tests and found that a a tapeworm larva had implanted itself inside his brain, forming a cyst that was blocking circulation.

"We made a hole in skull bone over the eyebrow and drove the camera into the centre of the brain and fished out the cyst and the worm… The worm was still wiggling when we pulled it out," Dr Soren Singel, one of the neurosurgeons who performed the emergency surgery, told the Napa Valley Register.

"Another 30 minutes of that blockage and he would have been dead. It was a close call," he said.

Doctors say he had probably eaten a salad with unwashed ingredients.

And this is why you should never eat salad.

Cleanup of The Day: Over 1 Million Pieces to be Removed From Seattle's Gum Wall
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Seattle has gotten itself in a sticky situation.

After 20 years of build-up on the city's famed "Gum Wall," the over one million pieces of gum will be scraped away in the coming weeks.

The wall, located in the equally popular Pike Place Market, was once named the world's second-germiest tourist attraction.

Tourists are encouraged to place their chewed gum on the wall.

Old gum must be removed because sugar and additives are eating away at the brick wall, Emily Crawford, a spokeswoman for the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority told Seattle Times.

"We're not saying it can't come back," she said. "We need to wipe the canvas clean and keep (it) fresh."

The cleanup job is expected to cost about $4,000 and involves industrial steam cleaners that will melt away the gum.

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