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
Via: quartznews
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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.


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.

Infection of The Day: The World Health Organizations is Pretty Sure You Have Herpes
Via: WHO
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You probably, maybe, definitely have herpes. And there's nothing you can do about it.

According to a report from the World Health Organization, about 67 percent of the world's population, or 3.7 billion people under the age of 50, have herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).

That's the mouth kind of herpes. You know, the one that gives you a cold sore.

Not so fast though! HSV-1 can also spread to the genitals.

"The new estimates highlight, however, that HSV-1 is also an important cause of genital herpes. Some 140 million people aged 15-49 years are infected with genital HSV-1 infection, primarily in the Americas, Europe and Western Pacific. Fewer people in high-income countries are becoming infected with HSV-1 as children, likely due to better hygiene and living conditions, and are instead at risk of contracting it genitally through oral sex after they become sexually active."

In January, estimates showed that 417 million people aged 15-49 years have HSV-2, which causes genital herpes.

So adding those numbers together...over half a billion people have some form of herpes.

Via: Kotaku
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A Sanrio pop-up cafe in Hong Kong has something peculiar on the menu.

The yellow dim sum desert causing a stir is based on the Sanrio character Gudetama, a sleepy egg yolk dude.

If the fact that the desert is an anthropomorphic egg yolk with a big butt isn't enough, it also does something when you poke a hole in its bum with a chopstick.

Look at this little cutie.

Yup, this is a pooping pastry.

And it also vomits custard.

That's all, yolks.

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