The world is filled with many weird and wonderful trends…
The facekini, China
The latest craze in China, which has gone viral globally, is as terrifying as it is weird. The Chinese sure do take “slip, slop, slap” one step too far.
Gothic Lolita, Japan
This one has been around for a while and combines two of teenage girls’ biggest fantasies: being Lolita-esque and a goth. The above photo was snapped on the streets of Tokyo a few days ago. Love the scary doll accessory.
Eyeball jewelry, the Netherlands
If the ears, lips, eyebrows, necks, arms, ankles, and tummies are not enough places for you to hang/clip/stick jewelry on, there’s always your eyeball. Officially known as “extraocular implant”, it was first developed in the Netherlands in 2002. Its cousin, eye tattoos (getting a tattoo inside your eyeball), is proving to be very popular in Canada.
Looking like a Barbie, Ukraine
The amount of money spent on surgery to look like a Barbie doll is rising every year in Ukraine. Pioneered by Valeria Lukyanova (above), who has been dubbed the “Human Barbie,” it is both sad and very scary that more Ukrainian women are following in her steed. Just this week, news of a new “Human Barbie” from Ukraine emerged: 16-year old Lolita Richi has a 20-inch waist, a 32F bra size, and wears color contact lenses to emulate the wide-eyed look.
Pointy shoes, Mexico
Originating in 2009 in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, these pointy boots have become popular with men who like to frequent electronic dance clubs. But why? Do they make you dance better? The mind boggles…
Elfish ears, Arizona, USA
This trend came to the forefront in 2011 after it was discovered the “body modification artist” Steve Haworth performed the procedure on several people in Arizona. Films like Lords of the Rings and Avatar are probably responsible, but I think these ears are actually kind of cute.
Bagel head, Japan
Saved the best for last. Saline is injected into the forehead, and then the center of the swollen area is pressed with a thumb to create a hole. The result? It looks like you have a bagel stuck in your forehead. Why, oh why?
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