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Each spring women rush to the spa to get pedicures, so those tootsies look pretty and fresh for sandal season. But pedicures don't just involve getting your toenails painted. They also involve removing dead skin and calluses from the bottom of the foot. This skin can be removed through various methods.
This is where the fish come in. Yep, we said fish. The fish, called garra rufa fish, or sometimes "doctor fish," actually nibble the dead skin from your feet.
The fish are moved from a communal tank to a personal footbath for each customer (each footbath is cleaned and sanitized between customers). About 100 fish go into each footbath at a time. Because no plant or aquatic life can really survive in the warm water in which the fish thrive, the fish have learned to eat whatever's offered to them -- including the dead skin on the bottom of your feet. In the wild, garra rufa survive by sucking the dead scales off other living fish, so perhaps sucking the dead skin off our feet isn't that much different.
Because the fish have no teeth, they are just nibbling and sucking at the dead skin. Without teeth, they can't remove live skin, so you don't have to worry about being bitten.
Fish pedicures might sound like a win-win situation -- the fish get to eat, and you lose the dead skin -- but they're not without controversy. In fact, in the U.S. fish pedicures are banned in 10 states for hygiene reasons.
What do you think? Does it sound fishy to you? Or, would you try it?
#fish #fishpedicure #spa
Wow I didn't know this 🐝🐝Male bees die after having sex.
Male bees, known as drones, only exist for the purpose of mating with the queen. The queen will have several drones lined up to mate with her, and if a drone is lucky enough to mate with the queen the two bees will go into a mating flight, that is, to have sex in mid-air.
Unfortunately, the drone only gets laid once in his life. The drones penis and abdomen get ripped from his body during the mid-air hookup, and he quickly dies.
Life isn't so good for the drones that don't mate with the queen either. Worker bees feed the young drones until they are ready to mate. Those that don't mate with the queen get kicked out of the hive and starve to death. #bee #buzz #lasttime #beelife #noflyzone #beegone
Is this the new #Grumpy #Cat? Meet #Garfi, the fluffy #feline whose furrowed brow makes him look permanently angry. Garfi, a #Persian #cat that resides in Turkey, has garnered a large following due to his menacing mug and perpetually furious expression. Imagine waking up to that stony glare at 2AM with him sitting on your chest. Creepy, huh? Garfi lives in #Turkey with his owner #HulyaOzkok,
This is a breast cancer awareness month public announcement. Get 'em smashed. #breast #cancer #survivor #pink #mammogram #boobs #tatas #cause #breastcancer #awareness #ribbon #pinkribbon #walk #thinkpink #october #staystrong #wearpink #support #fighter
This is unbelievable and I would not have believed it if it was not sourced in #Guinness. That was one very busy couple in the bedroom. 67 of the 69 children born were said to have survived infancy. There are some small villages who have less people. 👫👪👬👭👯
By his first wife:
4 x 4 = 16
7 x 3 = 21
16 x 2 = 32
27 births 69 children
By his second wife:
6 x 2 = 12
2 x 3 = 6 ---------
8 births 18 children
#toomanykids #69 #children #kids #triplets #twins #wives #family #fertile #multiplebirths
The beautiful Ice Cream Tulip! 🌷This magnificent tulip definitely lives up to its name, as when in bloom it looks just like a delicious ice-cream #tulip #floweroftheday #icecream #petals #pink #plant #variety #photooftheday #cream #pretty #beautiful #iunique #horticulture #garden
PEACHES WITH PANTIES:
I'll say what we have all been thinking: a fuzzy peach remarkably resembles a derriere. Recently, fruit vendors in China decided to capitalize on the anatomical similarity for a holiday.
The peaches are being sold in celebration of the Qixi Festival, which is a romantic holiday comparable to Valentine’s Day. #madeinchina #creative #peach #panties #fruit
If you were walking through a field during the winter and happened upon a beautiful clearing, full of dazzlingly white blooms, you would probably think they were late-blooming flowers. Upon closer inspection, though, you'll realize that maybe they aren't flowers at all. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance. If you come across one – be careful! Rather than attempt to pick it up, if you have a camera or a phone with you take a picture instead. Frost flowers are incredibly delicate and will more often than not shatter when touched. More beautiful pictures of these flowers can be seen here - http://www.kuriositas.com/2012/12/frost-flowers-natures-exquisite-ice.html?m=1 #frost #flowers #pretty #beautiful #interesting #unusual #coolstuff #ice #white #plant #winter #autumn #gorgeous #phenomenon #notwhatyouthink #nature
I would love to have a chandelier like this hanging above my dining room table. Talk about a conversation piece. This piece is called "Porca Miseria! Chandelier." It's made of broken plates, bowls, cups, vases, forks, and spoons. Only 10 of these lamps are produced annually, as four builders must work on each one for almost 5 days, carefully breaking plates with a hammer or dropping them on the floor to determine the arrangement of the final design. The title, a common Italian interjection similar to “damn,” expressing irritation, surprise, annoyance, or incredulity, evokes both the frustration of breaking a dish and the release that comes from breaking many of them. #italian #dishes #porcelain #art #decor #vent #chandelier #dining
During the raining season, water turn this Bolivian salt flat into the world's largest mirror. It's been called "the border between heaven and earth". The mirages from the sky's reflection create a sense of infinity or walking among clouds. You can only get to this location via hot air balloon. #wow #beautiful #incredible #amazing #clouds #earth #water #mirror #nature #bucketlist #placestosee #bolivia
You thought you left behind popularity contests when you graduated high school, right? Think again. The World's Most Exclusive Website lets you "in" to their virtual club on levels based on your number of followers on Twitter.
I didn't even get through the front door because I don't have a verified account. "Verified Twitter accounts are reserved for the famous or otherwise socially significant," the site informed me, and redirected me to a "less discriminating" site - Olive Garden.
To get past the first page, you need to have a verified account, obviously. The second page requires 5,000 followers. It also tells you who else has been able to access that level so far, so you can compare your popularity. You know, just for that added kick in the gut. ("What do you mean @xyz has more followers than me?")
Door three requires 25,000 followers. You're stopped at Door four unless 100,000 people care about your Tweets. The fifth entrance means you need to have half a million followers to proceed through. The secret entrance of door six must have made Ryan Seacrest (who posted photos of his progress) really excited that he has more than a million people hanging on his every Tweet.
But the stone door frame on the seventh page is where he got stopped for lacking the required five million followers. If you're not a celebrity, don't worry.... apparently the terribly exclusive site is also terribly easy to hack. You can view every room (even the ones no one has accessed yet) without so much as ever Tweeting a single character. I have a feeling that the "easy to hack" part was deliberate, too. Why design all those levels if no one will see them? This way, they get even more publicity. #crazy #whatwillpeoplethinkofnext #twitter #coolstuff #interesting #socialmedia #exclusive
If you thought that riding a swing is for kids, think again. Here is the wildest swing in the world. A single swing that will hang you over the edge of the world. This swing has no safety measures and is called the ‘Swing at the End of the World’. Deep in the Ecuadorian wilderness is a seismic monitoring station known as Casa del Arbol or "The Treehouse" because it is simply a small house built in a tree used for observing Mt. Tungurahua, the active volcano in the near distance. While the simple wooden room is a sight to behold, the real attraction is the crude swing hanging from one of the tree's skinny branches. With no harness, net, or any other safety feature the swing (itself nothing more than a thick stick suspended by two ropes) arcs riders out into the void over the canyon. #placestosee #amazingplaces #laststop #swing #treehouse #Eucador #awesome #photooftheday #picoftheday #noway #nope #risk #lastride
Rainbow Grapes!!! It is not a hybrid or any species of grapes. They get their colors during a process called veraison that occurs when they start making sugar and are known for their incredibly delicious flavour. #rainbow #sweet #grapes #sugar #fruit #delicious #juicy #hiddentreasures #ripe #tasty #wine
Too cute! Fresh out of the water, the newborn pup rolls itself in sand to protect itself from the blazing sun wearing the natural world equivalent of SPF 50 #sunscreen. #seal #beach #sunbathing #sand #babyseal #sealion #pup
Well my Friday is over. Been stuck on this bridge for almost an hour. It's so bad that people have now turned off their car and just standing in the middle-of-the-road or on the side talking. #traffic #friday #ugh #ineedadrink
Well you all have seen my Granddaughter Rylee grow up from the few pictures I have posted. This little girl is the love of my life next to her mother. She is so happy, well-adjusted and smart. She truly needs to be on the big screen because she is hilarious and so personable #yayababy #rylee #granddaughter #babypicoftheday #toddler #curlyhair #photooftheday #kidstar #babygirls #mommysbaby #besthair #beach #sand #cutepicoftheday #cutekids #caliliving