10 Weirdest Beauty Devices

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by Amy Jeanne, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Yes dear Katinka von K..... they were sold like candy.

    Let me tell you something, just between you and me, I once read this, I dont don't if it's true or not.

    Once a pudgy soprano, Maria Callas became a glamorous opera star after losing weight because she ate a tapeworm - on purpose, some say.

    (Tapeworms, which live inside the intestines and eat food before you digest it, can cause weight loss - but experts strongly recommend against the practice. If a tapeworm leaves the intestine, it can cause seizures, fever, and cystic lumps. So that's a big no, no needless to say)


    Look Katinka

    Callas before tapeworm
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    Callas after tapeworm
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    I am a slim person, but even if i wasn't i would never, never swallow a tapeworm Katinka!
     
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  2. kamikat

    kamikat Call Me a Cab

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    I saw a show on this recently (Dr. Oz or maybe The Doctors). People are trying to revive this dangerous fad.
     
  3. 23SkidooWithYou

    23SkidooWithYou Practically Family

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    That's insane! I'd bet my back teeth that they'd be less interested in reviving the fad if they could actually SEE the unsanitized end product. Geez, I realize women have always faced a tremendous amount of pressure and scrutiny about their beauty value...but to willingly ingest a parasite? It boggles my brain.
     
  4. Katinka von K.

    Katinka von K. A-List Customer

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    Yeah, I heard about that, too.

    Swallowing a tape worm is like sitting in a bucket full of ticks... bah!
     
  5. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    That particular "Sanitized Tapeworms In A Jar" ad is an internet hoax from about ten years ago -- note that it includes a number of computer-based fonts that didn't exist a hundred years ago -- and was most likely inspired by the Maria Callas legend. Keep in mind, too, that while a tiny waist was en vogue at that time, being skeletally thin was most certainly not -- someone tapeworm-thin would have been stigmatized as a poor unfortunate, not praised for being in the height of fashion.

    The tapeworm idea, however, has resurfaced a number of times over the years, most recently *this year.* Obviously we aren't as wise to diet scams and swindles nowadays as we think we are.
     
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  6. HadleyH

    HadleyH I'll Lock Up

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    Glow like a glow worm with radioactive toothpaste and radioactive face cream! :D ... these you could actually buy back then ....



    Doramad was a toothpaste created in Germany in 1945. On the back of the product’s tube it stated that ‘radioactive radiation increases the defenses of teeth and gums… cells are loaded with new life energy, the destroying effect of bacteria is hindered… it gently polishes the dental enamel and turns it white and shiny.’
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    FOR THAT RADIANT LOOK ( by Alfred Curie or so they claimed;))
    In the 1920s and 1930s people thought radium was healthful and would make them beautiful ... Tho-Radia, a face cream and powder, boasted a double whammy of radioactivity in the form of both thorium and radium. :D

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  7. Amy Jeanne

    Amy Jeanne Call Me a Cab

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    My husband said that one of his relatives worked in a watch factory and they painted them with a radioactive substance. He says they used to put it on their tounges and turn out the light.
     

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