When people think of barbershops, the first thing that comes to mind is an aproned man holding court with a comb and a pair of sharp shears snipping at hair. Most often the aproned man also gives a close shave and doles out a relaxing head, shoulder and back massage.
Countless brethren of these aproned men exist around the world. They’re known as barbers and they are best friends with well-groomed men (and quite a number of women) everywhere. In fact, some of them are known to specialize in spectacular feats of bravery, like cutting hair with multiple scissors simultaneously.
Others choose a less trodden path.
Like this barber who shaves eyeballs. In the streets. Without an apron.
Yes, you read that right. Xiong Gaowu from China is an expert in the art of scraping men’s ocular apparatus.
He’s chosen to excel at walking on the wild side with a sharp razor blade that can just as easily scoop out his customers’ eyeballs.
Only he doesn’t. He uses his paper-thin metal blade to scour his customers’ eyelids and eye rims, scraping all the dirt and residue off.
His customers are probably too lazy to wash their faces in the mornings.
Xiong Gaowu claims to have 40 years of experience shaving people’s eyeballs, and according to him, he has never hurt anyone. Which offers a theory that his many customers must either be possessed of iron-clad mettle, very high pain thresholds, or heavily calloused eyeballs.
Like this guy enjoying the Xiong Gaowu special.
Eyeball shaving isn’t a new trend. It’s a practice used in early 20th century hospitals to treat trachoma, a bacterial infection that’s the most common cause of blindness around the world.
The respected practitioner, called a barber, uses a sharp blade to scrape away ulcers and scar tissue to help treat the infection.
Eye shaving also stimulates the tear glands to secrete moisture and lubricate the eye sockets. Because nothing screams healing therapy more…
…than dirty fingernails wielding a blade against ulcerous eyes.
…or sometimes even plunging sharp, pointy rods deep into the lids.
Sadly (or fortunately, depending on how sensitive you are about your eyesight), the art of eyeball shaving is slowly dying off. More and more people prefer to consult ophthalmologists and other eye specialists for their ocular issues instead of visiting the nearest sidewalk eyeball shaver.
Because this just reeks too much of the horror film “Saw”.
But 62-year-old Xiong Gaowu, who does his business in Chengdu’s open air, appears unaffected by this trend. He continues to have loyal customers who keep coming back for his services.
Apparently, he also has quite a few rapt lady fans, as well.
For 5 Yuan ($0.75), Xiong Gaowu continues to perform his ocular cleaning specialty that will rival cool haircuts and color jobs offered by sophisticated air-conditioned barbershops.
He helps his customers keep their eyes peeled. Literally.
So if you’re after a unique experience and aren’t quite squeamish about losing all your lashes in the process, you can drop by Chengdu and ask for Xiong Gaowu.
You have to see him in action to believe.
Canadian Model Goes Blind In One Eye After Purple Eye Tattoo Goes Terribly Wrong
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The thing about decisions, whether they be good or bad, is that they sometimes bring lasting consequences. Take it from model Catt Gallinger who recently shared her story on social media in the hopes of warning others about her terrible experience.
Apparently, the model from Ottawa, Canada, had an eye tattoo procedure - and it went horribly wrong. In fact, she lost sight in her right eye as a result of it.
Catt Gallinger thought it would be a good idea to get an eye tattoo.
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They somehow confirmed that trolling is an art!
While some suck at trolling, others are born to do it. It’s like they came to earth for one single purpose: to troll people. And their tactics are so great that we can’t help but get fascinated. Well, that’s because they also put tremendous amount of effort in what they do.
If you think you’ve had enough of trolls in your life, then you don’t know half of them. Below are more hilarious examples of people doing what they do best. No doubt this will make your day. Enjoy!
#1. Trolling the Protesters 101.
Two New Sinister Species Of Bird-Catcher Trees Discovered In The Caribbean Islands
The scientists discovered two macabre species of large plants in the lush forests of Puerto Rico.
The Caribbean Islands are a great place to find sand-swept beaches, fascinating species of birds, and tropical weather perfect for relaxation. However, despite their peaceful and welcoming appearance from the outside, these islands hide a secret. The scientists who just managed to uncover it recently were left fascinated and baffled at the same time.
Hidden in the lush forests of Puerto Rico, the scientists discovered two macabre species of bird-catcher trees. Despite the strange characteristics of the large plants, the experts were also fascinated by the fact that they did not discover these unusual specimens sooner.
The two newly discovered species of large plants belong to the group of Pisonia trees.
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