Archive for March, 2016

Fish pedicure

While outlawed in the U.S., a fish pedicure is the fastest way to  having feet as soft as a baby’s, and fish spas have become widespread in Asia and some European countries. These spas use a fish species named Garra rufa, commonly referred to as doctor fish, initially used for treatment of psoriasis as they feed on epidermis.

Aborted landing

When you are on a commercial flight and the airplane is 200 m above the runway during it’s approach to land then suddenly accelerate to take back off in the air, it can be a bit distressing until the pilot announces exactly why the aircraft had to perform that maneuver. Fortunately, in this situation, it was only because the previous plane had killed a bird during landing and the runway had to be check for any debris.

Illegal to die

In some cities around the world, mainly small towns running low on cemetery space, death is outlawed. In Longyearbyen, Norway–the world’s northernmost city–the permafrost preserves bodies to the point that they do not decompose. Full article here.

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