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Monkeys pick cotton, a 19th-century urban legend
Tube of liquor hidden in prohibition-era boot, 1920s
Can a bar of soap between your sheets ease muscle cramps?
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
A black lion: real or fake?
The most sacred relic: the Holy Foreskin, circa 800 AD
Use your left ear to detect lies
Cursed by Allah
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
Pierre Brassau, Monkey Artist, 1964
Floral Sculpture Clinic
floralI'm not sure if this is real or fake. The Floral Sculpture Clinic says that it will implant bone tissue sculpted into the shape of a flower beneath your skin. The result will be a visibly raised bony pattern on your skin. If real, it's very strange.
Update: Boing Boing reports that the Floral Sculpture Clinic is indeed a hoax. It's part of a conceptual art project dreamed up by the Dutch artist Simone Van Bakel. The images of the inserted implants are photoshopped.
Categories: Body Manipulation
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jan 14, 2004
Comments (2)
This particular story may be a hoax but skin implants are possible (with teflon and silicon). For example, the horn implants of Enigma (http://www.humanmarvels.com/)and genital beading (http://encyc.bmezine.com/?genital_beading).
Posted by Mary  on  Thu Jul 01, 2004  at  09:04 PM
Awesome story!!!
Posted by miclepolard  in  74 St. Drive, Perth, WA, 6003 Australia  on  Wed Apr 06, 2011  at  11:21 AM
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