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Old 07-23-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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Tiny carp nibble your toes in fishy pedicure - Skin and beauty - MSNBC.com

Would you do it?
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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No way... that is nasty
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I heard this and could NOT believe my ears. Guess some people will do almost anything to make a buck. And some people will do almost anything to look great.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:55 AM
 
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It kinda wierded me out too..lol

I remember being little and going fishing with the family. (which mostly for me meant I was eating mashmellows and starting campfires by the lake) I remember sticking my feet over a dock into the water and I felt this digusting sensation....Baby fish trying to eat my toenails that had glitter polish. So creepy feeling.

I wonder how warm the water is for these fish?
It does look kinda neat (photo). I have to say that.
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Old 07-23-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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And some people will do almost anything to look great.

Kinda like shooting up with botulism in order to paralyze themselves? I guess there is a limit to sanity when it comes to vanity....
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Old 07-23-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Ugh they showed this on the local news last night-don't think so.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:58 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I believe the FDA has approved maggots and leeches for medical treatments, so this concept can't be too far off. The thought of any of it is rather unsettling, though...
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Old 07-23-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: WV
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I'll stand alone and admit I'd try it. I love any kind of foot pampering and fish don't creep me out. I probably wouldn't pay for it but I'd accept a gift certificate.
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: N GA Mountains
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I was in a nail salon having a pedicure with CNN turned on when this report was broadcast. Everyone had a good laugh but no one wanted to try it!!
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:42 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I strikes me as sort of cruel to the fish. They probably don't live long in that environment.
After the initial ick reaction, I'm thinking this makes sense, but it bet it would take a long time for a bunch of little fish to gobble up all the junk on someone's feet.

Did you know that at Cleveland Clinic the plastic surgeons do use leeches on patients, so it's a really accepted method of treatment. I was in there for some surgery and I did not talk to the woman who had the leeches, but a nurse told me that the woman and her husband had a good attitude about them and had named her leeches and were trying to think of them like little pets.
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