The controversial simulated drowning technique called “waterboarding” is now being used as an attraction at New York’s famed Coney Island amusement park.
The attraction is called “Waterboard Thrill Ride” — and is advertised with a sign featuring Spongebob Squarepants saying “it don’t gitmo better!”
Waterboarding has been used on terrorism suspects by the United States, and some human rights groups call it torture.
No people actually get waterboarded at the Waterboard Thrill Ride. Instead, people pay a dollar to watch a simulation performed by robot dolls.
Though if you told me people were actually paying to experience waterboarding as a bizarre “thrill” along the lines of bungee jumping and nipple-piercing, I totally would have believed it.
Seriously. Follow this link and follow the photo slideshow to the end.
I know it’s a cultural thing, and god knows I’ve eaten my portion of meat in my time. But — did they have to dress them up in overalls first? That’s all I’m asking.
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Tagged animals, bizarre
Oh, this story freaks me out more than that severed dog’s head post
Basically, a woman develops a condition that leads her to scratch one specific part of her head uncontrollably. Finally, she scratches hole through skull and into brain:
“One morning, after she was awakened by her bedside alarm, she sat up and, she recalled, “this fluid came down my face, this greenish liquid.” She pressed a square of gauze to her head and went to see her doctor again. M. showed the doctor the fluid on the dressing. The doctor looked closely at the wound. She shined a light on it and in M.’s eyes. Then she walked out of the room and called an ambulance. Only in the Emergency Department at Massachusetts General Hospital, after the doctors started swarming, and one told her she needed surgery now, did M. learn what had happened. She had scratched through her skull during the night—and all the way into her brain.”
No, I didn’t just read this off of CNN’s website — but only because the story broke in the 1920s!
Apparently a Russian scientist managed to keep a dog’s severed head alive for a period of time by hooking it up to a crude heart/lung machine. And he filmed it. Film at this link. I didn’t watch it. Just the still frame of this dog’s head attached to the machine has made me almost vomit the Healthy Choice soup I just had for lunch.
So YOU watch it, and tell me what you think. In one scene, supposedly the dog is fed a piece of cheese and it comes out the other end of a tube, plopping on the table.
Oh, I’m soooo sick right now.
Getting a real kick out of this post: