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New Diet Craze........

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Wanna get in shape for all those Christmas parties? Try this .......

'From time to time certain pharmaceutical firms and drug companies place ads in newspapers and magazines, asking for volunteers to be human guinea pigs to earn a substantial amount of money. In 1980, such an advert appeared in a Mexican newspaper. The advert wanted girls aged 18 to 25 to try out a new dieting pill which was hailed as 'the ultimate weapon to fight the flab'.

Understandably, thousands of girls responded to the advert, but only thirty were chosen. They were all slightly overweight, and all came from Mexico City. Each of them were paid around 500 Pesos per day, and were told to report to a special clinic in the city every week for the duration of the test, which was to be three months. One 18-year-old girl who was a paid guinea pig was a former teen-beauty queen named Sonia Calverri, who was orginally from Texas. She was only half a stone overweight, and her boyfriend said she was crazy trying to look slimmer. He said she would lose her lovely curves, but Sonia often dreamt of becoming a model who could fly off to the Paris catwalks.

The pills were very small; about the size of a pin-head, and had to be washed down with water. The leaflet from the slimming pill firm told Sonia she should eat as much as she usually did.

About a week later, Sonia was at a discotheque, and was dancing with her girlfriend while her boyfriend drank with his friends at the bar. Sonia suddenly stopped dancing, and bent over, clutching her stomach. Her friend Maria asked her if she was okay, then suddenly, Sonia was sick. She threw up, and Maria let out a scream which sent Sonia's boyfriend running over to the dancefloor. He tried to get to his girlfriend, but all the dancers were barring his way, and he had to push his way through them.

Something was hanging from Sonia's lips - and it was squirming about. It was some sort of worm with a yellow round head. It was revolting. Suddenly, Sonia coughed as she was sick again, and the worm flew at Maria, who became hysterical. The worm fell to the ground. It was around 4 inches long, and squirmed about on the floor. One of the girls dancing with her back to Sonia stepped on the worm-like creature and crushed it, so by the time Sonia's boyfriend got on the dancefloor he couldn't see the worm. By then the creature had been trodden to pulp.

He took Sonia into the open air and Maria told him about the wormy thing, but Sonia's boyfriend didn't believe her. But on the following morning Sonia was admitted to hospital after suffering terrible abdominal cramps and sensations of something moving about in her stomach. The other girls who had volunteered to try out the new diet pills had similar symptoms, but not as bad as Sonia. Sonia lost a lot of weight, now matter how much she was fed, so the doctors pumped the teenager; and were horrified to extract three hardy specimens of a particularly nasty species of tapeworm. The other worms were still in the girl's stomach and intestines, clinging on with their hooks and suckers. An American specialist who heard about the case flew into Mexico City and administered several powerful drugs to eradicate the parasites, and gradually over a period of a month, Sonia recovered and began to regain her usual weight. The sinister firm which was trying to peddle what they called 'organic slimming pills that work in harmony with the digestive tract' went underground. The pills, of course, were just tapeworm eggs.'

Now...........in case you write this off straight away, the Victorians used to use Tapeworms to keep themselves painfully thin...........and certain Asian countries use them too........ wacko.gif

Hammy x x x

PS Think I'll just stick to dancing to lose weight.........

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Ick!

Think I'll just stick to dancing to lose weight.........

Same here

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huh.gif ugh..was going to cook my dinner but not hungry now

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That’s gross.

I live in Mexico City, having moved here from England two years go, and something like that sounds just about right for here!

I remember reading once that yes, the Victorians use to feed themselves tapeworms to become thin, and once it was too large, they would starve themselves and when they are famished, they would place a steaming hot backed potato besides the person open mouth, the tapeworm would crawl out and entwine the food, being that if had been starved along with the person. (It would take many hours for the worm, that can grow out to 40 foot in length, to exit the body!)This could be lies, but after everything you hear, it could be true?

I was looking for an image of a tapeworm to place below, but they were making me feel sick, so sorry, lol. crying.gif

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What a delightful little tale.

Thanks for that, Hammy.

Excuse me... eek7.gif

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THAT'S NAASSTY!

Iv'e got a cousin that would eat her fingernails just hoping to get a tapeworm. Maybe I should tell her about those pills!

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I remember reading once that yes, the Victorians use to feed themselves tapeworms to become thin, and once it was too large, they would starve themselves and when they are famished, they would place a steaming hot backed potato besides the person open mouth, the tapeworm would crawl out and entwine the food, being that if had been starved along with the person.

ooooh yeah.............better believe it!

The father of a dear friend of mine used to be in a certain famous British Army group, and went on many training expeditions all around the world. He was telling us about tapeworms and such. If someone had picked up a worm they used to starve the poor soul for a few days, then cook a meal next to him.................and the worm would exit 'one way or another'.......... eeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwww ohmy.gif

Hammy x x x

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it is isn't it ....... ????

Part of the reason I'm a strict vegetarian Sarky.....

Hammy x x x

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The other worms were still in the girl's stomach and intestines, clinging on with their hooks and suckers.

Sounds painful and disgusting. blink.gif

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Eeeewwww! ph34r.gif

I remember reading once that yes, the Victorians use to feed themselves tapeworms to become thin,

Even if you run out of options to lose weight, this is one that I'd have to put my foot down at and never try.

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If your intrested in a few Facts about Tapeworms then click Here

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Yuck...........! crying.gif eeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrr wacko.gif

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tapeworms? Yecch!!

i bet she could lose more weight if she'd try out those dancing games in the arcades and home consoles. thumbsup.gif

(Dance Dance Revolution disgust.gif ......let's just think of another solution tongue.gif )

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On the subject of parasites, a hunting buddy of my uncle developed tiny worms in his blood from eating inadequately cooked venison. This caused his stomach to distend grotesquely, and he began to suffer convulsions when the worms began to attack his brain. A month's worth of medication killed off the parasites, but his system has been damaged to the point where his blood is as thick as ketchup. He'll have to go in for treatments for the rest of his life. I'm actually astounded that this man is still alive today.

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Talking about the bug in candy. Here in Mexico, for one of the first meals I went to, in a really classy restaurant, a bowl of bright red things were put on the table for a starter? After closer inspection I found it was a bowl of chilli insects… The people I was with were spooning them onto their plates and eating a mouth full at a time! They come in a variety of flavours…. And coming from a country that’s a little reserve about what we eat, it was bit of a culture shock! w00t.gif

Just another point, in England we mainly only eat the parts of the animal you can see from the outside. In Mexico if it can be cooked, they eat it. Nothing against their culture, I’ve been here long enough to respect them, but dam…

For instance, at a fair you normally get toffee apples extra… in Mexico it’s sweet corn, fried, which is nice, but, it fried with bright yellow chicken feet, claws and all, and the claw is popped into the Styrofoam cup and sweet corn poured over, once they have eaten the corn, they pick up the foot and nibble the yellow rubbery skin off it…

Also the other day I was eating grilled chicken, and a bowl was placed on the table with what looked like slightly yellowy coloured onions strips? I was about to put some on my plate when I was informed it was chicken intestines that have been boiled and let go cold, which is served as a side dish…

As I have said, nothing against Mexicans, they probably see some of my English food as strange (can’t imagine what) but that’s what makes the world so great, diversity…

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*faints*

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Puerto Ricans make great chichirron (fried pork rind), but not the one u get in the bag when u watch the superbowl (that's like eating puffed air).

Oh they have that here, really yummy, along with avocado green cold paste. Actually its nicer than it sounds, lol.

But I’ve been a little unfair, there’s plenty of really nice recipes and different styles of food here.

One which we would never think of in England, Is boiled sweet corn, that has stick forced in the end so you can chew it, and it has mayonnaise smeared all over it, then sprinkled with creamy cheese, yummy.

And the tacos here are to die for! And you can't beat hot chilli! thumbsup.gif

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to sarkypi- i can tell you it was not de twilight zone.

my mama has eaten a cricket in a chocolate bar(its not that i was scared..my papa wouldnt let me) ...she said it was bitter and she got a leg stuck in her teeth.... another one of my freinds got one and broke it (de candy bar)and to her horror found de head poking out... looked like it was staring at her...she really dint tink it had a cricket in it.

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i agree, that is just a very icky story.

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one of my old teachers said when she used to live in flordia, they would get tape worms all the time. (from running around barefoot in mudd and stuff) and her mom would have to put tape on her butt hole, and shine a light on it, and they would come out, stick to the tape, and pull..

and one guy, at the hospital i work at, came in and he had them so bad, we had to boil cabbage and he stuck his head over it and breathed in. they would just fall out of his mouth! i was like AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

thought you ought to know!

Bro

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uh Tape Worms can't move under their own physical force...

They attach themselves (permanantly) to the inside of your intestines and as they grow, sections of the body break away (egg cases full of thousands of eggs) and you crap them out...so uh starving yourself and then opening your mouth is a load of crap

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hmmmmm i was just going to have a slice of pumkin pie with ice cream.

but i no longer feel like eating!

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