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The AP brings us news today of a promising new trend in spa technology: garra rufa fish. Of course, we've covered these so-called doctor fish before, and YouTube is, uh, stocked with videos of the critters.
The flesh-eating fish first popped up in Turkey, where they'd nibble the dead skin off the feet of spa-goers. The trend then spread to Asia and even Croatia. Yvonne Hair and Nail in Alexandria, Virginia claims to be the only place you can take the plunge in the US.
· Fish Pedicures: Carp Rid Feet of Scaly Skin [AP, via Google]
· Yvonne Hair and Nail [Official Site]
· Asian Spa Fish Feast on Flesh [Jaunted]
· Former ANTM Contestant's First-Person Review [Elyse Sewell]
· Discover For Yourself If Piranhas Get a Bad Rap [Jaunted]
Theme Park Reviewer DubaiDave reports that Fantazy Land in Alexandria Egypt is the worst theme park in the world. After looking at his photos, we are inclined to agree, unless of course, a tipster convinces us there is a worse theme park out there.
Oh, and according to DubaiDave, not only is the park a disaster, but they also tend to rip you off on the entry fee:
On the net I had found that the entry fee was 7 Egyptian Pounds, around $1.50. However when I got there they said it was 13 Pounds. I went back to the car as or whole group was going to go in, but when we got back to the pay window it was now 30 Pounds each, Anyway, I decided to go in on my own to get some photos. One thing to note was that when I paid my 30 Pounds I was actually given 3 tickets with 10 Pounds written on them, something tells me I was ripped off.
· Fantazy Land [Theme Park Review]
Wonder where the Slinky came from? Or who invented the first hair dryer? Check out the new United States Patent and Trademark Office Museum. The museum, opened last month, currently has an interactive exhibit about how inventors have made daily life more efficient and enjoyable. You'll find everything from the first pair of Chucks (1908) to the motherboard of the first Apple computer. Trademarks, and the stories behind them, are displayed throughout on tons of flat-screen TV's.
The musem's open every weekday from 9-5 and admission is free.