Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tapeworms, anyone?

You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried.

**Link from Asylum, courtesy of Abigail Saguy.


Anniee451 said...

I remember these being touted in the 70s. Someone at BFD insisted it was a debunked snopes urban legend, but if you ask me *somebody* was using it. After all, someone was selling it!

(Probably beats the Lysol douche, and at least you can have it taken out, unlike the irreversible surgery.)

Anonymous said...


You know what's crazy? Take out the tapeworm part and the language is no different from the stuff I hear on TV every day. (Except for the "no baths" part - what's that about??)


Carrie Arnold said...


The tapeworm for weight loss was an incident on Grey's Anatomy a couple of seasons ago. A young woman had mysterious symptoms and was losing weight, and it came out she found some *mail order tapeworms* that were to help her lose weight.

They're still out there. And at the end of however long you're supposed to take them, they come with an antiparasitic drug to get rid of them.

How deluded and desperate are we?

we_be_toys said...

That is really, really scary.