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It’s the start of a new year, which means you’re supposed to suddenly be transformed into an incandescent new being with a higher consciousness, a magical aura, a quicker mind, and–most importantly–a tighter ass, am I right? Right now, there are “news” stories everywhere about holiday weight gain and New Year’s weight loss resolutions and celebrity detoxes. Oh, and diets. Diets for the whole family, “diets for your wallet,” the chocolate milk diet, the Chinese roundworm diet…wait, what?!
According to a news story published last week in Britain’s Daily Mail, female Chinese students are resorting to eating roundworm eggs in order to get thin for job interviews. While there’s plenty of weird news coming out of China, the only weird thing about this story is the story itself (which was also reposted on HuffPo). And by weird, I mean “dubious,” “poorly reported,” and “kinda fakey fake-seeming.”
For starters, the Daily Mail is alleging that female students in the southern city of Xiamen, China, are eating roundworm eggs to look thin for job interviews, because jobs are scarce while the labor force is massive. Excerpted from the story’s opening paragraphs:
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Tila Tequila has a gossip blog called MissTilaOMG.com!!! OMG!!! And like Tila, it has a VERY tenuous grip on reality!!! For example! Gossip Cop reported today that Tila posted about Drew Barrymore’s tell-all coloring book!!! And she asked her readers if they’d buy it and who exactly was the intended audience?! OMG!!! Because it, like, deals with adult themes like addiction and SEXuality!!!!!
Only problem is, the coloring book isn’t REAL!!! It’s a fake-as-Tila’s-breasts story from The Onion!!! WATCH BELOW LOL!!!!!!!
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