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Vodka Tampons & Butt Chugging Growing Trend With Teenagers

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Yes, you heard that right and your imagination has probably already figured out what is going on here. This bizarre way to get high or drunk isn’t brand new but has been revisited after a news station in Phoenix Arizona covered this new trend is a local hit. The news station, KPHO is on CBS and did a feature video on the new teen trend that includes vodka soaked tampons and beer bongs with liquor instead of beer used straight in the butt.

The vodka tampons are prepared by teens ahead of time and used like the common jello shot. Instead of passing around flavored jello shots everyone gets a shot of vodka in a soaked tampon. Each super absorbing tampon holds an entire shot of vodka. When the tampon is inserted in the vagina it is rapidly absorbed into the system and provides a stronger and quicker intoxication than any normal shot of vodka. The boys aren’t left out in this tricky party manevuer, they just take the vodka soaked tampons and insert them rectally for their fast drunk.

Doctors and police have warned this isn’t just fun and games for your next party however, there are risks involved with these methods. In the CBS report they interviewed a doctor named Dan Quan who stated, “It can cause mucosal irritation, meaning the vaginal wall can be irritated.” We are assuming this same irritation can be an issue in anyone’s rectum as well. In addition these health issues there is no barrier or protection from people getting alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol poisoning is much easier to get from alcohol tampons because there is no gag reflex or way for your body to throw up the alcohol you may have over consumed. Alcohol poisoning can lead to death very quickly and is dangerous for your brain, heart and liver. Alcohol soaked tampons are the quickest way to alcohol poisoning because it removes all of your bodies natural defenses.

If this new teenage alcohol binge drinking trend has you scratching your head this isn’t the end of it. Teens are also now using beer bongs in a new way that is called butt chugging. Butt chugging is usually absent of beer and is replaced by shots of liqour straight into the beer bong. The beer bong is inserted in the rectum and absorbed instantly in the colon of the individual. Butt chugging is also a major culprit of alochol poisoning because it eliminates the bodies ability to vomit up the alcohol as well.

Butt chugging was featured on Spike TV’s 1000 Ways to Die on Episode 5 as well. The trendy alcoholic cocktail was called an alcohol enema on this show. The story went that an alcoholic that had just had surgery on his throat was dying for a drink. After the alcoholic begged his wife enough she went into the bathroom and filled the end of an emema bag while the man stood in the shower and had is emema of Sherry straight in his you know what. The man laid down happy as a drunk could be and never woke up again by bypassing his digestive track and getting drunk really quick but getting alcohol poisoning quicker then ever.

Bottom line: Don’t try this at home kids, it’s a deadly way to get a drunk. Whether it’s butt chugging, alcohol enema’s or vodka tampons you’re asking for death, not a good buzz.

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10 Comments

  1. pattycupcake

    November 17, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    i’ve seen this subject on several news sites during the past few days, and comments underneath suggest this is just an urban legend gone amuck. check with snopes. where are the documented cases? enough already. check your facts.

  2. Scott

    November 17, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Mr Turner may be right about the specific photo being farcical, but the practice of alcoholic-beverage enemas is no urban myth. I recognized the staged character of the photo not because I have seen it before, but because of the campy grin combined with an act that would be kept secret (no teen will publicly admit to engaging in anal shenanigans like that). However, medical literature is rife with case studies involving alcohol (and other unlikely psychoactive drugs such as caffeine and crystal meth) being administered per rectum. The danger is that the receiver may absorb a too-strong dose too quickly. This has led to alcohol-poisoning deaths.

  3. LNOLN

    November 17, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Erik, please learn to spell. It’s body’s, not bodies.

  4. JnB

    November 17, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Better ban tampons and alcohol since teenagers are abusing them.

  5. nate

    November 17, 2011 at 12:49 am

    Your writing is lousy. You misuse “as well”.

  6. Mike Males

    November 15, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Mr, Crider: What are the exact figures for Orlando for teens suffering from alcohol poisoning being treated in hospitals today as compared to previous years?
    Others: Can anyone, either at the Phoenix news station, in law enforcement, or elsewhere, give me documented figures from hospitals or coroners as to how many teens have been admitted for alcohol intoxication or poisoning from tampon or rectal administration? I would very much appreciate specifics. Thank you.
    Mike Males, mmales@earthlink.net

  7. Bob Davis

    November 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Everytime I put alcohol on a sore or cut it STINGS AND HURTS!! If you had any cuts or scratches down there then this would probably HURT LIKE HECK!!!! This story does not pass the smell test.

  8. Lenny Crider

    November 13, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Who is this Mr. Turner? I have been a deputy for over 7 years and here in Orlando, Florida we’ve seen a disturbing change in the way teenagers are getting drunk. Here in Florida we’ve seen alcohol poisoning rates in hospitals and emergency care clinics go through the roof. These cases of alcohol poisoning are not the normal keg parties or too much alcohol. These teens here in Florida are find all kinds of ways to ingest alcohol quickly and dangerously. I know of at least one tampon case and I can’t even count the beer bong in the backside cases. Urban legend Mr. Turner? Welcome to my world, these teens are a mess when it comes to binge alcohol issues.

  9. D Turner

    November 13, 2011 at 12:24 am

    Much ado about a nonexistent phenomena, this first went around in 1999. The photo shown is taken from a post which debunked this piece of over-hyped tripe. The caption was posted here, but no credit to the blogger is given, and certainly no mention that the only references for this BS all lead back to the same speculative source.
    How about checking the urban legends sites before jumping on the latest ‘OMG!!!’ tropes and saving yourselves some embarrassment. Or do any of these actions require having actual journalistic integrity?

  10. Aria

    November 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    WOW..that has to be the most disgusting thing I have EVER heard…what the hell is wrong with people these days?

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All You Need To Know About The #AgeChallenge Meme

The new meme is taking over social media and allows you to see what your 40 or 50-years-old self look like.

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A new meme challenge is making rounds on the Internet. Faceapp, an artificial intelligence-based photo app that edits your selfies to show how you look like when you’ve aged, is starting the #AgeChallenge trend.

Also known as the #FaceAppChallenge, the meme uses AI to augment a portrait photo to look old. Also, users can choose between the app’s templates to quickly edit a photo. Are they not smiling in a photo? You can select the Smile template to add a smile across their face. Users can also choose a different hairstyle or make themselves look younger using the app.

FaceApp does not require users to use their camera to take a selfie before using the filters. Users can upload pictures of other people then apply the filter of your choice.

In Twitter, netizens are having quite the fun in uploading pictures using the Age filter. Users trade pictures of how each other will look like in 40-50 years.

Pictures of celebrities like Tom Holland, Jennifer Aniston, and the cast of the Harry Potter film franchise are also making rounds on Twitter. Fans are ecstatic to see their favorite actors and actresses age beautifully.

Athletes such as Dwayne Wade and Kevin Love are also joining in, posting a picture of themselves on Instagram and Twitter. An England soccer team named Tottenham Hotspurs posted photos of their team members using the age filter in their official account.

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FaceApp was initially released on iOS and Android last January and February 2017, respectively. The app is free to download but has options for in-app purchases.

Because of the meme challenge, FaceApp has since top the charts for ‘Most Downloaded’ in the App Store this week.

This year, SnapChat also released new filters that change a photo’s gender. A person could view what he or she looks like if he or she was born of the opposite gender using the app’s Female and Male filters. It also has one that turns a person’s face into a baby version of themselves.

Issues on Privacy

However, questions on the app’s privacy security are now being raised, as the app’s popularity started to rise.

Speculations on the app extracting photos directly from the user’s phone without extra permissions started when Joshua Nozzi, a software developer based in the US, posted his speculations on Twitter.

The developer based in Virginia claims that it seems that the app was uploading all of his photos when the app started listing all of his pictures one row at a time. The instance resembled a network delay, which Nozzi took for the app getting access to his camera phone storage.

Because he was alarmed, Nozzi turned on his Airplane mode and realized that the app doesn’t let him proceed without an internet connection.

After Nozzi posted his claims last Monday, cybersecurity experts like Will Strafach and Baptiste Robert tested the app and refuted Nozzi’s claims.

Strafach shared in his Twitter that the FaceApp does not upload a user’s full camera roll to remote servers. However, he does mention that when a user selects a photo to apply the filter, the picture is uploaded in the app’s server so that the filters can be used.

Robert also called out Noozi for his claims without sharing any pieces of evidence. Robert looked at the traffic when using the app. Similar to Strafach’s findings; the app does upload your selected photo from your phone. He emphasized that the app only uploads “one photo” in their server.

Aside from calling out Noozi, Robert also reminded the public and the media to verify their claims to avoid spreading panic based solely on speculations.

Another concern raised against the app is its vague Terms and Conditions. However, Robert also mentioned that the FaceApp’s Terms and Conditions are not different from the other apps in one’s phone. He asked the public to check out Snapchat’s Terms and Conditions if they are concerned.

FaceApp’s developer company is based in Russia. Twitter users also submitted questions to Robert if that is a factor for possible concern. The French cybersecurity researcher stated that there’s no need to worry because there are a lot of legitimate developers in Russia. “I don’t see why the nationality of the developers is an issue,” he writes in a tweet.

Further reports from Forbes verify that the photos are uploaded in servers in America, not Russia as speculated by some.

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Look: France’s ‘Cat-Fox’ — The New Unidentified Specie

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Recently, the team from France’s National Hunting and Wildlife Office (ONCFS) released the news of a formerly unknown species of wildcat called the Cat-Fox or “chat-renard” in French. At first, it was only believed to be part of the French Island of Corsica’ local legend as ghjattuvolpe, a nocturnal beast which attacks sheep and goats.

During an interview with AFP, the ONCFS chief environmental technician Pierre Benedetti stated that “We believe that it’s a wild natural species which was known but not scientifically identified because it’s an extremely inconspicuous animal with nocturnal habits,” Benedetti has been studying the species for more than ten years already.

How is it different from our pet cats?

These cats have black ringed tails that are fox-like, “highly developed” canine teeth, “very wide” ears, short whiskers. And they are bigger. Cat foxes can grow up to 90 centimeters (35 inches) from head to tail-tip, while normal cats usually grow up only to 76 centimeters. They are nocturnal (active/awake at night). Also, they have stripes on their front legs, “very-dark” hind legs and a russet-colored stomach. Their silky and thick coat is designed to repel ticks, fleas, and lice naturally.

Why is it called Cat fox?

It’s not a type of fox, neither, is it a combination of a cat and a fox. But it is believed to be a wild cat. “It’s their size and their tail that earned them the name ‘cat-fox’ across the island,” says Benedetti. Some experts stated that its ears and tail resemble a fox, but its fur and facial characteristics are somehow similar to a typical cat.

Its existence was first popularly known last 2008 when a single cat-fox was caught by accident in a hen house at Olcani in Cap Corse.

Last 2012, to get and determine the golden stripped creature’s DNA, the team created traps with wooden sticks that have an irresistible smell to cats. As a result, they were able to get its fur, when the cats rubbed their bodies against the sticks.

After some analysis, they discovered through its DNA, that it is somehow related (but can be differentiated) from the European wildcat, Felis silvestris. It’s closely related to the African forest cat, F. silvestris lybica. However, it’s “exact identity is still to be determined,” Benedetti added.

The first cat was captured in 2016 using modernized photographic traps. Afterward, the team was able to catch 12 of the 16 total cats that they’ve seen using non-violent methods.

According to an ONCFS field agent, Carlu-Antone Cecchini, the cats were found in a location where “water and plant cover offering protection against its main predator, the golden eagle.” After examining and tagging the cats with electronic chips to track their adventures, the ONCFS releases them to the wild unharmed. One of the cats they’ve captured is a male cat with a one golden and one brown eye — a result of a cat fight.

The cat-fox may turn out like the mysterious wolf-like dog found in Montana last May 2018. It was revealed that it’s just an old type of wolf.

Today, it is still uncertain whether the cat-fox is new species or an old species that hasn’t been formally recognized. But some people argue that this may be a new species which is a combination of two types of species (species hybridisation). This hybridization is possible since a new bird species was discovered in the Galapagos.

The answer behind the lineage of these cats is one of the mysteries that are yet to be known. It’s diet, and ways of reproduction, are however to be discovered and learned in the future. Also, Benedetti has a theory that these cats may have been living on the French island of Corsica since 6,500 years BC.

He added that farmers might have brought these cats in the island. Meanwhile, Scientists believe that the cat could have originated from Africa or the Middle East.

According to CNN, the wildlife rangers from ONCFS expect that by catching, studying and tagging the cat foxes, they can somehow help these cute furry friends to be known and protected shortly, hopefully in two to four years.

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Look: Exotic Pets Turned Invasive Pests

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Marcie Kapsch from Loxahatchee NWR holding the exotic sailfin catfish (FL). Photo: USFWS Fish and Aquatic Conservation | Flickr

A recent study published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a journal from the Ecological Society of America, documented how researchers gain more awareness in the dynamics of the exotic pet trade and the role it plays in introducing nonlocal and invasive vertebrates worldwide.

As exotic pets become more popular, we need to have a clearer understanding of the factors that affect the trade to minimize the threat of having a pet-to-pests invasion soon.

Lockwood, the lead author of the study, said that since the 1970s, the market for exotic pets is continuously growing and the amount of vertebrate animals that are traded globally is surprising, even to the experienced biologists. Over the past decades, the population of reptiles and marine fish significantly increased — caused by their viral popularity as exotic pets.

Researchers take a closer look at the socioeconomic and socioecological factors that affect the exotic pet trade of vertebrates (animals with the backbone; namely fishes, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles).  The mentioned factors depend on the unique economic, social, regulatory, and cultural contexts of a particular country. There is an increasing and widespread demand for exotic pets worldwide, but it occurs mainly in developing countries like South America and Asia. In the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, more than half of all households have at least one pet.

What are exotic pets? 

In the study, it is defined as “species without a long history of domestication that are legally captured from their native range or bred within facilities and sold to consumers as household companions,” and are kept for non-utilitarian reasons (characterized by or aiming at beauty or ornament rather than utility).

Lockwood explains that species of goldfish or monk parakeets are considered as common pets for decades. Other species appear in the market for only one or two years; after that, they disappear.

The reason for this dynamic is not yet known, but researchers noted that this might be because of some species are easy to take care and breed well in captivity (which makes them cost cheaper). She added that thousands of different species are sold yearly. If a small percentage will escape or be free, they are capable of forming wild populations.

Is it really bad if our former pets decided to form a big family in the wild?

Lockwood and her team said that invasive reptiles and amphibians could force local species into extinction.

For example, the red-eared sliders (Trachemys scripta elegans) are turtles popularly kept as pets in the United States. It is native to the south-central region of the US, but it has created non-native populations in other parts of the country. These turtles are the real-life counterparts of the Famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Red eared slider turtle Credits: Jim, The Photographer| Flickr | Unknown

The reasons why owners release exotic pet is not widely documented. But it includes difficulty in taking care of large, old, aggressive, or sick animals. Cute little animals don’t always stay the same; sometimes, they grow and live longer than the pet owners had expected. Most countries don’t have the proper documentation of imported pet species. Also, there are challenges in monitoring and regulating them; some animals are usually recorded as “unidentified” or wrongly identified.

Factors such as the popularity of owning exotic animals, the ease of buying exotic pets from websites, and the lack of adequately implemented regulations — made it possible for the species to spread not only in their original locations but also in other parts of the globe.

This increase the possibility of having invasions in the future. To avoid or minimize the chances of having an exotic pet invasion, we need to have a better understanding of the forces that affect the worldwide trade of exotic pets.

In conclusion, Lockwood said that first “we need to know the reasons why certain species are in the trade, or what factors lead them to escape or be released,” so that we can make the right policies. These policies should be able to make both sides happy. Some people are still free to love their exotic pets while minimizing the probability of invasion.

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