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Questionable Judgment | Awesome!

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published March 7, 2018

Questionable Judgment |  Awesome!

Popeye's preferred diet of spinach to pump up his biceps had to be healthier than what a Russian man has been injecting. Kirill Tereshin, 21, from Pyatigorsk in southwestern Russia, concocts a dangerous muscle-enhancing solution of olive oil, lidocaine and benzyl alcohol and injects it into his arm muscles, resulting in "bazooka" arms that doctors say may become paralyzed or even have to be amputated. Tereshin has so far used 6 liters of the fluid, and his biceps measure 23 inches, but he plans to continue injecting until they reach 27 inches. "I would like to get more than 1 million subscribers on Instagram and to stop working," Tereshin told the Daily Mail. He's considering an offer to become a porn star. "I love to be recognizable." [Daily Mail, 12/8/2017]

Male residents of Ringaskiddy in Ireland have at least one compelling reason to set down roots there: According to local lore, the nearby Pfizer plant, where Viagra is produced, emits "love fumes" that give men free erections. "One whiff and you're stiff," bartender Debbie O'Grady told The Times of London. Pfizer, however, disputes the tales, with a spokesperson saying: "Our manufacturing processes have always been highly sophisticated as well as highly regulated." Still, locals speak of a baby boom after the plant opened in 1998, and men apparently regularly gather near the facility to inhale the fumes. [Newsweek, 12/6/2017]