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Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Self-Absorbent

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published March 14, 2018

Wrong Place, Wrong Time | Self-Absorbent

In Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia, on Nov. 29, sheep shearer Casey Barnes was tramping down wool, and her father and boyfriend were working nearby, when her long, curly hair became caught in a belt-driven motor. Horrifically, the motor ripped her scalp off from the back of her head to above her eyes and ears. Barnes was flown to Sydney, where doctors performed an emergency 20-hour surgery to save her scalp, but were ultimately unsuccessful. Barnes will have artificial skin attached to her head instead, reports The Sun. A GoFundMe page has been established to help with her medical bills. [The Sun, 12/19/2017]

The Tea Terrace in London is offering a new way for customers to enjoy themselves -- literally. On Dec. 16, the shop began selling the "Selfieccino," an image of the customer's face in the frothy topping of either a cappuccino or a hot chocolate. Patrons send an photo to the shop via an online messaging app, and the "Cino" machine takes it from there, reproducing the picture with flavorless food coloring in about four minutes. "Due to social media," shop owner Ehab Salem Shouly told Reuters, "the dining experience has completely shifted. It's not enough anymore to just deliver great food and great service -- it's got to be Instagram-worthy." [Reuters, 12/19/2017]