A well-known body modification addict has splashed out on a new addition to his already heavily-modified body – a set of tusks. Like actual tusks.
Known – rather fittingly – as Orc, his new tusks cost AED2,000. Which actually sounds pretty cheap for a set of huge tusks.
It’s just the latest addition to his body. He has tattoos over 80% of his body including his eyeballs. He also has a split tongue and dozens of piercings.
The Brazilian modification expert got his first tattoo aged 15 and hasn’t looked back (or maybe he has, it’s hard to tell with tattooed eyeballs). He moved into body modification six years ago with more changes in the near future.
He explained: “I am trying to be myself, these are just my ideas, my inspirations coming from the heart.
“I am not inspired by anyone.” You do you, Orc, you do you.
Aladdin’s lamp for sale?
Staying with the weird and wonderful, two men who scammed a doctor into buying a magic ‘Aladdin’s lamp’ for AED330,000 have been arrested in India.
The buyer, Laeek Khan, realised he’d been scammed when the lamp did not, in fact, have any magical powers, No matter how many times he rubbed it. Go figure!
“The cheats had struck a deal for much more but the doctor had paid about 7m rupees (AED330,000),” said senior officer Amit Rai. The men were arrested last Thursday and are in custody awaiting charges.
And in case you’re wondering, ‘Aladdin’s lamp’ looked like this…
To be fair to Laeek, there was a bit of effort on behalf of the scammers.
When they first presented the magic lamp, they managed to somehow create a supernatural figure emerging from the lamp. They then told Laeek that the lamp would bring him health, wealth and good fortunes.
Laeek only realised after he’d got home that the supernatural figure that emerged from the lamp was in fact one of the men in disguise.
And incredibly, this is a successful scam for the men! They’ve scammed other families and ‘the total amount of money involved runs into several million rupees,” according to the police.
The DubaiLAD team think everyone is much better off sticking with the original 1992 Aladdin film. Which of course features Robin Williams at his brilliant best.