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Japan's New Fad: Bagel Head

Updated on October 2, 2012

Hmmm. Not sure about this. When I first heard of this, I thought I was being told some sort of sick joke. Then, i googled it. Bizarre. WTF?

I don't get it. What woman would want this? What is the purpose? It's stupid. Not attractive, yet, in Japan, it is a happening thing among many women. Why not men? Do we, as a species, not fall for these lame things? Maybe.

The bagel head is created by injecting 13.5 ounces of saline into your forehead to create a huge welt, then, using your thumb, press in the center to create the donut. The process takes about two hours and the bagel lasts for a day, then you can do it again!

The dangers include a non-sterile saline injection, injecting too much salt that would dehydrate you, infections that could take hole under the skin. Creating a bagel welt on the forehead too many times may also create the skin in the impacted area to be too stretched over time making it very saggy.


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      Unwound 5 years ago

      Alien worship...these people need to hitch a ride on a comet

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      loveofnight 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      I was surfing the web looking for something interesting to write about when I came across bagel heads. It never ceases to amaze me the things that people will do to their bodies, be it attention or just plain fad.

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      yinoway 5 years ago

      I searched Google for "bagel head" but in Japanese character. Know something? There's this only adwords that carries heading of "advertising related to Bagel Head" saying "You can select 40 bagels for 2,899Yen". I loved it. (By the way, 2,899Yen is approx. US$36.24. Is this reasonable? Oh, no. the adwords wishes to sell the normal bagels, of course)

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      Bart 5 years ago

      She's pretty freaky looking with or without the "bagel." The Japs are strange little people.

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Bazaar and a little creepy to think this is attractive to some people. At least the high heels they wear are explained by wanting to be taller.

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      MjNicole 5 years ago from North Richland Hills, TX

      Wow now that is interesting, I read about this but I honestly did not think it ws true, who would want to do that.