8 Truly Bizarre Services Around the Globe
1The woman who charges $60 an hour for spooning
Sessions of up to 90 minutes take place in a private room while friends and family members mill around the house offering protection from any over-enthusiastic clients.
2The man who hired someone to slap him in the face when he went off task
His productivity went from 38% to 98% with the experiment.
3The Japanese men who are seeking more and more ear cleaning parlors
Ever since Japan authorities decided to deregulate ear-cleaning as a medical profession, making it available without a medical license, hundreds of salons offering the service started popping up all over the country. The vast majority of clients are men looking to relax their minds after a stressful day, and travel back to the days when they used to rest their heads on their mothers' laps for the occasional ear cleaning session. Three out of four clients claim it's so relaxing they actually fall asleep while the kimono-wearing cleaners excavate the wax out of their ears.
Women who want to work in ear-cleaning salons have to become masters of the “mimikaki” (traditional cleaning tool), so they go through a one week course to acquire the proper ear-cleaning skills. They have to learn to remove just the right amount of ear wax, because it protects the ear canal, lubricates it and has antibacterial and antiviral properties. If all the wax is removed the canal is left vulnerable to a variety of outside threats.
4The company who charges $100 an hour for having your house cleaned by naked maids
Despite the inherently sexual nature of naked mopping and dusting, the company's website says, “While we do offer nude maid service, this is not a sexually oriented business.” But the shirtless Swiffering has caught the attention of the Lubbock Police Department, who says the business is in fact sexually oriented, and that it is acting without the proper permit. “Just the fact that employees are topless or semi-nude in this case — it's just not allowed,” Sergeant Jonathan Stewart told KCBD. “Without a permit it would result in a penalty of a $2,000 fine. Each day would result in another penalty,” Stewart said.
5The company that offers hand-written personal notes
Epistly is a service which lets you send a hand-written letter to whomever you'd like. No, this isn't a delivery service specializing in hand-written letters, but the people at Epistly will hand-write those letters for you. Just enter in your message along with the address, and your recipient will receive that exact message, hand-written, in their physical mailbox. You can even enter in an email address instead, and Epistly will look to see if they have a matching physical address, or they'll go ahead and ask the recipient for a physical address via that email address. Through this service, you can send those personal letters (with a nice touch because it's hand-written) without having to take the time to write it out and mail it.
6The company that offers grandmas for rent
7The email service that anonymously notifies about nose hair if you are too shy to do so
8The company that offers a mobile hangover service in a bus
This service would be really appropriate to rent for your bachelor party.
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