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An Eyeball Shaving Barber?

A barber in the Chinese city of Chengdu does some hair-raising things to his customers ― like shave their eyeballs.

Xiong Gaowu is one of a few barbers still practicing the age-old “art”(?) of eyeball shaving.

Yep, you read that right: The 62-year-old actually puts a sharp razor right on the eyeballs of his patrons and scrapes off any dirt and residue that might be there.

While this procedure may appear terrifying, Xiong claims that he has never injured anyone in four decades of business. He also says that his treatment helps people to see better, though only if they are 30 years old or older. Apparently, those of us under 30 don’t have any bad stuff in our eyes.

Mr. Xiong said the eye hygiene method helps people see better. However, he only serves guests under the age of 30 because those below this age do not have dirt in their eyes.

By Sarah Colin

Sarah Colin is the senior editor of Strange News Chronicle, and can't really think of a better job than one that lets her read and write interesting stories on everything from aliens and asteroids to Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. Sarah previously worked in magazines at Transcontinental Media and headed up the lifestyle department at Sun Media. Her Twitter bio describes her as a "reader, writer, eater,, fancy geek, summer cyclist," which pretty much sums up how she spends her time outside of work.

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