Tobacco smoke enemas were like dialing 911 before the invention of the …

Like some merciless scatological phoenix, butt-chugging — or the art of funneling alcohol into one's keister for the express purpose of getting tore up extremely quickly — is back in the news again. But butt-chugging's sister technique, the tobacco enema, has been around for centuries, being foisted upon those who were … » 10/08/12 1:55pm 10/08/12 1:55pm

The Awful Inhumanity of Using Bleach Enemas to Treat Autistic Children

There are almost no words for the inhumanity of this. Someone is not only promoting a treatment of bleach enemas to treat autistic children — every two hours, for 72 hours, every possible weekend — but they've started a religious organization to promote this, with "bishops" and other church officials touting the… » 6/06/12 1:51pm 6/06/12 1:51pm

In Indonesia, lying on train tracks is a folk remedy

In Indonesia, ill people are searching for a New Age cure that transcends crystals and healing magnets — they're cozying up to train tracks, soaking in its curative aura. Thankfully, this therapy doesn't require the practitioner to get hit by a train. Rather, one lies on the railroad tracks and absorbs the rails'… » 8/08/11 2:25pm 8/08/11 2:25pm