Thursday, January 22, 2009

"Betel Nut Beauties"

Here's an interesting article about young women in Taiwan who wear revealing clothes and sell "the date-like fruit of the areca palm" which is apparently comparable to cigarettes in terms of narcotic effect and cancer risk.

"Most stands feature glaring neon lights and a large mirror designed to draw attention to the women. Not exactly subtle, but it stops traffic. At which point the women teeter to the curb in their high heels, bend into the car window suggestively and hand over a couple of packets of betel nuts and a plastic cup for drivers to spit into."

Sounds hot!

Okay, not really. But then, I've never seen the appeal of Hooters either.

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