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Bee Venom Hurts Sooooo Good!

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Have you ever watched the show “My Strange Addiction” on TLC? Once I start, I can’t stop until I see the entirety of just how ridiculous some people are. Some episodes include the likes of people eating dirt, performing daily coffee enemas, or those attracted to inanimate objects. But a recent episode takes the cake.

Meet Margaret, a 53-year-old woman who is addicted to stinging herself with bees. What madness is this? Bees?! Apparently, Margaret heard that bee venom therapy was helpful to those who suffer severe symptoms of arthritis. Oh, and it apparently makes for mind-blowing sex. For 10 years, she’s been stinging herself with bee venom around 15 times a day; if she misses a day, she suffers serious withdrawals.

Apparently, the rush hurts so good that she keeps coming back for more. In fact, this chick has a beehive in her backyard where she harvests the bees. To make the process easier, she even has a bee vacuum to suck them up efficiently. According to Margaret, she keeps a bee in her purse “just in case she needs a sting throughout the day.”

Margaret reiterates that every time she stings herself, she knows she’s taking the life of an innocent bee. It chokes her up so much, in fact, that the poor thing sometimes sits outside the beehive and plays her flute for them while shedding a few tears for the fallen soldiers. This sounds like something out of a Will Ferrell comedy, if you ask me!

If you don’t believe this insanity for yourself, check out the video. Looks like Margaret has found herself a therapy that’s the bee’s knees! All awful puns and jokes aside, if you’re allergic to bee venom, I’d highly warn against trying this therapy at home. Bee careful! (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

Posted by Carolyn

My Strange Addiction: Strange Addictions

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Welcome to my own personal hell, aka the time of year where I can no longer channel surf to pass the time. See, I usually flip to TLC in hopes of finding a young girl picking out her wedding dress, or even a family with 28 kids attempting to go to the zoo. Yet at this point in the TV cycle, now when I turn to TLC for a dose of “Toddlers & Tiaras” I’m instead forced to witness a woman eating couch cushions, or laundry detergent, or her deceased husband’s ashes…and I can’t stop watching! Don’t get me wrong, I am repulsed, horrified, and most of the time shocked, and then I accidentally watch the entire episode.  Who could turn on HGTV when a man is gobbling down light bulbs over at TLC. Yes, I admit it, I’m addicted to strange addictions.

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While the odd eating disorders are standout episodes, I prefer the relationship addictions.  One woman’s deep and passionate love with the Berlin wall makes Romeo and Juliet look like amateurs (she sleeps with a toy model of it). Season 3 boasts a man with an unusual attachment to his inflatable pool toys, a cat licker, and people who take their morning coffee to an entirely new level.

The 12-step process to getting over my addiction includes avoiding TLC like the plague – even if it means missing out on Honey Boo Boo wrestling in a vat of ketchup. The commercials are deadly. I don’t know what it is about the 30-minute episodes that have me so enamored. Perhaps a feeling of eternal gratefulness that I don’t feel the urge to chomp on a piece of dry wall? Yes, I am so NORMAL! But for my sanity, can we please get “Little People, Big World” back on?

Posted by Jen