Heh. That reminds me of the Jerry Clower story in which he and Marcel Ledbetter are taking a trip on the train. Jerry's mother has sent bananas with them to have with their lunch. They've never had bananas before, so they're quite excited to partake of this strange, foreign fruit. After a couple of hours on the train, Marcel decides he's going to eat his banana. Just as he takes his first bite, the train enters a tunnel. "Jerry!" Marcel screams. "JERRY! Have you et yo bananner yet?" No, says Jerry. "Well, DON'T!!! I took one bite of mine and went STONE BLIND!"
All you cool pierced folks can just let your holes grow over. These suckers got you beat, yo.
PHUKET, Thailand -- A devotee to the Chinese Shrine of Jui Tui in Phuket, Thailand, has his face pierced by a bicycle and helped by others as he takes part in the annual Vegetarian Festival. Ritual Vegetarianism in Phuket traces it roots back to the early 1800's. The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days. Participants in the festival perform acts of body piercing as a means of shifting evil spirits from individuals onto themselves.
From the same festival:
Huh huh huh, "Phuket."
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