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The Extreme Things People Do For Beauty

By Vadim Newquist Dec 31, 2013

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Waist Reduction

Along with foot binding, waist reduction is one of the most extreme and painful measures women have subjected themselves to in the past several centuries. The technique involves wearing ultra tight corsets that deform the rib cage to achieve an "hourglass" figure which takes its toll on the body over time.

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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