These WEIRD gadgets are to help Russian flight attendants smile more (PHOTOS)

Vitaly Belousov/Sputnik; Aliexpress

A Russian airline is placing an order of 3,000 units to get the ball rolling.

Russian low-cost airline ‘Pobeda’ has published an official tender on the government procurement website for 3,000 units of something called the ‘Silicone Face Slimmer’: it and other similarly-named knockoffs allegedly work to train your jaw and facial muscles.

The first associations one gets when looking at this thing are those of silicone-made human lips. The contraption works by going into your mouth, with you having to pronounce vowels and consonants and in so doing training your facial muscles, according to the sales pitch, which also promises that the device will fight wrinkles and give your face a more elegant “oval” shape than before. 

The devices are listed on Aliexpress at $2.7 a pop, which means Pobeda is about to spend 540,000 rubles (approx. $6,940) on the order. The airline confirmed that the

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3 Weird But True Internet Laws

There are all kinds of internet laws; good ones, bad ones, and some that are just plain weird. The weird but true internet laws are what we are going to focus on today. These three laws come from all around the world, and can really make you shake your head in wonder at the sheer insanity of it all.

#1: It is illegal in the State of Tennessee (USA) to post/send “distressing” images using the internet

Yes, you heard that correctly. As of mid-2011 it is illegal to “transmit or display an image” anywhere online that is likely (yes, likely) to “frighten, intimidate, or cause emotional distress” to anyone who sees it. Yes, anyone, regardless of whether or not the person in question was the target of the image. This takes the crown for most ridiculous internet laws ever made! Under this law, anyone, from anywhere in the world, can … Read More