Fish pedicures -- wherein customers put their feet in pools of carp that feed off the dead skin and leave feet silky smooth -- have just been declared illegal in Washington state, according to an article in the Seattle Times. The one known salon where you can get this done in that state has been informed of the Department of Licensing's decision by hand-carried letter. The Seattle Times quotes licensing department spokeswoman Christine Anthony as saying the live fish can't be sanitized: "You can clean the tank, you can clean the water, but there's no guarantee that the fish aren't carrying something from the previous customer."
Yes, yes, we see their point. But ... check out the video of a fish pedicure in progress.
-- Rosie Mestel