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Japanese eyeball-licking fad was inspired by music video

Ross Cronkrite | Science Recorder | June 16, 2013

Japanese eyeball-licking fad was inspired by music video

Have you ever licked someone’s eyeball (on purpose)?

The Japanese eyeball-licking trend was inspired by a music video from Japanese emo band Born, reports the Guardian. Eyeball licking, despite its health risks, has become a new way of expressing affection or love in Japan.

Physicians are very concerned about this strange craze. Dr. Robert Glatter, a physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, told CBSNews.com that spreading bacteria from the mouth to the eye via eyeball licking could have serious consequences for a person’s ocular health.

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