The 10 Weirdest Trends From Around The World

Ear Pointing

Where It Came From: Phoenix, Arizona
...BUT WHY? You want to go elf yourself. Or you wish you were Vulcan.

Ear pointing, or ear shaping is a practice in which the ear is modified look like the pointy ears we've seen on fictional characters like Legolas, Link from The Legend of Zelda, and Spock. So in essence, they're pretty popular among hardcore fans of Lord of the Rings and Star Trek. But if there is a baker out there who did it just to make cookies like Keebler elves, then you are amazing. Its rise in popularity is attributed to Arizona-based Steve Haworth, who is listed in the Guiness Book of World Records as the "Most Advanced Body Modification Artist" since 1999. It's become popular enough to warrant a mention as a plot point in an episode of Law & Order: SVU.

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