Brianna Mary Shihadeh is a dreadlock artist living in California who has a passion for body modification. She surgically split her tongue and has now said she can taste two different things at once. Ms. Shihadeh, who has over 228,000 followers on Instagram, recently posted a reel on the social media platform where she tries Sprite (a soft drink) and water at the same time.
In the video captioned “Which two flavors would you try first?” you can see her pouring a glass of water next to a glass of Sprite. As she bends over, her forked tongue allows her to taste both drinks at once. After tasting it, the caption on the video reads “This is making my brain weird”.
The video with nearly 200,000 views is full of comments such as “This is just the quality content I need on a Monday”. One user even posed the question “Isn’t this the same if they drink at the same time? Curious”, to which Ms. Shihadeh replied saying “you can’t taste it mixed but as two separate items”.
According to the British Dental Journal the process of splitting the tongue is dangerous, and those who do it “put themselves at serious risk of bleeding, infection and nerve damage.”
Selina Master, Junior Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in the UK, said: “As oral surgeons we have seen some of the horrific consequences of these procedures. It is so important that people realize that they are walking a serious risk of significant blood loss, infection, nerve damage, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.”
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