‘Nurses’ Feed ‘Patients’ at Creepy Hospital-Themed Restaurant


And you thought the mayo restaurant in Japan was bad.

In the world of themed restaurants there’s scary, weird, and just plain uncomfortable.  But this hospital-themed restaurant in Latvia, called the Hospitalis, may take the cake for all three. It’s a place where customers are treated like patients by wait-staff dressed in nurse and surgeon uniforms, food looks like something you’d see on an operating table, and drinks are served in IV bags.


White walls, mirrored ceilings, and more surgical instruments than one can reasonably be comfortable being surrounded by, contribute to the sterile and gruesome feeling of the place.


Dishes are shaped to look like body parts, and are served to be eaten with, you guessed it, more surgical instruments.


Diners can also choose to dine in a straight jacket, which is probably how you’d need to keep me in this place for more than a few minutes. That, or heavy sedation.

H/T Design Taxi + PicThx Amusing Planet


In Case You Ever Run Out of IV Bags, Use a Coconut Instead


While coconuts are the new go-to drink of health buffs, they can apparently also be used as an all-natural IV bag.

Let’s take things back a notch. According to io9, Coconuts are rumored to have been the makeshift IV drips used to rehydrate patients during World War II and the Vietnam War. Both sides of the battle would collect coconuts before a fight, saving them for medical use to aid the wounded afterwards.

In a documented case of this fruit being utilized in recent history, a small hospital in the Solomon Islands once revived a man who was suffering from partial paralysis and a fever. The patient was unable to take in fluids but the hospital had a low supply of IV bags. Luckily, one of the man’s relatives climbed a coconut tree and retrieved a coconut, being careful not to puncture the outer husk. After part of the husk was peeled away, the eyes of the coconut were exposed and doctors were able to jab a large needle through it. An IV tube was attached to the opening and connected to the patient, allowing him to remain hydrated by the coconut’s water. The man recovered and went home after just two days.

Hangover clinic, take note.

H/T iO9