Playing Russian Roulette With Tasers Is a Thing Now

In post-Soviet Russia, you tase you.

In English, a perm is a chemically induced curly hairstyle. In Russian, Perm is a game in which shirtless participants hold gun-like tasers to themselves or competitors and pull the trigger. There’s a one in seven chance that the taser will dispense a dart containing 50,000 volts of electricity.

The game was named after the town it originated in — a town that’s apparently so bleak that they tase each other for fun. Winners receive glory, power, and a payout that’s approximately $4. 

The extreme sport also involves a move called the “Love Triangle,” in which three players go at each other, each one holding a stun gun in hand. We’ll let you calculate the odds.

For more from the “Russia is Fucking Crazy” beat, check out this Russian guy shooting another guy right in the head and a Russian kid setting himself on fire and jumping off of a building

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