One sex toy company wants to service the men and women who serve our country. Adult toy company RealTouch is looking to donate thousands of male masturbator systems to military families. Their award-winning electronic vagina can be hooked up to a computer and synched with the action of one’s favorite porno. But instead of creating a virtual porn, the owners of RealTouch have developed new software that allows the masturbator to synch up with an electronic dildo via the internet. So basically, deployed partners can have e-sex with their S.O.s back home in real time. Sounds rather confusing logistically, but a great idea. RealTouch is still waiting to get the military’s approval. Something tells me that’s going to be difficult. [Digg]
These pre-fame pictures of Zooey Deschanel circa 2001 made me like her again. Before her extensive collection of vintage-y cotton dresses and her perfectly sideswiped bangs, she was wearing fishnets just like the rest of us alterna-chicks. I will be merciful on her chunky shoes and wrong-length hemlines, because really, I was in much worse style shape 11 years ago. Three words: velvet leopard pants. Yes, I did. [Daily Mail UK]
Some favorable news for Amelia, who is currently figuring out how to get motivated to work out. Scientists have identified a hormone that is likely responsible for some of the positive effects that exercise has on the body. In a recent study done with mice, the hormone irisin was found to turn bad fat into good fat and make the body more receptive to glucose, which helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Levels of irisin were found to increase by 50 pecent in the blood streams of people who had been engaging in endurance training for 10 weeks. Even if this hormone at some point becomes safe for humans to take in pill form (which is highly possible), researchers aren’t advocating it as an exercise replacement. They are looking it more as an obesity or diabetes drug.
Workout pill or not, I’m never going to stop sweating it out. Why? Nothing else clears my mind quite the same way. How about you? Would you take an exercise pill? [Duh. -- Editor] [Huffington Post]
We can thank designer Allen Jones for this, uh, interesting piece. Upon first glance, you might have mistook it for some sort of sex toy, but no, this is a chair Jones designed in 1969. It’s currently on display at the Tate Gallery in London, which is way better than it being on display in someone’s home. Can you imagine walking into a guy’s place and seeing this chair? I’d run. You can check out some more really bizarre furniture here. [Buzzfeed]