For Christmas this year, I’ve decided to give you, Friskyverse, the gift that keeps on giving. The gift of redonkulous stock photography. All this guy wants for Christmas is his neck back. It looks like he’s the victim of a serious Photoshop fail. Click on through to see more my favorite WTF Christmas stock photos. Sorry, I didn’t have time to wrap them.
If fear of lung cancer or emphysema isn’t enough to make you quit smoking, do it for your nipples. Apparently, nicotine and carbon monoxide restrict blood flow to various parts of the body … like your nipples. According to plastic surgeon, Anthony Youn, M. D., smokers who undergo breast surgery are at great risk for having their nipples “turn black and fall off.” They just die. Guh! Youn once tried to bring a patient’s purple (about to turn black) nipples back to life by placing leeches on them. “The leech drains the old blood, causing it to turn from unhealthy purple back to healthy pink. We place leeches intermittently until the body part grows new blood vessels to do the leeches’ work,” Youn recalled. The image of this entire scenario is terrifying. [CNN]
Some of us may be feeling sorry for ourselves that we’re single this holiday season. But it could be worse! We could be getting a 1,615 word missive from a guy we went on one date with, chiding us for leading him on by playing with our hair too much and making eye contact. Such is the case for Lauren, who received a lengthy email from Mike — an investment banker who makes “real money, not Monopoly money” — in which he expresses his disappointment in her for not wanting to go on a second date. After the jump, you’ll find his unedited manifesto, which is making the rounds on the internet. Please read it in its entirety. To be honest, it’s hard to tell if Mike is suffering from some very real issues and, if so, what they are; some have suggested that Mike “obviously” is on the autism spectrum and therefore this email is not to be laughed at, while others think he is simply a Wall Street douchebag with a serious entitlement complex. Perhaps he is all of the above? Anyway, read on and discuss. [Observer]
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So you just started dating a fella and the pesky holiday season is fast approaching. Do you skip the gift altogether and risk him deeming you a cheap curmudgeon lady? Or do you go all out and scare the ever-living the crap out of him? I say … neither. Get him a something that shows you care, but not too much. After all, you just started dating so you aren’t ready to invest too much emotionally or financially. Click through for gift ideas for the dude you just started dating.
As if toilets (especially public ones) weren’t terrifying enough already, some students in Vietnam are claiming their boarding school latrine is possessed. Students at Son Hoa Boarding School are blaming a haunted toilet for the descent of 13 unlucky students into madness. The loo allegedly causes those who “go there” there to emerge in a state of hysteria — talking gibberish, scratching the walls, and eventually losing consciousness. When they recover, they claim to have “met a ghost in the toilet.” (Who hasn’t?) I’m sure this has nothing whatsoever to do with drugs or alcohol. It sounds like a toilet exorcism is in order. They’ll need to start flushing with holy water. [Oddity Central]
Fast forward to 3:15 and you will see Shaq receive a piggyback ride from “Hoops,” his Lilliputian girlfriend. That is seriously impressive. And she is wearing heels. The only good thing you missed before the piggy is Shaq referencing how large his “anaconda” is. I mean, we figured as much. Oh, and just in case you failed to notice, the name of his forthcoming book is Shaq: Uncut. Fun with double entendres! Imagine all that action packed into one “Jimmy Kimmel Live” segment. [Buzzfeed]