A tiny cat in San Diego is getting about the biggest honor possible: A spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The cat in question is named Fizz Girl and she measures a measly 6 inches tall from floor to shoulder. As a result, she’s just been declared the world’s shortest living cat by the folks at Guinness World Records. Read more…
It takes a newborn baby 18 years to grow into adulthood. And it took Chris “The Dutchess” Walton just as long to grow her record-setting fingernails to 19 feet, 9 inches long.
“The hardest thing for me to do is dig in my pockets,” the 45-year-old rock singer from Las Vegas says. “Everything else I can do myself — driving, shopping, cleaning the house … although when I vacuum, the cord gets tangled in my fingers.”
A day before the release of the 2012 Guinness World Records, The Dutchess visited The Huffington Post to talk about her life and celebrate her inclusion in this year’s edition — a celebration of “unique beauty,” including fresh pictures of the world’s longest tongue, the largest afro, and a “holy man” with 453 piercings.
“I never set out to make it into Guinness,” she says. “It just happened.” Read more… Keep reading »
A baby pig in northern China is hogging all the attention in his litter — mainly because he has two snouts.
The two-snouted pig was born in Deshengtang, Jilin province, northern China, and was named “Xiaobao,” which translates roughly into “Babe,” the name of the famous movie character, according to the West Australian.
But while the duo-nosed porker is getting lots of public attention, his owner, farmer Li Zhenjun, says Babe hasn’t been able to pig out very much. Read more and check out more photos… Keep reading »
Ever get pissed off at an uncooperative ATM? We do all the time. Ever start smashing it with your high heel? Uh, neither have we.
But a very angry British woman did, reports the Telegraph, and it’s all caught on tape.
The “as yet unexplained attack” (the Telegraph‘s words, not ours) occurred last night in the rather proper-sounding British town of Chippenham at around midnight. When the woman’s attempts to get cash from the machine failed, she took off her heel and start hitting the ATM about 50 times. Read more… Keep reading »
PETA knows how to raise eyebrows. The animal rights group’s memorable campaigns have entailed everything from celebrities posing nude for its anti-fur campaign to scantily clad women having an erotic moment with their vegetables to support veganism.
Now, PETA has pulled out all of the stops with a XXX porn site for its next clever marketing endeavor, reports The Register.
PETA confirmed the XXX site in a phone interview with The Huffington Post.
“We live in a 24 hour news cycle world and we learn the racy things we do are sometimes the most effective way that we can reach particular individuals,” said PETA spokeswoman Lindsay Rajt. Read more… Keep reading »
Oh, the things we’ll do for love.
A Ringgold, Ga., Taco Bell employee came on a bit too strongly when he allegedly handcuffed himself to a co-worker who’d rejected his romantic advances for weeks, according to a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun.
For more than a month, Dalton resident Jason Dean’s overtures were met with repeated rejection from his would-be sweetheart, identified only as Rebecca. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported that Rebecca, 18, even scheduled her work hours to deliberately avoid overlapping shifts. Read more… Keep reading »
When they rebuilt the Six Million Dollar Man, the doctors of the 1970s TV series made him “Better…stronger…faster.” Now, if San Francisco artist Tanya Vlach gets her way, she will be able to add “web-optimized” to that list.
Vlach, who lost an eye in a car accident, is now seeking funding for a tiny, wireless-enabled camera to be inserted into her prosthetic eye. Her implant will contribute to a number of artistic projects. She explains, “I’ve been plotting new strategies to tell my story, both my personal one and the one of my sci-fi alter ego, into a transmedia platform, which will include: a graphic novel, an experimental documentary, a web series, a game, and a live performance.” Read more… Keep reading »
Parasites and sex typically aren’t two things you want to think about together, but according to new research parasites might be responsible for sex as we know it.
PhysOrg reports that Indiana University biologists have affirmed the “Red Queen hypothesis” — the idea that human beings reproduce through sex because we’re, well, keeping up with the parasites, the ones that threaten to potentially harm us.
The hypothesis gets its name from a line in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass: “It takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.” Read more… Keep reading »
On July 4, the world’s finest female competitive eaters will declare their independence.
For the first time ever, top-ranking female hot dog eaters will have the table to themselves in a women-only competition at the Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island, N.Y.
Though many see competitive eating as a man’s game, female competitors have long eaten alongside men — occasionally even besting stars like Joey “Jaws” Chestnut and Tim “Eater X” Janus in contests. But this year, officials from Nathan’s Famous and Major League Eating, the organization that oversees most exhibitions of professional gluttony, made the not uncontroversial move to host separate contests for men and women. Read more… Keep reading »
By day, she’s a certified nursing assistant in Griffin, Georgia, but by night, Phyllis, a grandmother in her 60s, has a shocking secret: She’s addicted to doll collecting.
She has more than 50,000 of them, according to the A&E series, “Hoarders,” which featured Phyllis on the season premiere episode that aired on June 20. Her explanation for keeping the dolls — which are in varying degrees of decay and shabbiness — is simple.
“When I see their sweet little faces, it makes me happy,” she said. “I don’t collect them because they’re valuable. I just like their company.” Read more… Keep reading »