Claire Hannum

Claire writes at The Frisky and probably thinks you're fab. Email her at claire[at]thefrisky.com.

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Caitlyn Kovacs, a 19-year-old sophomore at Rutgers University, died early Sunday after passing out at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house. According to the New York Daily News, Kovacs’ friends noticed she “appeared to be in distress” early that morning. She died at a nearby hospital less than half an hour later. Kovacs was majoring in… READ MORE »


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Charlo Greene of Alaskan local news station KTVA interrupted her own news report about the Alaska Cannabis Club to reveal that she was the owner of the club, and that she was quitting to focus on pushing for pot legalization — in the most dramatic way possible. There’s nothing like a “fuck it, I quit” READ MORE »


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Artist Katriona Dean designed and painted a piano, which she calls Foxgang Amadeus, for a Cobourg, Ontario art initiative called the “Keys To Our Town.” The goal of the piano was to inspire citizens and encourage them to make music whenever their hearts desired, and that seems to be the exact effect it had on Michael AnthonyREAD MORE »


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Gladys Misiewicz of Grand Rapids, Michigan almost never goes a day without exercise. She and 16 other residents of Villa Maria Retirement Community, where she lives, are training for a 5K — her very first! At age 100, she credits her long life with years of focus on activity and nutrition, and growing up without… READ MORE »


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Krispy Kreme UK has just unveiled its Double Hundred Dozen, an 11.5 ft long box packed to the brim with 2,400 donuts. The box is so gigantic that it took 8 people to lift it into a delivery truck. The double dozen was shared to celebrate the company’s neq Occasions program, which caters to weddings and… READ MORE »


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Posters, photos and time-lapse videos of the Northern Lights are stunning, but what would the Lights look like in real life if we came upon them ourselves? Videographer O Chul Kwon captured a the real-time movement of Aurora Borealis in Yellowknife, Canada, and now I can sufficiently daydream that I’m right there experiencing it too. READ MORE »


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The macabre Tumblr Jerry Seinfeld’s Skeleton uses a sandbox game called Garry’s Mod to recreate the greatest moments of “Seinfeld” – performed only by Jerry’s digital skeleton. The site’s creator, Bryce Maciel, goes through “Seinfeld” screenshots to make sure the skeletons are posed exactly like Jerry is onscreen. It’s unclear what makes this creepy site… READ MORE »


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After over a year of complacent denial since the big reveal of this grim truth, yesterday it came to the internet’s attention once again that Bed, Bath and Beyond, home of sky-high stacks of fluffy bath towels and Laura Ashley duvet covers, has been lying to us. Their formerly awe-inspiring displays are nothing but a farce of… READ MORE »


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If you have a tendency to romanticize the golden age of air travel like I do, you can buy yourself a ticket on a glamorous faux Pan Am flight and pretend you’re a part of the magic. Air Hollywood, the aviation-themed movie studio in Los Angeles, created the Pan Am Experience to simulate a 1970s trip on a… READ MORE »


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The “Grey’s Anatomy” cast had a little fun on set dressing up as the cast of “Orange Is The New Black,” with Sara Ramirez working it as Alex Vause and Ellen Pompeo as Tricia. No, this is not their subtle way of announcing some kind of bizarre onscreen crossover (thankfully!), but it’s pretty adorable. [BuzzFeed]… READ MORE »


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If you have literally nothing else in the world to do tomorrow night, Lifetime will be airing “The Assault,” a new made-for-TV movie based on the Steubenville rape case. Although it would appear, to put it mildly, that some facts of the story are massively altered. The movie opens with the victim attempting suicide… READ MORE »


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Yesterday, the Daily Telegraph published an article about Australian morning television host Samantha Armytage. The article tried to frame itself as being about her struggling new makeover show, “Bringing Sexy Back,” but it really served as an aggressive personal attack on Armytage’s body. It included a slew of dated, unflattering paparazzi photos, with captions like “comfy womfy,” READ MORE »


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It’s no secret that I hate winter with a very special kind of passion, which is unfortunate considering the fact that on the East Coast it tries to linger on all the way into late April like a bitter ex that won’t go away. Thankfully, these flask mittens now exist, so I can simultaneously keep myself… READ MORE »


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Aubrey Plaza will voice Grumpy Cat in the upcoming Lifetime movie “Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever.” Poor Grumpy Cat, she probably just wants to take naps in the sun and get belly rubs like a normal cat, but instead she endures a life of show biz and overpetting. The film is about an overlooked… READ MORE »


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If I were to actually wish upon a star as Disney so commonly pressures us to do, one of my wishes would definitely be regular access to a plethora of hot dads — not to approach, per se, just to admire from afar. Luckily, dreams occasionally do come true, and mine has arrived in the… READ MORE »


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Greg Krueger has four cats, and he’s spent the past 15 years turning his Minnesota home into a feline fun house. The house has almost 100 yards of raised catwalks, mazes, nooks in the walls for the cats to crawl through, and lots of fancy woodwork. Krueger doesn’t plan to stop adding onto the project… READ MORE »


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I spent a good chunk of last year working at a gigantic tea store chain. Since lots of great conversations happen over hot beverages, I’d associated tea with lots of special moments in my life, but I hardly knew anything about where it really comes from. From my first day on the job, I was… READ MORE »


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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger — aka Chavril LaKroeger — are reportedly filing for divorce after just 14 months of marriage. The pair seemed to lack trust and had a policy of never drinking or partying without the other. A source told Us Weekly, “Chad is just a complete jerk in the way he… READ MORE »



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