Claire Hannum

Someone Is The Lucky New Owner Of The Pink Star Diamond (And It’s Not Us)

I’ll never forget when Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck got engaged -- that gorgeous ring slayed me. When their relationship came to an end, I mourned it, if only for the fact that she wouldn’t be wearing that beautiful 6.1-carat pink diamond anymore. I vowed that one day, when I was a grown-up, I too…
By: Claire Hannum / November 17, 2013

Woman Loses Her Wedding Rings While Changing Her Bird’s Diaper – You Know, The Usual

Pamela Brun of Chesterfield, Virginia, had a stressful few hours when she lost her wedding rings on the same day her husband was having open heart surgery. Fortunately, her rings were returned by a good Samaritan. But what was Pamela doing when she lost her rings? Oh, just changing her bird’s diaper.  …
By: Claire Hannum / November 17, 2013

This Contest Has Named Britain’s Horniest Student And I Feel Weird About It

Shag At Uni, "the UK's naughtiest student hook-up site," has named a winner in their contest to find Britain’s Horniest Student. Twenty-year-old Elina Desaine is a computer science student at the University of Exeter and is so horny she's unsure of how many people she’s slept with, or of many of their…
By: Claire Hannum / November 17, 2013

Buddy The Adorable Cat Saved His Owner’s Life

Rick Chap's cat Buddy knew something was wrong when his owner had a heart attack on his kitchen floor. Rick's wife Jennifer was in her home office and completely unaware that her husband was in crisis. The normally docile Buddy sprang to action, running to Jennifer and meowing, scratching and jumping until he got her…
By: Claire Hannum / November 16, 2013

Now You Can Wear A Spray-On Dress

Going-out dresses still aren't tight enough for you? Meet Fabrican, a spray-on fabric that can be used to make clothes that mold to your body. Fabrican has been in the making since 2000, and is kind of revolutionary in a "Jetsons" sort of way. It was developed for use on runway models who need tight,…
By: Claire Hannum / November 16, 2013

“Shakespeare In Love” Is Coming To A Stage Near You

As much as the trend of turning popular movies into Broadway musicals ("Once," "Hairspray," "Billy Elliot," "Matilda," "Ghost," maybe "The Princess Bride") makes me worry about that we’ll never see another original idea ever again, I can’t say I don't enjoy the adaptations. The latest movie to see its moment under the stage…
By: Claire Hannum / November 15, 2013

The Daily Squee: Oh My God, This Guy’s Cat Can Talk

Watch a lot of talking animal movies as a kid? Me, too. For years I was sure my pets could talk and were holding out on me. For a Minnesota man, this is basically his reality and I am totally jealous. Marcus' cat George can say "hello," and it is absolutely adorable. Sadly, he doesn't have…
By: Claire Hannum / November 15, 2013

This Guy Waxes With Packing Tape And I Am Terrified

Filed under "My Worst Nightmare Come To Life": meet a gentleman who waxes with packing tape. Yes, he waxes with packing tape. How does he stay in one piece!?
By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

Good News! Costco And Nordstrom Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving With Black Friday Sales

Not all is lost to the Grinch this holiday season: Black Friday deal-hunters seem to be camping out earlier every year, and most major stores are starting the shopping frenzy early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Well, finally there's some sanity this year: Costco, Nordstrom and BJ’s Wholesale Club refuse to take part in that fun-sucking disaster.
By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

Single? #LookADouche Is Here To Tell You To “Shut Up” To Be Dateable

Yesterday at a Richardson High School assembly in Texas, students got some ... interesting ... relationship advice.  Motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo — now appropriately deemed #LookADouche by the students — shared questionable "tips" such as telling students that "dateable girls know how to shut up." I'm sure that went over wonderfully with fragile 14-year-olds' self-esteem.
By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

The Daily Squee: You Need This Video Of A Puppy Chewing On Stairs

Here is a puppy chewing on stairs, because who doesn't need to see a puppy chewing on the stairs? Nobody, that's who. The stairs must taste pretty good because that little guy just won't quit. My favorite part is when he takes a break and yawns because, well, chewing on things is pretty darn exhausting. […
By: Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

Ireland’s Ban On Abortion Will Be Challenged At The U.N.

Amanda Mellet, a 38-year-old Irishwoman, is filing a petition with the United Nations Human Rights Committee to challenge her country’s ban on abortion. In Ireland, a predominantly Catholic country, abortion only recently became legal if it is necessary to save the mother's life. In November 2011, a pregnant Mellet wa…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

Rejoice! The Last Of Superstorm Sandy’s Rescue Kittens Have Been Adopted!

We can relax everyone: Joy the kitten, who was rescued from a flooded street in Brooklyn in Superstorm Sandy's aftermath, finally has a home! The sweetest part? Her new owner is also a Sandy survivor. Robert Curran's home and business were hit hard by the storm, and he and his new cat will get a fresh…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

Study: Gun Violence In Teen-Oriented Films Has Tripled

Well, this is concerning: Ohio State University and Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania have found that in the past 20 years, gun violence in PG-13 movies has more than tripled. When the PG-13 rating came into existence, it had the same amounts of gun violence as G or PG…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

Is “The Princess Bride” Broadway’s Next Big Hit?

I have a confession to make. I've never seen "The Princess Bride." I know, I know. By the time I realized it was a cultural obsession, I'd narrowly missed about a million group viewings of it, with plans always having changed at the last minute. I kind of feel like I'm missing out on some national treasure,…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

Science Figured Out The Best Times Of Day To Drink Coffee

Ever wonder why sometimes your morning cup of coffee leaves you totally energized while other days it seems like it does absolutely nothing? I certainly have, and it's driven me crazy. Lucky for us, Steven Miller at Gizmodo researched the science behind your caffeine addiction to find out the prime hours for coffee's effectiveness i…
By: Claire Hannum / November 13, 2013

Here’s A Map Of Who’s Having The Most Sex In New York City

The internet is the land of over-sharing, and it appears that the interweb gods have now gifted us with one of the most useful over-shares of all: a nifty little map of which New York City neighborhoods are having the most sex. New Yorkers tend to be a little too…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

Here Are Some New Body Parts That We’re Apparently Supposed To Be Worried About

In case you weren’t already too busy pondering the non-issues that are your alleged cankles or love handles, UK’s Guardian has presented us with a handy list of the latest slew of random female body parts the tabloids have taken to gawking at. It kind of seems like pop culture's sole mission is to…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

How To Help The Survivors Of Typhoon Haiyan

The photos that show the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan has left behind are overwhelming. Even reaching out to help can be confusing, with endless charities to sort through. In the wake of such an earth-shattering storm, the Philippines’ president has declared that they are in a state of national calamity. It's not easy to see…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

Contain Your Excitement: “What Does The Fox Say” Is Going To Be A Book!

If you haven't seen Ylvis's "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say)" music video yet, stop what you're doing right now and watch it. I'll wait. You could call it weird or overplayed, but I still happen to think it's hilarious. Apparently, so do the folks at Simon & Schuster's Children's Publishing…
By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2013

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