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Miner Asks Long-Term GF For Hand In Marriage

What influences a man’s decision to ask for a woman’s hand in marriage? If you’re Chilean miner Esteban Rojas, it’s being trapped in a mine for more than a month. Yesterday, Esteban, who’s been stuck in a mine shaft for more than a month along with 32 others, sent a letter up asking his girlfriend of 25 years, Jessica Ganiez, to finally marry him. Said Ganiez, “I have tried to hint at it many times, but it never happened. He always said getting married is a once in a lifetime thing and he would ask me when the time is best. Obviously, what has happened has made him do it.”

But men trapped in mines aren’t the only ones who wait an extremely long time to get hitched … Keep reading »

Dictionaries Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs: Oxford Says No More Print Editions

Thanks in part to the ubiquitousness of computers, kids no longer know how to write in cursive — and soon they will also probably stop using actual books. The Oxford English Dictionary announced this week that it will no longer be publishing a print edition and will only be available online. Keep reading »

A Dance Battle Video Like No Other

Step off, “Step Up 3-D” — there’s a new supreme dance battle in town. In this hilarious video from Brit band Groove Armada, a ballet dancer and a street dancer go head-to-head — in a war of not-very-good dancing — and unwittingly demonstrate how we’d probably dance if we were ever challenged by a bunch of stuck-up ballet dancers. [YouTube] Keep reading »

Hipster Dinosaurs Are The New Hipster Cats

Look, we knew Hipster Dinosaurs before they were famous — and we gotta say, they were better before. Now, Molly Lewis’s amaze coloring book hipster dinosaurs, well, they just aren’t as cool as they used to be since they sold out. But whatevs, I mean, I hope they at least got a good record deal. And at least they’re cooler than those Hipster Cats. We are soooooo over them. [Molly Lewis] Keep reading »

“Pink Kisses” Will Make You Feel Better About Your Breakup — For a Price

OK, so I know that this site, Pink Kisses, is designed to help women get over bad breakups. But something about it is so horribly Scary Sadshaw, so terribly desperate and faux “you go girl” that I actually feel more depressed now that I’ve seen this clip. The service aims to help women recover from failed relationships, because “moving on is the best revenge” (actually, the saying is, “living well is the best revenge,” but whatever) and, for a fee, will send you a basket of crap to make you feel better about your breakup. I don’t know, but I think trying to make a buck on women who are dealing with breakups seems a little, well, tacky. Then again, we all need a bouquet of roses every once in a while. Keep reading »

Would You Date Someone With A Terminal Illness?

What if you found out the man (or woman) of your dreams was dying of an incurable illness? Would you stay, or would you go? This weekend the New York Times Modern Love column brought to light a real-life dilemma for thousands of people: What happens when it turns out the love of your life has a terminal illness? Written by writer Kerri Sandburg, “On the Precipice, Wings Spread” follows the author’s 18-year relationship with an HIV-positive man.
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Yummy Gummi Bear Rug

As a candy, we think gummi bears are just OK. But as an artistic medium, well, they really shine. Chinese American artist YaYa Chou employs the chewy, gummy creations to fantastical effect. Chou’s “Gummi Bear Series” features sculptures coated in the tiny bears — like this meta faux bear rug made out of the saccharine treats. Delicious. [YaYa Chou] Keep reading »

The Best & Worst Boobs At The Emmys

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Some of Hollywood’s best boobs were out in full force at last night’s Emmy Awards, and we at the Frisky Institute for Boob Analysis have painstakingly poured over the bunch. Of course, “Mad Men”‘s Christina Hendricks ran away with Best Cleavage of the Night (and Always) in her gorgeous Zac Posen lilac gown, but she wasn’t the only one with fantastical mammaries.

After the jump, we show you some of the best boobs of the evening — and some of the least boob-flattering dresses on the red carpet

Rabbit Hopping Competitions Are A Real Thing

While you were off watching the World Cup and this summer’s baseball playoffs, the Most Important Sports Competition of Our Times was taking place: the 2010 Danish Rabbit Hopping Championships. The real stars of the bunny hop? Just a couple of rabbits named Hønsehusets Too Nice To Say No and Gaunbys SCh. Mr. Playboy Bunny, who killed it in the jump obstacle course. Watch as Gaunby’s Multi Medie “Medie” takes on a frickin’ long jump and Sommerly’s Ch. Cool Cocio clears the high jump with gusto. These are some talented little furry guys. [YouTube] Keep reading »

“Like Mom, Like Dad” And Totally Awesome

First, there was “My Parents Were Awesome,” celebrating rad pictures of your parents looking cool when they were younger. Now comes a new nostalgia site celebrating and honoring the cool photos your parents took. “Like Mom, Like Dad” features people lovingly recapturing vintage family photos. Site founder Ze Frank, who seems to run his own web empire, started the project after finding a photo of his mom and dad embracing and recreating it. How sweet! It’s a cute way to connect with your folks, but if you don’t want to ape your parents’ pics, try “Young Me, Now Me,” a site devoted to recreating pics of YOU when you were a wee one. [Like Mom, Like Dad] Keep reading »

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