Mary Odell

5 Things You Should Know About The Twitter Hotel

The Sol Wave House Hotel in Majorca, Spain, claims to be the first-ever Twitter-themed hotel. First of all, that statement implies that there will be more Twitter-themed hotels to come, which I find confusing, but secondly, I guess some people feel more passionately about Twitter than I do. The hotel is, naturally, focused around social…
By: Mary Odell / August 2, 2013

Worst First Date Ever: Woman Falls From Her Balcony On The 17th Floor

When someone goes on a bad date it usually has something to do with awkward silences, gross food, a complete lack of connection, or as the case usually is with me, embarrassing occurrences. Some dates are even bad enough to make the…
By: Mary Odell / August 2, 2013

Miracle Village: The Town Of Sex Offenders

A small village in Florida was created in the 1960s in the middle of sugar cane fields to house the people who worked there. Some of these sugar cane workers still live there, but these days half of the residents of this “Miracle Village” are registered sex offenders. Since 2009, Miracle Village has been home…
By: Mary Odell / August 2, 2013

Does Lululemon Favor Its Skinny Customers?

Although Abercrombie & Fitch has been hit hard with criticism for not carrying larger sizes in stores, they're far from the only company ignoring the plus-size customer base. We already knew anything over size 10 is considered "plus size" at Forever…
By: Mary Odell / July 31, 2013

In Honor Of National Orgasm Day: Meet The Man Who Orgasms To The Sound Of Brass Instruments

After suffering a stroke, one questionably lucky 45-year-old man noticed something different about how he felt while listening to the James Bond theme music. According to the UK's Daily Mail, the anonymous gentleman reported feeling “orgasmic sensations” and viewing “flashing blue lights” as though he were having an out of body experience.
By: Mary Odell / July 31, 2013

Would You Go See A Flower That Smells Like Rotting Flesh?

Hundreds of people flocked to the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. recently for a very weird reason. Don’t get me wrong, plants are great, but botanical gardens generally aren’t known to draw a huge crowd. But it was very exciting occasion for the plant community: the Titan arum, or the "corpse flower," was i…
By: Mary Odell / July 28, 2013

Chinese Professor Thinks “To Rape A Bargirl Does Less Harm Than To Rape A Good Woman”

The ongoing trial of Li Tianyi, a 17-year-old boy accused of participating in the gang rape of a woman in Beijing, spurred some vomit-inducing comments from Yi Yanyou, a professor at Tsinghua University. As the blog Shanghaiist reported, in defending the accused rapist, Yanyou posted to his Weibo account that since “a bargirl, a dancing…
By: Mary Odell / July 27, 2013

Man Wins Beer Chugging Contest, Promptly Dies

Joaquín Alcaraz Gracia had just been crowned “King of Beer Drinking” in a chugging contest in Spain when he started vomiting nonstop. The goal of the contest is to drink as many liters of beer as possible in 20 minutes and Garcia drank six liters, breaking the contest record. The poor guy was coherent for…
By: Mary Odell / July 23, 2013

TrueCar Thinks A Woman Needs A Man To Buy A Car

The idea behind TrueCar.com is to provide people with a benchmark for how much they should be paying for a car so that when they go to a dealership, they can be somewhat knowledgeable when they bargain. I actually think it’s a great idea and I would totally use it if I hadn’t seen their…
By: Mary Odell / July 23, 2013

Confused: Hospital Serving Alcohol

Okay, now I'm really not sure if alcohol is good for me or bad for me. According to Daily Mail, The North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke, England, has applied for an alcohol license serve wine and beer to patients in a private wing. A nurse will literally bring you a beer as you lay sickly i…
By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Escaped Yemeni Child Bride Tells Her Tale

In impoverished Yemen, the forced marriage of young girls is not an uncommon practice. According to the UK's Daily Mail, men will pay poor families a "bride price" for their young daughters, so marrying off girls as young as Nada al-Ahdal, 11, happens often. There is also a traditional belief that if girls are married…
By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

British Prime Minister Reveals Crackdown On Internet Porn

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, has announced that every household will now be blocked from viewing online porn and other adult materials unless they specify that they would like the block to be removed. He has also announced that it is now a criminal offense to possess porn that depicts rape or simulated rape, report…
By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Norwegian Woman Raped In Dubai Is Finally Pardoned

Last Tuesday, Marte Deborah Delelv of Norway was sentenced to 16 months in prison. Her crime? She reported being raped by a colleague while on a business trip in Dubai to the police. According to the Daily Mail, when she…
By: Mary Odell / July 22, 2013

Sex Trafficking Ring Busted In New Jersey

It is easy to think of sex trafficking as something that only happens far off in Asia or in the movie Taken. But human trafficking happens in America as well. This week, in Lakewood, New Jersey, Jose Cruz "Chato'' Romero-Flores, along with his girlfriend and four male associates, were arrested in a human trafficking bust,…
By: Mary Odell / July 21, 2013

Study: Long-Distance Relationships Can Make Stronger Bonds Than Face-To-Face Relationships

Speaking from experience, long-distance relationships can be the worst. Missing your significant other leads to frustration, which leads to anger, which leads to fights that can’t end in sex and snuggling. For some reason, people keep trying them and sometimes they even work out in the end. In fact, a study conducted by Crystal Jiang,…
By: Mary Odell / July 21, 2013

Jogger Caught On Video Pooping In Man’s Yard

One woman in New Mexico has a really bad habit of pooping in the same man’s yard on her morning runs. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, has described the attacks as “malicious fecal distribution,” according to Daily Mail.
By: Mary Odell / July 21, 2013

Kris Jenner Can’t Figure Out Why Kim and Kanye Don’t Just Marry

Kris Jenner may be the most over-involved parent of all time, but I have yet to witness an incident where she has been this oblivious. For some reason, Kris Jenner can’t figure out why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West aren’t married yet. Kris Jenner appeared on “The Talk” yesterday and, naturally, was asked about Kim,…
By: Mary Odell / July 20, 2013

Pink’s Awesome Response To Kanye’s Leaked Drunken Insults

Kanye’s full drunken rant from the night of his infamous interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs was leaked yesterday, and apparently Kanye had a few unsavory things to say about Pink. Luckily, Pink responded ever so gracefully, tweeting, “Oh come on y'all... If people secretly recorded me and all the shit I talk....
By: Mary Odell / July 19, 2013

Women Receives Free Pizza For Breastfeeding At A Restaurant

When Jackie Johnson-Smith’s child began to cry during dinner at Fong's Pizza in Iowa, as you might expect, she fed the child and then exited the restaurant to avoid disturbing other diners. Johnson-Smith happens to breastfeed her baby, a practice that is often met with a lot of opposition in public. This time, however, she…
By: Mary Odell / July 19, 2013

I Have A Love/Hate Relationship With Being A Waitress

This summer, I, like many of my college-attending peers, split my weeks between an internship here at The Frisky and a part-time job. I happen to be waiting tables at a German restaurant near my home. Waitressing has provided me with an excess of strange knowledge and bizarre tales. Once I don my black button-dow…
By: Mary Odell / July 19, 2013

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