LiveScience takes note of what may be the weirdest possible consequence of sex: amnesia. A medical journal recounts the recent case of a 54-year-old woman who showed up at the ER complaining that she barely remembered a thing from the past 24 hours: Diagnosis: transient global amnesia, triggered by the sex she had with hubby. The good news is that, as with most such cases, the condition cleared up in short order. Read more…
“Sesame Street” has got a hungry, impoverished new character—and it isn’t Oscar the Grouch or the Cookie Monster. Lily, a 7-year-old girl whose family often struggles to get enough to eat, will appear in the show’s prime-time special “Growing Hope Against Hunger” this Sunday, reports Entertainment Weekly. The Wal-Mart-sponsored special looks at the issue of hunger, which affects an estimated 17 million Americans. Read more…
Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney, meet Zaziwe, Swati, and Dorothy: The newest trio of ladies to enter the big bad world of reality TV will be none other than Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters, the women announced today in Johannesburg. The unnamed show, which will likely air next year, will follow the lives of Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway (34, a pregnant mother of two); Swati Dlamini (32, a single mom planning to restart her career); and Dorothy Adjoa Amuah (27, a socialite with both a law degree and MBA), all of whom grew up in Boston—Mandela will not play any role in the show, reports the Times of South Africa. Read more…
If you like deep-dish pizza, you’re a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch, a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to discover that the differences between left and right don’t end at the dinner table. Among its findings:
- Liberals are slightly more likely to prefer their vegetables fresh instead of cooked, and more likely to eat fruit at least once a week.
- Conservatives tend to believe there’s little nutritional difference between organic and processed foods.
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Forget notches on the bedpost: When it comes to true love, men fall hard fast. Most think they can tell whether it’s “the real thing” after a single date, whereas women aren’t certain until the sixth, a study finds. For nearly a quarter of men, things move even faster: They believe in love at first sight and know whether a woman is “the one” after just seconds, the Telegraph reports. Men who hail from Britain, where the study was conducted, also fall in love more often than women—an average of three times, compared to once for women. Read more… Keep reading »
Forget Kim Kardashian’s butt: This year, it’s all about Pippa Middleton’s rear. “The latest craze here in the US and all over the world is to get the Pippa Butt Lift,” a Miami plastic surgeon tells the Telegraph, declaring Pippa the “new queen of booty.” The craze started, of course, after the royal wedding when Pippa’s butt gained its own following. The surgeon explains that while the derrieres of Kardashian and others like Jennifer Lopez have also become famous, they are “a bit too big” for many women. Pippa’s behind, on the other hand, is just right. Read more… Keep reading »
US fashion is as diversified and geographically distinct as food or accent, but as GQ found when ranking 40 American cities based on fashion, our bad taste in clothing is rampant regardless of which coast you’re on. Take a look at the results of their “deeply scientific, irrefutable poll” to see where your city stacks up, or check out the unlikely worst five below (along with GQ’s scathing criticism):
1. Boston: Because its residents consist overwhelmingly of undergrads, it’s hard for this preppy metropolis to be anywhere but the bottom. Forever plagued by pleats and frat boys, “if you wonder how a people can live like this, well, it’s ‘Jurassic Park’ for fashion troglodytes: Life finds a way.” Read more… Keep reading »
Maybe another reason to dread that first gray hair: A 52-year-old former real estate branch manager says she was fired because she wouldn’t dye her hair. She claims her boss ordered her to hide her gray hair and wear “younger fancy suits” when the branch moved to an upscale area. When she refused, she says she was quickly replaced with a woman 10 years younger, reports the Houston Chronicle. Read more… Keep reading »
Dogs know when we’re paying attention to them—and when we’re looking the other way, a study suggests. Pairs of experimenters carrying treats stood equidistant from a dog and called out to it. One of the pair had her back to the dog, while the other faced it—and every canine tested, whether a domestic pup, a shelter dog, or a wolf, headed to the person looking at it, The New York Times reports. Read more… Keep reading »
News that Randy “Macho Man” Savage died in a car accident age 58 has triggered plenty of nostalgic tributes. From David Brown, Yahoo Sports:
“A small part of my childhood died. … Other than Hulk Hogan or Andre the Giant, no WWF rassler was more popular than Savage in the late 1980s,” writes Brown, who also recounts Savage’s four-year stint in baseball’s minor leagues. He wasn’t a bad player, but injuries did him in. “His contribution to pop culture, wrestling and baseball ought to be remembered for a long time. Ohhhhh, yeahhhhhhhh!”
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