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What A 30,000 Calorie Holiday Meal Looks Like

No matter how much you ate over the holiday weekend, we’re betting it was not even close to the amount of food that Donna Simpson devoured. The New Jersey woman is angling to be the fattest woman in the world, and is on a quest to weigh a thousand pounds, so she had a lot of holiday eating to do. Donna’s Christmas dinner? How about two turkeys, two hams, a roast, five pounds of mashed potatoes, and 20 pounds of vegetables? And, of course, there’s always room for dessert! For a sweet after-dinner treat, she had a “salad” of marshmallows, cream cheese, whipped cream and cookies. The whole meal took her two hours to eat (that’s it?!) and was around 30,000 calories — that’s, oh, about 15 times the recommended daily caloric allowance for a single day. Still, Simpson has a long way to go to reach her goal. She’s currently at 650 pounds. [NY Mag] Keep reading »

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Calf Rescued From Icy Death By … News Helicopter?


Well, here’s an unexpectedly heartwarming story. An Oklahoman woman spots a baby calf stuck on the ice and calls the local news station, KWTV-Channel 9, to see if they can use their helicopter to rescue the stranded animal. But! The way they use the helicopter is mighty surprising. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Is Reading Your S.O.’s Email A Crime?

Ruh-roh. Turns out that innocent snooping you’ve done in your significant other’s email could get your charged with a felony. A Michigan man named Leon Walker used his wife’s password to log into her email, which led to him discovering that she had been having an affair. His wife has since filed for divorce, but Walker is facing far bigger legal woes — namely that he could spend five years in prison if prosecutors prove their case. It’s going to be tough one, however. For starters, they’re depending on a Michigan statute typically used to prosecute crimes such as identity theft or stealing trade secrets, and this is the first time it’s being used to prosecute a domestic case. Walker’s case will also be aided by the fact that he and his ex lived together at the time of the alleged “crime,” and he had access to her laptop (not to mention knew her password and didn’t, say, “hack” into her account). Regardless, the fact that he’s even been charged should make you think twice the next time you’re thinking about logging into anyone’s email besides your own. [Detroit Free Press] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: How I Almost Died In This Weekend’s Blizzard

Yesterday I almost died. Not in a “life flashing before me” kind of way – but in a cold, painful, this-blizzard-totally-sucks kind of way. I got stuck in the Snowpocalypse.

You know, the Snowpocalypse—the weekend storm that’s currently blanketing the East Coast. I spent Christmas in Philadelphia, DJing an annual Christmas night party. Yesterday morning when we woke up, my friends and I decided that we would try and beat the impending blizzard and make our way home to New York. Only we didn’t beat the blizzard. We drove right into it. Keep reading »

This Is What 32 Inches Of Snow Looks Like

Did you hear? The Northeastern United States got hit by a blizzard yesterday and last night! If you live in the area, your local news is likely preempting all the awesome morning television you should be enjoying on this snow day, which is annoying. Anyway, a New Jersey man made this time-lapse video of the 32 inches of snow that hit his backyard. It’s pretty cool. Keep reading »

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