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Forget pugs, teacup piglets, and kittens. The hot new pet trend? Chickens! Yes, you can have a chicken as a pet. New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean wrote about her chicken obsession after readers of her Twitter feed were fascinated by the exploits of her pet chicken, Chicken Orlean. But if you’re going to have… READ MORE »


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British scientists say a $2 cervical cancer test could help prevent up to 100,000 deaths a year by women in developing countries. Cervical cancer is the #1 cause of death of women in the developing world and 85 percent of cervical cancer deaths worldwide occur there. [Reuters]
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We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to shout out our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us yourREAD MORE »


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This NASA scandal isn’t nearly as juicy as the Astronaut Love Triangle/Diaper Incident of 2007, but it’s still pretty interesting. NASA says that it found a small baggie of cocaine by a bathroom in a hangar for the space shuttle Discovery, which will be launching in March. Naturally, they’ll be investigating this to the high… READ MORE »


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Last night, at a Guinness World Records event, the world’s tallest man met the world’s shortest man. Sultan Kosen is 8’1″ while He Pingping is only 2’5″. Perhaps they were separated at birth, like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito in “Twins”? [1/14/10, Istanbul] … READ MORE »


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What do you think a “swofty” is? Hint: it’s not a new Dairy Queen dessert or some dirty sexual term. OK, I’ll tell you. A “swofty” is the new term for single women over 50 who are more likely to be out at a nightclub, flirting, than at home knitting their grandchildren sweaters. According to… READ MORE »


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Sorry, Burger King! Your esteemed “women wearing bikinis shaped like hamburger buns taking a shower” ad is not the klassiest ad ever—that distinction goes to this 2008 commercial which is truly the most obnoxiously sexy commercial on the planet.

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The reports out of Haiti today continue to be horribly grim. Survivors of Tuesday’s mega-earthquake desperately need food and water, and relief aid teams just can’t get it to them quickly enough. Search and rescue teams are frustrated, and bodies continue to pile up in the streets. In the meantime, folks stateside are figuring out… READ MORE »


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Is plastic surgery addiction contagious? British great grandma Annette Edwards, 57, has been obsessed with Jessica Rabbit ever since “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” came out. Recently, she went on a stringent diet, got her boobs lifted, opted for cheek and chin implants, bought a red wig, and invested in red sequin dress—all to look… READ MORE »


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This Onion News Network spoof is amazing: a bunch of talking heads discuss a fake Arkansas law requiring a woman to pick a baby name and paint her nursery either pink or blue before having an abortion. Maybe she should have to sit in the nursery for an hour each day and look at… READ MORE »


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Now, three days after the devastating earthquake that rocked the capital of Haiti on Tuesday, amazing stories of survival are beginning to pour out of the region amid tales of despair and heartbreak. This morning the “Today” show spoke to one impressive young American woman who was in Haiti as part of an adult literacy… READ MORE »