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What The Heck Is 4chan?

When I first went to 4chan.org, I didn’t know what the heck was going on. It’s a pretty plain-looking site with long lists of random topics that users can click on. However, once I unlocked the secrets of this site, I realized that it’s basically like an internet army. It’s turned into a place where people suggest pranks and get lots of others to participate. The peeps on this site make rumors so widespread that people think they’re true, they rig person-of-the-year contests and are even the ones behind Rickrolling, an internet bait-and-switch where users are tricked into clicking on a link that looks relevant—say, a trailer for “Grand Theft Auto IV”—only to find the music video for “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astley. After the jump, some other famous 4chan hijinx — some funny, others not so much.

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A 600-Pound Woman Wants To Gain Weight

Meet Donna Simpson, a 600-pound woman who wants to gain weight. This 42-year-old woman, already the Guinness World Record holder for “World’s Fattest Mom,” is on a mission to bulk up even more since the delivery of her daughter by 30 medical professionals. The SSBBW (super-size big beautiful woman) model’s goal is to get up to 1,000 pounds and be the face for the underground fat movement. She’s documenting her progress on her website, where she posts photos of her weight gain. You can also check out some pics of her modeling lingerie and find out about her sushi obsession. Umm … gluttonously despicable, radically subversive, or a heartwarming example self-acceptance? Discuss amongst yourselves. [Lemondrop]

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The 5 Craziest Things Women Do On Facebook

The Facebook phenomenon has allowed you to reconnect with your best friend from elementary school, keep up with your buddy’s travels and get out of hours-long phone conversations with your aunt. It truly is a remarkable tool. However, as with most things, there is a dark side to Facebook. While your male brain may not have tapped in to the full manipulation potential of this seemingly innocuous social networking tool, chances are several of the women you know have. Women are trained in the art of creating, maintaining and controlling relationships, and Facebook is just one more resource they can use to keep tabs on and influence people. Here’s a list of some crazy things women do on Facebook. Read more Keep reading »

Quickies: The Obama Daughters May Start Babysitting & Chelsea Clinton’s Wedding To Cost $2 Million

  • Obama says Malia and Sasha may be looking for babysitting jobs. [PoliticsDaily]
  • These are five stylish celebs who should have clothing lines. [Coco&Creme]
  • There’s a new crop of abortion providers trying to bring the procedures back into the safe environment of the hospital. [Em & Lo]

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Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of July 16, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week in this column, we shout out to 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 your favorite comments of the week below. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Bus Driver Refuses Women Wearing Islamic Veils

Today's Lady News
  • A 22-year-old Muslim student was refused a bus ride into London because she was wearing a niqab, which is a face-covering veil. The woman and a friend, who was wearing a hijab veil that covers her head only, claim the driver told them they were a “threat” to passengers. [BBC]
  • A new study from the University of Michigan found that African ancestry is linked to a more deadly type of breast cancer called “triple negative,” which contributes to evidence that indicates a genetic link. [Los Angeles Times]
  • “Mad Men” is bad for women. Just like Tina Fey and Taylor Swift and probably other things I like, such as kittens and peanut butter cups. [Salon.com's Broadsheet]

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