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The Daily Squeeze: A Sexually Frustrated Seal, Another Use For Birth Control, And SFW Porn

  • A very confused Antarctic fur seal tried to have sex with a king penguin. His attempt lasted 45 minutes, after which he swam into the water and ignored the bird he had just assaulted. Ugh, men. [BBC]
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    Oprah’s Audience Goes Cuh-razy For The Cast Of Sex And The City

    The cast of Sex and the City were on Oprah yesterday. It was so funny. The audience looked like a Crayola box vomited all over them, there was much, much, much screeching, and the ladies kind of played up their characters, with the possible exception of Cynthia Nixon, who really does seem over-the-moon in love with that girlfriend of hers. The cast talked about those much discussed “dream sequences” that they hyped during the filming to throw people off about the plot, but seemed to allude that maybe they weren’t so dreamy after all. The highlight for me, however, was when Chris Noth came out, because honestly? Drool. Keep reading »

    Barbara Walters Got Around In The ’70s

    In her new autobiography, Auditions, Barbara Walters discusses a years long affair she had in the 1970′s with Massachusetts Senator Edward Brooke, the first black Senator since reconstruction. Apparently, at one point Brooke told her she was the oldest woman he had ever been with, to which Babs replied, “Oh yeah? Well you are the blackest man I have ever been with.” Brooke was so in love with Walters, that he wanted to divorce his wife, who then tried to ruin both of their careers by trying to sell the story to the tabloids. Eventually the two ended their affair, when they realized that their relationship could ruin both of their careers. Who knew Barbara was so scandalous? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

    The Sound Of Sexiness

    The sexiest I’ve ever sounded was when I had laryngitis. My voice was deep, it was slightly raspy, and I wished it would stay that way forever. But then I got better and went back to sounding young and sweet. However, a new study says that I sound the sexiest when I’m fertile. A bunch of women had to record themselves saying the numbers one through 10, and men and women listened to the recordings and noted how attractive the women sounded. New Scientist reports that the voices rated most attractive belonged to those at their most fertile. However, Dr. David Feinberg from McMaster University in Canada said there might be other things at play, namely PMS: “While it’s possible, the other issue is that women do have mood changes across their menstrual cycle, and people might just be attracted to a happy-sounding woman, rather than a fertile one.” [BBC] Keep reading »

    A Bathtub, A Blender, And A Hospital Visit

    Joanna Kozlowska is in the hospital after an incident involving her homemade sex toy, fashioned from a food mixer, and the bathtub. Don’t make me spell it out. Let this be a warning to you all: Do not operate sex toys in the bathroom, even if your husband/boyfriend/lover is not tending to your needs. [The Sun, U.K. via CandyKirby.com] Keep reading »

    Isle Of Lesbos v. Lesbians

    Three residents of the Isle of Lesbos (no that’s not a euphemism, they really live there) are suing the Greek Gay and Lesbian Union, Olke, over the use of the word “Lesbian.” Although the plaintiffs claim they’re cool with the lifestyle, they want to stop the confusion and reclaim the name solely for people from the region. They’re loud, they’re proud, and they’re used to calling themselves Lesbians. But the term actually comes from one of the most famous Lesbians, in both meanings of the word, Sappho, a writer in Ancient Greece who wrote love poems to other women. Despite the ridiculousness of the charges of “psychological and moral rape” of their label, the case, supported by a member of a local pagan group and two other inhabitants, will be heard in a court in Athens sometime in June. [The Telegraph] Keep reading »

    Gynecologists Are Also Comedians

    Visiting the gynecologist isn’t supposed to be funny, but, for a few lucky ladies, a yearly checkup is better than an episode of The Office. Radar asked women around the country to share the most funniest experience they’d had at their gyno. You’ll probably laugh until you remember you have an appointment with yours next week.

    “I got a ‘That’s weird’ once from a guy gyno. It was regarding an irregular period. It probably doesn’t need to be said that I would have preferred a more clinical opinion than that.” — Julie, 29, New York

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    Your Computer Is Home To Many Unwelcome Friends

    The toilets in public restrooms might look disgusting, but right now you’re touching something that could be even more covered in germs. A microbiologist in the U.K. examined samples from 33 keyboards and found a variety of nasty bugs, including E. coli and coliform bacteria, which is associated with fecal matter. One of the keyboards he inspected had to be removed from the office because it was FIVE times dirtier than the toilet seat and had 150 times the acceptable limit of bacteria. Gross. Basically, you have a choice: either wash your hands after going to the bathroom, or don’t eat anything after touching your keyboard. [The Guardian, U.K.] Keep reading »

    Heidi Montag Continues To Run Her Mouth On Letterman

    Heidi Montag went on David Letterman last night and totally gave her side of the story on the whole Lauren Conrad sex tape thingy. Strangely, suddenly we kind of believe her! She comes off as weirdly well-spoken and eloquent for being such a dumb-dumb in actuality. Anyway, too bad she showed up wearing the most horrendous outfit ever made. A negligee dress and gold shoes? Girl, put it away. Keep reading »

    Happy Birthday Calamity Jane!

    Today would have been Calamity Jane’s 156th birthday, if scientists had ever figured out a way for humans to live forever (or at least past the age of 51, the age Jane died). Though this frontierswoman’s contribution to American History is somewhat up for debate (for example, she claimed she served under Custer, though no records exist in support of that), there’s no doubt that this lady was a renegade and a friggin’ bad ass. Our favorite tale about her is the time she went after her old friend Wild Bill Hickok’s murderer with a meat cleaver! You go girl! Keep reading »

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