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Model Horribly Injured In Freak Airplane Propeller Accident

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Twenty-three-year-old Lauren Scruggs, a model and former intern for “Gossip Girl” who you may or may not recognize from her fashion blog, sustained devastating injuries after accidentally walking into the spinning propeller of a small plane. It may sound bizarre at first, but remember that a spinning propeller would be entirely invisible to the naked eye. Surgeons were forced to amputate Lauren’s left hand, and her entire left side, including her shoulder and head, was mangled in the accident. This is one of those things that you call a freak accident. Doctors are not yet fully aware of the extent of the damage to Lauren’s brain, but she has begun to speak and open her right eye to see. I’m just glad to hear that Lauren is alive and making progress. We wish her the speediest, and fullest, of recoveries. [Fox]

Beware The Haunted Toilet Of Son Hoa

As if toilets (especially public ones) weren’t terrifying enough already, some students in Vietnam are claiming their boarding school latrine is possessed. Students at Son Hoa Boarding School are blaming a haunted toilet for the descent of 13 unlucky students into madness. The loo allegedly causes those who “go there” there to emerge in a state of hysteria — talking gibberish, scratching the walls, and eventually losing consciousness. When they recover, they claim to have “met a ghost in the toilet.” (Who hasn’t?) I’m sure this has nothing whatsoever to do with drugs or alcohol. It sounds like a toilet exorcism is in order. They’ll need to start flushing with holy water. [Oddity Central]

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Brunchables: For The Hipster Child’s Lunchbox

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If it’s making fun of hipsters, you know we are going to post it. Damn, I don’t even know what a Dutch pancake or eggs Rothko is. [College Humor]

Check Out “The Purity Myth” Documentary, Now On DVD

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You’re (hopefully) already a fan of The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession With Virginity Is Hurting Young Women, by Jessica Valenti, the kickass activist and blogger who co-founded Feministing.com. But did you know her groundbreaking book has been made into a documentary, now available on DVD? “The Purity Myth” documentary is narrated by Valenti herself and walks us through the cultural resurgence in “purity” that has every female celeb bragging she will be a virgin on her wedding night. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Gloria Steinem Says Women Should Occupy Wall Street

  • Iconic feminist Gloria Steinem on why women should join Occupy Wall Street. [San Francisco Gate]
  • Sharon Bialek, who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, said she feels “vindication” now that he has suspended his campaign for the GOP nomination for presidency. Cain suspended his campaign on Saturday citing “distractions.” Last Monday, a woman came forward and claimed they had been having an affair for 13 years. [Talking Points Memo]
  • A man in New York City shot his wife and daughter today in an apparent domestic violence incident. [WhyLeaveAstoria] Keep reading »
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