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When Turkeys Attack

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If you thought turkeys were adorable, think again. Watch what happens when a news producer tries to get footage of a belligerent bird who is terrorizing a Sacramento neighborhood. This is way scarier than “The Blair Witch Project” as far as I’m concerned. Horror movie material, for sure. But good to know that should you find yourself face to face with a turkey out for blood, the way to save your life is ambush it with a mail truck. The USPS is scary too. [Dlisted]

Beware O’ “Text Neck”

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According to chiropractors, there’s a new ailment afflicting avid texters. Thousands are being treated for the condition known as “text neck” which is caused by the neck being flexed for too long while staring down at a smart phone — obviously an unnatural position for your neck muscles. The condition, which can result in headaches, shoulder, arm and wrist pain, most often afflicts tall, young women with slender necks. Nice, I’m “high risk.” To prevent from suffering from “text neck” doctors suggest I take regular breaks from texting (not possible) or hold the phone in front of my face while texting (looks lame). Or I could go back to talking on the phone. Not gonna happen. Guess my neck is screwed. [Daily Mail UK]

New Sesame Street Muppet Is Poor And Hungry

“Sesame Street” has got a hungry, impoverished new character—and it isn’t Oscar the Grouch or the Cookie Monster. Lily, a 7-year-old girl whose family often struggles to get enough to eat, will appear in the show’s prime-time special “Growing Hope Against Hunger” this Sunday, reports Entertainment Weekly. The Wal-Mart-sponsored special looks at the issue of hunger, which affects an estimated 17 million Americans. Read more…

World’s Shortest Living Cat, Fizz Girl, Gets Into Guinness Book

A tiny cat in San Diego is getting about the biggest honor possible: A spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.

The cat in question is named Fizz Girl and she measures a measly 6 inches tall from floor to shoulder. As a result, she’s just been declared the world’s shortest living cat by the folks at Guinness World Records. Read more…

Today’s Lady News: Jewish Women, Move To The Side For Men!

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  • New signs have been posted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, which read “Precious Jewish daughters, please move over to the side when you see man come across.” The neighborhood has a high concentration of Orthodox Jews, who operate a strict separation between the sexes among people who are unrelated. So far, at least 16 signs have been removed by New York City’s parks department — not because of their content but because they were nailed to trees, which is illegal. [Brooklyn Paper]
  • On domestic violence and doing “too much” in self-defense. [Madame Noire]
  • Geeks in the Seattle area, make sure you check out Geek Girl Con this weekend (Oct. 8 and 9) for as much nerdiness as you can handle! [Geek Girl Con 2011]
  • Paula Louise Ettelbrick, an LGBT activist and former executive director of the nonprofit International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, died today at 56. [Queerty]

Three Women Winners Of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

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Three women from Africa and the Middle East have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2011. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (pictured), peace activist Leymah Gbowee, and democracy activist Tawakul Karman of Yemen have all been honored for their commitment to nonviolence. The majority of individuals to win the Nobel Peace Prize in the past 110 years have been men; the last time a woman won was seven years ago. Congratulations, ladies! It’s a proud day to be a woman. [New York Times]

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