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Douching Is All About “Empowerment,” Says Summer’s Eve PR

Yesterday, thanks to Summer’s Eve douching products, I learned that my vagina is “the most powerful thing on Earth and that samauri warriors and medieval jousting was all about fighting over a good, clean vagina. It turns out there are more douche-y douche commercials where that came from. Keep reading »

Rapports Opus, The Sperm-Sniffing Police Dog

Behold, woman’s new best friend. Rapports Opus is a police dog in Sweden who has been training for over a year to help police nab rapists by sniffing out sperm. This pup has just closed his first case. Last month, a woman was forced to perform oral sex on a man in a Swedish park. To help police collect evidence, Rapports Opus was brought in to find any trace amounts of semen left at the scene of the crime. Rapports Opus led investigators right to a sample that—bingo—matched the DNA of their prime suspect, a 23-year-old man. Investigators expect the court case to be open and shut. Nice work, Rapports Opus. Anyone else hoping he inspires a sequel to “K-9″? [Newser, The Local] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: GOP To Recruit More Women To Run For Office

  • The Republican State Leadership Committee launched a campaign this week to recruit more women and Hispanics to run for office. Although the group set a goal to recruit 100 Hispanics to run for the state or federal level, it’s unclear how many women they’re after. [Yahoo]
  • How states could ban abortion — even if Roe vs. Wade is not overturned. [The Nation]
  • Seven feminist takeaways from “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two.” [Ms. Magazine]
  • In defense of domestic partnerships for straight couples, by Frisky contributer Nona Willis Aronowitz. [GOOD]

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Jesus Appears On Walmart Receipt

If you know God, would you realize it if you saw him … staring back at you from your Walmart receipt.? South Carolina couple, Jacob Simmons and Gentry Lee Sutherland, believe so. When they returned from church on Sunday morning, the face of the Lord mysteriously materialized on a Walmart receipt, which had been sitting on the floor for a few days. Did this couple experience a religious miracle or is their floor due for a good mopping? You be the judge. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

That’s Miss Nipplefoot To You

Of all the unusual places that one can sprout a triple nipple, this may be the winner. The Scientific Journal of Dermatology reported on a rare case of a 22-year-old woman with a nipple on the bottom of her foot, complete with the works — breast tissue, areola, and hair. (Check out the full, uncensored foot nip, after the jump…) The condition, which is the first of its kind occurring on a foot, is called Supernumerary Breast Tissue or SBT. While she has had her vestigial foot nipple since birth, it has grown over the years to be about four centimeters in diameter. The woman’s foot boob doesn’t cause her any pain, but she didn’t mention whether or not it brings her any pleasure. Foot fetishists all over the world must be rejoicing. But seriously, never again will I complain about blisters and corns. [The Sun UK via Jezebel] Keep reading »

Eat Slowly And Carry A Big Fork

According to a new study, if you want to eat less of your giant plate of food, use a giant fork. Researchers at the University of Utah found that fork size affects people’s food consumption when eating large portions by making them feel as if they are making a more significant dent in their meal. “People do not have clear internal cues about the appropriate quantity to consume … They allow external cues, such as fork size, to determine the amount they should consume,” said researchers. Really? Have we gotten to the point where we need a large fork to stop us from gorging ourselves? What if we just served ourselves an appropriate amount of food and stopped eating when we were full? Just a thought. [Live Science] Keep reading »

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