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Woman Attacks Cops With Breast Milk

Stephanie Robinette, a teacher in Delaware, has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. But it’s the weapon she used that is highly unusual. On Saturday night, Robinette attended a wedding where she had too much to drink. After hitting her husband several times, she darted for their car and locked herself inside. When police officers arrived and tried to get her out of the car, she told them that she was a breastfeeding mom. At that point, she unleashed one of the girls from her dress and bra and began spraying the officers with breast milk. She was arrested on the spot. Though she did apologize for the incident saying, “I have no criminal record; I take these charges very seriously and I absolutely intend to seek help for substance abuse with alcohol because alcoholism does run in my family,” she plans to plead not guilty. Though I guess technically, it’s assault with a life-giving weapon rather than a deadly one? [10TV, Newser] Keep reading »

Paralyzed Cat Takes To Water To Learn To Walk


You know, you can’t learn to run without learning to walk first. And if you’re British cat Mog, you can’t learn to walk again until you learn how to swim. Mog was paralyzed after being hit by a car, but his dedicated owner wouldn’t give up on him. She took him for swimming therapy and Mog is slowly regaining the use of his front paws! Let’s hear it for science (and super devoted pet owners)! [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Watch The “Brave” Teaser Trailer!

 

  • How excited am I for “Brave,” Pixar’s first-ever movie to give a female character the lead??!! [Think Progress]
  • An Indiana judge has stayed a new law which forbids Medicaid patients from using Planned Parenthood. The judge ruled the law violates federal Medicaid rules and “will exact a devastating financial toll on [Planned Parenthood Indiana] and hinder its ability to continue serving patients’ general health needs.” Damn straight. [Indianapolis Star]
  • But don’t rest on your laurels just yet: Texas may soon become the largest state to defund Planned Parenthood and yesterday Wisconsin’s governor signed a budget that cuts funding to its Planned Parenthood. [Think Progress, Think Progress]
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota officially announced this morning she intends to run for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. [NY Times]

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New Thing To Be Terrified Of: Snails!


I always thought snails were harmless slugs with a shell. Clearly I was wrong. Snails can be stealth predators who attack without warning, opening their giant mucousy mouths to envelop their unsuspecting prey. Gah! This video of a snail native to New Zealand eating a worm is enough to make me run screaming in terror the next time I see one. You best believe I’m going to start carrying salt with me wherever I go. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »

Home Is Where The Artillery Weapons Are

Hey, hipsters aren’t like me and you. Regular housing is just so confining and restrictive. And that’s why some particularly ambitious members of the hipster class have taken to finding alternative means of shelter. Like tanks. Yes, tanks. Could anything be further from the hipster mentality of ambivalent permissiveness, freedom to wear stupid hats and listen to ear-damaging noise records? And yet these Burning Man hippies have re-appropriated a tank as their own peace and love living quarters. Well, what do you think of that? [Details] Keep reading »

10 Surefire Ways To Fail An Interview

It’s easy to fail a job interview. There’s really nothing to it, to be honest. Show up 20 minutes late with parsley in your teeth and a bunch of offensive jokes that are largely about human feces and you’ve just failed. Sometimes people want to fail on purpose because unemployment is a cushy situation, and sometimes people just fail because they’ve overlooked basic interview protocol.

Whether or not you want to fail a job interview, is your business. Either way, here are 10 things that are bound to make sure you never get that job for which you just interviewed. Read more… Keep reading »

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