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Two Girls, One Pizza Pie

Well this world record looks like a fun one. Erin O’Keefe and Amy Milano endeavored to take the Guinness World Record RecordSetter.com title for Most Tandem Pizza Slice Face Slaps in 15 Seconds. Very creative! Watch as they accomplish a grand total of 174 tandem slice slaps. Adds a whole new meaning to the term “pizza face.” All that grease couldn’t have been good for their complexions. [Dooby Brain]

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Earthquake Rocks East Coast

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Virginia, sending ripples from Washington, D.C. to New York City to Boston to Cleveland, around 1:50 p.m. this afternoon. The whole Frisky office here in NYC started shaking. We initially thought it was Amelia’s breakfast burrito getting the better of her, but now we know the truth: several of us just lived through our first earthquake! We’re hoping all Frisky readers and their loved ones are OK. Feel free to share with us any earthquake-related stories in the comments.

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Outrage! “Cassette Tape” Removed From The Oxford English Dictionary

Do you want to feel old? Really old? While words like sexting, jeggings and mankini have found their way into the collective consciousness, one term has been exorcised forever from the official record of English language — “cassette tape.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “cassette tape” will no longer appear in future editions of the publication, having been replaced by tons of text speak, such as LOL, OMG, and <3. Yes, the text sign for “love” is the OED, but cassette tape is not. And this, my friends, is just WRONG. Keep reading »

Eating Placenta? It’s Mmm-Mmm-Good!

Eating placenta might sound like the most hippie of hippie-dippie pursuits. But if an article in New York magazine is to be believed, eating your afterbirth (or placentophagia) is trés, trés chic. In Western hospitals, placenta has traditionally been disposed of alongside medical waste. Some women would ask to take their placenta home with them — either to eat it or to plant it in their yard — but hospitals could refuse to hand it over. Several states have since enacted laws requiring a hospitals to fork over the placenta if a new mother wants to take it home. This is good news to the ears of “professional placenta preparers.” Mostly women, these folks usually have backgrounds in working as doulas and/or an interest raw food or vegan food. Many professional placenta preparers disintegrate the placenta into pill form, but there is also talk of placental shakes and placental jerky. (Apparently the placenta needs quite a bit of spices for flavor.)

But the question is: is eating a placenta good for you? Keep reading »

Flowchart: What Should I Major In?

Your college major is a really important decision, so obviously you should employ a flowchart when choosing what to do with the rest of your life. And by the way, all starred entries were majors selected by one or some of The Frisky staff. Click here for more back to school content1 Keep reading »

The 10 Craziest Vagina Accidents

The Craziest Vagina Accidents Ever!
Cover your lady parts. Cross your legs tight. Gird your loins! Prepare yourself mentally for these cautionary tales about the most bizarre vagina mishaps. I’m sorry. It’s for your own good. You need to know how to protect your ladyflowers in times of crisis. Click through to find out about the craziest vagina accidents ever. Related: The 13 Craziest Penis Accidents Ever
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