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Twitter Tirades: First Tweets!

Twitter is enjoying lots of virgin experiences lately. Twittering jurors caused a mistrial, members of Congress twitted away during Obama’s state of the union address, and last week we saw the first tweet from space. Here are a few more getting their Twitter-cherry popped. Keep reading »

Album Drop: The Newest Releases From Eminem, Tori Amos, Iron & Wine, And Jarvis Cocker

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means. It’s new record release time! This week, skip right past Lionel’s Richie’s Let’s Go. Trust me, it’ll make you want to never listen to or touch any relics from the ’80s, your Madonna lace gloves included. Here’s what’s really going on now: Tori Amos confesses, Eminem relapses, Iron & Wine gives us a sip, and Jarvis rocks out with his Cocker out.

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WTF?! Twins With Different Fathers

Mia Washington of Dallas, Texas, gave birth to twins, but what she didn’t know was that an affair she had would be brought to light after the birth of her sons. Two of Washington’s eggs were fertilized by the sperm of two different men. After noticing that 11-month-old twins Justin and Jordan were developing different facial features, Washington and partner James Harrison decided the family should undergo DNA testing. Didn’t I see this on an episode of “All My Children”? Keep reading »

Mad Science: Wal-Mart Will Shrink Your Waistline

Wal-Mart is the land of sugary sodas, oversized bags of Cheese Doodles, and candy so cheap, you can’t afford not to buy it. So, you’d think having a Wal-Mart would be bad news for a town’s waistline. Not according to a new study. Economists at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro found that Wal-Marts “are associated with increased consumption of fruits and vegetables and reduced consumption of dietary fat.” Shocker.

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“Glee”: Five Reasons We Think It’s Gonna Be The Bomb

Tonight, tune yourselves (or your DVRs) in to Fox for some singing amazingness. No, not the “American Idol” almost-finale (dear Lord, give it to Adam already!). It’s a sneak peek at “Glee,” a new musical show that features my two favorite things: bitchy one-liners and musical numbers.

It’s “Freaks and Geeks” meets “High School Musical” and rolled up in a candy-colored case with enough sarcasm to keep the cheese from getting too stinky. If the show is half as good as the trailer, you’ll know where to find me every Wednesday next fall, when the show airs. Here are five reasons why. Keep reading »

The Catholic Kama Sutra? A Monk Explores The Kinkier Side Of Religious Sex.

Is a steamier sex life the key to getting closer to God? According to Father Ksawery Knotz, it is. Sex as You Don’t Know It: For Married Couples Who Love God is chock full of stuff you didn’t learn in Sunday school. And it’s a bestseller in Poland. The inspiration? Football, aka soccer.

“I compare sex to a football game. There are games of different leagues, great and wonderful as well as boring and hopeless.”

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A New Beverage Says It’s The Opposite of Red Bull

If Red Bull gives you wings, than Drank, a new relaxation beverage, gives you the power to stop flapping them. Touted as a chill pill in a purple can, Drank doubled 7-Eleven’s sale expectations during the bev’s testing phase, and its profits were up 198% last year. But before you crack open a can, check out what’s inside the calming potion: Melatonin, rose hips, and valerian root. Melatonin “controls the human sleep cycle,” according to the company’s website, rose hips give you an antioxidant boost, and valerian root tames anxiety and helps the central nervous system get in chill mode. Ahhh, I feel relaxed already.

Oh, but wait, some doctors aren’t buying it. “I would not recommend it,” David DiPersio, clinical pharmacist at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center said. He says valerian root is known to cause seizures. Now if I ever pick up a can, I’ll be too freaked out to chillax. Keep reading »

Quiznos Inspired By “2 Girls 1 Cup” For New Ad Campaign

Ah, the mainstreaming of pornography. You never know who will be inspired by what! Take, for example, this charming new ad campaign from Quiznos. Perhaps you’ve seen “2 Girls 1 Cup,” the most grossest, disgustingest pornographic video ever made? Well, these new ads hawking the Quiznos subway sandwich feature “2 Girls 1 Sub” in a stank homage to the gross-out video that inspired a million memes. I like how the soundtrack sounds like farts. So … fitting. We think this is the best Quiznos ad ever — since they tried to get that guy to have sex with one of their ovens, that is. Keep reading »

No More Love For Love Land Theme Park

Chinese officials have shut down China’s first sex-themed amusement park before it could open. Love Land was supposed to open this October and inspire people in China to be more open about sex, a taboo subject there, and educate visitors about proper condom use and other sex related topics. But the theme park had the opposite effect. Love Land incensed officials in Chongqing, who were offended by the risque nature of the park and ordered its destruction. I guess being greeted by a giant pair of women’s legs in a red thong was a little too much for officials that aren’t even accustomed to public displays of affection. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Not Always in the Stars: Why You Should Ignore Your Horoscope

Horoscope writers use a lot of tricks to make us believe what they’ve said. Here are some of the top ones and some reasons why, even if we do trust the writers, we should still ignore our horoscope anyway. Keep reading »

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