A Harvard professor has hatched a plan to bring back the Neanderthals—but he needs an “adventurous” female volunteer to deliver a knuckle-dragging bundle of joy. George Church, a geneticist who helped pioneer the Human Genome Project, says it is now possible to create artificial Neanderthal DNA from bone samples, put the DNA into stem cells, inject those cells into an embryo, and then implant into a woman willing to give birth to a Neanderthal baby, the Independent reports. Read more …
“The drink’s pure, it’s your mind that’s the problem,” is the new tagline for the British energy drink with the unfortunate name Pussy. Yup. That’s really the name. Which doesn’t leave many options in terms of advertising campaigns. I think this one is a winner. The drink’s inventor, Jonnie Shearer, claims he came up with the idea for the “cunningly delicious” drink over a decade ago while living with his parents and deciding what to do with his life after graduating college. He says was inspired by Richard Branson’s Virgin brand. Shearer hopes the new ad campaign will get Pussy the popularity it deserves. Pussy, the drink, that is. The other kind of pussy is already killing it in the popularity department. [Ad Week]
“Have you seen him? … [Sex is] whatever time. Any time of the day. Whenever he wants it.”
–LeAnn Rimes on her sex life with Eddie Cibrian. I swear, this is the last time I will speak of LeAnn’s painful-to-endure “Entertainment Tonight” interview with Nancy O’Dell. Did she need to say this? No, she did not.This statement reeks of desperation and insecurity and territory marking. Why do I say this? Because people who are truly having a great sex life don’t feel the need to brag about it. That is all. [US Weekly]
As the proud owners of vaginas for many years now, we were pretty sure we knew all there was to know about the old girls. We were wrong. After the jump, the most jaw-dropping tidbits about your lady bits. Prepare to be shocked and amazed by all the things you didn’t know about vaginas. Keep reading »
After a bunch of her college students admitted to having contests to see how many penis slang terms they could come up with, linguist Deborah Cameron decided to do a study on the matter. She broke her students up into two groups (male and female) and had them come up with as many penis slang terms as possible. In the paper she published about the experiment, “Naming of Parts: Gender, culture, and terms for the penis among American college students,” she discovered that while there are thousands of penis nicknames, they all fall into six distinct categories. Fascinating. Click through the gallery above to find out what they were… [Mental Floss]
It’s easy to think that some behaviors are just inherently male or female. Boys like to play with trucks. Girls like to play with dolls. Men propose marriage, women take their husband’s last name. But what may be normal in the Western World isn’t necessarily around the world.
See what we discovered about gender norms across the globe.
1. Belgium: Boys Wear Pink
When it’s time to paint a baby’s bedroom or pick out an outfit, many of us immediately choose pink for girls and blue for boys. But it wasn’t always that way, and, in some places, it still isn’t. Up until the early 20th century, the opposite was true — blue was considered feminine and pink was considered masculine. Pink was thought to be stronger, and blue was thought to be dainty, hence the gender distinction. In contemporary Belgium, this is still considered normal. Read more…