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$1,800 Sneakers Made Of Genetically Engineered Stingray Skins, Anyone?

Just when I start to think that disgusting displays of excess have reached capacity, someone comes up with the idea of genetically engineering stingrays in order to produce unique colorful designs on the shagreen (the hide of the stingray) to then be made into shoes. Sneakers, to be exact. This is apparently a real thing, but it seems a little, um, fishy to me. Shoe manufacturer Rayfish Footwear claims its scientists will be able to “record and recombine DNA of existing animals” to alter their skin into one of 29 patterns. Then they will make shoes out of them. The shoes will cost $1,800. I really hope that this is a hoax, and my soft, slimy friends (that time one of them killed Steve Irwin notwithstanding, god bless) who I used to stroke lovingly in a tank at the aquarium of my childhood are safe. I love/am vaguely traumatized by their little faces. [Fashionista]

How Did You Like Our Date? Tell Me In A Detailed Survey!

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Last month, we told you about the finance guy who catalogued and kept track of his online dates via spreadsheet. As someone who loves spreadsheets and enjoys organizing things, I kind of found this a neat trick. Now we bring you the story of a 24-year-old finance guy (it’s always finance guys) who has his dates fill out a survey at the end of the evening. In addition to ranking him based on looks, attitude and general enjoyability, survey takers are also asked this question: “Mike is very masculine; at any point did you feel he was compensating for anything?”

As if the survey wasn’t a clue that Mike might be “compensating” for “something.”

The full survey, linked to the outside world by one of Mike’s previous dates, is after the jump. Said the woman of her experience with the future census collector: “He struck me as a little socially inept hence why I was starting to doubt the ‘non-physical’ attraction. He wasn’t too creepy, just the type of guy who over-analyzes every detail and feels completely awkward in the majority of social situations. It didn’t seem like he got out much.” Keep reading »

California Doctor Pioneers Eyebrow Transplants, Everybody Wants Kim’s

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Are you dissatisfied with your eyebrows? Would you like to replace your measly sperm-shaped squiggles with, say, the lush, well-groomed brows of one Kim Kardashian? Well, now you can — there’s organ transplants, there’s hair transplants, and now I introduce to you eyebrow transplants. Dr. Sanusi Umar of DermHair Clinic in Redondo Beach, California, an expert in hair transplant and replacement surgery, (down by the ocean, it was so dismal…) developed an innovational procedure called “uGraft” that uses a patient’s leg or arm hair to fabricate a whole new eyebrow. Lest you suffer mental images of sliced-off skin and sewn-on strands, let me tell you how the good doctor goes about this: using no scalpel, stitches, or incisions, Dr. Umar practices a specialized “single follicle extraction and transfer” technique. Apparently, the most requested eyebrows belong to Kim K. Lovely eyebrows they are, but I don’t think I’ll be rushing to get this procedure any time soon, thanks. [The Stir]

Pete Doherty Auctions Off A Painting Featuring Amy Winehouse’s Blood

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Musician Pete Doherty is one of my favorite misunderstood anti-heroes, a true artist and transcendent thinker whose messages are often sadly sacrificed to his drug-addled lifestyle. He said it best in one of his own songs: “I’m so clever, but clever ain’t wise.” His inconsistencies are glaringly apparent, but Pete is openly, unapologetically who he is, and he’s so damn compelling!

His most publicized relationship goes without saying (I’ll just say it anyway, Kate effing Moss!) but he also happened to be a great friend (and predictably terrible influence) of the late Amy Winehouse. Together they created a series of bizarre, likely crack-fueled YouTube videos and I guess they made art together, too, because as part of an auction filled with his belongings, Pete is auctioning off a painting that he claims incorporates Amy’s blood. Yes, the musician says that his work, “a portrait of his band The Libertines,” was created with the help of his young son and the deceased siren. Amy’s mark is on the right side, next to where it says “Ladylike,” which is also the title of the painting. The piece is anticipated to fetch over £80,000 ($104,000 US) when it’s sold later this week in London. Of all the oddities Pete and Amy created together, why, oh, why couldn’t just one of them have been a song? [Hint]

Could Snail Cream Become The Next “Miracle Product”?

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The beauty industry is no stranger to the use of questionable practices. Demi Moore famously underwent a blood-sucking treatment by leeches, and Madonna was said to have been a fan of a solution that counted human placenta among its components. Even the seemingly untouchable Kate Middleton was recently outed for using bee venom in lieu of Botox to alleviate lines and wrinkles. The skincare business is positively bursting at the seams with weird, off-putting ingredients, and they all tend to be found in nature … though rarely in the places you’d think to look. Keep reading »

The Woman Who Singlehandedly Ruined Your Childhood, Revealed

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Growing up in the ’90s, I was crazy about Lisa Frank. Stickers, notebooks, folders, pencils — I had all of the school accessories, and though I was impossibly chagrined at the time, these days I am so thankful my mother never let me delve into the realm of her clothing and stuffed animals. That would have been a deep, dark, psychologically threatening hole to wander down. When I see her drawings today, the eye-searing colors and bastardized animals scream weird Tim & Eric acid fever dream instead of recess popularity and sticker trades. Further reinforcing that idea is this actual photograph of Lisa Frank, which makes it very apparent that she both A) really does love pink and purple and B) has a serious case of crazy eyes (Quaaludes?). Now I would like to firmly file this photo, along with all other things Lisa Frank-related, into the secret back compartment of my brain responsible for suppressing disturbing childhood and adolescent memories (you get back in there, KaBlam!), thanks. [photo via Racked]

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