As if toilets (especially public ones) weren’t terrifying enough already, some students in Vietnam are claiming their boarding school latrine is possessed. Students at Son Hoa Boarding School are blaming a haunted toilet for the descent of 13 unlucky students into madness. The loo allegedly causes those who “go there” there to emerge in a state of hysteria — talking gibberish, scratching the walls, and eventually losing consciousness. When they recover, they claim to have “met a ghost in the toilet.” (Who hasn’t?) I’m sure this has nothing whatsoever to do with drugs or alcohol. It sounds like a toilet exorcism is in order. They’ll need to start flushing with holy water. [Oddity Central]
If it’s making fun of hipsters, you know we are going to post it. Damn, I don’t even know what a Dutch pancake or eggs Rothko is. [College Humor]
Online dating has long catered to all sorts of people with strange quirks and bizarre habits. But now, there’s a dating service that matches people up to share their leftovers– as in food, not lovers.
Dubbed Restdejting, suitors are invited to enter five ingredients left in their fridge, reports Wired. The selected ingredients are then published on Facebook for other Restdejting singletons to see. Read more…
Sexting is, like, so not cool. Only one percent of kids age 10 to 17 have shared naked pics of themselves, according to new data released today in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers on the APA study disputed a commonly cited piece of data which said that one in five — or 20 percent — of kids ages 14 to 24 had sexted. But that definition of “sext” had included sexy text messages without photos, as well as photos “no more revealing than what someone might see at a beach,” according to the AP. This new study asked teens — and only teens — to be more explicit about the images that they send and receive. Clearly the past inclusion of twentysomethings in the survey pool skewed the results. In fact, the younger kids are, the less likely they are to sext.
Wait, you mean America was whipped up into a frenzy over a teen sex panic that turned out to be nothing? You don’t say! Keep reading »
Security personnel at a amusement park in Opoczno, Poland, ejected two tourists earlier this week after they were caught joining the “water slide-high club” at the top of one of the attractions.
Facility cameras captured the incident, allowing park attendants to meet the naughty couple with buckets of cold water at the bottom of the slide.
“The women was filmed straddling her boyfriend and starting to make love before the pair shot down the bright blue tunnel, in what must have been a breach of the water park rules,” Metro reports. Read more…
Discovered in New Zealand, the seven-inch long Weta Bug is the world’s largest insect. I know … ewww. But what’s extraordinary about this big, gross, bug is her appetite for carrots. “She enjoyed the carrot so much she seemed to ignore the fact she was resting on our hands and carried on munching away. She would have finished the carrot very quickly, but this is an extremely endangered species and we didn’t want to risk indigestion,” said the man who discovered and fed her. Hey, a girl has to eat. This sounds like what happens to me when I get in front of a chocolate bar. [The Sun UK]
Surprise, surprise: basically all of the photos we see in the media today are Photoshopped in some way. Lighting is tweaked; blemishes, pores, and cellulite vanish; and wrinkles smooth into oblivion. But now two computer image specialists at Dartmouth College have developed a software program that can tell, say, feminist bloggers just how much an image has been altered. Keep reading »
A California shopper who unleashed a blast of pepper spray on at least 14 Walmart customers on Thanksgiving night was not charged with a crime. Police say she may have been acting in self-defense.
Los Angeles Police Department detectives in the San Fernando Valley reviewed a YouTube video and store surveillance footage, and interviewed witnesses before deciding to let the unnamed 32-year-old woman off the hook, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. Read more…