So last week, the Facebook page “I Fucking Love Science” posted a picture of this horrible little creature, a mouth-infesting isopod called cymothoa exigua that crawls into the mouths of fish and eats their tongues. Seriously? Dick move, bro. I mean, look at its smug little face. Ugh. This awful parasite got me thinking about other members of the animal kingdom that are just unapologetic assholes. Click through to meet 9 more of them…
An Indiana couple proved that a couple that tries to see a double feature without paying together, get felony charges together. Lendsey and Delilha Harbin were spotted by an off-duty cop, volunteering as security at a movie theater, as they tried to sneak into the latest zombie flick, “Warm Bodies” after seeing “Snitch.” The officer approached the couple and asked if they had tickets to the flick. After a pause, Delilha responded, “I know we done wrong.” The couple then claimed they’d been at a funeral and were now “not thinking correctly.” Read more…
Late last night, Florida man Jeffrey Bush was sucked into a sinkhole that opened in his home’s backyard, and grew larger, swallowing his bedroom. His brother, Jeremy Bush, who also lives in the house, tried to rescue his 36-year-old brother from the hole, but was nearly sucked into the rubble himself. Authorities had to pull him out before they lost him as well.
Jeremy reports that he just gone to bed when he heard a loud noise like a car hitting the house and cries for help from his brother’s room. When he opened the door, he found the dresser and bed had disappeared into a hole. That’s when he jumped in and began to dig. Keep reading »
If you were a billionaire, how would you spend your vast fortune? Installing clean water systems in developing communities? Shopping sprees at Prada? Building an exact replica of a ship that sunk and killed 1500 people? If you chose the latter option, you’re on the same page as Australian billionaire Clive Palmer, who has contracted a Chinese shipbuilding company to make his dream come true, and just released artist renderings (shown above) and details about his plans for “Titanic II.” We’ve got the full scoop after the jump… Keep reading »
Big news on the colorful gummy candy/fantasy autocannibalism front! A place called FabCafe in Japan is offering a new service that uses 3D body scanners to create a realistic, life-size replica of your body–made entirely of gummy candy. Amazingly enough, the entire process costs just $65, but there are only 9 spaces available in the gummy replica workshop (I sense an eBay bidding war is imminent). FabCafe is marketing the gummy replicas as a great gift idea for men to give to their romantic partners. I can’t decide if this story is disturbing or delicious, so I’m going to call it disturbelicious, and no, I’m not sorry. [Gizmodo]
Oh hai, Internet. This post is not an invitation to rage forth in the epic battle about circumcision. I am merely posing a question to you: is it kinda inappropriate for a nurse to write about your kid’s procedures on Facebook? A pediatric nurse in Spokane, Washington, wrote this on her Facebook page, which was apparently set to “public,” and somebody screengrabbed this joke about performing her first circumcision on a baby boy. (The reason it came to my attention is because she is now being lambasted by anti-circumcision activists.)
I’m not an expert on medical privacy issues, but if I found out that I had a therapist, doctor, dentist or nurse who was writing about my private medical procedures on social media, I might question their professional discretion. She’s not a private citizen writing about another private citizen, as if she had written, for example, “Some jerk cut me in line at Dunkin’ Donuts.” We all do that. She’s a medical professional writing about a patient. Wouldn’t that kinda be like me talking shit on Twitter about a publicist or editor? There’s a level of professional decorum required, and especially, I should think, it is required in health care.
What do y’all think? Would you be bothered if a medical professional wrote on social media about your bidness, even obliquely?