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…
There’s a great article in the Daily Mail, which features the woman with the world’s longest fingernails doing “every day stuff” like brushing her hair, driving her car, and playing golf. Chris Walton, aka “The Dutchess,” a musician and grandmother, is known best for her 20-foot long fingernails, which she hasn’t trimmed in 18 years. Damn! I’m sure you were wondering how she plays golf with those golden talons. In a cocktail dress and heels just like the rest of us … that’s how. [Daily Mail]
UPDATE: It has come to our attention from Lyn-Marie Cunliffe that this story, as it was reported on the Daily Mail UK and the UK Telegraph, is not true.
We all know that fans can be, well, fanatical. But this 49-year-old British mother has taken her love of Victorian literature just a touch too far: Lyn-Marie Cunliffe goes about her daily life dressed in full period garb as Charlotte Bronte, author of Jane Eyre. Talk about loving vintage, huh? Keep reading »
The world’s first international sex school has opened which claims to teach its students how to be better lovers. But far from being a cheap thrill, one term at the “hands on” International Sex School in Vienna will cost pupils £1,400.
Swedish-born “headmistress” Ylva-Maria Thompson says anyone over the age of 16 can enroll at what she describes as “the world’s first college of applied sexuality”. Read more…
I’m not entirely sure I believe this story, but according to VeryWeirdNews.com, when tattoo artist Ryan L. Fitzjerald found out his girlfriend was cheating on him, he didn’t get mad, he got even. Rossie Brovent hit Fitzjerald with a $100,000 lawsuit, alleging that he inked her back with an enormous steaming pile of poop without her permission. Rather than dump Brovent when he found out that she was sleeping with his best friend, Fitzjerald got her to sign a waiver allowing him to tattoo her with a design “at the artist’s discretion.” This is the result. Oof. If this is for real, that’s a pretty shitty (ha!) way to get revenge. [Very Weird News via Buzzfeed]