A 21-year-old California man made a $100 wager with his friends that he could fit in a kiddie swing at a local playground. Oh, what a man won’t do
to impress his friends to stay young forever. After slathering himself with laundry detergent and maneuvering his legs in the tiny swing holes, the man was unable to free himself. So what did his really cool friends do? Oh,they left him there to swing alone, all night long. Nine hours later, he was discovered by the park’s groundskeeper, crying like a baby, his legs swollen from lack of circulation. He was so thoroughly stuck in the swing that firefighters had to cut the chains and take him to the hospital still in the diaper-like apparatus. It can be hard to accept that childhood is over. [SF Gate]
Something new to be afraid of — or aspire to? A 28-year-old woman in India went to her doctor complaining about an uncontrollable sex drive and died four days later of rabies. From a puppy bite. Yes, puppies can kill you. Rabies, which causes an inflammation of the brain, can trigger hypersexuality shortly before death, according to the UK’s Daily Mail. (Admittedly, the Mail probably shouldn’t be anyone’s first source for medical advice.) The unnamed woman’s puppy bite went untreated for two months, despite the fact that bites from animals should be treated within 24 hours. Unless you want to be in a state of constant arousal for four days, that is. [Daily Mail UK]
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Michigan man, Shawn Weimer reached an all-time parenting low when, after a night of drinking, he recruited his 9-year-old daughter to play chauffeur. Propped up on a booster seat, the girl drove Shawn to the gas station to fill up his van and pick up a pack of cigarettes. For her efforts, she was rewarded with a candy apple and her father’s praise. “Nine years old. Nine! Gas, brake, listen, we’re leaving, and she’s driving. I’m drunk,” Shawn bragged to the cashier. It probably wasn’t the best idea for him to broadcast his crime like that. As a result of his all-around stupidity and recklessness, the cops were called and they pulled the van over even though the girl claimed she was “driving good.” Shawn is facing felony child abuse charges, obvs. Parenting at its finest. [Dumb As A Blog]
Lez-be-honest, you know it’s true: over half of all women are attracted to other gals, according to a study at Boise State University of Idaho.
In a poll given to 484 students of varying sexual orientations, 60 percent of the female participants claimed “some level of attraction to other women,” 45 percent had kissed another woman, and 50 percent had fantasized about another woman. This study provides another example of the fluidity of sexuality, rightfully showing its complexity extends beyond a “do you like penis or vagina?” duality. Yet kissing other women, especially in a college/party environment, has been famously glorified by Katy Perry and others, and in some (some!) cases is done to incite attention or pleasure from male onlookers. Likewise, what does attraction mean? Possibilities include everything from the enjoyment of pornography to the appreciation of another woman’s physique or style. (I don’t make these points to contest the study’s results, only to highlight the subjectivity of the findings.) Keep reading »
If you’re a guy who’s really into fitness, what’s the last thing you’d probably do? Try and gain a bunch of weight. But that’s exactly what Drew Manning is doing, just so he can prove how easy it is to take the weight back off. Drew!
Manning, who is a professional trainer, has helpfully posted his current weight-gaining diet regimen, which includes donuts, pizza, ice cream — basically everything I love. Right now he’s eating around 3,500 calories a day. When he begins his diet menu, he’ll be eating around 2,900 calories, but much of that will be protein, instead of the high fat, sugar and carb diet he’s currently rocking. Keep reading »
Talk about old-fashioned parenting. Freemon Everett Seay and Julie Seay, from Washington State, were arrested for going Medieval on their 16-year-old daughter. When they found out she had gone to a party without their permission, she was beaten with a tree branch and forced to dress in armor and fight her stepfather with a wooden sword, duel-style, while her mother watched. Freemon and Julie may be Renaissance enthusiasts (like they’re literally part of a group that does Renaissance LARPing), but authorities do not endorse this antediluvian style of discipline. In modern times, we call this child abuse. Good thing they don’t actually exist in Medieval times or else they’d be getting the guillotine. [MSNBC]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means every day brings us 16 different stories of pink boobie paraphernalia banned from schools. Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Arizona is the latest school seeing red over pink. The administration said the cheerleading squad’s pink T-shirts reading “Feel for lumps, save your bumps” was an “objectionable slogan” and inappropriate for two upcoming football games. Now the shirts have been banned. Keep reading »
Any story of rape, whether it happens to a man, woman or child, is horrific and tragic. This particular story has the distinction of being horrific, tragic and weird: three women in Zimbabwe have been charged with sexually assaulting male hitchhikers and collecting condoms filled with semen. The women had 33 jizz-laden condoms, which police say were acquired during 17 different sexual assaults over the past two years.
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First dates can be awkward, so it’s good to find common interests, like long walks on the beach or petty crime.
Florida police arrested two teenagers last week for allegedly attempting a “dine-and-ditch” after the couple enjoyed their first date.
Authorities say that Devin Norling, 18, and Sydney Sanders, 19, were just finishing up their meal at the Indian River Mall T.G.I. Friday’s when they began plotting to avoid the $25.16 bill, the TCPalm reports. Read more…