Beware of pressing the “like” button on this story, as we may have created a monster. Lior and Vardit Adler, a couple in Israel, just had a baby girl and decided to name her … “Like.” Yes, as in the Facebook‘s universal sign of approval, or as in a Valley Girl’s most frequently uttered word. “I wanted something unique,” explains Lior. “At first I was looking at Chinese names, and considered the name ‘Qing Yu Lang.’ But in the end, my wife responded to ‘Like.’ I have very few friends on Facebook—only about 120. So far only 50 of them like ‘Like.’”
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Don’t go to Florida if you plan to get laid, because doin’ it is officially illegal there. In an attempt to outlaw bestiality, Florida lawmakers accidentally banned all sex acts. The new law bans “knowing sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal.” As we know from the great Nine Inch Nails song, “Closer,” wanting to f#@k like an animal doesn’t mean you’re into animal husbandry. And if you ever took a science class, you also know that humans are technically animals. We know what they meant, but the wording is unfortunate. Oh silly Florida, what are we going to do with you? [Newser] Keep reading »
Ain’t no T-H-A-N-G. Did you know that latest edition of Scrabble includes 3,000 new words? Sure does, G-R-R-L! The new Scrabble approved words are a mixture of technological terms, colloquialisms, proper nouns, and slang phrases that have gained popularity since the 2007 version of the game. Naturally, some of these slang terms have hardcore players feeling uncomfortable while others find the new list progressive. So tell everyone you know on F-A-C-E-B-O-O-K about this very important news you read on our W-E-B-Z-I-N-E. Get your word ready. Scrabble is about to get B-L-I-N-G-Y, I-N-N-I-T? [The Scotsman] Keep reading »
When Karen Butler meets new people, they often ask her where she’s from. And the answer — Newport, Oregon — usually surprises them. Why? Butler speaks with what sounds like an Irish accent. But she didn’t acquire it from spending time across the Atlantic. She picked it up at the dentist’s office.
Speaking about her medical oddity on a “Today Show” segment, Butler explained that she went in for a surgical procedure about a year and a half ago. The funny voice she was speaking with immediately after seemed to just be par for the course, right along with the swelling and soreness. But as time went on and she healed from the surgery, her body returned to normal and the voice didn’t go away. Read more… Keep reading »
It took Rose Pallard a long time to commit to her boyfriend, Forrest Lunsway. Thirty years, in fact. The two had been together that long when 90-year-old Rose finally agreed to marry Forrest—on his 100th birthday. The two tied the knot in Southern California on March 19 in a joint wedding and centenial birthday party. And while they might be the oldest newlyweds in the world, man, do they still have some moves. After all, Forrest did get down on one knee and ask for Rose’s hand in marriage without any issues. Rose’s advice for making romance last? “Be forgiving and patient and say ‘I love you’ every once in a while,” she explained. I also think these two are poster children for lookalike couples—they have almost identical faces. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »
When Dallas high school senior, Ben Ross, was in a serious motorcycle accident, he revealed his one wish to his mom from his hospital bed. Ben wanted to go to prom in the Oscar Mayer Wienernobile. He may have been kidding, but mothers tend to take those things kind of seriously when their children survive a near-fatal accident. But that’s not important. What is important is that while he was recovering, his mother launched an online campaign to convince Oscar Mayer to play chauffeur for Ben and his crew on prom night. Sure enough, this past Saturday evening, a hot dog on wheels showed up to whisk Ben, his girlfriend Molly, and a few of their closest friends off to prom in style. A true prom miracle. I wish I had considered such a genius idea for my own prom. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
You hear these stories from time to time about supremely unlucky people who find creatures camping out in their bathrooms. Didn’t someone find a python in their toilet? I like to tell myself that it’s an urban legend in order to self-soothe. But this news item, I cannot ignore. Florida woman, Alexis Dunbar, was beside herself when she discovered a 7-foot alligator had taken up residence in her guest bathroom. Apparently, the alligator had been stalking her cats as a possible food source and entered the house through the doggie door. She came home to find the gator hissing and hungry. NOT OK. Help me forget … please! [Huffington Post
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When two robbers held up the two tellers working at a small bank in Houston in late March, wearing masks from the dollar store and brandishing toy guns, it looked pretty normal — for a robbery — on the security cameras. The robbers made off with $62K in loot in total. Two days later, one of the tellers—Estefany Martinez—posted on her Facebook page “IM RICH BITCH.” Shortly after, her boyfriend Ricky Gonzalez changed his status to, “WIPE MY TEETH WITH HUNDEREDS.” That lead police to believe the two might have teamed up for the heist. Authorities have now charged Estefany and her teller friend Anna Margarita Rivera with orchestrating a plot to have Estefany’s boyfriend and Anna’s brother faux rob them up, then split the cash four ways. Keep reading »
Sweet mother of God, what is this woman doing to her mouth with that tiny little baton-contraption?! (And what’s with the opera?) Further investigation reveals she — her name is “Victoria Looseleaf,” by the way — is demonstrating the Facial Flex Ultra, which is a “proven way to tone and condition the underlying muscles of the face, chin and neck to lift your face without surgery.” Like a Thighmaster for your mouth region, I guess? But if there’s one thing years of watching “The Real Housewives” has taught me it’s that too much smiling — and that’s what this doodad is causing Victoria’s face to do — causes wrinkles that can only be “fixed” by injecting fillers. Therefore, my non-expert opinion is that this is not a product Taylor Armstrong or Jill Zarin would approve of. No way. [Amazon
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Craziest. School. Project. Ever.
Gaby Rodriguz, a high school girl in Washington, faked a pregnancy for six months of her senior year as part of a school project on stereotypes. For the past six months, students at Toppenish High School in Washington thought Rodriguez, 17, was pregnant. Only her mother, her boyfriend, the principal, her best friend, a sibling, and a few teachers knew Gaby’s pregnancy was a fake. Keep reading »