In my world, 12-year-old Amber Ablett would be rewarded, not punished for being a hugger. The young Aussie was punished for violating her school’s hugging ban, which was established when some students got bruises and other injuries from “overenthusiastic” hugging. “This behavior was getting out of control with students hugging each other several times a day and this was becoming disruptive to classes,” said the principal of Abby Road Primary School, Gemma Preston. Keep reading »
Talk about invasive marketing. A woman in Ohio allegedly broke into a home, tidied up a bit, then left a bill for $75 written on a napkin with her phone number, reports the Chronicle-Telegram of Elyria, Ohio. Police say Susan Warren took out the trash, vacuumed, dusted, and washed a few mugs, while the homeowner’s 19-year-old daughter slept upstairs. Read more…
Ladies, I know you find driving a totally beguiling prospect. But now there’s a car just for you! The Honda “SHE’S” is pink! So pink! With pink leather stitching and a pink air conditioning console, the perfect shade of labia. It won’t drive for you, but it will make you feel like a pretty, pretty princess while you motor around. The only problem? So far the gender normative ridiculousness of the SHE’S is only available in Japan. So I guess that means I’m packing up and moving to Tokyo so I can finally master this difficult “driving a car” thing. [Buzzfeed]
Twenty-eight-year-old British bartender, formerly known as Emma-Louise Hodges, will heretofore be referred to as Miss Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O’Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny. Miss Moneypenny, for short.
“I’ve always thought how great it would be to be a Bond girl — and now I am,” Miss Moneypenny said of her decision to legally change her name. Her new name coincides with the release of the latest Bond film, “Skyfall.” Keep reading »
Sometimes a hedgehog just wants to crawl into a chip bag and enjoy a snack in private, you know? But when a baby hedgehog in a British seaside town acted on his salty snack impulses, things took a harrowing turn: he became stuck in the chip bag. A shopkeeper nearby heard rustling and saw a tiny hedgehog nose emerge from the bag, but the animal was in a railed off area and couldn’t be reached. Prickles Hedgehog Rescue was called in to handle the delicate extraction, workers cut through the railings, and three and a half hours later, the little guy was saved from his plastic bag dungeon. The hungry, hungry hedgehog–now named Crispian, in honor of his penchant for crisps–was cold and dehydrated but is expected to make a full recovery. Godspeed Crispian, godspeed. [BBC News]
Not that I’m looking for a career change; my job is freaking awesome, and trust me, I know it. But there are some jobs that sound too incredibly amazing to be true.
Can you imagine getting paid (not sure how much) to jump on the bed? That’s what Reuben Reynoso does. He’s a professional mattress jumper at a handmade mattress factory. Rueben’s job is literally to jump on three mattresses a day and compress them so they are just right for human use.
“It’s work … It’s not for everybody. There is a right way and a wrong way to do it … This is not a game … not to me,” he says. Even though Rueben reports that the job is only fun if you don’t have to do it, it sounds like a goddamn blast to me. Sign me up. [SF Gate]
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