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Switzerland To Sell Pregnancy Tests In Vending Machines

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In Switzerland, vending machines are about to get a makeover. In addition to being able to pick up snacks, sodas, and condoms, soon women will be able to stick their quarters in the slot and purchase a pregnancy test. Keep reading »

New York Times Story On Melons Can Be Read 2 Ways

When I was younger, my friends and I used to take Mad Libs and fill in every blank space with dirty words and then laugh at how naughty we were. Using this as a base for my maturity level, you can imagine how happy I was when I came across a Gawker piece about a New York Times article that can be read very differently than intended. The NYT article is about the increase of farmers growing smaller and sweeter watermelons instead of the larger “picnic” watermelons. You can understand when the word “water” is dropped and you are left with just melons, that things get a little silly. Read on to see the best quotes from the story that can be taken the wrong way. Keep reading »

And You Thought Dancing On The Ceiling Was Hard


A space usually reserved for window washers and people calling themselves “The Human Fly,” the towering sides of skyscrapers are now being taking over by Project Bandaloop. This dance troupe travels the world, trying to redefine how people perceive their surroundings. In this case, that means bounding around on the sides of buildings and freaking me out. I think we’ve found Amelia’s next exercise regime to try out! Keep reading »

Quickies: Flight Attendant Steven Slater To Become Reality Star & The Movies Lie About Sex

  • Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who pitched a fit last week, might get his own reality show. Come tomorrow, we’ll be throwing coffee cups on the job in hopes of the same thing. [Towleroad]
  • Michael Douglas has announced he is undergoing treatment for a throat tumor. Good luck, Gordon Gecco! [Just Jared]
  • The so-called Craigslist killer was found dead in his cell on Sunday. It looks like a suicide. [People]
  • Fashion capitals have new rankings. NYC is #1 … bet you’d never guess what #2 is. [LAist]
  • Amelia is basically peeing herself with excitement at the news that Michael Sutton, who played Stone Cates on “General Hospital” 15 years ago, will be reprising his role in a series of flashbacks. The character died of AIDS in one of the most compelling story lines on daytime television. [Soap Opera Source]

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Amputee Plays Piano With His Feet Better Than We’ll Ever Play With Our Hands


There’s nothing like an armless piano savant to make us realize that we’ve never truly accomplished anything with our lives. Twenty-three-year-old Liu Wei lost his arms in an electrocution accident when he was only 10 years old. But that didn’t stop him from learning to play the piano — with his toes. Liu appeared last week on “China’s Got Talent” and blew the competition away. Trust us, you’ll be crying by the end. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: The Best Comments Of The Week Of August 6, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week in this column, we shout out to our smart, sexy, and incisive readers, who aren’t afraid to talk smack on the internet. And you can get in on the action too. Tell us your favorite comments of the week below. Keep reading »

A Nightclub Bans “Fat Girls”

Club Muzique, a Montreal nightclub, recently posted a message on its Facebook page that had some women kind of pissed. Yeah, I would say “NO FAT GIRLS ALLOWED!!!!!!” borders on extremely offensive, wouldn’t you? Keep reading »

A 12-Year-Old Girl Charged With Drunk Driving. Yes, You Read That Right.

And you thought the news couldn’t get more insane than Donald Duck groping a woman at Disney World? Ha. Apparently, a 12-year-old girl in Minnesota has been charged with drunk driving. The girl met a 19-year-old boy at a party where both were drinking. And for some reason, this guy asked the girl to drive him home. She obliged and on the way, mistook the gas pedal for the brake. She hit a highway sign before skidding into a yard. The 19-year-old then came to his senses and grabbed the wheel, steering them into a shed. Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt. But when the cops arrived, they had a lot of head scratching to do. Cause there’s not really a law for this one on the books. However, there is a possibility that the girl’s mom will be charged with drunk driving, too. I also hope the 19-year-old gets in some trouble here. All the more proof that calling a taxi when you’re drunk is awesome. [Newser] Keep reading »

Carole Feuerman Creates Life-Sized Sculptures Of Women

I’m fascinated by these freakily life-like women sculptures created by artist Carole Feuerman. Most often, these giant-sized ladies wear swimsuits and appear to have just come from a swim. They’re haunting, weird, and simultaneously familiar and disconcerting. [Sprayblog] Keep reading »

Donald Duck Accused Of Groping A Woman

A good rule of thumb: never trust a man without pants. On a trip to Epcot Center in 2008, 27-year-old April Magolon stopped to get Donald Duck’s autograph. And after obliging, Donald allegedly grabbed her breast and molested her. April is now suing Disney for $50,000 for negligence, battery, and infliction of emotional distress. Keep reading »

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