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Woman Quits Her Job To Become Professional Kate Middleton Look-Alike

Kate Middleton is not the only tall brunette with shiny-shiny hair to die for. A British pharmaceutical assistant, Kate Bevan, 21, who bears a striking resemblance to the princess-to-be, has quit her job to become a full-time Kate Middleton look-alike. “I went out to buy a sandwich and I was stopped four times by people in the street,” Kate Bevan told People. (Because the fiancée of the future king of England totally goes out and buys lunch on her own.) “Nearly everyone who comes through the pharmacy door makes a comment and gawps in total shock,” she added. She is now taking dialect lessons to lose her West Midlands accent and sound more like the posh princess-to-be. We know Elvis impersonators warble “Heartbreak Hotel” and chomp on peanut butter and banana sandwiches. But what does a princess impersonator do — wear big silly hats? Roll around in piles of priceless jewels? [People] Keep reading »

Hangover Helpers To The Rescue!

This holiday season, there’s a pretty good chance a few of us may find ourselves nursing a hangover or two — not that I’m going to point any fingers (cough-Amelia-cough-me-cough-pretty-much-the-whole-Frisky-staff-cough-cough). And if your hangover is the result of a party you’ve thrown, probably the last thing you want to take care of the morning after is cleaning up and fetching yourself some grub. Lucky for folks who live in Boulder, Colorado, they don’t have to! That’s because for $15 per roommate, Hangover Helpers, a couple of genius University of Colorado grads, will come to your house with breakfast burritos and Gatorade and clean up your post-party mess. Hangover Helpers is the brainchild of Marc Simons, who started cleaning up homes after parties a year ago when he was looking to make a little extra cash. His high school pal, Alex Vere-Nicoll, soon joined him and voilà!, their business was born. Now, how soon until they expand to the east coast? [via Time.com] Keep reading »

Man Weds Dog

A lot of us love our dogs — ahem, Amelia — but not enough to marry them. Not the case for Aussie dude Joseph Guiso. Yesterday he married his best friend, Honey, a 5-year-old Labrador. He proposed to Honey when the pair were on a walk in the park and saw another couple getting married. He just couldn’t stand the idea of living with her out of wedlock anymore, so he popped the question. Honey said nothing, so he took that as a yes. Thirty of the couple’s closest friends and family gathered for the nuptials. “It’s not sexual. It’s just pure love,” Joseph told the guests. And then he kissed the bride. Honey had no comment. [The Chronicle] Keep reading »

Quickies: Cute Dogs Wearing Handsome Scarves & Martha Stewart Is Going To Be A Grandma

  • Need a laugh? Of course you do! Check out 46 dogs swathed in “handsome scarves,” like this cutie. [BuzzFeed]
  • Check out the nominees for the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards. [Deadline]
  • Listen to Michael Jackson’s newest song, “Much Too Soon.” [TMZ]

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Uh, Someone Owns The Sun?

Too hot, too bright, too in your eyes? If you’re having issues with the sun, you should probably contact its owner, Angeles Duran. The 49-year-old Spanish woman has a notarized document claiming the center of our solar system is registered to her. As the legal owner of the sun, her first order of business is to tax all of its users and divide the profits between the Spanish government, research, the ending of world hunger, and herself. “It is time to start doing things the right way, if there is an idea for how to generate income and improve the economy and people’s well-being, why not do it?” she said. I hope she’s thought far ahead enough to take out an insurance policy on the sun, which is expected to die in five billion years. Until then … everyone must pay! [Google] Keep reading »

Are We Up To Date On Our Satanic Ritual Markings?

I thought we could use a little brush-up lesson on how to identify a corpse ravaged by Satanists. I hope this girl got paid well to play a Satanically marked dead body in a bikini being prodded by a dirty old man. I’m glad he had the good sense not to demonstrate the “penis placed inside the mouth of the dead person” bit. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

10 Really Bizarre Guinness World Records

Happy Guinness World Record Day! In honor of this special day, which makes otherwise rational people do ridiculous things to get their name in the (kinda) history books, we’ve rounded up some of the weirdest records out there. Find out what they are after the jump. Keep reading »

Woman Claims She Was Cuffed To Chair And Had Ticket Ripped Up For Refusing Full Body Scan

I’m not usually one to claim women are misrepresenting the truth when they say something bad has happened to them. I like it when someone claims something happened and the video tape of the incident actually proves them right. I’ve listened to radio personality Meg McLain describe an airport ordeal where she refused a full-body scan, and watched the long, audio-less CCTV tape of the incident, and “exaggerating” is the word that comes to mind. McLain said she was grabbed by the arm, her ticket was ripped up and she was handcuffed to a chair as she sobbed. While she was definitely handcuffed to a chair and the TSA agents do not look like they are listening to her, it’s not quite the drama she describes on air. Keep reading »

Watch Out, Meryl Streep. There’s A New Robot Actress In Town

Meet Geminoid-F, the robot actress out of Tokyo looking to steal movie roles from human actresses in Tinseltown. The lady bot has already landed her first role in a stage play in the role of an android, which shouldn’t be much of a stretch. The ‘bot is puppetered by a real person back stage who controls the techno-actress’s voice and movements. Her costar says she seems a bit “distant.” Must be all those microchips getting in the way of real emoting. [Gawker] Keep reading »

It’s Potty Training Time At The Sloth Orphanage

Sloths! We love them. This short video was shot at Costa Rica’s Aviarios del Caribe sanctuary for orphaned sloths. If you’ve oftentimes found yourself gazing absentmindedly into the distance and wondering, How do sloths go to the bathroom?, today is your lucky day. Sloths spend most of their time in trees, and come down once a week to take care of business. Because these sloths were raised in captivity, they have to be taught how to use the outdoor potty. Toilet training has never been so adorably sloth-like. [Vimeo] Keep reading »

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