Don’t laugh. Twenty-year-old Ney Decino of Wales has a severe phobia of toilets, specifically the way they flush. She’s afraid of other things too, like all kinds of water and she crosses herself whenever she spends a penny, but the toilet thing is her most debilitating fear.
“I flush the loo and then run out of the bathroom unless someone is with me. I use the kitchen to wash my hands.The sound of the water sends shivers down my spine. It’s awful.I swear it will swallow me up. Once I’ve flushed, the sound of it and the look of the water going down, it freaks me out.”
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Milena Marinkovic of Serbia had a very specific dying wish: to make sure her husband didn’t look at any other women, even when she was dead.
Before her passing, Milena left detailed instructions for her husband Milan on how to carry out her final wishes. Specifically, she wanted her husband to hire a sculptor to create an exact replica of her vagina on her headstone from photographs she’d taken.
“I don’t want you chasing other women. This way you will always remember me,” she said in her letter. Keep reading »
I talked about Terri Graham in last week’s episode of “What We Missed” because, well, her story confounded me. To refresh your memory, Terri is the 44-year-old mother of two who bottle-fed her children, but breastfeeds her dog, a pug named Spider. There will be a full-length interview with Terri coming out in Closer Magazine. I’m hoping it will go into more detail aboutwhy she didn’t or couldn’t breastfeed her kids. Because I need to understand that more thoroughly. Anyhow, a snippet from the article says that about two years ago, Terri’s dog developed an affinity for her breast milk after licking the nipple of a bottle pumped for her newborn son.
“Having Spider suckle on my boob means I finally feel complete and a better mother,” said Terri.
I’m just going to leave that there. Call me and interspecies breastfeeding shamer, that’s fine. I can’t say that I endorse doggie breastfeeding.
Click on through to see some more breastfeeding tales that will blow your mind. [Huffington Post]
Florida has reached a new low in Florida-ness: a 33-year-old man attacked his boyfriend with a plate because he wouldn’t stop listening to Alanis Morrisette. Todd Fletcher hit Allen Casey, 24, with his hands and with a plate, causing a gash to his face; the pair were actually seen fighting by a passerby, who alerted police. (SEE? Spying is totally OK!) When asked by police why he was hitting his lover, Fletcher blamed the Canadian songwriter and huffed, “That’s all that (expletive) listens to.” If Alanis herself could respond to this claim I think she would warble “Whooooooaaaaa that sounds like bullllllllllllllshit yeah yeah yeah!” Bad, bad Florida man: An aversion to ’90 alt-rock lady anthems is not an excuse for domestic violence. [NME]
Last week, British dude Richard Neill had his mind blown when he realized that maxi pad commercials do not tell the truth: “As a child I watched your advertisements with interest as to how at this wonderful time of the month the female gets to enjoy so many things, I felt a little jealous,” he wrote on the Facebook page for Bodyform Maxi Pads. “I mean, bike riding, rollercoasters, dancing, parachuting, why couldn’t I get to enjoy this time of joy and ‘blue water’ and wings?”
Now in a genius move, Bodyform has responded to Richard with a message from their (fake) CEO and it’s very well done. Good call on that blue water. [YouTube]
Florida has outdone itself yet again. Kids swimming with baby alligators is not the most dangerous thing you can do at a birthday party. That would now be swimming in a pool with a Siberian tiger cub. Keep reading »