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Nice Old Lady Lives With Husband’s Corpse, Twin Sister’s Corpse

First day back at work after the long weekend and looking for something to pick you up? Try this heartwarming tale of Jean Stevens, 91, who had her dead husband and twin sister dug up days after they were buried and then lived with their bodies. This simultaneously fascinating and stomach-churning story comes to you straight out of Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, where these sorts of things happen, apparently. She stuck the embalmed corpse of her husband of 60 years, James, on the sofa in the garage (he died 10 years ago), and she put her sister, June, dressed in her “best housecoat,” in a spare room (June died last October). Jean regularly went in and put makeup on June and sprayed perfume on her. “This way, I could touch her and look at her and talk to her,” Jean explained. Eventually, though, she got busted; no one knows who tipped off the police. “She’s no weirdo,” one neighbor explained. She simply didn’t like the idea of death, Jean said. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Hey, Girls! Who Wants To Volunteer For A Spider Study?

Scientists in Austria are looking to torture study little girls who are afraid of spiders by examining their brainwaves as they’re shown photographs of the arachnids. The University of Granz is looking for girls ages 8 through 13 for the study and hope their results will find a cure for phobias. It seems to me that having a fear of spiders is totally legit, though, because some of the poisonous ones can kill you! Instead, these scientists should study this nutcase I know who is afraid of kittens. [NPR]
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Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of June 25, 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 »

Hump Day Cuteness: The Peruvian Guinea Pig Festival!

There’s a Peruvian guinea pig festival? Why didn’t anyone tell me?! Although I guess your level of excitement about this depends on whether you think guinea pigs are fuzzy cuties or fat rats. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

No Sex Allowed In Outer Space

I just assumed that the whole point of becoming an astronaut and taking the long ride out to the final frontier was for the glory of experiencing zero-gravity sex, even if those pesky space suits do seem a little restrictive. But apparently space sex is against the rules of astro-conduct. Space Shuttle commander Alan Poindexter, who just returned with his six-person, coed crew from a two week mission to the International Space Station, was offended by the very thought of getting busy in the great beyond. When asked what would happen if his crew did it in space, he said, “We are a group of professionals … we treat each other with respect and we have a great working relationship. Personal relationships are not an issue. We don’t have them and we won’t.” Somebody’s a party pooper. I’m officially crossing astronaut off the list of things I want to be when I grow up. [AFP] Keep reading »

Creepy Or Cool? A Human Thumb-Shaped USB Drive

Today in randomness on Etsy.com: check out this human thumb-shaped USB drive. The gadget is made from flesh-tinted urethane and based on a rubber cast of the creator’s own thumb. Um, ew? Anyone else think a human thumb coming out of your laptop is a bit too Salvador Dali-ish for real life? [Etsy.com] Keep reading »

Little Girl Riding Pug Results In Cuteness Explosion

There is nothing cuter than this little girl riding this pug. NOTHING, you hear me? Nothing. [via our buddy at The Daily Wh.at, which was selected a Best Blog of 2010 by Time.com. Congrats!] Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: The Best Comments For The Week Of June 18, 2010

We here at The Frisky live for celeb gossip, chocolate, and your comments. What can we say? You crack us up! Each week we’re going to 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 »

8 Weirdest Rumors About Michael Jackson That Have Circulated Since His Death

It’s been a year since Michael Jackson‘s death and not only have the rumors not slowed, they’ve gotten even more bizarre. Sure, we miss the King of Pop too, but that doesn’t mean that we think he’s still alive or had a hand in the destruction of Iran! Just in case you missed these, we’ve rounded up the eight weirdest rumors about Michael Jackson that have circulated since his death. Keep reading »

Baby’s First Credit Card: A Pink Teether

It’s never too early for baby’s first debt reduction program, right? This rubbery credit card teether by Heelarious, the folks who sell high-heels for babies, carries the name “Ima Spender.” Thankfully anyone who drools on this toy is too young to read. Seems like a waste of $10, though: everybody knows babies like to chew on your car keys and then drop them in the toilet. [Heelarious.com via Feministing] Keep reading »

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