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Thank Heavens No One Had To Give Birth To This Giant Baby

The biggest baby in the world isn’t your boyfriend, or your sister, or even your lazy-ass coworker. It’s “Miguelin,” the 21-foot-tall animatronic brainchild of Spanish film director Isabel Coixet. It will be the star of Spain’s presentation at the Shanghai Expo, which opens Saturday. It moves, breathes, blinks, smiles, giggles. But even though it doesn’t poop, it’s still pretty dang terrifying to a single gal. Well, maybe that’s because the same robo-makin’ peeps who worked on “Alien vs. Predator” helped. But seriously, if you need your biological clock to stop ticking, just watch this video of it in action. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

If It Doesn’t Come From An Animal, Can We Call It Milk?

This morning on “Good Day New York,” the anchors were discussing how to refer to drinks like soy milk that don’t actually come from a cow. Should we still call them milk? Learn the interesting alternative anchor Rosanna Scotto suggested in the clip above. [via Gothamist] Keep reading »

Today In Stupidity: Gay Dog Discrimination

Every now and then, we come across a story so absurd that it’s almost hard to figure out where to begin with mocking it mercilessly. So here goes: A restaurant in Australia called Thai Spice has been fined $1400 for refusing to seat a blind man and his guide dog. The restaurant has a sign in the window that says guide dogs are welcome, so what was the issue? The hostess thought the dog, named Nudge, was gay. Evidently, he didn’t understand the blind man’s thick Australian accent and thought he was saying “gay dog” rather than “guide dog.” The restaurant explained, “The staff genuinely believed that Nudge was an ordinary pet dog which had been desexed to become a gay dog.”

Uh, really? That’s their excuse. Who cares if the dog was gay? Can dogs even be gay? I really don’t care if Nudge was wearing Elton John platforms, a pink sequined jumpsuit, and humming Judy Garland songs. Make the gay dog discrimination stop. Keep reading »

Axe Undie Run Challenge Encourages Charity, Girls In Panties

If you thought the Boobquake was a stupid activist statement, hold onto your panties! No, seriously, hold onto your panties: Axe Body Spray is hosting the “Axe Undie Run Challenge” at 10 colleges around the country to see who can donate the most clothes to local homeless charities … and also, to get a bunch of 18-year-old freshman girls half-naked on the quad. Keep reading »

Penis Size Can Disqualify Papua Police Applicants

Men seeking employment from the police force in Papua, Indonesia, are asked whether they’ve enlarged their penises. I think that’s an invasion of privacy, but there’s a cultural reason why applicants are asked about the size of their sex organ. Papuans have been known to wrap the penis in leaves from a plant that is so itchy and irritating it causes the organ to expand. The bee sting-like swelling causes a “hindrance during training,” says the Papua police chief, so the men who use this local technique are deemed unfit for the job. But wouldn’t the enlargement be temporary? And if it isn’t, then Papuans should forget becoming police officers and figure out how to bottle that stuff. I bet they’d make a killing! [Reuters] Keep reading »

That’s A Nice Rooster You Have There, Sir!

So, Dr. Morepen’s Exygra “virility tables” will give you a big … rooster? [Copyranter]
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A Baby Badger Is Totes Cute Even Without One Ear

The staff at a wildlife hospital in the United Kingdom have no idea how this 8-week-old baby badger lost his outer ear, but they expect him to make a full recovery because there’s no damage to the inside. It seems Vincent Van Gogh, as they’ve aptly named the badger with one ear, had some hard-knocks the first few weeks of life, but hopefully the rest of his existence will be spent burrowing underground. [Buckinghamshire, 4/27/10] Keep reading »

Einstein The Horse Is Smaller Than Your Cat

With the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, we have horses on the brain, and the cutest one we’ve ever seen came into the world just last week. Einstein the horse was born last Thursday, April 22, weighing just 6 pounds, which means he’s overthrown (underthrown?) the current Guinness record for a newborn horse, 9 pounds. Click through to watch a video of the amazing Einstein in action; he may never win a Derby, but he’s already won our hearts. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of April 23rd 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 »

Important Question Of The Day: Are We Participating In “Boobquake”?

Remember how the other day that charming Iranian prayer leader theorized that women cause earthquakes? Well, Blag Hag blogger Jen McCreight wants to test-drive that theory by proposing a “boobquake.” On Monday, April 26, she is encouraging women of the world to join her while she experiments with the natural power of her breasts in the name of science. Jen recommends we all wear cleavage-bearing tops or short shorts and see if the earth begins to move. So, who’s in? [Newser] Keep reading »

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