Oh, squee of squees! Joy rippled through the panda-verse yesterday: a mommy panda in the San Diego Zoo gave birth to a BABY PANDA!!!! Bai Yun gave birth to her sixth cub, which, if you know anything about how resistant pandas are to having sex, is a huge accomplishment. The newborn baby panda, whose gender will be unknown for several months, joins Bai Lun, daddy Gao Gao, and three-year-old brother Yun Zee. Her four other babies have been sent to China, obviously misdirected on their way to my house. Right now the panda young’un, which zookeepers jokingly call a “butter stick” due to its tiny size, is all pink, hairless, and nasty-looking. But you can bet that as soon as there are pics, I’ll be on it like white on rice … I mean, panda fur. [Los Angeles Times] [Photo: Getty]
n what appears to be a party trick gone awry, an Australian man suffered severe burns after he put fireworks between his buttocks and set them off.
The New Zealand Herald reports that paramedics near Darwin, Australia were called to the scene on Saturday night, but the unidentified man had already taken himself to the hospital to be treated for injuries to his posterior and genital area. Read more …
The Soup Nazi’s motto used to be, “No soup for you!,” but apparently he’s softened up a bit in his old age (well, either that or Elaine’s recipe-snatching really did ruin him), because Larry Thomas, the actor who portrayed the legendarily cranky soup chef, is currently touring the U.S. in a “Seinfeld” food truck distributing free soup. And that’s not all: hungry “Seinfeld” fans in select cities can enjoy a menu of other iconic treats such as Junior Mints, muffin tops, black and white cookies, Twix, and Snapple–all free of charge. Scheduled stops include Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, and Baltimore. What?! No west coast cities? Serenity now! [Laughing Squid]
Tonight, the Olympics Opening Ceremony will kick off two weeks of elite competition from the most incredible athletes in the world. But amidst all the glitz, glory, and excitement, let’s not forget about the guinea pig athletes who have been training just as hard. Want proof? Check out these pictures from the amazing 2012 Guinea Pig Games calendar, which imagines the squeaky pets competing in a range of Olympic events from track and field to show jumping (trust me, your life is not complete until you’ve seen a guinea pig riding a horse). Click on the gallery above to check ‘em out! [Stylist UK]
Thieves stole a man’s penis while he slept, according to police.
Fei Lin, 41, of the Niqiao village near Wenling City, in east China’s Zhejiang province, told police he was asleep when the thieves burst into his room and put a bag over his head, according to CEN/EUROPICS and as reported in the Daily Star.
“They put something over my head and pulled down my trousers and then they ran off,” Lin said. “I was so shocked I didn’t feel a thing – then I saw I was bleeding and my penis was gone.” Read more …