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A Car Fit For A Queen Up For Grabs

A car built specifically for Queen Elizabeth II is up for sale. The like-new 2001 Jaguar Daimler Majestic V8 LWB has 14,000 miles on it — 12,000 of which were put on by the queen herself between 2001 and 2004. She used the luxury car to travel between Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, to visit friends, to go to church, and to get around the Royal Estate in Windsor. The Jag was modified to hold Her Majesty’s purse on a specially designed armrest and has a direct link radio to Home Office and Downing Street, which is the official residences of two of Britain’s most senior cabinet ministers. The radio, of course, is now non-functioning, but the fantasy of playing queen sounds fun anyway. Surprisingly, the original registration used by the queen, service book, spare keys are still in the car. Peter Ratcliffe, a memorabilia dealer with Legends in Time, bought the car and is now entertaining only serious inquiries. [Reuters, HMTheQueensDaimler.com] Keep reading »

A Couple In Dubai Gets Jail Time For Sexting

A pair of flight attendants in Dubai has been sentenced to three months in jail. Their offense? They sent each other flirty text messages. Apparently, this is a crime because the woman in the pair was married—she’s since filed for divorce—and thus the texts represent “intent to commit sin.” If there had been any evidence that they actually had an affair, things would’ve been a lot worse. Of course, three months in jail for some sexts is pretty harsh—if that were the case here, every high schooler in the country would be in jail for life by now. Perhaps this couple should’ve have mexted instead? Keep reading »

Happy Hump Day From A Tarsier!

According to this video, if you look a tarsier in the eyes, it will eat your soul. Click play at your own risk, people! Keep reading »

Man Resists Arrest … Using His Junk As A Weapon

Marium Varinauskas, a 28-year-old engineer in the U.K., had an interesting reaction when the police arrived at his house after his girlfriend called them to complain about his drunk and disorderly behavior. As a female sheriff approached him, he jumped on the couch, dropped his pants, and started swinging his peen around wildly. Evidently, the officer had to duck in order to avoid getting hit. In court, Varinauskas’ lawyer said, “He has never been so drunk before that day and accepts he has to take full responsibility. He apologizes profusely and is extremely embarrassed.” In the end, he was fined about $900. But the best line of the article on this incident? “The officer suffered no injuries.” Hooray. [Newser] Keep reading »

Whif, Don’t Drink, Your Morning Coffee

Remember Le Whif, the chocolate you inhale? Well, the company just introduced a coffee version, because why would you want to sip on the actual stuff? Breathe from your handy (and biodegradable) tube, and you’ll take in a dose of tiny particles that not only smells like a cup of joe, but has the caffeine content of a small espresso, too. While some might miss their morning ritual, this product could do well with people who find that coffee’s diuretic effect gets in the way of their life. But if Le Whif still smells like java, we’re not sure it can prevent another of the drink’s cons: coffee breath. [Le Whif] Keep reading »

Dentyne Says Practice Safe Breath, Not Safe Sex

So last night as I was wasting my time watching “The Price of Beauty,” I was beaten over the head with this new Dentyne Ice commercial during every single break. According to this advertisement, it’s the guy’s responsibility to provide protection against bad breath when the loving heats up. The concept might seem clever at first, but couldn’t the dude in the pharmacy have bought some condoms along with his gum? That way, there’d be some reference to the fact that gum doesn’t protect against STDs or unwanted pregnancy. What was even more arresting to me was that VH1 chose to run a commercial for Seasonique birth control pills directly after this Dentyne one, reminding women that the responsibility to prevent a pregnancy is all in their hands. Keep reading »

The Strangest St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Out There

Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day, people! The big day is tomorrow, so make sure to wear green and avoid getting pinched by strangers. We’re pretty excited to head out to a parade and then meet friends at a pub for a pint, or three, of green Guinness. While you are out partaking in perfectly mainstream St. Patty’s Day traditions, other people around the world are up to, err, odder things to commemorate the great Irish saint. After the jump, the most out-there St. Patrick’s rituals. Keep reading »

World’s Fattest Mother Wants To Become World’s Fattest Woman

Wouldn’t life be liberating if you never had to worry about what you ate for fear of packing on the pounds or destroying your health? For Donna Simpson of New Jersey, life is that great. You see, Donna already weighs 602 pounds and has held the Guinness World Record for world’s fattest mom since 2007, when she gave birth to her daughter Jacqueline during a high-risk Caesarean procedure. But she wants to gain 400 more pounds so her total weight will be at least 1,000 pounds. Then, Donna might hold the record for world’s fattest woman. Donna, who wears a size XXXXXXXL, can’t go more than 20 feet without sitting down, and needs a mobility scooter to go shopping, consumes 12,000 calories a day to reach her goal. And as you guessed it, vegetables aren’t on the menu, although sushi is her favorite food. Donna makes her money through a website in which male admirers pay to watch while she consumes fast food. Her food bill is $750 a week. Yet Donna insists she’s healthy and her weight gain goals won’t be harmful. “I love eating and people love watching me eat,” she said to the Daily Mail. “It makes people happy, and I’m not harming anyone.” [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Infertility Clinic Raffles Off A Human Egg As Grand Prize

I’ll tell you what I don’t want to win as a raffle prize: another woman’s egg to implant in my uterus. In what can only be described as a serious lapse in judgment, a fertility clinic in the U.K. decided to have a raffle with the grand prize being an opportunity to experience the miracle of life via IVF with a human egg of their choosing. I wonder what the runner-up gets. A test tube of sperm?

The reasoning behind this contest? To promote IVF. Translation: to keep up with the American infertility market, to get more broads to donate eggs, and to make more money off of rich, infertile couples. In addition to the free IVF procedure worth about $18,000, the lucky winner will be able to view childhood pictures of potential donors before choosing one based on the mother’s profession, ethnic background, hair color, qualifications, and upbringing. Natch, the treatment will take place in America to bypass stringent British fertility laws. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of March 12th 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 »

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