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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 »

Porn Star Saves Dude From 20 Years In Jail

It’s another reminder to watch yourself when you are traveling abroad where you don’t know the laws. A New Yorker named Carlos Simon-Timmerman was traveling in Venezuela and bought a porno flick called “Little Lupe the Innocent; Don’t Be Fooled By Her Baby Face” starring porn star Lupe Fuentes. Fine. But when he got to customs in Puerto Rico, he was detained for transporting images of a minor. He faced a whopping 20 years in jail. After spending two months awaiting trial, Simon-Timmerman’s case finally went before a judge. A customs agent and pediatrician both testified, saying the girl was absolutely underage in the video. However, she wasn’t—she was 19 at the time the video was made. Lucky for Simon-Timmerman, Lupe Fuentes packed her bags and flew to Puerto Rico. She showed up in court with proof of her age. All charges were dismissed, and Simon-Timmerman was able to go home. “When Lupe walked into the courtroom and it was like a courtroom drama movie,” said the district attorney in the case. “Lupe is not only the world’s youngest looking porn star, but a humanitarian who cares about justice.” Give that girl some kind of UNICEF position, stat. [Radar] Keep reading »

Men And Women Run For Different Reasons

Before I started training for the New York City marathon a couple years ago, I didn’t like running. I hated it. In fact, I didn’t even sign myself up to run the marathon — my mom, who counts exercising as a favorite hobby, thought it would be fun to do the race together, so she sent in the paperwork for me. But after dutifully following along with a training schedule, I came to enjoy my thrice-weekly runs. It took me a while, but eventually, running made me feel good. I ran the race for me, and just tried to finish, rather than worrying about getting a specific time. This puts me in the same boat as many women who participated in a newly published study. According to research presented at the British Psychological Society’s Annual Conference Friday, women were more likely to choose to run a marathon for the first time because of reasons like wanting to improving their mood or feel at peace with the world, while men ran for the chance to compete and improve upon personal bests. Keep reading »

“Sexy Librarian” Not At All An Oxymoron

Librarians do a lot more than shush patrons and put books in Dewey Decimal order. A survey of librarians—taken in 1992, but censored by a professional journal until now—shows that naughty librarians are actually par for the course. According to the survey of 5,000 librarians, 20 percent of them had gotten busy in their library’s stacks. Fifty percent said they would be open to posing nude for pay. More than 60 percent said that they had recently watched an X-rated film. And 22 percent thought putting condom dispensers in the library bathroom would be a good idea. Makes the stereotype look a little outdated, no? [UPI] Keep reading »

Little Person Theme Park Raises Some Big Questions

Most theme parks involve humans wandering around in cartoon character suits, vomit-inducing roller coasters, and scads of cotton candy, but Little People’s Kingdom of Dwarves in China offers little people as its main attraction. For the paying crowds that number in the hundreds, costumed little people sing and dance, make and sell trinkets, and pretend to live in miniature huts. If you want to work there, you have to be disease-free, under 50, and no taller than four-foot-three. “I’m not sure if I’m supposed to be horrified or amazed — or both,” declares “Nightline” reporter Clarissa Ward. If, as this western report declares, the Chinese are cashing in on “people’s morbid curiosity,” well, why is the American camera crew there? For the same reason, no doubt. One (wo)man’s politically incorrect is another little person’s paycheck. “I used to stay at home all day,” says one little person, “but I’m happy here.” [Blisstree] Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of April 26th 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 »

New Way To Solve Conflict: Threaten Someone With A Python

A 29-year-old man named Tony Smith is facing assault and battery charges after he responded to requests to turn his music down by shoving his python in another man’s face. “He had the snake’s head squeezed so its mouth was open. He ran it across my face and it tried to crawl in my mouth,” the horrified victim said. The 4-foot python bit the victim’s lip while he was standing outside the hotel with his family. Earlier, he had asked Smith to turn his music down so he could go to sleep. Smith knew he was afraid of snakes and obviously feels pretty strongly about blasting his tunes. I guess that’s one way to go about solving conflicts. [BBC] Keep reading »

Statue Tries To Commit Suicide … Sort Of

In a not-so-brilliant move, the organizers of an art installation called “Even Horizon” bolted life-sized, bronze statues to a variety of New York buildings, including a ledge of the Empire State building. Since this landmark is pretty notorious for suicides, it’s no surprise that the statue prompted tons of 911 calls. Cops rushed to the scene before realizing that the potential jumper wasn’t even alive to begin with. The police department is getting pretty used to calls as passers-by freak out, thinking the statue is real and about to jump. If this is the reaction the artist was hoping for, he’s certainly been successful. But I don’t think irritating cops and scaring New Yorkers is the best way to gain popularity. [NY Post] Keep reading »

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