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Blondes Aren’t Entitled Warrior Princesses

Yesterday, the internet was aflutter with news that blondes are more determined, likely to go to war, and feel more entitled than redheads and brunettes. This news, however, was kind of wrong. It turns out that the researcher credited with the findings has never conducted a study that proves anything. Instead, Aaron Sell says his University of California study on anger found that women who consider themselves pretty and stronger than men tend to feel more entitled, regardless of their hair color. [Gawker] Keep reading »

Clothes … For Chickens?

Forget pugs, teacup piglets, and kittens. The hot new pet trend? Chickens! Yes, you can have a chicken as a pet. New Yorker staff writer Susan Orlean wrote about her chicken obsession after readers of her Twitter feed were fascinated by the exploits of her pet chicken, Chicken Orlean. But if you’re going to have a trendy pet, you’re going to have to dress it up in human clothes, right? Ergo, the Chickens Suit. It’s like a jumpsuit! For chickens! The different ensembles come in a variety of styles, including those modeled after your nation’s flag, and the Chickens Suit website directs you on how to dress your chicken without turning it into dinner: “Carefully rotate your chicken’s wing and then simply pull it through the tailored wing opening.” Check out more chickens modeling the latest on the poultry runways after the jump. Keep reading »

Cocaine In Space?

This NASA scandal isn’t nearly as juicy as the Astronaut Love Triangle/Diaper Incident of 2007, but it’s still pretty interesting. NASA says that it found a small baggie of cocaine by a bathroom in a hangar for the space shuttle Discovery, which will be launching in March. Naturally, they’ll be investigating this to the high heavens, and are in the process of drug testing all 200 employees who had access to the hangar. Chances are it was some low-level paper pusher’s, but the scandal-lover in me hopes an astronaut was trying to sneak it in so they could have a coke-fueled orgy while weightless in space. Yeah, I went there. [CNN] Keep reading »

Random Cuteness: Dillie The Domesticated Deer


We’ve heard of some strange pets, but never have we come across a deer that lives in the home of its owners, walks up stairs, turns on lights, and eats ice cream. Keep reading »

We Feel Better On Weekends, Study Says

No matter how cool your job is, you’re in a better mood and have less aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday morning. We knew we loved weekends! According to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, people feel mentally and physically better on the weekend, regardless of how much money they make, what they do for a living, how old they are, or whether they’re single or married. The study also found that we feel more competent on weekends, which is a shame for our bosses. So why are weekends so much better than Monday through Friday? The findings suggest having more freedom and getting to spend time with friends and family makes us happier, and weekdays tend to be filled with constraints. I concur with this verdict: Not having to wake up to the sound of my alarm puts me in a wonderful mood on Saturday morning. [Newswise] Keep reading »

The Strength Of A Mother’s Love

A Chinese mother has carried her son on her back for 35 years in order to give him a more enriched life. Xiong Mingqiang was born with a deformity that has caused his head to grow disproportionately large for his 80-centimeters-tall (31.5 inches) body, making him unable to stand. His mother chose to carry him in a bamboo basket, so he says he’s more familiar with the back of her shoulders than her face. For decades, Wen Qizhen hauled him up stairs and slopes with her hands on her knees for more strength and her body bent forward for balance. She’s transported her son to village fairs and other events and taken him to visit friends and relatives in order to widen his view of the world. “Because I’m dying to see what’s there outside. If I had sealed myself up in home without learning, I would even be mentally disabled,” said Xiong to China Daily. But Wen, who says she was advised by neighbors to abandon Xiong for his sake and hers, says any mother would have done the same thing. [China Daily via Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Nevada OKs First “Prostidude” Ranch

The state of Nevada proved that they don’t discriminate. Officials have rubber stamped the Shady Lady Ranch, the first all-male bordello for female customers about 150 miles outside of Las Vegas. Yee-haw, cowgirls! But officials weren’t exactly kicking up their heels about the stud farm. Why? They’re concerned about the health risks for the young bucks … Keep reading »

Magazine Editor Fired For Flashing Co-Workers A Hint Of Her New Bosoms

Many moons ago, I worked at a women’s magazine (the sadly defunct Jane) that did an annual naked issue. For a prank one year, my editor dared me to go into a conference room, take off my shirt and bra, and then call in another co-worker (a good friend of mine) for a meeting and proceed like it was totally normal that I would be topless, just to see how she would react. The whole thing was completely ridiculous—and ended up being very funny in print because it took her a full minute to say anything. But, uh, I’m glad no one called human resources on us—I could have been fired on the spot. After all, according to the New York Post, a very similar thing just happened to an editor at Brides magazine. After the jump, her side of the story. Keep reading »

Man Mistakes Steel Pipe For Vagina, Gets Penis Stuck

A 40-year-old man in the U.K. must have thought that the giant steel pipe he lodged his penis in on Tuesday was a vagina or some other warm orifice. Otherwise, how could we account for such a poor insertion decision? Actually, I’m not sure I want to know his reasoning. What we do know is that after his ween was sufficiently stuck (I’m picturing a Pooh-Bear-in-a-rabbit-hole scenario), he had no choice but to call emergency services to rescue his member. (I’m wondering what the operator’s reaction to hearing the words “My penis is stuck in a steel pipe!” was?) He was initially taken to the ER, but doctors were unable to operate on him because the restricted blood flow caused a giant erection. Not the best time to get turned on, eh? Let’s just say it was no quickie lube job. With the steady hands of seven firefighters, it took 30 minutes and a metal grinder (arrrgghhh!) to free his bruised and battered willy. Lesson learned, boys? Just another insane peen story for the record books. [Newser] Keep reading »

Holy Insensitivity: Class of 2011 T-shirt Is Totally Inappropriate

Nine high school juniors in Dearborn, MI, who are Arab-American, were suspended for wearing these T-shirts that refer to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Um, where were their parents? Or better yet, what printing company took this job? [Fox News via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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