Since absinthe became legal in the U.S. two years ago, 13 distillers around the country have started producing the green fairy. But Cheryl Lins is, by far, the coolest. This little 56-year-old woman has the first absinthe distillery in New York State and is the only person in the entire country whose distillery is devoted exclusively to absinthe. She does everything—from growing the herbs and making the liquid to designing the label and taking her awesome alcohol to market. Keep reading »
What was the cutest animal on the internet in 2009? Tough question! Here at The Frisky, we love us some Maru
, but the kids over at Videogum
have rounded up a baker’s dozen of the other cutest animals on the web. One of the most adorable is definitely the now-notorious Surprised Kitty. How will 2010′s cutest pets outdo these? [BuzzFeed
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A Milwaukee teacher says she was frustrated when she cut off 7-year-old Lamya Cammon’s braid. The first-grader had been playing with her beaded hair, and the teacher called her to the front of the class, cut off one of Lamya’s braids, and threw it in the garbage. Lamya says she went back to her seat and cried while the rest of the class laughed. She told her mother about the incident, and the mother confronted the teacher, who apologized and said she was frustrated at the time. The teacher was punished with a disorderly conduct fine of $175, yet she’s still teaching the same first grade class. Lamya has been moved to another class at the Congress Elementary School. Keep reading »
I read an interesting statistic in Essence yesterday: 26 percent of blacks are Twitter users — that’s more than any other racial group, according to a Pew study. The mag also reported that women and college graduates were top Tweeters. I took a further look at Pew’s findings and discovered that Twitter users are young — the median age is 31 — but aren’t as young as most MySpace and Facebook users. Tweeters are also more likely to live in an urban area. Only nine percent of Tweeters live in rural areas compared with 35 percent who live in urban areas. Twitter users also prefer to go wireless with cell phones, laptops, and handheld devices.
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Cherelle May Dudfield, my new favorite extrovert, is in a little less trouble today than she was in September, when shortly following her drunken stroll into traffic, she was struck by a car. The driver apparently found Cherelle standing in the middle of a traffic island, flashing him, a little distracting. The car did slow down, but it still ran right into her. “She rolled up onto the hood and cracked the windscreen before she came down with some minor injuries and was taken to hospital,” said the police.
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You best get crackin’ on completing those 2009 resolutions, because the “10,” as in 2010, has already been installed and tested in preparation for the New Year’s Eve ball drop ceremony in Times Square. [12/16/2009, New York City] Keep reading »
If you saw “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” on TLC, you probably can’t stop wondering how it is possible for a woman not to know she’s pregnant and then slip into a bathroom stall and drop one out? It just seems so incomprehensible to me. How could you miss all of the signs—like the 20 pounds of weight gain in your belly or no period for nine months? Not so subtle, people. In Chile an Olympic weightlifter, Elizabeth Poblete, was in the gym training for a competition when she felt a little bit sick. Wait for it … then she picked up a dumbbell and popped out a baby boy. Surprise! Keep reading »