This chef’s got balls.
Mao Sugiyama, a self-described “asexual” from Tokyo, cooked up, seasoned and served his own genitalia to five diners at a swanky banquet in Japan last month,Calorie Lab reported.
In most cases, “asexual” is a word used to describe a person who is non-sexual. Sugiyama, however, embraces it as a way to show that he does not affiliate with either gender.
Sugiyama sparked a firestorm of interest on April 8 with one tweet:
“[Please retweet] I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen …Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests, at his chosen location.”
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Newspaper readership is decreasing every day, but perhaps more people would be snapping up papers if they were able to smell the headlines instead? If a recent scratch and sniff edition of the Telegraph is any indication, this trend might be catching on. As part of a bakery promotion, the front and back pages of the UK rag were infused with the scent of freshly baked bread. The printing press manager explains: “The scent’s contained in small capsules which are added to the yellow ink and as the pages move through the press … As the ink dries it locks in the scent, which is why you have to scratch it to release the smell.” Telegraph deputy editor Michelle Hurst says this could be “the biggest technological breakthrough for newspapers since color was introduced.” While it’s an undoubtedly nifty innovation, we’re not particularly eager to smell most news stories (“Sewage Plant Springs A Leak: Scratch Here To Get A Whiff!”). How about you? [Metro]
Inca and Rayas are a pair of Gentoo penguins who have been in a committed relationship since they first met at a Madrid zoo six years ago. Every year since then, they’ve built a nest together in the apparent hopes that they could hatch and raise a baby penguin, but every year the nest has sat empty, most likely because Inca and Rayas are both male. This year, however, a penguin egg donor is finally making their dreams come true. “We wanted them to have something to stay together for — so we got an egg. Otherwise they might have become depressed,” said their keeper, Yolanda Martin. Initial reports reveal that Inca has been perching on the egg throughout the day, while Rayas stands guard. If all goes well, their little one will make an appearance by the end of June. Now, who wants to chip in for a baby shower gift? [Huffington Post UK]
Anderson Cooper is a late to the “Human Barbie” mom parade, but kudos to him for prioritizing Meow the morbidly obese stray cat (RIP, Meow!) over the woman who taught her seven-year-old to pole dance and then gave her a boob job voucher.
Yesterday Anderson publicly shamed “Human Barbie” Sarah Burge for bringing her 17-year-old to get Botox, supposedly so the girl won’t sweat while dancing. (Barbies don’t sweat, you see.) Burge said she’d rather take her teen for Botox than having her go “underground” to “a voodoo witch doctor.”
And that’s when Anderson got huffy. [YouTube]
This is so gross even “Horrible Bosses” didn’t go there: a 24-year-old maid in Singapore has reportedly been charged for putting menstrual blood in her boss’s coffee last August. Jumiah had been working for her 38-year-old employer at his apartment for one year. Unfortunately, there are no details on why she decided to give this dude his coffee with a side of tampon. Does she have a screw loose? Did he do something awful to her? How did he learn he had menstrual blood in his coffee? Was it the extra-iron-filled taste? The slightly vag-y smell?
This is what happens when there’s no HR department to handle problems at work. [Huffington Post]
A South Carolina woman was arrested for child neglect last week after Spartanburg County Sheriff’s deputies discovered her naked 2-year-old son asleep in a pile of trash on the floor of her car, WYFF-TV reports.
The woman, 36-year-old Shana Bishop, pulled into a stranger’s driveway and began dancing around. A witnesses said that a cup holder from the car was stuck in Bishop’s hair.
A resident called authorities, who questioned Bishop. A Spartanburg Country Sheriff’s deputy said that the woman thought she was at her mother-in-law’s house, appeared to be under the influence of narcotics and admitted to prior use of methamphetamine. Read more …