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Gay Uncles Keep Homosexuality Alive

A new study by evolutionary biologists might help to explain why male homosexuality persists, despite the fact that the genetic component isn’t being passed down. Apparently, it’s because gay men make such awesome uncles. The study looked at the fa’afafine of Samoa, male homosexuals who are considered to be of their own distinct gender and live in union with their extended family. The study found that gay uncles devote themselves to their siblings’ offspring more than straight aunts and uncles. Also, having a gay uncle meant that the child was more likely to “survive, thrive, prosper, and reproduce,” and the child would be more likely to carry this gene indirectly, “keeping the ‘gay gene’ alive.” I’m not exactly sure what to think of this study, but hey, it’s interesting. [LA Times] Keep reading »

Women Suicide Bombers Hiding Bombs In Their Breast Implants

According to British intelligence agencies, terrorists claim that women suicide bombers are undergoing surgery to have bombs put in their breast implants. Rather than hide a bulky bomb under clothing or in a satchel, a body-implanted explosive device would defy any external check. But is it possible to have explosives inserted into a breast implant? Dr. Craig Person, a plastic surgeon in Maryland, says yes. “You could certainly put a liquid of any kind in a saline device, and a gel implant theoretically could be opened and replaced with a different type of gel,” Person says, and such a substance would be difficult to detect with a scanner. How to detonate such a device likely remains problematic for aspiring breast implant terrorists, though. “What we’ve seen is, at least, the al Qaeda explosives competence, while they are visionary with their devices, they’re not terribly competent with actually being able to get something to detonate,” says terrorism expert and CEO of BERG Associates Larry C. Johnson. For now, breast implant terror remains undetonated. [Detroit Free Press] Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of February 5th 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 »

Mugging Victim Didn’t Realize She’d Been Stabbed

Julia Popova, 22, was on her way home from work in Moscow, Russia, when a dude grabbed her handbag. In an effort to get her stuff back, Julia started fighting the guy. After, she walked to her parents’ house. When she got there, however, the ‘rents completely freaked out. Why? The mugger not only took the woman’s bag, he’d also stabbed her and she had a six-inch blade buried in the back of her neck. Docs said the shock of the injury prevented our gal from feeling any pain. The knife, which landed very, very close to Julia’s spinal cord, was removed successfully. If you want to peep a pic of the injury click here. But be warned; it’s pretty graphic. Keep reading »

Would You Be Able To Spot An ATM Skimmer?

An ATM skimmer is basically a device that is put on top of an ATM machine to secretly capture your card number, and it can be used in conjunction with cameras to snag your PIN, too. Skimmers account for more than 80 percent of ATM fraud, which totaled about $1 billion, or $350,000 a day, in 2008, according to a cyber-security expert. Check out Krebson Security’s slideshow of next-generation ATM skimmers, and let us know if you would be able to spot the fake. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Quickies: So This Is What Bankers Do When They’re Bored & Mel Gibson Caught Swearing Again

  • A silly banker was caught looking at topless women while in the background of a TV interview. (It’s around 1:09 minutes.) [The Telegraph]
  • Guys let us in on the nicest way to say, “Not tonight, honey.” [Em & Lo]
  • Here’s how to destroy a sex tape before it comes back to bite you in the buttocks, John Edwards-style. [Slate]

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Pregnant Through A Stab Wound?

OK, so I am not even going to slightly pretend to understand the medical complexity of this case. But suffice it to say it is craaaazy. Here are the basics: A 15-year-old girl in South Africa was born with no vagina—she’d never had a period, etc. But she did have a boyfriend and was having oral sex with him since intercourse wasn’t happening. While giving him a blowie, an ex caught them mid-act. The three of them got in a knife fight and the girl was stabbed twice in the abdomen. She went to a hospital, where docs stitched her up. But over the course of the next few months, her stomach began to expand. 278 days after her first trip to the hospital, she was admitted again. Surgeons did an emergency C-section to see what was up—and lo and behold, they pulled out a baby boy who was very much alive. Experts think that the girl’s boyfriend’s sperm must have been in her stomach when she was stabbed, and since she just happened to be ovulating at the time, it was able to fertilize an egg. Geez, it’s like those things have a homing device or something. [Discover Magazine] Keep reading »

Quickies: Glue-Happy, Revenge-Seeking Women Have Been Convicted & Bible Burlesque

  • Back in August we wrote about four women who glued their cheating man’s penis to his stomach. Well, three of the women have been convicted for their participation in the crime. [Fox 6 Now]
  • Teahas become a trendy drink for younger, more discerning fans. [Reuters]
  • Classic Valentine’s Day gifts have their advantages, but there’s also a bit of a cheese factor. [TrèsSugar]

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How To Fall Out Of A Plane And Not Die

I’m not a huge fan of flying. I’m better about it than I used to be, but, you know what? Sailing 30,000-plus feet over the ground in a flying sardine can driven by forces I do not have the intellectual capacity to understand is not what I would refer to as “soothing.” More like “terrifying.” Sometimes, I wonder, mid-flight, what I would do if the plane suddenly exploded. And I was still alive. And I’m sailing down to earth trapped in my seat. You know, like, waiting to crash. What would I think? What would I do? Then, I try and think about something else. But fear no more! Thankfully, Popular Mechanics has taken the time to explain to you how to fall 35,000 feet through the sky — and survive. Keep reading »

Gift For Gab: Your Best Comments For The Week Of January 29th 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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