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In Vegas, Of All Places, Nipples Cause A Public Outcry

At the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas (what, your town doesn’t have one?), a public mural that features a pair of exposed breasts and their inevitable nipples has caused a city scandal. Apparently, the painted nips violate a city code that bans the public display of areola in Vegas. (I guess you gotta police that something fierce in the City of Sin, where working girls are always looking for new, more graphic ways to sell their, er, goods). As a result, the (I’m not making this up, people) Ho-Down Mural Project was forced to self-censor, and the museum’s curator, Laura Henkel, covered up the offending areola with some gold star pasties. In fact, the incident is just the latest in a series of similar complaints, as Vegas residents with traditional values butt heads with the results of an increasingly sexualized culture. Apparently, the City of Las Vegas has yet to reconcile being the home of the so-called “Academy of Awards of porn” (which takes place this weekend) and the fact that it can’t stand the sight of a painted lady’s bared breasts. [LA Weekly via Laurenn McCubbin] Keep reading »

The Sleep Suit Is A Snuggie For Narcoleptics

I have to say, the first time I set eyes on the Sleep Suit, I knew I had to have it. A Snuggie-like suit that enabled me to fall asleep anywhere? Yes, please! Usually, if you go to sleep, you do it at home, at night, in your bed. Not so with the Sleep Suit! It’s made of stiff, pleated, shock-absorbent EVA foam, which means you can abruptly pass out just about anywhere — at your desk, on a hillside, in a stairwell — and, voilà, you are your own bed! It’s like a cocoon for the nap-happy. I want one stat, dammit. I’ve got some sleeping-in-public to do. [Blogitecture] Keep reading »

Beware If Your Name Begins With The Letter “D”

I know this sounds like some kind of title for a bad horror film, but scientists have discovered that the letter your name begins with can actually affect your lifespan. A study done at Wayne State University looked at the life spans of 10,000 people and concluded that those people whose names began with the letter “D” had a shorter average life span. Even weirder? People whose names started with the letter “A” (that’s me!!) tended to outlive the “D’s” by an average of 10 years. How could this be possible? Psychologists theorize that the “D” peeps feel crappier about themselves because the letter “D” is often associated with academic failure. Consequently, their poor self-esteem makes them more susceptible to illness. Whereas the “A” peeps tend to think they’re the awesomest. I wonder what the deal is with people whose names being with the letter “F”? I shudder to think. My condolences to Deborah, Daniel, Danielle, Dawn, Donald, etc. [Asylum] Keep reading »

Plastic Surgery Makes The Olds Look Young

The always ingenious Copyranter points us to a couple of super-creepy ads from Canadian plastic surgeon Dr. Wayne R. Perron. In the future, you may need a walker, but, don’t worry, your face will be forever freakishly young. After the jump, check out what weirdness is in store for the dudes. Keep reading »

The Other Kind Of Snowball

Jeez, it’s like the oldest prank-call trick in the book. How did this obvi oral sex reference get past an investigative journalist? Well, maybe the better question is: How many inches deep is he? [Fark] Keep reading »

Dude Spends Christmas With Fembot Girlfriend

I always say: Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like spending the holidays with your own personal robot lover. As it turns out, I am not alone. Inventor Le Trung shared Christmas gifts, holiday foods, and festive decor with his girlfriend, Aiko, who is also a robot. Trung, who lives in Ontario, designed and built his fembot galpal at a cost of $50,000. As for what was under the Christmas tree, Trung notes, “Aiko is like any woman, she enjoys getting new clothes.” After a holiday dinner shared with Trung’s parents, everyone played board games. At first, Trung reveals, his parents thought his relationship with Aiko was “a bit odd”; now, “they all love Aiko.” Aiko can speak some 13,000 sentences in English and Japanese, so her possible future in-laws were able to converse with her. Unfortunately, the scientist hasn’t figured out how to make Aiko walk yet. She does respond to touch, though: “If you grab or squeeze too hard she will try to slap you,” says Trung. Good thing she can’t walk. She might run right out the door. [Instapundit] Keep reading »

The Japanese Super Snuggie Will Turn You Into A Human Larva

The Japanese two-legged sleeping bag is amazing, not because it’s a revolutionary design, but because someone thought people would actually want it. There’s no way any infomercial spokesperson would touch this thing. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »

Get Local, Organic Absinthe From This Awesome Chick

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 »

2009 Was The Year Of Cute Animals On The Internet


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] Keep reading »

WTF? Teacher Cuts Off First-Grader’s Braid In “Frustration”

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 »

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