This incredible sandcastle version of London’s famous architecture is currently being finished and detailed by sculptors at the Sand Museum in Tottori, Japan in honor of the 2012 Olympic Games. If you weren’t amazed enough by the mere existence of a sand museum, get this: the sandcastle exhibit will open to the public on April 14th, and the plan is for the castle to stay intact until January 2013. The fragility of sandcastles has always freaked me out a little, and damn, now I’m also worried about the Sand Museum janitor who will inevitably trip and crush Westminster Abbey. [Architizer]
Debates have flared over where it’s okay for women to breastfeed, but here’s one location that’s definitely off-limits — inside a stranger’s home with someone else’s baby.
That’s what happened in South Dakota where a mom was startled to find a woman she didn’t know breastfeeding her child in her Brookings bedroom on Sunday, radio station KJJQ reported. Read more…
Whale vomit is not just the name of my terrible new band. It’s also an ingredient in high-end perfumes that could soon be going extinct. Ambergris, or whale vomit, is expelled from the mouths of sperm* whales to keep sharp objects out of their tummies; the ambergris interacts with saltwater and eventually washes ashore looking like rocks. It is then sold for around $10K, making it a factor in whale hunting; fragrance companies use ambergris in their perfumes to prevent scents from dissipating. Keep reading »
Most women have to ward off horny creatures on a daily basis, but the one that Phoenix teenagers Brynne, Tess and Savannah contend with isn’t a high school quarterback, or a fist-pumping “Jersey Shore” wannabe — it’s the devil.
That’s because when the trio aren’t shopping, practicing karate or singing musical theater in local productions, they’re performing exorcisms on people who’ve found themselves demonically possessed.
“We’re just normal girls who do something extraordinary for God,” Brynne, 17, told ABC “Nightline.” “After seeing an actual exorcism in person, led by us, you will walk away with no doubt, whatsoever.” Read more …
Today in Call Me A Waaaah-mbulance News: Texas theater professor Linda Ozmun is suing her employer for citing her in an annual review for refusing to attend a gay-themed show performed by students back in 2010. Ozmun claims she refused to attend for religious reasons, but Lamar University wrote on her annual review in 2011 that not going to the students’ performance was “unacceptable.” Lamar also brought a performer to campus to perform a show and workshop dealing with subjects around homosexuality and Ozmun asked to be recused from attending; the school threatened her with disciplinary action if she did not go. Keep reading »
It was an extreme case of sexual frustration. Inez Nunez, 18, was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly punching her boyfriend in the face because he wouldn’t have sex with her, NBC Miami reported.
On Tuesday, cops were called to her home in Coral Springs, Fla., for a domestic disturbance between Nunez and her live-in boyfriend. The man said that the two had been arguing, and Nunez socked him because he called her ugly and wouldn’t sleep with her, according to WPTV. Read more…