Tag Archives: weird news

Science Wants To Get Its Hands All Over Your Breasts

In strange boob news you can use, two new stories emerge on the breast front: a surgically implanted bra and an effort to regrow breast tissue. Israeli researchers are working on Cup&Up, a bra that’s inserted into the body. The Minimally Invasive Mastopexy is supposedly less intrusive than a typical breast augmentation. Adi Cohen, the man behind the “internal bra,” explains: “What we’ve done is build a silicone bra, insert it into the body and attach it to the ribs and to the fascia.” So far, though, they’ve only tested the Cup&Up on … pigs. Meanwhile, in Australia, researchers are working on ways to regrow human breast tissue, which could help cancer survivors. Let the cyborg breast revolution begin. [Gizmodo, Newser] Keep reading »

Would You Attend A Divorce Fair?

Paris, the city of l’amour, saw its first ever Divorce, Separation and Bereavement Fair over the weekend. Attendees learned about solutions for easing the pain of separation, including financial and legal counseling, life coaching, seduction tips, and cellulite removal methods (because that’s the first thing on the mind of a divorcée). They could even hire private detective agencies to discover their partners’ infidelities or hidden financial assets.

“To move on, people have to go through a process of grieving for their past life, for the hopes they had, for the image they had of themselves and of their relationship,” said event organizer Brigitte Gaumet to Reuters. One 46-year-old woman went to the fair looking for ways to cope with her difficult teens now that her divorce is finalized, but, instead, ended up booking a wardrobe makeover with an image consultant. She said she needed to boost her confidence. Here are some of the workshop titles: “How to bounce back,” “How to love yourself in order to bounce back,” and “The role of plastic surgery in reconquering one’s self-image.” I don’t think cosmetic surgery is necessary for building self-confidence, but it is interesting that newly single or soon-to-be single people could find this many resources under one roof. So, if this phenomenon of the divorce fair came to the States, could you see yourself attending? You know, if you were unfortunately (or not-so-unfortunately, depending on the circumstances) going through a separation. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Chimp Attack Victim Shows Her Face On “Oprah”

In February, 56-year-old Charla Nash was severely mauled by a 200-pound chimpanzee. Today, she appears on “Oprah” to talk for the first time about the ordeal that left her tragically disfigured. The chimp, Travis, was highly domesticated; he had appeared on TV commercials, enjoyed a diet of lobster, steak, and ice cream, and brushed his teeth with a Water Pik. But for unknown reasons, he suddenly viciously attacked Nash, a friend of his owner. After the incident, Travis was shot dead, but Nash lost her eyes, nose, lips, and hands. Although she remains in the hospital, she talked about her life after the attack. “I don’t ask a whole lot about my injuries. I know that I have my forehead,” she tells Oprah on today’s show. A clip is here, but it’s very graphic. You’ve been warned. [Oprah] Keep reading »

Chlamydia Is Killing Off All The Koalas

If you’re anything like me, you dream of someday visiting Australia and hugging a koala bear. (And not having it bite your face off, cause that would be a nightmare.) Well, according to the Australian Koala Foundation, you may not get the chance—the koala population has been cut in half over the past few years, and in another 30, they might be fully extinct. So what’s happening to the eucalyptus-loving cuddlies? Chlamydia. Yes, it’s not just Sam the Koala who tragically died from the STD—there’s been a full-scale outbreak, and you try telling koalas to use condoms. Deforestation and global warming aren’t helping. Chant it with me: Save the koalas. Save the koalas! [BBC] Keep reading »

Caught On Tape: A 26-Year-Old Falls On Subway Tracks As A Train Arrives — And Lives!


Now, I’m not judging—who hasn’t been there?—but 26-year-old Sophia Hartdegen sure looked rip-roaring drunk when she fell off the platform and on to the Boston subway tracks on Friday night, just as a train appeared in the distance. Lucky for her, a Transportation Authority employee just happened to be on the platform too and called the subway driver, Charice Lewis. Lewis pulled the train’s emergency brake and it stopped just short of the station—literally inches from Hartdegen. Lewis told the CBS “Early Show” that she got out of the train cab, and thought, “Please God, let this woman be OK.” And she was. Hartdegen just smiled up at her. Totally how a sober person would react. [AP]
Keep reading »

Strippers On Ice, Er, Wheels


Deja Vu in Las Vegas has come up with an exotic idea for how to get people to their club. They’ve created a stripper mobile. Yes, really. It has glass walls and a pole in the back where one of the club’s best dancers performs as it drives through town. The truck makes its rounds between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and the girls wear bikinis, but still—there is the whole issue of kiddies seeing the funny business going down inside. And as the reporter in the video points out, what happens if the truck has to stop short? [CNN] Keep reading »

Would You Ever Go For A Toe Reading?


You know what job must not smell that good? Being a toe reader. But that isn’t stopping KC Miller of Arizona, author of Toe Reading: Are You Walking Your
Destined Path?
, who looks at people’s feet to determine elements of their personality. She says that your big toe reveals the truth about your destiny, while your fourth toe is all about your relationships. Oh, and corns have to do with stress—not your shoes rubbing up on your toesies. Do you buy it? [CNN] Keep reading »

No Celibacy For Married Anglican Priests Who Convert To Catholicism

The Vatican announced last month a plan to make it easier for disillusioned Anglicans, who feel their church has become too liberal, to convert to Catholicism. The plan allows for Anglican priests, including those who are married, to also convert to Catholicism. This stirred speculation that the age-old rule of celibacy for Catholic priests could be rescinded. Not so, says the Vatican. The married priests will join the Personal Ordinariates, the structure set up for ex-Anglicans. They won’t have to be celibate, but unmarried priests who convert to Catholicism and are ordained will have to adhere to the celibacy rule. Only celibate men will be admitted to the Roman Catholic priesthood, but the admission of married Anglican priests will be on a case-by-case basis decided on by the pope. Former Anglican bishops, including married ones, will be able to lead groups of former Anglicans within the Catholic Church, but the bishops will also have to be ordained within the Catholic priesthood. So, it seems the bishops will have to be celibate, even if they’re married, or choose not to be the ministers of their congregations. [Reuters] Keep reading »

The 10 Stupidest 911 Calls In Recent Memory

Over the past few months, it seems like I can barely go a week without hearing a story about a looney tunes 911 call—from the women who called 911 to report that her daughter was better at oral sex to the man who dialed emergency services because a worker at McDonald’s had left the orange juice off his order. People, we get that 911 is strictly for emergencies, right? Right? Here are some of the best 911 calls of the past year. Keep reading »

Shower Me Scary

If you end up back at a guy’s house, take a trip to the toilet, and see he’s got this gas mask shower head designed by Chris Dimino, you may want to run screaming from the premises. [Apartment Therapy] Keep reading »

  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

  • HowAboutWe

  • Popular