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Baby Comes Back From The Dead!

After doctors in Paraguay tried to resuscitate a premature baby for an hour, they gave up and pronounced him dead. They issued a death certificate and put the baby in a box. The baby’s father was carrying the box containing his sons “remains” to the funeral when he heard a small cry. Daddy opened the box and found that his child was breathing. Apparently, the kid’s pulse was so low that the doctor couldn’t detect it. Now, this preemie is back in intensive care, hopefully with a different doc. It sounds like a Stephen King novel, but let’s hope the little guy pulls through. [Guanabee] Keep reading »

British Teen Gets Eyelash Transplant

You’ve heard of cosmetic surgery procedures where fat from your butt goes into your boobs, but would you take hair from your head and put it into your eyes? Louise Thomas, a 19-year-old UK resident, was the first person in the country to undergo the process in which doctors removed hairs from the back of her neck and implanted them into cuts in her eyelid. After a few months, the hair follicles will flourish and produce thick, authentic lashes.

While Thomas opted to have the $5,000-plus surgery for medical reasons—she suffers from the hair-pulling disease trichotillomania—the procedure’s quick recovery time and lack of pain could make it an appealing option for beauty addicts looking to hop on the next craze. On the other hand, if the no-eyebrow look is all the rage, maybe an eyelash-free thing could take off. Let’s hope not. [AFP, MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »

Love-Shy Men Blame Their Virginity On Women

An article on Times Online introduces us to the term “Love Shyness,” a rare psychological “condition” (it’s not included in the American DSM-1V — “the clinicians’ bible for psychiatric diagnoses”) that affects only men. Love-shyness is a kind of chronic shyness that makes it nearly impossible for a man “to initiate or to engage in romantic interplay.” That’s not only foreplay we’re talking about — love-shy men have trouble even making eye contact with someone of the opposite sex. They have a hard time carrying on a conversation with women, shake uncontrollably in their presence, and sometimes even sob. Not unsurprisingly, these men are “terminally, heartbrokenly, virginally lonely,” and if their message board on Love-Shy.com is any indicator, they blame women for their sorry state. Keep reading »

Too Hairy For Love?

I’m not gonna lie. Years ago, I went out with a guy whose hairy back and shoulders grossed me out so much, I had a hard time envisioning much of a future with him. He was an unemployed, pill-popping chain-smoker — oh, and he was short, too — but it was his excessive body hair that really made me doubt the longevity of our affair. Ironically, after a few dates, it was he who ended things with me, which really made my self-esteem plummet. Getting dumped by a hottie every woman lusts after is one thing, but having your calls go repeatedly unanswered by a short, little hairy man with bad breath is something else altogether. It was weeks before I had the confidence to even return any online dating winks. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Chinese Couple Attempts To Break Wedding Gown Record

A Chinese bride wore what she’s hoping will break the Guinness World Record for longest wedding gown train. Guests spent more than three hours unfurling the 1.2 mile-long train complete with 9,999 silk roses. It was the groom, Zhao Peng, who thought of the idea and says the length and the number of roses could make history. The dress cost around $5,856, so his mother thinks it was a waste of money. But the romantic gesture made his bride laugh and cry. The things some men will do for love. [Reuters] Keep reading »

Man Accuses Cat Of Downloading Porn

A man in Florida has quite the alibi as to why police found more than 1,000 images of child pornography on his computer. He said his cat did it. Now, I’ve heard about dogs eating homework, but never have I come across the my-cat-downloaded-porn-while-my-computer-was-open-trading-music defense. Well, if he ever is acquitted of the porn charges, he’s all clear to be the next victim of attack by the RIAA for openly admitted to authorities that he was downloading music. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »

When The Chips Are Down, People Want To Be Comedians

The recession is no laughing matter. Or, maybe it is? Since the economy went down the tubes, more and more people have started pursuing careers in comedy. A lot of unemployed peeps are looking for work and they’re lining up outside places like New York City’s Gotham Comedy Club for a chance in the limelight. Open mic nights at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood are booked solid. But before you quit your day job, you should do your research or, at least, read the rest of this article. Because it turns out comedy isn’t an easy career to crack. Keep reading »

Really, Really Weird Rituals Involving Children

In India, people think having their baby dropped off a roof and onto a sheet 50-feet below will bring good luck and health to the kid’s family. It’s pretty terrifying and also quite dangerous, considering that babies are carried up a steep wall in sacks dangling from some dude’s back. [DailyMail UK]

But this isn’t the only crazy ritual involving children out there. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Greek Woman Sets British Man’s Junk On Fire

  • Bringing new meaning to the term “firecrotch,” a 26-year-old Greek woman on the island of Crete poured alcohol on a British tourist’s genitals and set them on fire. The woman alleged that the 23-year-old Brit pulled his pants down, “forcefully fondled” her and requested she touch his penis. She allegedly doused his junk in booze and set it on fire with a lighter. Apparently “considerable damage” has been done to his testicles and penis. [NY Daily News] — Wow, there were really less bats**t ways she could have handled that situation. Poor guy (even if he was allegedly sexually assaulting her).

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Connecticut’s “Nurse Of The Year” Not Really A Nurse. And Other Female Impostors.

Betty Lichtenstein, a 56-year-old in Connecticut, is a really great nurse. So great, in fact, that she was dubbed “Nurse of the Year” by the Connecticut Nursing Association last year. The association spent lots o’ cash setting up a celebratory dinner to bestow Lichtenstein with their top nursing honor. Only, it turns out…she wasn’t actually a nurse. Betty Trudel (her real last name) never went to nursing school and had been posing as a registered nurse for years. [Yahoo News]

I won’t lie—any time “Catch Me If You Can” is on television, you can be pretty sure I’ll be watching it. I’m fascinated by people who assume fake lives and do it so freaking convincingly that no one notices for years. So this got me thinking … are there any other women out there like Betty? Keep reading »

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