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Man Adopts His Girlfriend As His Daughter

A wealthy Florida man has adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as a daughter in a move critics say will protect the man’s assets during an upcoming lawsuit surrounding a deadly car accident.

Polo Club Palm Beach founder John Goodman, 48, adopted his longtime partner Heather Laruso Hutchins in October. Read more

This Woman Predicts The Future With Asparagus

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Meet Jemima Packington, a woman who divines the future using asparagus. The world’s only “Asparamancer” (as she calls herself), she casts the spears in the air and reads the shapes they form when they land. She been reading asparagus since she was a little girl and claims to have been making accurate predictions about such things as the royal family and politics. “It might sound silly to some people but my readings are very accurate. I have been doing readings using asparagus since I was eight years old. My great aunt read tea leaves and I have inherited her gift,” Jemima says. Sure, why not? If you can do it with tea leaves, you can do it with vegetables. I want to believe in her powers, really I do, but she predicts that Europe will not have a hard time with frost and snow, just a windy time. Last time I checked, Europe was going through a deep freeze. Alas, the asparagus spears have failed her this time.  But fret not, the Asparamancer will  have a chance to redeem herself when she appears at the British Asparagus Festival in April, where she’s bound to predict that all attendees will have strange smelling pee. [Dlisted]

10 Books We Can’t Believe Actually Exist

Magazine 13 rounded up some of the most awkward books ever. Like Down Home Gynecology. Oh no. Please don’t tell me. I don’t even want to know. Check out a few of the titles we can’t believe actually exist.

Rolling Stone Mouth-Shaped Urinals Called Sexist

Once upon a time the Rolling Stones lamented that they couldn’t get no satisfaction. Today, the Rolling Stones Fan Museum in Germany has similar woes, since it’s under fire from feminists who have taken issue with the museum’s urinals.

The iconic urinals are in the shapes of a big, juicy pair of red lips — the Rolling Stones logo. The logo was originally modelled off Mick Jagger’s iconic pout, created in 1971 by art designer John Pasche. Yet the urinals remove the tongue and brighten the original icon, making the already androgynous Jagger mouth appeal quite womanly. And, needless to say, feminists are pissed.

Roda Armbruster called the urinals ”discrimination against women,” and her sentiments are shared by a growing number of people in Germany and internationally. Read more…

Go Ahead, Drop Your Cellphone In The Toilet As Many Times As You Want

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If you’ve ever lost a cellphone to a toilet bowl, rainstorm, or a really important call in the shower, a new product might be able to help you out: Liquipel is a waterproof protective coating 1000 times thinner than a human hair. Customers get their phones treated as a preventive measure, and then, after that inevitable dip in the toilet, send them in to the Liquipel headquarters, where a special machine activates a plasma process and voila, the phone is dry and good as new. The process costs $59, which isn’t exactly cheap. Nevertheless, it’s catching on: the company says they’re currently processing 1,000 soggy phones every hour. [Reuters]

Nepali Ritual “Weds” Girls To God

Nine-year-old Bhintuna sat smiling in jewelry and a red and gold brocade bridal dress as she held a tray of offerings, waiting for her turn to take part in the ritual that would wed her to a god.

The schoolgirl is just one of hundreds of Nepali girls set to take part in the rite that weds them to the god Vishnu over the coming month, a symbolic time of weddings according to tradition in this deeply religious, majority Hindu nation. Read more…

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