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Chanel, The World’s Oldest Dog, Kicks The Bucket

R.I.P., Chanel. The wire-haired dachshund whom the Guinness Book of World Records crowned the “World’s Oldest Dog” at a birthday party last May is dead. She lived to the ripe old age of 21, which equals about 147 in dog years. The secret to her longevity? She exercised daily, and had chicken with her dog food. She also had a weakness for chocolate, which—wait, isn’t that toxic for dogs? “She once ate an entire bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups,” her owner says. Chanel’s passing is super sad (will the summer of death stop already?), but this just proves to me that cats are where it’s at. The world’s oldest cat is 36. [AP via Yahoo News] Keep reading »

Guy Skips Out On Bill, Then Steals His Date’s Car. WTF?

I was sure I had the trophy for “Worst First Date” in the bag, after I went out with a guy who, within the first five minutes of meeting, told me, “You’ve got great cans.” I felt like karma had worked its magic when, two minutes later, a pigeon pooped on him. But a woman in Detroit totally has me beat. She met a dude at a casino (something should have told her this wasn’t a good idea) and agreed to go out with him a few days later. She picked him up, and the two went for a (romantic?) dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. When the bill came, he said, “Oh, I think I left my wallet in your car.” She gave him her keys to go retrieve it. Only, he never came back. He not only skipped out on the bill—he stole her 2000 Chevy Impala. This dude goes on trial on Thursday, and faces five years for unlawfully taking the car. We think they should tack on an extra year for giving dudes a bad name. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »

My First Pole Dancer

Save up those dollar bills kids, because this year you can blow your wad at the toy store on a stripper doll! It’s a wonder Miley Cyrus didn’t think to market a likeness of herself at the Teen Choice Awards before this brand beat her to it. [The Uniblog via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Does Your Computer Screen Need Cleaning? This Pug Would Like To Help You.

It’s not every day we clean our computer screens, is it? And those of us who watched the “Intervention” episode with Allison, who huffed computer duster, know that too much of that kind of thing can leave a girl a little loco. So, what to do? Hire a pug to do it, of course! All you have to do is click here, and a very adorable puglet will get right to work cleaning your computer screen. With his (her?) tongue. It’s so convenient! And cute. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

When Robots Kiss

In this strange video, two robots, their internal workings exposed, lean in for a kiss. Is this the most romantic thing since Romeo and Juliet or what? OK, maybe not. Keep reading »

The Science Of Harry Potter And Other College Classes You Wish You Could Take

All around the country, you can hear the sound of college students hitting bookstores with new reading lists and buying mini-fridges in which they will store zero food and a whole lot of beer. Ah, I miss college. Earlier today, I read about a class at Occidental College called, simply, “Stupidity,” which I really wish I’d been able to take, even though the course description is a snoozefest. (“Stupidity is neither ignorance nor organicity, but rather, a corollary of knowing and an element of normalcy, the double of intelligence rather than its opposite. Stupidity is always the name of the Other, and it is the sign of the feminine.” Huh?) So in honor of back to school, here are some other off-the-wall classes you can actually enroll in at higher education establishments across the country. Yes, the student loans are totally worth it. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Nick Jonas Wants To Be Your Commander In Chief & Naked Man Hijacks Bus

  • Nick Jonas says he’s always wanted to be president. [U.S. News] — I’m not even thinking about the year 2040 yet.
  • Kelly Osbourne has revealed her past Vicodin addiction in her book Fierce, due out in September. [Access Hollywood] — You’d think someone whose father had such terrible bouts with addiction would stay away from drugs. But then again, common sense and addiction don’t really go together.
  • Heidi Montag-Pratt has thanked Anderson Cooper for ripping apart her performance of “Body Language” at the Miss Universe Pageant, an event he called a “fresh new way to embarrass herself.” [PopEater] — Score one for Anderson!

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The Friday Roundup: It Happened This Week On The Frisky

Man, this week was a downer! Senator Ted Kennedy, a champion of women’s rights, passed away. Chris Brown avoided jail time for beating the crap out of Rihanna. Someone thought it’d be a good idea for Kate Gosselin to host “The View.” And teenagers in Phoenix did some nasty things with tampons and alcohol.

At least Anna Wintour nailed her “Letterman” interview. (Yay, “The September Issue” is out tonight! Well, in New York, anyway.) After the jump, see what else happened this week on The Frisky! Keep reading »

Viral Videos On YouTube Can Now Earn You Megabucks

It used to be that only Google’s YouTube users who “regularly produce videos that reach a wide audience” were able to make money from ad revenue sales on their videos. But now, Google is explanding its partnership program so those with one-hit wonders can cash in, too. If a video gets enough views, users automatically get a message saying, “Enable Revenue Sharing.” If you see this link, click on it to get a share of the revenue YouTube makes from selling ads on your video page. We hope this will be very good news for the couple who made “JK Wedding Entrance Dance,” which got over 10 million views but never made them a dime. And for the owner of that darn bulldog on a skateboard. [News AU] Keep reading »

Woman Switches Genders When She Has Seizures

Here’s a story from a medical journal: One woman’s sex changes when she has seizures. We learned from the pages of the journal Epilepsy and Behavior that the woman has a tumor located near her amygdala and abnormal activity on the right side of her brain. After she has a seizure, she believes her gender has changed.

“I’m no longer feeling to be a female. I have the impression to transform into a male. My voice, for example, sounds like a male voice that moment. One time, when I looked down to my arms during this episode, these looked like male arms including male hair growth.”

At the same time, she perceives that females around her are males. “One time another woman, a friend of mine, was in the same room, I perceived also her as becoming a male person including changing sound of her voice.” Anti-convulsive drug treatment has helped resolve her gender-altering problem. [Mind Hacks via The Daily What] Keep reading »

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