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Woman Sends 34 Co-Workers To The Hospital By Spraying Stank Perfume

Okay, this makes no sense, but here goes. At a call bank center in Texas, 34 people were hospitalized after a woman gave herself a spritz of perfume. At first, a few people started complaining about feeling dizzy and short of breath. Pretty soon, a ton of people were feeling sick. Fire officials were called to the scene because folks assumed that it must have been carbon monoxide or toxic fumes in the air. Nope—it was nasty eau de toilet. In addition to the 34 people taken to the hospital, another 110 were treated on the scene. Peeps still don’t know what kind of perfume it was, but I hope they find out soon so I can make sure never to buy it. Ever. [Yahoo News] Keep reading »

One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s … Shrunken Head?

Paris-born artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has figured out a unique way to give new life to old toilet paper rolls. In an effort to keep the cardboard cores from clogging landfills, Jacquet turns them into eco-art through a series of intricate origami-like folds, enhanced with layers of richly colored paint and varnish. The result is something like a shrunken head, reminiscent of the faces one might see on a totem pole. What do you think of this kind of crafty recycling? [via Greenwala] Keep reading »

Have A Baby Using Brad Pitt’s Sperm (Sorta)!

Well, I can breathe a sigh of relief. If I still don’t have a man when my baby-making clock starts ticking down, I can get the sperm donor of my celeb-worshiping dreams. A sperm bank in Los Angeles — where else? — has launched a new feature where you can search for potential spooge depositors based on what celebrity they resemble. And lucky for us single Frisky gals, there are matches for each of our celebrity crushes! Catherine can get herself a lil’ mini faux Adam Brody, Simcha can have her own bundle of James Franco-esque joy, and there’s a wee little Ryan Gosling pseudo spawn out there just for me! The only problem is that you can’t actually confirm that your sperm donor really looks like the celebrity they say they do, at least not in the initial search results. But I guess you’ll know for sure when you pop out James Galdolfini’s mini-me instead of a baby that resembles Mark Wahlberg. [California Cryobank via DListed] Keep reading »

The Friday Roundup: It Happened This Week On The Frisky

Another busy week at The Frisky! We had our work cut out for us following all the Michael Jackson-related news, but we found time to blog about a few other important things, like Gwyneth Paltrow‘s detox. If you missed it the first time around, here’s what we were talking about this week. Keep reading »

Cheetos, Cats, & Other Items Used As Weapons

How exactly can Cheetos be used as a weapon? It’s not 100% clear from the police report, but evidently Chester’s delicious cheese doodles somehow figured into a domestic assault when a verbal fight turned really bad between a Tennessee couple. I think I would believe this story a little more if it were between two young siblings, but the fact that the couple are both in their 40s makes this somewhat bizarre. While the account sounds absurd, in the grand scheme of crazy, this is just another example to add to the list. After the jump, some of my favorite items turned into weapons during fights. Keep reading »

What’s Your Price?

It’s taken me a long time to grow my hair out even to my shoulders after a styling mishap a couple years ago forced me to cut it all off, but offer me, say, 100K to cut it short again and I’d do it in a heartbeat. Hell, I’d cut it for 10K. Five thousand I’m not so sure about, though. My point is, we’ve all got a price for pretty much everything, and for me it’s 10 (maybe five) thousand bucks for my hair. For a woman in Oklahoma, her asking price is a little more modest. For a few potato chips, she’ll give up her whole body. Lahoma Sue Smith, 35, pleaded no contest to trading sex with a Frito-Lay employee for a $30 box of chips. Officers found them both partially clothed, inside Smith’s car. The guy wasn’t charged, but Smith was fined $1,142. Dude, that’s a lot of chips. [My Fox Boston] Keep reading »

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Make Ridiculous Faces, Work Out At The Same Time!

File this one under “Totally Random Videos From The ’80s That Are AWESOME.” Who knew you could workout your face or that there was even a point for doing so?! Keep reading »

Optimism Will Save Your Life

The next time you think the glass is half-empty, think again because you could be killing yourself faster. Optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists, according to researchers at University of Pittsburgh who looked at the death rates and chronic health conditions of women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, which began following more than 100,000 women 50 and older in 1994. Women who expected good things to happen to them were 14 percent less likely than pessimists to die of any cause. And they were 30 percent less likely to be killed by heart disease. They also had less incidence of high blood pressure and diabetes and were less likely to be cigarette smokers. Women who were highly mistrustful of others, called “cynically hostile” by the team of researchers, were 16 percent more likely to die during the study period of eight years compared to the least cynical of the group. They were also 23 percent more likely to die from cancer. Dr. Hilary Tindle, who led the team, said the study doesn’t prove that negative attitudes cause negative health effects, but she said more research is necessary to see if attitude modification benefits health. That’s it! I’m convinced and I’m canceling my health insurance because all I really need is a positive attitude. Wait a second…isn’t this just The Secret? [Reuters] Keep reading »

Sunday Cuteness: Peanut & Ranj Love Each Other!

I hate rats, but even I have a soft spot for this one, due entirely to his devotion to his feline friend. I love it when nature nurtures! Keep reading »

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