Discovered in New Zealand, the seven-inch long Weta Bug is the world’s largest insect. I know … ewww. But what’s extraordinary about this big, gross, bug is her appetite for carrots. “She enjoyed the carrot so much she seemed to ignore the fact she was resting on our hands and carried on munching away. She would have finished the carrot very quickly, but this is an extremely endangered species and we didn’t want to risk indigestion,” said the man who discovered and fed her. Hey, a girl has to eat. This sounds like what happens to me when I get in front of a chocolate bar. [The Sun UK]
Surprise, surprise: basically all of the photos we see in the media today are Photoshopped in some way. Lighting is tweaked; blemishes, pores, and cellulite vanish; and wrinkles smooth into oblivion. But now two computer image specialists at Dartmouth College have developed a software program that can tell, say, feminist bloggers just how much an image has been altered. Keep reading »
A California shopper who unleashed a blast of pepper spray on at least 14 Walmart customers on Thanksgiving night was not charged with a crime. Police say she may have been acting in self-defense.
Los Angeles Police Department detectives in the San Fernando Valley reviewed a YouTube video and store surveillance footage, and interviewed witnesses before deciding to let the unnamed 32-year-old woman off the hook, according to The Los Angeles Daily News. Read more…
There’s a great article in the Daily Mail, which features the woman with the world’s longest fingernails doing “every day stuff” like brushing her hair, driving her car, and playing golf. Chris Walton, aka “The Dutchess,” a musician and grandmother, is known best for her 20-foot long fingernails, which she hasn’t trimmed in 18 years. Damn! I’m sure you were wondering how she plays golf with those golden talons. In a cocktail dress and heels just like the rest of us … that’s how. [Daily Mail]