In China, Ikea has become a hotspot for quality napping. People chill out in the store’s beds and couches, often shoeless, sleeping under the covers or browsing the internet. Store employees don’t seem to be complaining about it and even change the sheets every day, so people come back on the regular as if it were their favorite bar. Most Ikea nappers pay a visit on their lunch break from work, but others leave their nearby houses to relax at the store. I can’t fathom how the endless maze that is that furniture warehouse could be more relaxing than my own home. It sounds like Chinese Ikea stores are just one giant public hangout space, which makes for a much more fun visit than the stress vacuum that accompanies a trek to a US location. I think I’m going to give a nap a try next time I visit the store, just to see what would happen. [Refinery 29]
Cassandra, a 19-year-old from Toronto whose relationship recently ended, is dealing with her post-breakup reverie by photoshopping Beyonce’s face over her ex in old pictures. Her Tumblr page, Beyoncify My Boyfriend, is an ode to lost love and, most importantly, Beyonce’s badassery. It’s a gallery of her greatest times with her former man made a thousand times better by Bey’s appearance (yes, the bad quality of her photoshopping is intentional). As her Tumblr reads, “Breakups suck. You know what makes them easier? Reimagining your happiest times together with none other than Queen B.” I couldn’t agree more. Cassandra’s ex found the site and is less than pleased, but that doesn’t seem to be phasing her. She’s now taking requests from other ladies to Beyoncify their ex-boyfriends. Hero status. [BuzzFeed] [Image via Tumblr]
A 16-year-old Japanese girl described by friends as emotionally unstable has been charged with bludgeoning and decapitating a 15-year-old friend, telling police “I did it all by myself,” the Japan News reports. The body of Aiwa Matsuo was found early yesterday in the suspect’s Sasebo apartment, where she’d lived alone since April; Aiwa’s left hand and head had been cut off. Police say the unnamed suspect hit Aiwa over the head several times with a metal instrument on Saturday night, then strangled her with a cord; an autopsy today revealed Aiwa died of suffocation. The pair had been friends since middle school. Read more on Newser…
Coming to a health food store near you (maybe): legally farmed zebra meat. A food supplier in the UK has been selling Burchell’s zebra steaks, which come from farms in South Africa. You might be surprised to learn, according to TIME, that game meat, including zebra, is legal in the United States so long as the animal species is not endangered. While I wrinkle my nose at the idea of eating what is essentially a horse, the benefits of zebra meat are manifold: it’s a high source of protein and more lean than chicken. Zebra meat appears on the website for MuscleFood.com along with crocodile burgers, horse meatballs, buffalo sausages, kangaroo filets, and zebra steaks. Your black-and-white friends taste “sweeter than beef but still have a subtle game flavor.” Dig in, I guess? [MuscleFood.com via TIME] [Baby zebra via Shutterstock]
You know how sometimes you go to the hairdresser asking for just a trim, but you worry that they’ll get chop-happy and cut off more than you asked for? Well, imagine that happening to your penis.
A man named Johnny Lee Banks Jr. recently went to the hospital for a routine circumcision (in as much as getting circumcised as an adult is routine), and woke up from surgery to find that they had amputated his penis. We’re talking gone with the wind, people. Rightfully so, Johnny and his wife, Zelda, are now suing the Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Alabama for the botched job and for their personal suffering from the incident. Keep reading »
Another day, another fool trying to shove things up his butt to hide them from cops. This time, 35-year-old André Silva de Jesus was visiting his local prison in Ribeirao das Neves, Brazil, when he appeared “nervous,” and was pulled aside for an inspection. Claiming he had a pacemaker, André informed the prison guards he couldn’t go through the metal detector.
Little did cops know that they would ultimately find enough crap to rival an entire “Storage Wars” unit, all tucked away in his tush. Keep reading »