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2010 World Cup Could Result In An Increase In HIV

As South Africa prepares to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the country is getting some attention for some not-so-positive news. Along with a high number of rapes, the country has long struggled to keep HIV/AIDS in check. With tourists pouring in for the huge soccer competition next June, the health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, expressed concerns that the influx could lead to an increase in cases:

“2010 is going to come with good things but it may also come with dangerous things….I mean, we will be having lots of visitors here… we know there will be lots of visitors who come here for sex, you can’t hide that. It happens and what will be the effects on this country?”

South Africa is home to the world’s largest AIDS epidemic, with about 5.7 million people infected with HIV. Hosting the World Cup is huge for South Africa and could be very beneficial. Hopefully, tourists visiting the country will practice safe sex if watching soccer isn’t enough activity for them; no one wants to take home a virus as their souvenir. [Reuters] Keep reading »

You’re Urnbelievable: Facing Your Fear Of Death

Michael Jackson’s memorial brought about some insane products, but now the average joe can find the crazy to fit their budget. Cremation Solutions, which already offers a creative line of diamonds, jewelry, and glass paper weights all fabricated from your loved one’s ashes, is now using 3D imaging to make one-of-a-kind urns that look just like the deceased. All the grieving family has to do is send in two photos of their dearly departed and then, through the miracle of computers and $2,600, a super realistic sculptural likeness of his or her head is created to double as a jar for their ashes. Can you imagine trying to have sex on the sofa with this dude staring down at you from the mantle? Alternatively, this would make a great cookie jar for those on a diet. [Metro U.K.] Keep reading »

Girl’s Family Sues KFC For $8 Million Over Brain Damage

Four years ago, Australian girl Monika Sumaan ate a “Chicken Twister” from a KFC and, boy, did it really did twist her life up. The day after her fast food excursion, she got violently ill. Turns out that she got salmonella poisoning from the bad meat, and it’s caused her serious brain damage. Now that she’s 11, she’s confined to a wheelchair with spastic quadriplegia. Her family is suing KFC for more than $8 million in damages. They’re in court as we speak. Keep reading »

Today’s Lady News: Newspaper Columnist Suggests Hillary Drink “Mad Bitch” Beer

  • If Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been invited to the Obama’s “beer summit,” she should have knocked back a bottle of Mad Bitch beer, said Dana Milbank, a columnist for The Washington Post, in a video on the WaPo web site. [Politico] — Because insinuating a powerful woman is a bitch is funny. Get it? Ha. Ha.
  • A poll of 3,000 Brits found that the average woman checks out six men for a total of 20 minutes each day, while the average man checks out 10 women for 43 minutes. [The Sun UK] — In the interest of equality, this clearly means us gals need more eye candy!
  • Gay and lesbian couples will be reported in the 2010 U.S. Census for the first time ever. [National Gay And Lesbian Task Force] — I can’t believe it took until 2010 for this to finally happen.

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“Clueless” And Other Chick-Flicks Heading To Broadway

Clueless,” the ’90s chick-flick which never gets old, taught every tween girl the word ‘sporadic.’ Now, it’s on its way to becoming a Broadway musical. At the end of August, a developmental staging will be running for a week. If all goes well, the production could be headed to the Great White Way. Wait, isn’t Alicia Silverstone working on another Broadway project? Please, please tell us that she’ll be reprising the role of Cher! [Variety]
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Artist Manages To Make Chocolate Unappetizing

Artist Stephen J Shanabrook’s work may be the best diet out there. He molds yummy things like chocolate and cotton candy into such unappetizing sculptures we shudder when we think about putting these “treats” in our mouths. Shanabrook sculpts chocolate into body parts, like ugly ears and fat fingers. He also makes chocolate scars and weird, unidentifable holes. He puts all of these creations in morgue boxes and sells ‘em. He’s gone as far as to make chocolates that look like a sucide bombers’ remains. But he doesn’t stop there. During a recent performance exhibit in Switzerland, the artist covered his face and the surrounding area in red cotton candy. It kind of looked like he’d gotten shot in the face and was bleeding everywhere. If Shanabrook really wants to make bank he should compile a bunch of photos of his creations and turn them into a big, fat diet book. [EatMeDaily.com] Keep reading »

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