Guys, serious crisis: Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Vermont has canceled its homecoming dance due to a rampant fear of twerking. In a letter published in the local paper, The Bennington Banner, the school’s principal, Sue Maguire, explains:
Over the past couple of years, since Miley Cyrus took the stage ‘twerking’ at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, our students’ dancing behavior has crossed the line of what we can condone as appropriate behavior at a school. Twerking is dancing to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving a low squatting stance and thrusting movements. Students do not face one another or remain with the same person for the length of the song. If you haven’t seen twerking, I would encourage you to research this online.
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You know what they say: you can never have too much of a good thing … except at the National Buffalo Wing Festival where “good things” go to die.
Last weekend, Buffalo, N.Y. hosted the 13th annual finger lickin’ fest where people of all ages could bond over their love for hot wings. Not surprisingly, the event included a wing-eating competition, and the winner managed to scarf down over 200 pieces in 12 minutes. But the festival’s most talked-about event was a lot messier, much more nauseating to watch, and involved way too much blue cheese. Keep reading »
Meet Brandy Allen, Fayetteville, Arkansas resident and eye makeup enthusiast. Allen was arrested on Monday after she was spotted swiping eyeshadow from an ULTA beauty store. While her friend attempted to distract store employees with
Tammy Faye Baker eye makeup tutorials lively conversation, Allen shoved as much eyeshadow into her purse without even checking the labels. An employee noticed and called the police. Allen denied stealing anything and when a search of her purse turned up the $144 worth of eyeshadow, Allen tried to play it off like it was used, breaking some of the shadows and smearing the packaging. Police weren’t buying it, obviously. No word on whether Allen did her eye makeup special for her first mugshot, or if this is just her usual daytime look. [CrimeFeed]
Dozens of single women looking for a man? No, it’s not “The Bachelor”; it’s the remote town of Novia do Cordeiro in Brazil, where most of the population of 600 is female.
Back in 1891, an adulteress founded the village after being cast out of her home. Partially due to the town’s shaky reputation in the beginning, these days XY chromosomes are still scarce. What few men do exist are relatives or usually already someone’s husbands; additionally, the men often commute out of the area to a nearby city during the week. One 23-year-old lamented to the UK’s Telegraph, “I haven’t kissed a man for a long time. We all dream of falling in love and getting married. But we like living here and don’t want to have to leave the town to find a husband.” Keep reading »
Nothing stokes the fires of romance like watching the “The Notebook” with your brother in a tractor trailer parked outside a church. That’s how a brother and sister in Gutyon, Georgia, found themselves arrested for incest, aggravated sodomy and prowling early Tuesday morning. Police found the siblings walking around outside a Baptist church and somehow determined they “had just had sex” by their behavior, according to Atlanta’s local CBS News. The siblings admitted to swapping DNA three times while watching “The Notebook.” I have officially lost my appetite for lunch and dinner. Good job, Ryan Gosling? [CBS Local] [Image of church via Shutterstock; image of "The Notebook" via IMDB]
“Punk’d,” panda edition: Ai Hin, a female bear living at the Chengdu panda preserve in China, had animal researchers thinking she was pregnant. She couldn’t pee on a stick or anything, but Ai Hin had shown a surge of hormones and had been laying about even more than usual for a panda. A pregnancy is joyous news, of course, as there are less than 2,000 pandas in the world and the bears are notoriously difficult to breed. But now researchers say a wily Ai Hin may have been faking her pregnancy for special treatment. Pregnant pandas move on to air conditioned private rooms and are given extra bamboo and fruit — and Ai Hin milked it. “Some clever pandas have used this to their advantage to improve their quality of life,” a researcher told Xinhua news agency. In response, a live broadcast of the panda childbirth has been canceled. Maybe Ai Hin just had cold feet, er, ovaries? In any case we have to be real here: pandas, 1; humans, 0. [Daily Mail UK; The Journal IE]