Animal researcher Margaret Howe Lovatt is the focus of an upcoming BBC Four documentary called “The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins,” but the subtitle of this film could easily be “…And Then They Did Some Other Stuff.” See, back in the 1960s, Lovatt studied dolphins near the U.S. Virgin Islands, and one day she met a cute fella named Peter. Yes, Peter. As she puts it in the doc:
In the beginning when he would get rambunctious and had this need, I would put him on the elevator and say, “You go play with the girls for a day”…I was just easier to incorporate [dolphin handjobs] and let it happen. It was very precious. It was very gentle…Again it was sexual on his part, it was not sexual on mine. Sensuous perhaps. It would just become part of what was going on, like an itch. Just get rid of that. Scratch it and we’ll be done. Move on. And that’s really all it was. I was there to get to know Peter. That was part of Peter.
Well. Okay then. “The Girl Who Talked To Dolphins” debuts on BBC Four in the UK on June 17. Sounds like a sensuous good time. [NY Daily News]
Dr. Arthur K. Zilberstein, a 47-year-old Seattle anesthesiologist, spent so much time sexting that he pretty much forgot to do his job. His medical license was suspended when authorities found out about his ”preoccupation with sexual matters” and the “moral turpitude” he displayed in the workplace. From the looks of it, this guy sexted in the middle of surgery while he was supposed to be putting all his concentration into monitoring his patient’s wellbeing. How, exactly, does one get turned on when a person’s body is cut open on the operating table a few feet away!? Keep reading »
Seriously, what is going on? Just a week after two 12-year-old girls attempted to murder a classmate as an appeal to the fictional internet character Slender Man, a woman from Hamilton, Ohio, claims that she was recently attacked with a knife by her 13-year-old daughter — and that the child was obsessed with Slender Man as well. According to Raw Story:
“I came home one night from work and she was in the kitchen waiting for me and she was wearing a mask — a white mask,” the woman said. “She had her hood up and had her hands covered with her sleeves and the mask.”
“She was someone else during that attack,” the mother added.
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Guys, this is Pig. Pig is a dog and she makes my heart do somersaults. She’s from Alabama and is the belle of the ball, aka Birmingham’s annual Do Dah Day pet parade. As you probably noticed, Pig is a little unusual looking for a dog and captures the attention of everyone who meets her. She’s a little … pig-like in stature. According to AL.com, ”Pig was born in the woods northeast of Atlanta last fall to a feral mother. … Pig is missing part of her spine; she’s missing several ribs. And she has vertebrae that are fused and twisted. Near her neck, her spinal cord splits into two separate cords. Her hips and joints are rotated in the wrong positions.”
But! “Pig’s profound birth defects make her survival and attitude remarkable.” Keep reading »
This is a clothing label produced by a Japanese brand called, fittingly, Fatyo, which has opted to forgo the traditional sizing model of small, medium, large, and extra-large, and instead label clothing with “twitch,” “skinny,” “fat,” and “jumbo.” Well, these terms are definitely … descriptive, if not particularly flattering. Would you ever buy a piece of clothing that had the word “fat” on the label? What about “twitch”? Maybe we should just stick to numbers? Those work pretty well. [UPI]
This existed on the Internet for 24 hours before I became aware of it, which means ALL OF YOU are in trouble: a baby panda will be predicting the winner of the 2014 World Cup. With the Cup taking place in Brazil in just one week, a panda conservation center in Chengdu, China, has “invited” a panda cub to use her psychic powers to guess who will emerge victorious. According to the Wall Street Journal, the cub will make a choice by going towards boxes of food marked with different national flags, or perhaps by climbing a tree marked with flags. The young cub will be the unwitting rival of the late Paul The “Psychic” Octopus, who predicted the outcome of many a soccer game before he suddenly died, leaving a publicity stunt-sized hole that needed to be filled. Obviously, by a baby panda. Good luck, little buddy! May your psychic powers not fail you during your moment in the limelight. [Wall Street Journal]
At only four months old, little Aubrey may be the youngest person to ever walk down the aisle. Err, dragged down the aisle, I mean, as Aubrey is attached to her mother’s wedding gown. Shona Carter-Brooks is under fire after posting this photo from her big day on Facebook, which clearly shows her newborn daughter strapped to her Vera Wang wedding dress. Carter-Brooks defended her choice to add Aubrey as a piece of flair to the train of her dress, saying was “awake and well-secured” and that she was “covered by Christ.” Honestly, this is totally insane, but so long as the baby was safe, who the hell am I to judge a bride’s wedding dress alterations? [Daily Mail UK]
When I was just a young, crayon-happy little blondie, my mother thought it was the cutest thing when I drew on anything— even more so when I signed my work with a backwards ‘K’ and upside-down ‘E’. The less legible it was, the more precious. Unfortunately, one Chinese businessman will no longer experience that joy when his four-year-old son puts pen to paper.
The aforementioned little boy, who was accompanying his dad on a business trip to South Korea, had a grand old time doodling all over his father’s passport when his dad was busy working. And this kid went to TOWN with his Sharpie. He turned his father into a hairy-looking demon man, drew what I can only assume to be some sort of cat and other blob people with lots of dark, rough squiggles that suggest he may be having some bad dreams lately. But that’s beside the point. Keep reading »
Angelina Jolie is frightening enough as the evil queen in “Maleficent” but with part of her (red velvet cake) face cut off? Terrifying. Talk about a truly sinful dessert! [The Kitchn via Tattooed Bakers]