I guess this really shouldn’t be surprising, but according to a study at Connecticut College, Oreos are as addictive as cocaine. I guess now I sort of have an excuse for the occasional night spent going through an entire box of them in front of Netflix on my couch.
Jamie Honohan, a neuroscience senior at the college, created the study to research the effects of high-fat and high-sugar foods in neighborhoods with low socioeconomic statuses. In the study, hungry rats were put through a maze in with an Oreo on one side and a rice cake on the other side. Rats preferred the Oreo (shocking, I know), and even tended to eat the cream filling first like (most, I would presume) humans do. Keep reading »
Are you still serving your cat a tepid bowl of tap water alongside their crystal plate of Fancy Feast? Ugh, how dare you insult them like that? Distinguished felines deserve a much more refined beverage pairing. Like wine. For cats. Thanks to a Japanese company, now oenophile kitties can partake in a vino just for them: it’s called ”Nyan Nyan Nouveau,” and while it doesn’t have any alcohol in it (probably for the best, as everyone knows there’s nothing meaner than a wine-drunk cat), it does contain Cabernet grape juice and catnip to get them feeling nice and frisky. [Kotaku]
French Fry enthusiasts, behold one of the world’s longest curly fries. The 28-inch fry was scored by one Gary Young of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on a routine trip through his local Arby’s drive-thru. Young was digging into his hot roast beef curtain combo meal on his way home when he discovered the inconceivably long curly fry. “I was shocked. That’s like the biggest fry I’ve ever seen. I thought it was a snake,” he said. Luckily it wasn’t a snake. This would be a whole different kind of story if it was. Keep reading »
Of all the things to forget when when returning from your honeymoon, you might wanna make sure your new bride isn’t one of them. A pair of German newlyweds were traveling back from their honeymoon when the groom stopped at a gas station to fill ‘er up. His bride, who had been asleep in the backseat got up to use the bathroom unbeknownst to him. When she returned from the toilet, her new husband had driven off into the sunset without her. And oh, it only took him two and a half hours to notice she was gone.
“My first reaction was: is he stupid?” the 33-year-old bride said in a radio interview. “I had no money and no telephone with me. I’m not angry with my husband. He didn’t mean it.” Although I believe her, this type of slip up doesn’t bode so well for their marriage. [Metro UK] [Photo from Shutterstock]
From the strange to the creepy to the gross, cities around the world have some bizarre tourist attractions. Whether you have a love of all things odd or are looking for a break from everyday museums and monuments, these weird attractions are a must-see. Check out some of the world’s most bizarre tourist attractions over at Huffington Post…
Ready to feel like the worst cat mom ever? A new study shows that stroking your cats could be making them more stressed out. When researchers at the University of Lincoln set out to study the way cats handle living alongside humans in the same home, they tested stress hormone levels in cats before stroking them at various levels. When they measured those stress hormones again after petting them, they found that none of the cats liked being constantly touched, though the study noted that some were “prepared to tolerate it.”
I am now guiltily picturing my cat tensing up and steeling himself whenever he sees my hand heading toward his furry head. Keep reading »
Didn’t you hear? Skunk ladies are the new cat ladies! Meet Deborah Cipriani of North Ridgeville, Ohio, who owns the only rescue center for skunks in the United States out of her home. Cipriani got into skunks after the death of her mother in 2000, when her partner gifted her first Pepe Le Peuw. “I feel that I was chosen to help the skunks and I will keep doing this and I will own skunks until I die,” she told the UK’s Daily Mail. Keep reading »
Waffle & Wolf is a waffle shack in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that serves all manner of amazing waffles, both savory and sweet. Apparently, Waffle & Wolf is also where a reddish-haired man works that reminds this Craigslist poster of her deceased father. At first, the ad reads like a woman searching for a potentially long-lost family member — could the ginger waffle maker be her half-brother?! But no. She indicates that despite the resemblance, the chances of them being related are slim — but couldn’t they pretend for the sake of her incest-fantasy? Yes, this Craigslist post (which has since been deleted) quickly goes from sweet to sexual and also really kind of sad. Keep reading »
There are some moments that grab you by the lapels and shake you out of routine, serving as a reminder that life is beautiful and worth living. Weddings, new babies, graduations … this deep-fried macaroni and cheese burger. Reminiscent of the trendy ramen burger but even more deliciously gluttonous, the Mac Attack Burger is topped with two deep-fried discs of macaroni and cheese and topped off with Sriracha ketchup. The beef itself is practically a supporting player to all the melted cheesy goodness. This beautiful slice of Americana was created by chef Amanda Downing of the Chicago restaurant Rockit Burger. It’s only available until October 6, so if you live in Chicago, get over there and stuff your face in honor of the rest of us who are less fortunate. [People]
Earlier this week, the Internet found out there’s a market for prehistoric heavy petting.
But who’s behind dinosaur erotica and its titillating tales of veloci-rapture? HuffPost Weird spoke with Alara Branwen, co-author of works such as Taken by the T-Rex, Ravished by the Triceratops and In the Velociraptor’s Nest.
Branwen said she and co-author Christie Sims, both in their early 20s, write under pseudonyms and won’t be revealing their true identities anytime soon.
“Do you really think we are crazy enough to publish what we publish under our own names?” she asked. Read more on Huffington Post…