THE SCENT OF A MAN? IT COULD BE AN STD.
By: JoNel Aleccia. Published on December 9th, 2011
Would-be lovers wondering whether to go forward with a new relationship might heed the advice of Russian scientists: Take a deep whiff.
Sniffing a potential partner’s scent could tell whether Mr. Right has a sexually transmitted disease, according to a small study that found that gonorrhea-infected men smelled “putrid” to a bevy of young ladies.
“Our research revealed that infection disease reduces odor attractiveness in humans …” wrote Mikhail Moshkin, a professor at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk, Russia, and the lead author of research published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Read More Here.
CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A MEN'S MAGAZINE AND A RAPIST.
By: Anna North Published on December 9th, 2011
Well, this is upsetting. According to a new study, people can't tell the difference between quotes from British "lad mags" and interviews with convicted rapists. And given the choice, men are actually more likely to agree with the rapists.
The University of Surrey reports on the study (conducted jointly with researchers at Middlesex University), to be published in the British Journal of Psychology. Researchers gave a group of men and women quotes from the British lad mags FHM, Loaded, Nuts and Zoo, as well as excerpts from interviews with actual convicted rapists originally published in the book The Rapist Files. The participants couldn't reliably identify which statements came from magazines and which from rapists — what's more, they rated the magazine quotes as slightly morederogatory than the statements made by men serving time for raping women. READ MORE HERE.
CAR THONGS ARE THE NEW TRUCK NUTZ.
By: Patrick Frawley Published on December 9th, 2011
We've just learned that Harry Balz Novelties, the world's largest supplier of auto floor mats, spinners and off-brand feminine hygiene napkins, will finally shift their massive manufacturing might from 'Truck Nutz' — the most profitable product in the company's history.
Yes, we're told that thanks to crossovers being the latest automotive "It" girl form factor — "Car thongs" are the now the new 'truck nutz.' Yup, you heard it here first. READ MORE HERE.
CAT INHERITS 10M EMPIRE AFTER OWNER DIES AT AGE 94...
By: Nick Pisa Published on December 12th, 2011
An Italian cat has become the third richest animal in the world after inheriting almost £10 million after his wealthy owner died and left him the entire family fortune.
Maria Assunta died last month aged 94 years old and according to lawyers entrusted with her estate left the fortune in property to Tommasino, a stray cat she had found and looked after because of her love for animals. READ MORE HERE.
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD.. WHEN IT COMES TO CHRISTMAS SPENDING.
By: Joe.IE Published on December 12th, 2011
According to the research from Me to You, men expect their other halves to spend £144 on them this festive season, but can expect just an average of £99 spent by surveyed women. On the other hand women are expecting nearly £114 worth of presents but the study's men are pledging to spend nearly £150.
"Married couples of course have certain expectations when it comes to receiving presents from each other," said Me to You's Caroline Weaver on the results. READ MORE HERE.
INSTAGRAM IS APPLE'S "iPHONE APP OF THE YEAR"
By: Catharine Smith Published December 11th, 2011
Apple has released its annual iTunes Rewind, a look back at the most popular content available in the App Store over the past year.
This year, top honors went to photo-sharing app Instagram, which Apple named "iPhone App of the Year." As Apple's reigning favorite, the app will be featured prominently in the App Store and is likely to see a significant surge in downloads. READ MORE HERE.
IN TOUGH TIMES, A BOOM IN CREMATIONS AS A WAY TO SAVE MONEY.
By: Kevin Sack Published December 8th, 2011
As Toni Kelly battled lymphoma, first with a bone marrow transplant and then with brutal rounds of chemotherapy, she worried obsessively that her four-year struggle would destroy her family’s finances.
Her husband, Doug, refused to consider her pleas to stop pursuing costly therapies. But she knew that after she died, which she did on Sept. 29, there was one way she could keep from adding to the $200,000 in medical debt she would leave behind. Like a growing proportion of Americans, she said she wanted her body to be cremated. READ MORE HERE.
HEY I'M NOT DEAD YET!
By: Daily Mail Reporter Published December 12th
A man allegedly published a premature obituary about his mother who was alive and well - in a bid to get time off from work.
Baffled family members contacted The Jeffersonian Democrat newspaper in Brookville, Pennsylvania. They were apparently confused because the notice itself seemed to report the woman was still alive. READ MORE HERE.
BETHLEHEM TEENS BROKE INTO HOME, STOLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS.
By: Pamela Lenman Published on December 9th.
Bethlehem police charged two teenagers with breaking into a home Thursday and stealing Christmas presents, cash and liquor.
Both boys are 16 and live in Bethlehem, but police did not release the names because they are charged as juveniles. Both are charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property. READ MORE HERE.