Thursday, November 27, 2008

Giant hairball removed from girl's stomach - WTF!

An 11-year-old girl in Mumbai, India, was hospitalized with pain in her stomach, and surgeons were forced to operate. What they found was a foot-long hairball.
The mass of hair -- known as a trichobozear - -is a potentially fatal result of a mental illness called trichotillomania, a condition in which the patient pulls her hair out and, in many cases, eats it. And while the condition is not well known, American doctors say that it may afflict 1 percent of all Americans.
"It's a fairly uncommon outcome for trichs," said Dr. Martin Franklin, associate professor of clinical psychology and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies trichotillomania in children and adolescents. "But it's pretty life-threatening if you do end up here."

Zoo study shows you can’t mate two female polar bears

Japanese zoo figure out why polar bears fail to mate because both are female (DUH!)
The zoo in the northern city of Kushiro swapped an orangutan for a polar bear cub in January 2005, hoping it would eventually produce offspring with a female bear called Kurumi.
The cub, named Tsuyoshi after the popular baseball slugger Tsuyoshi Shinjo, reached the reproductive age of four last December.
"Even though the rutting season came in spring this year, Tsuyoshi didn't show mating behavior such as chasing after a female bear," said zookeeper Hiroyuki Kubono. "We thought it might be because Tsuyoshi was still too young."
But suspicions deepened when Tsuyoshi was seen urinating just like Kurumi.
"We realized it's really odd," the zookeeper said.
The zoo sent some of Tsuyoshi's hair for a DNA test, the results of which suggested "he" was really a she.
Just to make sure, earlier this month the zoo anesthetized the bear and directly checked its body, said Kubono, adding: "It was female."
The zoo wants a male for mating and is considering swapping Tsuyoshi, but Kubono said she is hugely popular with visitors.
"Tsuyoshi came here when she was a cub and people just love her," he said
It is not an isolated case: Tsuyoshi's "brother," who was adopted by another zoo and turns three this year, has also turned out to be female.
Why didn't they check for which sex it was when they swapped to make sure they were getting what they wanted? It would be like not counting money and taking someone else's word.

A survey says WOMEN don't even want FOREPLAY...

It's great news for men - women say foreplay is overrated
Poor men. All that time and effort wasted. A study has shown that foreplay adds little to a woman's overall enjoyment of sex.
The main event itself is far more important, the researchers found.
Their findings contradict traditional bedroom etiquette, which dictates that men must take it slow.
More than 2,300 women were quizzed about their sex lives for the study. Questions covered areas such as the division of time between foreplay and intercourse, and how often the women had an orgasm.
Foreplay lasted for an average of 15.4 minutes and intercourse for 16.2, the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports.
Further scrutiny of the results, collected in the Czech Republic, led the researchers from the University of the West of Scotland and Charles University in Prague to conclude that foreplay contributed little to a woman's enjoyment of the encounter.
The researchers said: 'In contrast to the assumptions of many sex therapists and educators, more attention should be given to improve quality and duration of intercourse rather than foreplay.'
They added that the figure of 16.2 minutes for intercourse dwarfed the figure of seven minutes found in American studies, suggesting Europeans are better in the bedroom.

What’s the gas price where you live?

$1.37 per gallon here in St. Louis
$1.80 per gallon here in Seattle.
$1.56 per gallon here in this part of OK.
$1.66 per gallon here in Waterloo on 11/29 $1.72
$2.40 per gallon near Buffalo, NY
Paulo Braz - Portugal said...
$5.85 per gallon in Portugal, Europe
wirecutter said...
$1.87 a gallon in Modesto, CA
KosherPickle said...
$7.65 per gallon in the UK
$1.43 per gallon in KC Kansas
TimO said...
$1.89 here in SouthEast Florida
Jazib said...
$2.83 in Lahore - Pakistan
Hell.- said...
Q27 (quetzales) Guatemala city. $3.54 US dollars

ONLY at Thanksgiving!

Talk about a huge breast!
Who wants the Breast
Tying the legs together keeps the inside moist.
It’s Cool Whip time!
If I don’t undo my pants, I’ll burst!
That’s one nice spread!
I’m in the mood for a little dark meat.
Are you ready for seconds yet?
Just wait your turn, you’ll get some!
Just spread the legs open and stuff it in.
I didn’t expect everyone to come at once!
You still have a little bit on your chin.
How long will it take after you stick it in?
You’ll know it’s ready when it pops up.
Wow, I didn’t think I could handle all of that!
That’s the biggest one I’ve ever seen!
When do I put it in?

Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans

Gobble Gobble Gobble!

Hey, wait…
Is that turkey pecking at his pecker?
He must have thought it was a worm.