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The Biggest and Baddest Advertising Lies

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It's common knowledge that you shouldn't believe what ads tell you, but most people still believe that commercials/print ads/web banners are required to at least have a tiny bit of truth behind them. As it turns out, if you have enough money and a particularly smart legal department, you can usually say whatever you want, sell you whatever you want, and usually get off with a fine or lawsuit settlement a tenth the size of your profits. Here's a look at some of the worst offenders.

SKECHERS
Living, Biggest Ad Lies, Advertising Lies
Can goofy shoes magically endow you with a rockin' Armenian ass like Kim Kardashian's? No, but Skechers really wanted you to believe that they could, and their line of Shape-Up clown shoes was supposedly designed to exercise unusual muscle groups just by walking around in a considerably weirder manner. Enough people fell for this Ministry of Silly Walkercise BS that the Federal Trade Commission had to step in and ruin Skechers' fun to the tune of a $40 million settlement.

AIRBORNE
Biggest Ad Lies, Advertising
Airborne's big claim to fame was that it was developed by a schoolteacher, but as we've seen before schoolteachers aren't necessarily infallible. That's especially true when schoolteachers claim they've cured the common cold with a jumble of random ingredients that work out to be roughly as effective as a cheap Vitamin C pill-or even a placebo. Nutritionists with the Center for Science in the Public Interest eventually hit Airborne with a class action lawsuit demanding they refund some $23 million to anyone who could prove they'd bought the overpriced supplement. Airborne never officially admitted their lie, but they did quietly redesign their packages to de-emphasize the scary cold germs and promote a vague claim about "helping the immune system."

EXERCISE IN A BOTTLE
Biggest Ad Lies, Advertising
When Enforma wanted to promote its diet supplements Fat Trapper and Exercise in a Bottle, they turned to renowned dietician, nutritionist, and bioethicist Steve Garvey... wait, no, it turns out Steve Garvey was first baseman for the Padres back in the eighties. He still seemed like a trustworthy enough guy to sell millions of dollars worth of the magic pills, neither of which turned out to either trap fat or contain exercise in a bottle. Enforma itself got nailed to the wall pretty quickly, but when the FTC tried to sue Garvey, a federal appeals court ruled celebrities weren't responsible for the misleading statements they were fed during ads. The FTC soon closed that loophole, which is why Shaq can't legally tell you that Fruity Pebbles is superior to Cocoa Pebbles.

RALPH LAUREN
Bad Ad Lies, Advertising
Supposedly everybody knows that women in fashion ads are routinely airbrushed, retouched, and otherwise distorted to sell product, but in most cases it's done with a light enough hand that people forget they're essentially buying clothes modeled by a cartoon. Ralph Lauren's 2009 ad campaign accidentally killed the illusion by taking the photoshopping past "mild editing" and beyond "unrealistic body standards" all the way into "oh dear God, I don't know what that thing is but it's wearing some lady's skin." After unsuccessfully trying to sue the many bloggers that pointed out that most women's heads aren't larger than their waists, Ralph Lauren eventually apologized and promised to stop using the Grey Alien filter in the future.

ENZYTE
Bad Ad Lies, Advertising
Speaking of horrifying cartoon people, remember the Enzyte commercials featuring Smilin' Bob and his creepy grin? If you're wondering why you haven't seen much of him lately, it's not because of some sort of federal ban on advertisements that cause nightmares, but because of all those official-sounding claims about 98.3% success rates, enlargements of "up to 41%," and in one case a puzzling "27% increase in roundness." The men who were disappointed with their insufficiently round dicks and attempted to take up the "double your money back" claim were baffled by deliberately deceptive materials trying to get them to waive their right to a refund. Eventually the FTC stepped in and found that not only was the company making false and deceptive claims, but that they were overcharging credit cards and committing mail fraud. Enzyte's "inventors" went away for 25 years, although the product is still available for gullible men with small, square penises.

IPHONE 3G
Bad Ad Lies, Advertising
When do the words "twice as fast, half the price" actually mean "marginally faster and slightly cheaper?" When you're writing ad copy for Apple's iPhone 3G, of course, which due to sneaky price plans and a poorly designed third-party chip, was neither twice as fast nor half as expensive as the original. After two iPhone 3G commercials were banned in the UK for making false claims, disgruntled American consumers launched a class-action false-advertising suit against Apple. Apple's official response: "the alleged deceptive statements were such that no reasonable person in Plaintiff's position could have reasonably relied on or misunderstood Apple's statements as claims of fact." In short: "our claims are basically so unbelievable you can't even call them lies, and if you fell for them it's your own dumbass fault." Because Apple has more money than God's rich uncle, the suit is still trudging through the courts years later along with several other false-advertising claims.

HOOVER'S AIRLINE TICKET PROMO
Bad Ad Lies, Advertisting
Ever known someone who, when caught in an obvious lie, doubled down with an even crazier lie instead of just fessing up? Then maybe you know someone who worked for Hoover UK's infamous 1992 ad campaign, which offered two free round-trip flights to anywhere in Europe to anybody who spent £100 on any Hoover product. Hoover soon realized that they wouldn't be able to meet the demand, but instead of shutting the promotion down and issuing refunds, they expanded the offer to include flights to anywhere in the USA.

Customers attempting to cash in on the deal soon found themselves filling out and sending in an apparently endless series of ownership forms. The whole thing finally fell apart in 1994, after an angry consumer group actually bought enough shares in Hoover UK's parent company Maytag to meet with the CEO at a shareholders meeting (which ironically they had to fly to America to get to). Hoover UK sacked most of its executives, lost £50 million in payouts, and ended up being sold off to more trustworthy (or at least less dumb) investors.

BAYER ONE-A-DAY
Bad Ad Lies, Advertising
Prostate cancer is scary-really all forms of cancer are scary, but not all of them require a periodic hand up your butt-and when Bayer started making the claim that "emerging research suggested" the selenium in their One-A-Day For Men multivitamin could reduce the risk of prostate cancer, they reaped the benefits in the form of a 16% boost in sales. The only problem was that "emerging research" had long since emerged, and the only thing it "suggested" was that selenium could actually make prostate cancer worse in men who'd already contracted the disease. Eventually scientists convinced the FTC to take the pharmaceutical giant to court, resulting in a $3.3 million dollar fine and a legal agreement to never again claim vitamins can cure cancer. Of course, since the increased sales for One-A-Day made them $36 million in the first quarter of 2010 alone, Bayer doesn't have much incentive to abide by that agreement.

DANNON YOGURT
Bad Ad Lies, Advertising
Yogurt manufacturer Dannon has had to settle out of court so many times over its Activia and DanActive probiotic goops that should a Dannon ad tell you that the sky was blue, you might be forgiven for sticking your head out of a window to check. They lost a case over Activia's "scientifically proven" health benefits, they lost another over DanActive's claims to boost immunity, and their heavily-promoted secret probiotic ingredient "bifidus regularis" was in fact a fairly common bacterium that scientists aren't really sure helps "regularity" at all.

Recently, though, Dannon scored a rare victory alongside General Mills and Cabot Creamery: the three companies managed to defeat a class-action lawsuit that actually questioned whether their products could even be legally called yogurt at all. Activia heavily relies on milk protein concentrate (MPC) to keep costs down, but diehard yogurt fundamentalists argue that MPC has no place in "real" yogurt and sought to force Dannon and others to refer to their products as something other than yogurt (we suggest Yuppie Scum). Having the government officially verify that their yogurt is, in fact, yogurt was quite the coup for embattled Dannon, who have never officially admitted that any of their health claims were bogus.

POM WONDERFUL
Bad Ad Lies, Advertising
It takes some real cojones to get yelled at by the FTC for promoting bogus research claims in your product, then to turn around and use quotes from the FTC's ruling out of context to claim your product will make you immortal. If nothing else, it at least takes a lot of money, money which POM Wonderful's owners have and are willing to spend on full-page ads in the New York Times and a website all about how pomegranate juice is somehow way better than any other kind of fruit juice. POM Wonderful is even going on the offense against other companies, lately winning a false advertising suit against Coca Cola for producing a "pomegranate-blueberry" juice that was actually 99.4% apple and grape juice. That's an important distinction if you're like POM Wonderful: fearlessly committed to truth and also in control of the majority of the American pomegranate crop.

 

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Here Are Three Very Different Types of Ghosts in The World

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When it comes to the supernatural, ghosts will of course look different depending on what part of the world they have come from. Check out how America stacks up against the others.

Funny, Different Ghosts, Different Ghosts For Different Folks
In America's defense, our ghost looks like a good time.

Via Tumblr

 

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Feds Raid Home of Subway's Jared Fogle In Child Porn Investigation

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For years he has been known as Subway's pitchman, but Jared Fogle now has more to worry about than foot-long subs. Like going to jail for a very long time.

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Jared, who became widely known as the guy who lost 245 pounds eating nothing but Subway, and who has made millions off Subway, may now be in some deep trouble as the FBI was seen raiding his home in Zionsville, IN for child pornography, and leaving with some electronics.

The raid is said to have begun at 6:30am this morning, led by the FBI, and there has been an evidence truck parked at the Fogle residence. This isn't the first time that Subway has had to deal with something similar, as back in April the executive director of the Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested on child porn charges, having more than 400 illicit videos. Taylor attempted suicide while in jail in May.


No word yet if Russell's case is related to Jared, or if Jared is truly into that as well.

Jared is not only into sandwiches and sounding monotone, because it is known that he ran a successful porn business out of his college dorm room, when he was hovering right around the 400 pound mark.

Take a look at the video below for footage of outside the Fogle residence.

Via Gawker

 

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The 10 Greatest 'As Seen On TV' Products of All Time

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America is a land of consumers. High end, low end, we define ourselves by the products we purchase. The most colorful of these products, however, are not sold in stores. We can order them over the phone, with our credit card in hand, usually at around 1 a.m. when insobriety or exhaustion has grabbed hold of us. These treasures come in all shapes and sizes for a wide range of purposes and their total price - at least first payment - usually costs a very reasonably sounding $19.95. Here is a ranking of the ten greatest As Seen On TV products ever, and shipping and handling is free.

No. 10 - Bedazzler
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It's a common problem. You look through your closets, at your pants, shirts, hats, scarves, or capes if you got 'em, and there's just no dang sparkle. For centuries, there was little an average jane or joe could do about this. But in the '70s all that changed when the Bedazzler was introduced to a garment glitter-starved public. Wearable rhinestones and studs were now not just ornaments for the wealthy or royalty or religious leaders, the commonest among us could transform our wardrobe for practically pocket change with a two-bit device in the shape of a miniature sewing machine. And whether we wanted to keep it at the level of sensible retro chic or full blown Liberace, the Bedazzler made the world our oyster and its bulk, valueless, gemlike bling its pearls.

No. 9 - Bowflex
greatest as seen on tv products, bowflex
Who needed late night Cinemax when we could just wait for the Bowflex commercials to come on instead? The guys were ripped flaunting more abs than there are Duggars. The chicks had tremendous boobs stretching their sports bras to the brink. The music was porntastic and all the tan bodies packed into the thirty second spots had us reaching for the lotion. But the product was cool, too. Looking perfect alongside a brick-walled loft or a glass and stainless steel laboratory that might design a Terminator, this a was no ordinary gym equipment. No weights here, just cables and straps and resistance and the ability to fold it up like George Jetson's car. Finally, the Bowflex pitch threw out terms like "performance rods" and "sexy core." Uh-oh, time for that lotion again.

No. 8 - OxiClean
greatest as seen on tv products, oxiclean
People don't generally get excited by white powder unless it's the kind our darker high school assemblies warned us about. But when its commercials showed us all the stains that were no match for it when mixed with water, OxiClean sent us into immaculate elation. Although it's hard to separate the highs we felt for the product from that we felt for its pitchman, Billy Mays, perhaps TVs first lumbersexual since Yukon aided Rudolph in his Misfit Toy adventure. Mays' voice was somehow both booming and gentle and as he demonstrated just how powerful and gentle OxyClean was on carpets, clothes, and stuffed animals we realized he and it were a dynamic duo. Oxygen, we were informed, was the powder's secret weapon and Mays breathed amazing life into its popularity with his forceful yet friendly delivery.

No. 7 - Ginsu Knives
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The word Ginsu doesn't mean anything, can't be found in any Japanese dictionary or text, but was simply made up by a couple white guys in Ohio trying to sell knives. A product every American household already had plenty of, and didn't think they needed any more. But in its groundbreaking infomercial, a Ginsu knife was slickly portrayed as a miracle product, something sharper and more precise than a Mayo Clinic surgeon's scalpel, a utensil of pure power. Its Asian chef chopping through wood, aluminum cans, boxes of frozen vegetables with ease, while still retaining a razored edge to cut a tomato with maternal delicacy. And the orders from homes everywhere began pouring in. Not only did Ginsu bring the infomercial mainstream, but phrases like "Now how much would you pay?" or "Wait, there's more!" as well. For Ginsu, the latter included more knives, a carving fork, slicers, and a gadget that cut potatoes into a pretty dope, accordion-like coil. Ginsu knives led the way for all the As Seen On TV products to follow, transforming our drunken midnight rerun watching forever.

No. 6 - Thighmaster
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Many of us wanted to get between Suzanne Somers' legs when she first began appearing on television in the '70s. In the '90s we were given our best shot with the Thighmaster, a ridiculous piece of exercise equipment advertised by the sex symbol herself. A cross between a giant paper clip and a rejected torture device from the "Saw" franchise and finished in Superman colors, you had to be stronger than a locomotive to squeeze this thing repetitively with your knees, arms, or whatever anatomical crevice you wedged it between. But Somers needed a successful Second Act after her diva antics got her bounced from her hit sitcom, and even though this thing quickly ended up in the dusty corner of our attics, we were proud to help the blonde bombshell achieve it.

No. 5 - ShamWow
greatest as seen on tv products, shamwow
In Yiddish, it's called a schmatta. Around these parts, a rag. But the world of infomercials has branded it more appealingly as a ShamWow. And its energetic spokesman Vince, oozing a New Yorker's confidence, became as absorbing as the product itself when he began selling them in 2007. Basically, it's a very thirsty towel. But Vince's masterful, straightforward pitch effectively convinced us that we could not go on living without it. In essence we'd just been wasting our time, up to this point, using a lowly towel as a cleaning device, paper or otherwise. And even though "Sham" was clearly half of the product's name, we believed Vince hook, line, and sinker.

No. 4 - The Clapper
greatest as seen on tv products, the clapper
Not intended for a concert hall or other performing arts venue where ovations occur with frequency, this cherished product has always been one we'd enjoy within the privacy of our own home. There has always been something elegant about terse, abrupt clapping - whether it might come from a stern governess or tango-loving parent - and after The Clapper's mid-'80s birth, the sweet, sharp sound could now be used to turn off our lighting and other household devices. Heck, this is such a beloved product some might even hook it up to their clocks or aquarium filters in a blunt refusal to let any electrical outlet go unClapped. But the smiley, sleepy Grandma in the infamous ad shows us The Clapper at its very best, shutting off her lamp and static-stricken television with a power she holds within the palms of her own hands.

No. 3 - Snuggie
greatest as seen on tv products, snuggie
Half cloak and half mangled blanket, the Snuggie is the go-to comfort item for those with both low self-respect and body temperature. But a true phenomenon, leading many commercial audience viewers to consider purchasing one for themselves, clearly when their better judgment has somehow been compromised. The rub with the Snuggie, though, is that there is no material in the back, not just to warm you, but to keep it from falling off your body when you stand. But why should it, since this product celebrates America's true greatest pastimes - immobility and sloth.

No. 2 - George Foreman Grill
greatest as seen on tv products, george foreman grill
Whether outdoor grilling is not an option or you just want to eat like a lovable boxer, the George Foreman Grill is there for you and has been since he began selling them in 1996. Bringing the BBQ right to your countertop, patios were no longer needed to grill up your meats and vegetables and even sandwiches like a champ. And the fat-reducing component was a knockout for an increasingly health-conscious population. Although maybe the liquefied fat bleeding right out of the appliance's front into a shallow reservoir to form a murky puddle right before your eyes might be so unappetizing that it can bring about weight loss as well. Whatever the motivation, George Foreman didn't need to don boxing gloves to persuade consumers to buy in droves. His apron and fatherly smile were all we needed.

No. 1 - Chia Pet
greatest as seen on tv products, chia pet
What did we all give each other for Christmas before 1982? Not sure, but thank Jesus the Chia Pet came along when it did, quickly becoming our favorite unappreciable gift. Though we love the product's stuttering catchphrase, watching the seed application within the ubiquitous holiday-timed commercials is still, to this day, mildly repulsive. And the herb bloom that follows, only a little less. But who hasn't fantasized where in one's home one might place a Chia Pet, and then, shortly afterwards, how much to charge for it at the garage sale.

 

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Guy Gets $750K After Dealing With 6-Day Erection In Solitary Confinement

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I'm sure when you're in jail you have plenty of time to think about things and plenty of time to enjoy yourself by participating in personal activities...but don't tell that to the guy who had to suffer a six-day erection in solitary confinement.

Rodney Cotton, Man With Six Day Erection

50-year-old Rodney Cotton from Brooklyn, NY, was awarded $750,000 by the state after his pleas of help were ignored. Rodney suffered permanent damage to his penis as a result of almost a week long erection, thanks to antidepressant Risperdal.

Rodney was given the medication by the prison infirmary while locked up at the Manhattan Detention Complex in 2011 for violating parole. Rodney says he has "loss function" of his manhood.

"They took my manhood! It's embarrassing. We're here to create. I can't perform my duties as a man," Rodney told the Daily News.

Rodney Cotton, Man With Six Day Erection

Originally, Rodney filed a $10 million lawsuit against the Department of Corrections and the city Health and Hospitals Corporation.

"If I had the choice between the reward and having my manhood restored, I'd have my manhood restored in a heartbeat," Rodney said.

Rodney was apparently left in his cell with his erection and only some Tylenol and an ice pack, all through the Independence weekend in 2011.

I wonder what a 50-year-old will now do now that he can't create.

Via Mirror

 

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Woman Bites and Bloodies Boyfriend For Turning Down Sex

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A woman apparently did not take kindly to being rejected after wanting sex, so she did the logical thing of attacking the man who dared say no.

News, Woman Attacks Man For Refusing Sex

35-year-old Tabatha Lee Grooms from Augusta, Georgia, was not very happy when her 30-year-old boyfriend, Carlos Rodrecus Grace, refused to have sex with her, and she showed her displeasure of not getting any pleasure by beating him up.

Tabatha went out drinking after Carlos refused her advances earlier in the day, only to come back with a horny vengeance. Tabatha allegedly scratched Carlos in the neck, face, head, drew some blood, and also made sure to bite him in the forearm.

Tabatha also decided to take it out on her mother, by punching her in the face. Tabatha lives in her mother's home with her boyfriend. Ex-boyfriend now, probably.

If the physical attack didn't hurt Carlos, Tabatha mad sure to launch a verbal one, stating that she "f***** everyone else because (Caros) would not f*** her."

Oh, Carlos. Carlos was able to lock himself in the bathroom to call police.

Lovely Tabatha was charged with simple battery and family violence, and was taken to jail.

No means no, Tabatha.

Via Mirror

 

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10 Things You Need To Stop Asking People With Tattoos

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People who ask a thousand questions about someone's tattoos are probably the same ones who walk up to random pregnant women in the mall and start rubbing on their stomachs while asking about their planned birthing process. It's fine if you want to compliment someone's artwork, but some of the questions are just beyond idiotic. Here are ten things everyone needs to stop asking people with tattoos.

1. "Do you regret getting that?"

Let's assume that the person you're asking does deeply regret getting it; is that really something you want to bring up and talk about? That's like if someone's wife gained 300lbs and you walked up to him and said, "Do you regret marrying her?" It's a little too late for that now, isn't it? Thanks for bringing it up you creep.

2. "Aren't you afraid you won't be able to get a job now?"

No. Believe it or not tattoos are now quite common and don't automatically mean you served some hard time at Rikers. Now obviously it may be a little tough to get a job as a pediatrician if you have "HAIL SATAN" tattooed across your forehead, but that tiny pink heart on your wrist probably isn't going to set off any red flags and cause you to be shunned from society.

3. "Did that hurt?"

It's a needle being jabbed into your skin over and over. There are spots that don't hurt as much, but overall it is a bit of a painful process. And if you say it does hurt in a certain area, there will always be another person to disagree and say it didn't hurt for them in that spot. Great. Good for you. The bottom line is that everyone's body is different, so just be prepared to feel some pain when having ink permanently marked onto your skin with needles.

4. "What if it means something other than what you think?"

What if we're all actually trapped inside the matrix and robots are controlling us while using human beings as batteries? How do you answer a question that implies you're too dumb to verify the meaning of a symbol before having it tattooed onto your body? What if your mom is really Kathy Bates? We could go through random, hypothetical questions like this all day.

5. "Why did you get that?"

You're either going to get some long, rambling story about the secret meaning behind a shamrock tattoo, or you're going to be severely disappointed when they say, "I don't know, I just thought it was cool." Either way, when you say, "Why did you get that?" the only thing the other person hears is, "Well that's stupid and I hate it." Great conversation opener!

6. "Is that real?"

Just assume it's real unless you're at Six Flags and you see a child with a cartoon character across his bicep. Do you see a lot of grown adults walking around with temporary tattoos? It would almost be less awkward if you subtly licked your finger then rubbed it against their neck tattoo when they weren't looking.

7. "Aren't you afraid what it'll look like in 50 years?"

Of all the things to worry about in life, a tattoo of Bugs Bunny on your calf should probably be quite low on the list. Are you not going to be able to hang out with the purist in the nursing home because of your tribal armband? I'm fairly certain you'll do just fine as an elderly person that happens to have a couple of tattoos.

8. "You know you're going to have that forever, right?"
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That's normally how they work, so yes.

9. "Were your parents mad?"

This might be appropriate to ask to a teenager, but most adults don't have to worry about their parents grounding them for getting an eagle holding an American flag in its talons on their shoulder. Your parents didn't seem to have a problem converting your childhood bedroom into an awkwardly erotic massage room, so why should they be allowed to get mad over your barbed wire tattoo?

10. "Oh is that from (something random that it definitely wouldn't be from)?"

I have the Celtic symbol for the trinity on my arm because I'm a big fan of Led Zeppelin. You would not believe how many people asked me if it was from the show "Charmed." Why would you just assume I'm such a big fan of a show about teenage girls practicing witchcraft that I would put it on my body forever? Like, that's your very first guess? Don't ever assume someone's tattoo is from the show "Charmed."

 

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Swiss Model Arrested For Taking Nude Selfies With Tourists At Eiffel Tower

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We thought the French were down with this kind of stuff, but apparently that isn't the case at all.

According to the Daily Mail, 31-year-old Swiss model and performance artist Milo Moiré was arrested Sunday afternoon for taking nude selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

milo moiré arrested for nude selfies
French police told Moiré to put on some clothes before they made her spend a night in prison for "exposing her genitals in public." Because it was considered performance art, Moiré was reportedly released the next day without having to pay the $16,500 fine.

Milo Moiré nude, nude performance artist eiffel tower
Moiré made headlines last year when another one of her artistic "performances" involved pushing paint-filled eggs out of her vagina, which is something I would have had no problem forking over 20 bucks to witness. But she was a tad more tame this time around, and by the looks of things, everybody liked what they saw, especially the dude in the blue shirt.

milo moiré arrested for nude selfies
milo moiré arrested for nude selfies
Well, except for the cops. And maybe the kid who had his face buried in his mom's shoulder. But otherwise, everybody else seemed to enjoy it. Good work, Milo.

Blake Lively once took some nude selfies, so you'll probably want to click here: The Celebrity Nude Leaked Photos Report Card

 

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Canadian Model Returns Home After Four Months of Fighting ISIS

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A good-looking woman who is good with a gun and is fighting evil? Hello!

According to the Daily Mail, a 46-year-old model has returned to Canada after malnutrition forced her to give up her fight against ISIS.

Canadian model returns home after fighting ISIS
Tiger Sun said she left her model lifestyle to go fight ISIS after a man she was dating left her for an arranged marriage. She then saw an ISIS propaganda video featuring a Canadian jihadist, and from there it was on.

Canadian model returns home after fighting ISIS
Upon her return to Canada, Sun said she couldn't believe some of the things she witnessed while fighting alongside Kurdish protection units.

"I stepped on a finger once," Sun said. "It was charred black and bent at a weird angle. The body it came from was nowhere in sight. I watched a little girl die from her injuries from a landmine explosion because the Kurds have no medical training or equipment."

"Did I see violence? Did I see ISIS kill innocent people?" she continued. "Yes, I was in the fight. I saw them trying to kill us. We see Daesh (ISIS), we kill Daesh, and that's about it. It's actually quite simple."

Canadian model returns home after fighting ISIS
Sun also said that there were times when she would eat lunch next to "a pile of brains." That is beyond horrifying and also shocking. I mean, who knew that models eat lunch?

Here's a woman who didn't wear her gun on the outside: Tennessee Woman Caught With Loaded Gun in Her Vagina

 

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Here's a Naked Woman Casually Walking Into a New Jersey Wawa

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Not wearing socks while walking through South Jersey is a bold choice, but it's tough to top not wearing anything at all.

According to NBC Philadelphia, a naked woman casually strolled into a Delran Wawa convenience store at 6 a.m. Monday morning, walked out two minutes later and drove off in a car that was ironically filled with clothing.


The incident was accidentally captured on camera because television crews were onsite asking people about Delran native Carli Lloyd's hat trick during the United States' thrashing of Japan in the World Cup Sunday afternoon.

Employees reportedly told the woman if she didn't leave the store, they would call the police. She obliged with their request, walked out the door without taking or buying anything and drove off in a car "packed with clothes and belongings."

Even crazier than a naked woman walking into a Wawa on a Monday morning? You guessed it: The fact that nobody really seemed to care.

Getting buck naked and masturbating in traffic is illegal. Even in Florida: Naked Florida Woman Arrested for Masturbating in Traffic

 

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This is What You Get for Excessive Celebration

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Chalk this one up as an all-time lesson in humility.


It was an awesome dunk, but instead of over-celebrating afterward, the little guy has to remember to hustle down to the other end of the court. That way you don't let the other team get a transition basket, or in this case, you avoid a major headache if the hoop comes down after your slam.

More funny Vines: When You See Your Ex in the Crowd

 

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Japanese Game Show Pits Women Against Each Other...In Hand Job Race

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The Japanese are not out of game show ideas just yet, that is for sure, as this time they've developed a game show where women give men hand jobs, where the first one to make the man...uh....finish, wins. Also, the women run around with rubber chickens in their hands, looking for contestants. So that happens too.



If this show was done in America, it's safe to say there would be three celebrity judges. One has-been, one guy you know from that show, and a professional.

 

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This Shovel Makes "Smells Like Teen Spirit" Even Better

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The intro to "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana is one of the most recognizable intros in the history of music. It's become a classic that many would say could not be approved upon. Well, if you are one of those many, prepare to have your entire world upside down. This shovel just made it an even better song.

 

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15 Signs You Blacked Out Last Night

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If you're a fun person, odds are you've been blacked out before. All it takes is the right occasion, the right friends, and the right alcohol content. On the off-chance that you've never been blacked out before (good for you, no seriously, good for you), here are a few things you're missing out on.

1. You woke up on the ceiling.


2. You woke up with a new friend.


3. You fudged up a tattoo.


4. Speaking of fudge...


5. You've suddenly, and unintentionally, become the most popular girl in town.


6. You cringe to think of the horrible things you might've done.


7. You suspect arson occurred.


8. Your feet are sticky, and you don't know why.


9. You misplaced your car.


10. You hoarded bananas for tomorrow's hangover. (The No. 1 cure.)


11. You need a new door.


12. And a new shower curtain.


13. You tried to cook pasta, but failed.


14. You remember one tiny blur from the night.


15. And you regret everything.

 

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History's Craziest Parties

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Remember that one seriously epic party you went to where you got so wasted, and the cops came and you crawled out of a second-story window without your pants? Well guess what, history just called, and they said your insane party experience ain't nothing. We're going to look at parties that created countries, started wars, and killed off the entire English royal family. Bring some chips or a six-pack (or just bring a bag of ice if you're that guy) to Mandatory's look at history's craziest parties.

MOSCOW'S FIRST VICTORY DAY
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
Winning the Second World War was a pretty good excuse for a party, particularly if you were a Russian and had seen a lot of that war fought in your backyard. Fittingly, Moscow's victory celebration blew everybody else's parties out of the water and into a vast lake of booze-supposedly, so much vodka was being consumed that it flowed down the streets like rivers. The party started at one in the morning on May 9, 1945 when Germany's surrender was officially confirmed, and continued for a solid 22 hours, slowing down only when it was discovered that Muscovites had done the impossible-drank the city's entire supply of vodka.

ADMIRAL RUSSELL AND HISTORY'S BIGGEST COCKTAIL
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
"Drunk by Naval standards" was a British expression during the Age of Sail to indicate someone so smashed it was hard to believe they'd ever been sober. There are plenty of reasons for this but Admiral Edward Russell's legendary 1694 naval officer's party couldn't hurt: draining the fountain of his estate, he refilled it with some 250 gallons of brandy, 125 gallons of wine, 20 gallons of lime juice, 1400 pounds of sugar, 2500 lemons, and five pounds of nutmeg (because a little nutmeg goes a long way). In true naval fashion, the punch was served by bartenders in a canoe, who had to change shifts every fifteen minutes to so as not to pass out from the fumes. Over the course of a week, revelers drank the fountain dry, stopping only to put up a canopy to keep rain from diluting the booze.

THE LAST BASH OF THE WARI
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
Little is known of the Wari people of ancient Peru: they lived in the Andean mountains, they brewed "chicha" beer out of maize and saliva, and after about 500 years they just seemed to disappear. Evidence suggests they went out with a hell of a bang, however: the ruins of Cerro Baul, once an ambassadorial outpost and major chicha brewery, show evidence that the last thing the Wari did before abandoning the city was hold a massive ceremonial party. After brewing a final giant batch of chicha, the residents burned the brewery, smashed their houses, and disappeared into the forest.

THE FIELD OF THE CLOTH OF GOLD
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
In 1520, the non-aggression pact between England under Henry VIII and France under Francis I was in danger of falling apart, so the decision was made to conduct a series of calm, orderly peace talks... nah, just kidding, the two kings agreed to hold a gigantic party in a field. Although the party started out on good terms, King Hank and King Frank couldn't stop trying to outdo the other in terms of spectacle and luxury, including huge fountains filled with wine, a gigantic tent done up to look like a castle, and so many fancy cloth-of-gold outfits that it became the semi-official name for the event.

The highlight of the celebration was a series of friendly competitions between British and French jousters, duelists, and archers, which culminated in Henry's surprise challenge of Francis to a wrestling match, even though the rules of the event stipulated that the two kings weren't supposed to directly compete against each other. It turned out that rule was a good idea, since after Henry got his ass handed to him by the king of France the party went sour in a hurry. Within a year of the party, the British allied with the Holy Roman Empire, who promptly declared war on France and their stupid jerk king who thought he's so great at wrestling.

THE NAMING OF MANHATTAN
History's Craziest Parties, WIld Parties
Explorer Henry Hudson was one of many people who failed to discover the Northeast Passage, mostly because it didn't actually exist, but as a sort of consolation prize ended up mapping most of the Eastern seaboard. During his 1609 expedition, he found himself in the territory of the Lenape people, who made the kind but arguably short-sighted decision not to kill these strange white people and traded them some furs and supplies instead. To celebrate, Hudson broke out his private brandy reserves, and soon everyone in the local tribe was drunk as hell for the first time in their lives. After sending Hudson on his way and dealing with some of the first hangovers in the New World, the locals began referring to the little forested island as "manahachtanienk," roughly translated as either "place of general inebriation" or "that island where we all got blitzed."

ALEXANDER THE GREAT SETS THE ROOF ON FIRE (ALSO EVERYTHING ELSE)
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
Famous commander and infamous drunk Alexander the Great could throw a hell of a party, but not everyone was guaranteed to live through the event. Case in point: the burning of Persepolis, which Alexander was originally going to spare before holding a "symposium," which we think of today as a sort of intellectual conference or debate, but was back then an excuse to get drunk and argue about philosophy. Al's symposia also tended to feature hetairas, essentially the Greek equivalent of geishas, and this one had the hetaira Thais of Athens, who like a lot of Athenians was still pissed off about the burning of the Acropolis during the Second Persian Invasion and had a fun suggestion: how bout all the hetairas get together, get a band going, and set fire to everything in the city? Al was totally down with the idea of combining arson with high-class prostitutes and the ancient capital was reduced to cinders overnight.

THE SPECTACLES OF TITUS
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
When the Flavian Amphitheater (better known as the Roman Colosseum, except for a brief period when it was officially renamed QualComm Stadium) was first opened to the public, Emperor Titus wanted a big event to show off that this wasn't going to be your average gladiator arena. After all, Rome had just come through some rough times-plagues, fires, the whole Vesuvius things-and everybody needed to unwind. To that end, Titus declared a full hundred days of non-stop partying, drinking, racing, gladiator battles (both team and one-on-one matches), public executions, and to cap it off, a "naumachia:" a half-scale naval battle held inside the Colosseum itself, which was capable of filling with water in just a few hours. The celebration was so intense that according to Roman historians, Titus died the day after the last of the games, possibly to avoid what was going to be an incredible hangover.

ANDREW JACKSON, PARTY PRESIDENT
History's Craziest Parties, WIld Parties
Andrew Jackson is a deeply divisive and controversial figure, but there is one thing everyone can agree on: he could throw a hell of a party. Jackson was the first President to invite the general public to his inaugural ball, which almost immediately got out of hand after 20,000 people showed up to get trashed. At one point, Jackson had to sneak out of the White House and couldn't get back inside until someone came up with the idea to put huge vats of booze out on the lawn, luring enough people out of the White House for the Secret Service to secure the building again. At the other end of Jackson's presidency, he was given the somewhat inconvenient gift of a 1400-pound wheel of cheese a year before the end of his second term. Unable to eat or give away enough of the cheese before the end of his term, Jackson again invited the public to the White House in his last public reception. Ten thousand Americans showed up, consuming the cheese in only two hours; unfortunately for future residents of the White House the stench remained for months afterwards.

THE ORIGINAL CONSTITUTION PARTY
History's Craziest Parties, Wild Parties
Today, the Constitution Party is a fringe conservative group typically found on municipal ballots promising to return Biblical values to the position of dogcatcher. Originally, though, the Constitution Party referred to a balls-out rager paid for by the city of Philadelphia for the 55 delegates who had just finished the last drafts of the nation's founding document. No direct accounts of the party survive, but luckily we still have the bill presented by the tavern owner to the city. Our noble founding fathers managed to consume 114 bottles of wine, fifty bottles of assorted booze, and seven "large bowls of potent punch." Two days later, the groggy delegates managed to limp back to work and actually sign the Constitution.

THE WHITE SHIP
History's Craziest Parties
Who doesn't like crazy drunken boat parties? Well, the Coast Guard isn't fond of the practice, and neither are the people who have to hose vomit out of rented pontoon boats, and if we had to guess we'd say that King Henry I of England wasn't wild about it either. That's because of the White Ship disaster, a legendary booze cruise that sank with Henry's only legitimate son and heir William Adelin aboard, along with several other noble bastards, princesses, counts, and basically everybody that Henry had been counting on to assume control of England after his death. The two survivors of the wreck told a story of drunken revelry fueled by William's generous and extremely short-sighted decision to let the crew sample his private wine reserves. After it became obvious that there was no longer a clear line of succession for the English throne, Britain descended into a time of vicious civil war later referred to as the Anarchy. Henry probably lost the deposit on the boat rental, too.

 

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10 Female Celebrities Who Used To Be Strippers

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Before they were in the spotlight, these famous gals were in a different kind of spotlight, surrounded by eager, drunk folks and a part-time DJ. Here are some female celebrities that used to be strippers before hitting it big in Hollywood.

Lady Gaga
Famous Celebrity Strippers
At 19-years-old, Lady Gaga was a burlesque dancer in NYC.

Courtney Love
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Kurt Cobain's wife used to strip when she was young in Los Angeles.

Azealia Banks
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Azealia was a stripper in Queens, NY for two weekends before bowing out.

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Catherine was only a stripper for a short time and for one reason: to pay for a nose job.

Amber Rose
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Amber Rose began her stripping at the age of 15, and has been very open about it.

Eve
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Eve did it for about a month at the age of 18, stating that it helped her "find Eve."

Diablo Cody
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Diablo used her stripper powers to write a blog and book, eventually helping her get into Hollywood, and her hands on an Oscar.

Nene Leakes
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Nene went by the name of "Silk" when she was stripper as a 25-year-old.

Carmen Electra
Famous Celebrity Strippers
No surprise here, but Carmen used to strip before becoming famous. She even released her own signature brand stripper pole.

Jenna Jameson
Famous Celebrity Strippers
Again. No surprise here. Jenna was a stripper and glamor model, eventually making her way to porn, becoming one of the most famous porn stars ever.

Via The Daily Beast

 

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'Weird Science' Cast: Then VS. Now

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"Weird Science" was released 30 years ago, and featured two teen nerds bringing to life a perfect, superhuman woman they designed on their computer. And today, with our technology, that woman would be known as Siri. Let's take a look at the "Weird Science" cast and how they are looking now.

Kelly LeBrock
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Anthony Michael Hall
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Robert Downey Jr.
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Bill Paxton
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Suzanne Snyder
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Robert Rusler
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Michael Berryman
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Judie Aronson
Weird Science, Weird Science Cast Today

Vernon Wells
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Via The Chive

 

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There Is A One in 30 Chance You've Hooked Up With Your Cousin

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funny meme cousinsBefore you go out proudly singing "I Just Had Sex," perhaps you should stop to consider that the person you just shacked up with may have in fact been your cousin.

A new statistic done by AncestryDNA suggests that one in every 300 strangers in Britain are cousins. So, hey Britain, you're screwed. And not in the good way either.

So if you do the math, and take the average number of sexual partners people have in their life, which is about ten, carry the one and so on, there is a one in 30 chance that some English folks have shared more than tea with their cousin.

This is because how interwoven the family history in Britain truly is. So I hope you learned your lesson, Britain.

"It's incredible to think that many of us will be in daily contact with unknown relatives - with no idea that we share much more than the same sporting team or commute to work," the commercial director or AncestryDNA, Brad Argent states.

Well, Britain, you may want to backtrack on your partners.

Via Metro

 

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A Rat Is Pulled Out Of A Man's Belly Button In Horrific Clip

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Before you continue on down and see the video (because we are all awful, curious humans), let me first warn you that the clip below is hard to watch. And will most likely force you to skip lunch today. And may make you question your existence. And will definitely make you jump in the shower immediately and clean your belly button. Yes, the clip below shows a man pulling a dead rat out of a man's stomach. So now that you know that, proceed with caution.



No word yet on how the rat got there, but the video is said to have been filmed in Brazil. Some have doubted its authenticity, and I think this time around we can all hope that it isn't real, and just Eli Roth's new movie.

 

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