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Invasive beetles out to eat all of world's trees

Invasive beetles out to eat all of world's trees

In my continuing efforts to survey the horrifying world of Mother Nature, I'm proud to add bark and ambrosia beetles to the list (along with…
Super-mosquitoes are invading major U.S. cities

Super-mosquitoes are invading major U.S. cities

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, city dwellers, but the urban landscape just got a hell of a lot more scary. Added to the daily possibility of…
Bicyclists beat a JetBlue flight on "carmageddon" weekend

Bicyclists beat a JetBlue flight on "carmageddon" weekend

In a move that was more marketing stunt than anything else, JetBlue offered four-dollar, twenty-minute plane rides from one side of L.A. to the…
Marriott hotels will no longer offer adult movies

Marriott hotels will no longer offer adult movies

Leading hotel group Marriott International says it will no longer offer adult movies in new hotels opening in the next several years. Marriott…
Sex Advice From Flight Attendants

Sex Advice From Flight Attendants

Q: What are some tips for joining the mile-high club? A: Don't.
U.K. grounds "mile-high club" charter flights

U.K. grounds "mile-high club" charter flights

The Civil Aviation Authority — England's equivalent to the U.S.'s Federal Aviation Administration — has shut down a…
Public nudity rates in Singapore skyrocket

Public nudity rates in Singapore skyrocket

Those crazy Singaporeans can't seem to keep their pants on in public lately. The country best known for semiconductor wafers and…
Tokyo may restrict depictions of sex in manga and anime

Tokyo may restrict depictions of sex in manga and anime

  Japanese cartoons and comic books are full of weird porn, as you may have noticed. A bill in Tokyo to tighten restrictions on sex in…
Hooters finally opens its first location in Japan

Hooters finally opens its first location in Japan

Hooters is such a massively recognizable American institution, you'd be forgiven for assuming it was also popular in kooky ol' Japan. But…
Czech police using cardboard cutouts of policewomen in miniskirts to slow traffic

Czech police using cardboard cutouts of policewomen in miniskirts to slow traffic

Czech towns concerned about speeding cars have deployed cardboard cutouts of policewomen in miniskirts, in the hopes that drivers will slow down…
"The Red Chapel" is the year's funniest and most dangerous documentary

"The Red Chapel" is the year's funniest and most dangerous documentary

"Jacob, I have to lie," says the man, in Danish, "I don't dare do anything else." These are the unforgettable words of a…
Virginia town among the ten most obscene cities in America

Virginia town among the ten most obscene cities in America

The hamlet of Ashburn, Virginia was named America's "most obscene" city — but is it all a statistical fluke? The…
Cosmopolitan goes to Mongolia

Cosmopolitan goes to Mongolia

  Or rather, Mongolia's getting its own edition of Cosmopolitan (much though we might relish the idea of Cosmopolitan and…
Scotland starts new penis snow-sculpture trend

Scotland starts new penis snow-sculpture trend

Have you heard about all the horrible weather going on in Europe and the UK? Snow avalanches nearly killing pedestrians, Gatwick airport shut…
Watch: "Cock-Out," the new German video game you play with your penis

Watch: "Cock-Out," the new German video game you play with your penis

Today is World AIDS Day. In order to celebrate, and increase awareness about safe-sex, a German company has released a fun new video game called…
Kentucky Governor announces plans for Creationist amusement park

Kentucky Governor announces plans for Creationist amusement park

First, they created the Creation Museum. Now, Kentucky — acting in conjunction with the Governor — are creating a Biblical amusement…
Anti-radiation underwear will hide your shame from the TSA

Anti-radiation underwear will hide your shame from the TSA

In response to the moral panic provoked by the new, extra-revealing TSA scanners, Colorado company Rocky Flats Gear has released radiation-proof…
Watch: 13-year-old American boy arrested for protesting in China

Watch: 13-year-old American boy arrested for protesting in China

An undercover Beijing police officer detained a thirteen-year-old American boy after the kid protested in front of Tiananmen Gate in China…
Pilot reroutes flight over Canadian airspace so two male passengers can get married

Pilot reroutes flight over Canadian airspace so two male passengers can get married

A Virgin America pilot re-routed his flight over Canadian airspace so that two men aboard could marry one another -- proving that you don't…
Listen: "Don't Touch My Junk," the slow-jam inspired by airport security

Listen: "Don't Touch My Junk," the slow-jam inspired by airport security

Personally, I have no problem with people seeing me naked. And I'm certainly not afraid of someone viewing an abstacted, metallic-hued outline of my…