30 Jul 2014

Octopus mom waits record 4.5 years for eggs to hatch

Human mothers spend nine long months watching what they eat and lugging around a growing belly as they wait for babies to be born, but that’s nothing compared to what a mother deep-sea octopus endures.

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30 Jul 2014

Indianapolis man buys 2 $1M tickets in 3 months

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis man has won two $1 million lottery prizes in the past three months.

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30 Jul 2014

Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple’s bed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.

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30 Jul 2014

British inventor builds giant ‘fart machine’ to fire at France

Colin Furze, a plumber and inventor from Stamford, Lincolnshire, has begun building the biggest fart machine ever, which he plans to place on top of the cliffs of Dover and aim across the Channel towards France. His hope is that the French, 21 miles away, will hear the blast.

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29 Jul 2014

How sex got its soundtrack: The X-rated history of “boom-chicka-wah-wah”

Sex has always come with a soundtrack. And that soundtrack has become part of our collective erotic imagination. “Almost everyone in the world knows what the ‘Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka’ represents,” explains the blurb for a 2009 compilation album of porn music. Despite featuring literal-minded tracks such as “Brain Wank,” the playlist was not meant to seduce. It’s the musical version of Proust’s madeleine — summoning a set of associations linked inextricably to sex.

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