• According to a study of 71 women between the ages of 18 and 48, some 87% of ladies use excessive vocals to "manipulate their partners" into coming to an orgasm more quickly. But guess what? Men fake it, too.
While 25% of women report making lots of noise to fake an orgasm, men are generally less vocal, even when they're acting. 61% of female-fakers used noises to get their point across, but only 36% of males did the same. • Did you know that humans are only one of three species of mammal that live long past our reproductive years? The other two species to live past their breeding time are killer whales and pilot whales. Scientists believe we have one thing in common with the cetaceans: The Grandmother Factor. • UK scientists have found that high doses of caffeine can help improve athletic performance. Taking caffeine pills or powder increases muscle power and endurance during relatively low-level activity. This could prove a problem for the World Anti-Doping Agency, which currently does not list caffeine as a banned substance. • A Colorado woman told police that she drove her car into a canal after being startled by a vampire. The undead being was allegedly hanging out in the middle of the dirt road. Surprisingly, troopers do not suspect drugs or alcohol to have played a factor in the crash. • Facebook might pose a serious threat to internet dating websites, according to The Big Money. "Like a singles' bar on a Tuesday afternoon, it's beginning to look a little desperate inside," they claim. Apparently, people aren't really all that into online dating anymore, especially when you can just message that hot guy you knew in high school on Facebook - for free. • A 31-year-old Mexican citizen living in California named Luis Mijangos was charged last week with extorting women for "sexually compromising photographs." Mijangos, who has been wheelchair-bound ever since he was shot at age 18, reportedly hacked into the inboxes of 229 female victims, located any compromising photos they had saved, and emailed them with threats of exposure. The FBI also believes that Mijangos may have been spying on these women from their webcams. • Larissa Riquelme, a lingerie model from Paraguay, has promised to paint her body with the colors of her country and run naked through the streets if their team wins the World Cup. She is the second person to make this promise, the first being Argentinian coach Diego Maradona. • According to a recent report, genital mutilation is still disturbingly prevalent in Iraqi Kurdistan. The Human Rights Watch says that more than 40% of girls in certain districts of Kurdistan have been circumcised. They also quote a later study that found that 72.7% of women across the region had been subjected to genital cutting. The HRW report included interviews with several girls willing to describe the experience. "They took me and told me nothing," said one. • Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, says that a lawsuit recently filed by Planned Parenthood against the state of Nebraska is hypocritical and driven by greed. "The flip side of 'choice' is that women have a right not to be coerced into abortion by boyfriends, parents, employers, or anyone else," said Fr. Pavone. "Planned Parenthood, however, doesn't care about rights that interfere with its profit margins. It's suing the state of Nebraska so that it can keep performing abortions as quickly as possible, regardless of who really wants them." Actually, they're suing Nebraska to ensure that not every woman will have to undergo mental health screening before obtaining an abortion, but whatever. • Though scientists are aware that men and women have very different bodies, many studies on exercise focus solely on male participants, often at the detriment of female athletes. Fortunately, some researchers are beginning to catch on, and the results are surprising. Not only do women process carbohydrates differently during exercise, but we also require less protein post-workout. • Hair products can make you happy (or depressed), according to a recent study conducted by - who else? - Proctor & Gamble. They found that women felt less "hostile," "ashamed," "nervous," "guilty" or "jittery," depending on which hair products they used. Users of Pantene, said one researcher, "reported more joy than the control group." • Scientists in Iran believe they've discovered a way to predict when a woman will reach menopause. Using a test that measures levels of hormones produced by the ovaries, they believe they can tell within four months when the process will begin. • A Queens woman has been charged with recruiting Korean immigrants into sex slavery by placing ads claiming to be hiring for a nail salon. Jin Hua Chui, 44, allegedly lured women in with promises of a job, but ended up using threats, intimidation, and embarrassment to coerce them into sex work and keep them under her power. • Despite the risks, some porn stars are protesting new measures that would require all adult actors to wear condoms on set. "There is no way to make the industry risk-free. Making things safer does not make it safe," said a porn star by the name of Jeremy Steele. "If you're worried or paranoid, you should not be in this industry." A little harsh, no? •