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Stanford's 'Kissing Orgy' Tradition Is A Fun, Sexy Way to Get Mono

Every year, freshman at Stanford University, their high school nerdstink still clinging to their strategically selected college reinvention outfits, gather on a quad to be ushered into the prestigious school's community by polite, consent-seeking upperclassmen. You'd think the tradition — known colloquially as the… » 11/01/13 5:00pm 11/01/13 5:00pm

An Encyclopedia of Diseases Miley Cyrus Can Catch by Licking Things

Miley Cyrus may have claimed she's disavowed Twerking in her latest interview with Rolling Stone, but she's way into something that could turn out to be much more dangerous: licking things. She's licking a hammer and a rusty chain in the Wrecking Ball video. She's licking teddy bears onstage at the VMA's. She's… » 9/25/13 5:20pm 9/25/13 5:20pm

Colorado Girl Staves Off Bubonic Plague, Gains Unfair Advantage in…

The bubonic plague, which helped build most of 14th century Europe's character, probably wiped out Constantinople in 542, and is the primary antagonist in both a pretty sweet novel about New Orleans called A Recent Martyr by Valerie Martin as well as a pretty sweet movie about New Orleans called Panic in the Streets,… » 9/05/12 9:15pm 9/05/12 9:15pm

Chagas: The Scary Disease Some Are Calling the New AIDS

Just when it seemed like all the super scary diseases had been discovered—flesh-eating bacteria, brain tapeworms, and, of course, HIV/AIDS, among many others—a new one comes along to bring fresh terror into our hearts. Introducing Chagas disease, which is caused by parasites that get into our bodies by way of… » 5/29/12 10:00pm 5/29/12 10:00pm

Swimming With Dolphins Probably Does Not Cure Diseases

Dolphin therapy programs claim that swimming with the sea mammals can cure conditions from chronic fatigue syndrome to autism. However, aside from a few small studies suggesting that dolphin fun may help with depression and, oddly, eczema, there's no evidence for these claims. Also, as much as dolphins may like… » 7/18/11 1:58pm 7/18/11 1:58pm

Scary Gonorrhea Strains Resistant To Drugs

A quarter of gonorrhea strains in the US are now resistant to common antibiotics, and some are even resistant to the newer drugs that are doctors' last resort. If gonorrhea can't be treated with drugs, it can spread to your blood and joints and then kill you. So basically, never have sex again, and if possible, just… » 4/26/11 12:03pm 4/26/11 12:03pm

Jennifer Aniston Proves Wit And Charm Don't Matter In A Man: It's All…

  • Jennifer Aniston just says no to that more rotund Vince Vaughn and picks herself up a male model named Paul Sculfor (who we show you almost-nudie, to the left) to date instead. [People.com]
  • A new development in stem cell research allows for cells to be removed without the destruction of human embryos. We assume…
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