Polish Playground Bans Pooh Because 'It Doesn't Wear Underpants!'

Winnie the Pooh may seem like a lovable fictional bear, but a Polish town has sen through his headful of bees and innocent love for honey and labeled him as what he really is: A hermaphrodite that sends the wrong message because he doesn't wear pants. » 11/20/14 5:40pm 11/20/14 5:40pm

Man and Woman Posing for Selfie Plunge Off a Cliff to Their Deaths

Well, this is unspeakably sad: A Polish couple fell to their deaths while exploring the cliffs at Cabo da Roca, in Portugal, and their children saw it happen. They may have been snapping a selfie and slipped. » 8/11/14 2:50pm 8/11/14 2:50pm

Side Eye: Boobsman Superhero Feels Up Strange Women on the Street

A Polish comedian dubbed himself "Boobsman" and filmed a video in which he runs around "protecting the health of women's breasts," i.e. squeezing strangers' boobs on the street. If anyone in a cape felt me up without warning (or with, really) I would not respond by giggling, which is what most of these women do, which… » 8/19/13 8:30pm 8/19/13 8:30pm

The Random Polish Pedestrian Playlist

When photographer Adam Kolodziejczak asked random pedestrians in Bydgoszcz, Poland what song they were listening to, he got some interesting answers. Also, if you put all these songs together, you might have your new favorite workout mix. Or, a workout mix. Whatever, you always need workout mixes. » 7/17/13 7:10pm 7/17/13 7:10pm

Meanwhile, Two Drunk Elephants Went Jogging in Siberia

Although vodka's metaphorically saved my life many a time, Ruski firewater literally rescued two Indian circus elephants from frostbite after the truck in which they were being transported caught fire. Stranded on a highway in freezing Siberia, Russia, the handlers did the only thing they could think of, which was… » 12/15/12 6:00pm 12/15/12 6:00pm

Denying a Rape Victim Abortion Care Violates Her Human Rights, Rules…

In what the Center for Reproductive Rights is calling a “landmark” case, a European Court has ruled that a Polish rape victim who faced obstructionism and misinformation as she tried to obtain a legal abortion had her human rights violated by the state. » 10/31/12 7:45pm 10/31/12 7:45pm

Russian Bigots Sue Madonna for Hurting Their Feewings

Conservative activists in Russia are so mad about Madonna expressing her support for gay rights at a St. Petersburg concert, they're suing her for $10.5 million. If convicted, punishment is eaten by bear. » 8/17/12 8:00pm 8/17/12 8:00pm

Romney Aide Urges Press to Respect Polish Holy Site by Kissing His Ass…

Coverage of Mitt Romney's hilariously bumbling world tour has been better than coverage of the Olympics, and with even more heartbreak, tears, and disastrous dismounts — that's what makes good television. During today's stop at Poland's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Romney's traveling press secretary responded to… » 7/31/12 1:30pm 7/31/12 1:30pm

Woman Dentist Gets Back at Ex-Boyfriend By Pulling Out All His Teeth…

If you'd just broken up with a dentist, you probably wouldn't go back to her office for help with a toothache a few days later—what with all the sharp objects and opportunities for inflicting pain. And yet, for some reason, that is exactly what Marek Olszewski of Poland did. But rather than get revenge by just being a… » 4/29/12 8:55pm 4/29/12 8:55pm

Woman Endured 75 Days of Lying Upside Down in Labor to Save Her Babies

Tales of epicly long labors usually involve a matter of many hours, or maybe even a few days. But one woman in Poland has laid all of those tales to waste: She was in labor for a whopping 75 days. Fortunately for her, it wasn't all active labor with full-force contractions, but it still sounds hellish. » 3/08/12 10:20am 3/08/12 10:20am

Roadside Blow Up Dolls Offer A Different Kind Of Self-Service

In Poland, the art installation group PMS Collective has set up male and female blow-up dolls at intersections offering "self-service." It's a thought-provoking piece, particularly for parents who have to explain it to their kids on long road trips. » 2/02/11 11:42am 2/02/11 11:42am

Polish Politician Hopes Bikini Bod Will Earn Votes

Polish pop singer Sara May — real name Katarzyna Szczolek — would like to win a district council seat in her hometown of Warsaw, and she's using photographs of herself in a bikini as part of her campaign. » 11/15/10 6:06pm 11/15/10 6:06pm

Upon Reflection

[Pruszkow, Poland, November 7: Victoria Pendleton of Great Britain keeps an eye on Dimitra Patapi on day three of the European Elite Track Cycling Championships at the BGZ Arena. Image via Getty] » 11/07/10 11:30am 11/07/10 11:30am

Polish Feminist, Parliamentarian and LGBT Rights Advocate Izabela…

Among the dead in yesterday's plane crash in Russia that claimed the lives of 96 Poles was outspoken feminist and LGBT rights advocate Izabela Jaruga-Nowacka, a former deputy prime minister who remained a member of the Sejm, the Polish Parliament. » 4/11/10 1:15pm 4/11/10 1:15pm