The truth behind the "Korean Mata Hari," Kim Soo-im, who was thought to have seduced secrets out of an American colonel and later executed by the South Korean military, is finally revealed. • Iraqi sprinter Dana Abdulrazak says that the important thing for her is not winning the gold in Beijing, but just giving Iraq a presence at the Games. • Women's wealth management firm Addidi will set up an all-female investment club called Addidi Angels next month. • A cow in Colorado named Apple chased off a bear that had climbed into her favorite apple tree. •• Speaking of cows, a new breed of miniature cows has been bred in Ireland. Each cow is no taller than a German shepherd. • The prospect of being forced to marry a 75-year-old man in exchange for her own father to have the older man's 13-year-old daughter has driven a Saudi teen to suicide. • Arwa Mutabagani, a professional show jumper, has been appointed to the Saudi Olympic delegation (a first for a woman) and intends to use her position to open Saudi Arabia up to female athletes. • Meanwhile, Condoleezza Rice says she hopes to someday see Saudi women in the Games, which she think will happen after they are given the right to vote. • The lack of "artificial birth control" in the Philippines is expanding the amount of poverty in the region, where more children for a family can mean a great financial stress. • A 27-year-old Egyptian woman in Alexandria gave birth to sextuplets. • Mark O'Connell, author of the book The Marriage Benefit, believes that there are emotional and physical benefits to staying married. • "The Hardwood Cabin" a six-bedroom sex club in the Pacific Northwest, was shut down last month. • A group of South Korean lawmakers have introduced a proposal to ease a ban established in 1987 to prevent doctors from telling parents the gender of their fetus to stop abortions of unborn female children. • Some women work too hard in their positions to be seen as "leaders" and thus get promoted at their jobs. • Does Kim Novak get ignored by film critics because she was "the object of voyeuristic male gaze" in the '50s?
I'm fairly sure the regular Mata Hari didn't know much either, other than how to market herself.
The prospect of being forced to marry a 75-year-old man in exchange for her own father to have the older man's 13-year-old daughter has driven a Saudi teen to suicide.
Ugh. If suicide was the only option (which is a distinct possibility) I wish she'd added the prefix murder.
McDonald says the animals touched noses and hung out together for a bit before Apple chased the bear off.
OMG, I didn't think anything could top this (interspecies nose touch wise):
....but cow and bear would pose some stiff competition. Animal Preciousness Olympics, anyone?