• Johannes Mehserle, the Bay Area police officer who shot a restrained, unarmed man in the back, has finally been arrested (on a murder warrant) as part of the investigation into the horrific New Year's Day shooting that left 22-year-old Oscar Grant dead. • Despite popular belief that pheromones play an important role in our sex lives, scientists say that no pheromones have ever been identified in humans, and that we simply may not have them. • A new study suggests that self-help groups are the most effective way to treat survivors of sexual trauma. • Micheal S. Smith, 44, has been named the official White House decorator. In a statement released yesterday, Michelle Obama said: "Michael shares my vision for creating a family-friendly feel to our new home and incorporating some new perspectives from some of America's greatest artists and designers." • A flier reading "Why I hate Black History Month" was sent home with St. Louis-area schoolchildren, much to the dismay of their parents. The flier, which was designed to promote Black History Month, has since been changed. • Recent changes in Iraqi law have weakened the quota of seats set aside for women. • A report released by The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery indicates that the cosmetic surgery industry has been negatively effected by the economic downturn. • A newspaper in North Carolina notes that a record number of obituaries have mentioned pets as the surviving relatives of the deceased. • Breaking News: Girls like to play video games, too! Unfortunately, this means more companies are coming out with games like "Party Babyz." • Unboxing videos are the newest craze in "geek porn." Oddly enough, this is exactly what it sounds like: videos of people taking shiny, expensive items out of boxes. • A new study has found that race and gender are two factors that can influence the way politicians speak. • A new bill introduced by state Senator Denis Damon may make Maine the third state to legalize same-sex marriage. • The Afghan girls who were attacked with acid two months ago while walking to school say they refuse to be intimidated out of an education. • Prolific (and young) 16-year-old Australian author Alexandra Adornetto has announced plans to release a fourth novel before she turns 18. • Research released last spring that connected eating cereal to the likelihood of giving birth to a baby boy has just been disproved. • A task force created to investigate the problem of online sexual solicitation of minors claims that there is not actually a significant problem. • Wendy Brown, the 34-year-old Wisconsin woman who stole her teenaged daughter's identity to try out for high school cheerleading, may spend up to three years in a mental institution. • Tampa Bay residents be warned: a feces-throwing monkey is on the loose! He may be armed, but is "not considered dangerous." •
While, unboxing videos may be exactly what they sound like, I still read the phrase three times and didn't know what that meant. Followed by the term "geek porn" I wondered if it meant geeks having sex in boxes, but somehow, that didn't seem right either.