Sometimes you have to walk in someone else's shoes to gain their perspective, and that's why a lingerie company has asked its male employees to wear weights on their chests for a a day so they can "experience" having E-cup breasts. In a promotional video by lingerie brand PrimaDonna, the men can be seen laughing and straining as they go about their daily routines wearing weights. PrimaDonna's CEO, Ignance Van Doorselaere says E-cup breasts weigh between 2.2 and 3.3 pounds each, and the men that the goal is for the men at the company to really understand what it's like to have larger breasts.
49ers quarterback COLIN KAEPERNICK didn't stand during the National Anthem at a preseason game on Friday. He said he couldn't show pride for a country that "oppresses black people and people of color." Some are calling it un-American, while others say he's free to make whatever statement he wants.
Colin says it's about police brutality and racism. He didn't want to show pride for a country that "oppresses black people and people of color." And, before you mention his $126 million contract, he wasn't talking about himself. Right or wrong, he thinks he's making a statement for people who don't have his platform.
He says, quote, "To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
The NFL says players are not required to stand during the National Anthem, and Colin says he doesn't plan to stand in the future until things change, and he feels like "the country is representing people the way it's supposed to."
Obviously, Colin is getting MAJOR blowback over this.
One guy even made a video that went viral, where he took off his hat and stood for the National Anthem . . . while saluting a BURNING Colin Kaepernick jersey. Which is both awesome and terrifying.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Moore lost a no-hitter last night (August 25th) with two outs in the ninth inning, giving up a single to the Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager. Giants manager Bruce Bochy immediately pulled Moore from the game at Dodger Stadium, and reliever Santiago Casilla got the final out on one pitch, as the Giants won the game 4-0...
Sports stories were compiled in part from reports by the Associated Press, Reuters & MLB
Brazilian police charged U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte yesterday (August 25th) with filing a false robbery report during the just-ended Rio Olympics. The police said Lochte could decide whether to mount a defense, and he could be tried in absentia. Lochte had initially said that he and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in a taxi by men with police badges, but it later turned out they got into a confrontation with security guards at a gas station after urinating behind it and after Lochte pulled a sign off a wall. The swimmers have said the guards held guns on them demanding they pay money for the damage. Falsely filing a crime report under Brazilian law carries a maximum penalty of 18 months in prison. Although the U.S. and Brazil have an extradition treaty, that doesn't mean the U.S. would extradite Lochte if he'd found guilty.
Meanwhile, after losing his four major sponsors this week, Lochte has picked up a new one for Pine Bros. Softish Throat Drops. Pine Bros. said people should be more understanding of Lochte, and said he'll appear in ads that say the drops are "Forgiving On Your Throat."
A 42-year-old Mississippi firefighter who underwent the world's most extensive face transplant one year ago said in a news conference yesterday (August 24th) that he feels like, quote, "a normal guy" for the first time since a burning building collapsed on him 15 years earlier. Patrick Hardison said he can now eat, see, hear and breathe normally, telling reporters at NYU Langone Medical Center, "Before the transplant, every day I had to wake up and get myself motivated to face the world. Now I don't worry about people pointing and staring or kids running away crying. . . . I'm happy." Hardison's face was extensively burned when the building collapsed on him in 2001, and he'd undergone 71 reconstructive surgeries before the transplant. His face transplant was the first to include a scalp and functioning eyelids. Hardison is hoping to meet soon with the family of his donor, a 26-year-old man who died in a bicycle accident in Brooklyn.
Some of you are gonna have strong opinions about this. But the website Thrillist.com wanted to figure out once and for all whether beer is better in cans or bottles . . . and they claim CANS are the clear winner.
They didn't just base it on how the beer tastes though. Here are the three main reasons they went with cans . . .
1. Cans weigh less, so they're more convenient. A six-pack weighs about five pounds, compared to seven-and-a-half pounds with bottles. So when you take your recycling out, the bag will weigh two-and-a-half pounds less if you buy cans.
2. Beer doesn't last as long in a bottle. Brown beer bottles block out 99% of the light they're exposed to. But if they sit on the shelf for a while, that 1% can mess with the taste a little bit. And aluminum cans block out 100% of the light rays.
3. Cans are better for the environment. They're a little easier to recycle. And since they weigh less, they're cheaper to ship. So it takes less gas to get them from point A to point B, which means less carbon-dioxide being pumped into the atmosphere.
Apparently some traditional-style beers HAVE to come in bottles though, because they keep fermenting after they're brewed. So they'd explode if they were in a can.
And obviously some people think bottled beer just tastes better. But according to the article, cans actually do a better job of preserving the taste.
Plastic wrap is terrible for the environment, because we use it for everything . . . it can't be recycled . . . doesn't break down in landfills . . . and it leeches chemicals into the ground water. So this would be HUGE if it pans out . . .
The American Chemical Society held its annual meeting in Philadelphia on Sunday. And researchers from the Department of Agriculture announced a new alternative to plastic that looks the same . . . but is fully biodegradable, and even EDIBLE.
It's made by combining something called citrus pectin with a protein in milk called casein. So they're calling it "casein biofilm." (Pronounced KAY-seen.)
And it's different from other green packaging, because it's actually BETTER than plastic at keeping food fresh. They found it's 500 times better at keeping oxygen out, which is what makes food go bad.
It's not clear how long it'll be before companies start using it. But they're also working on a SPRAY version they could use to coat food with to keep it fresh. And since it's edible, it might have other uses too.
For example, the reason cereal stays crunchy in milk for a few minutes is because it's coated in sugar. But companies could just spray each flake with this stuff instead. So they could make certain cereals healthier, and it still wouldn't get soggy.
A study just proved that my voice is the second-most comforting sound in the world. So you're welcome.
The study found the eight most COMFORTING sounds in the world. And remember, "comforting" doesn't always mean "calming" . . . a lot of them are sounds that could make you nostalgic or remind you of feeling happy at home.
Check 'em out . . .
1. Birds tweeting.
2. The radio.
3. The TV. (HaHa TV, Radio was mentioned FIRST! Suck it!)
When it comes to protein sources there are a lot of them to consider, some good, some bad, but this recent source is flying off the shelves around the world and gaining more popularity in America, what is it? Check it out HERE
RYAN LOCHTE apologized for his behavior last weekend, and said he should have been, quote, "more careful and candid in how I described the events."
But it sounds like he still thinks he was strong-armed. He said, quote, "It's traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country . . . with a language barrier . . . and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave . . .
"But regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that I am sorry."
And in an interview with MATT LAUER, he said he got himself into this mess because he, quote, "left details out."
And once again, he brought the gun into it . . . quote, "Whether you call it a robbery or extortion or us paying just for the damages. All we know was there was a gun pointed in our direction and we were demanded to give money."
He said the reason he lied in early interviews was because he was STILL DRUNK. But he still took full responsibility. Quote, "If I had never done that, we never would have been in this mess . . . It was my immature behavior."
They also talked about a possible ban from swimming . . . which Lochte is hoping to avoid, obviously. And he said that if he loses endorsement money, quote, "That's something that I'm going to have to live with."
The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee did say that some kind of punishment is coming against all four swimmers, because they, quote, "let down Americans."
JAMES FEIGEN already "donated" $11,000 to some sort of "institution" in order to be able to leave Brazil.
GUNNAR BENTZ also apologized. Interestingly, he did NOT mention a gun or a demand for money. But he did mention that Lochte was the one who escalated things by yelling at the security guards.
Meanwhile, MICHAEL PHELPS broke his silence on this chaos . . . but he didn't say much. Asked if Lochte will come out of it okay, he said, quote, "We have good people taking care of it, so hopefully."
COREY FELDMAN recently filmed an episode of "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" . . . and he broke down in tears when Tyler supposedly received messages from COREY HAIM.
Well, Haim's mom thinks that's B.S. She says that Feldman is the LAST person Haim would try to contact from beyond the grave, because he was trying to distance himself from him while trying to sober up in the years before his death.
She also says that Feldman is ALWAYS using Haim's name and memory to promote himself and collect paychecks. And she wants him to move on and to let Haim rest in peace.
A woman who was eight months pregnant went into labor in the middle of a nine-hour flight from Dubai to the Philippines on Sunday.
We don't know her name, but she looks like she's in her 20s. The airline was Cebu Pacific. (Pronounced See-boo.) And their website says you can fly until you're 34 weeks pregnant. So about eight-and-a-half months, which seems kinda risky.
But luckily there were two nurses on board who helped deliver the baby . . . a little girl she named Haven. And there was another mom on board who had baby clothes and other supplies in her bag.
The flight was diverted to an airport India in order to get them to a hospital, which delayed everyone by about nine hours . . . but no one complained. And the good news is Haven's perfectly healthy even though she was born five weeks premature.
And check this out. The airline decided to give the kid a MILLION frequent flyer miles, worth over $100,000. And they say they'll never expire.
(CNN / The Guardian)
(Here's a photo of the mom holding her on the plane.)
Brazilian police say RYAN LOCHTE lied about being robbed at gunpoint along with three other U.S. swimmers. They claim two of the others, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, admitted that the story was fabricated.
Police have recommended that Lochte and the fourth swimmer, JAMES FEIGEN, be INDICTED for falsely reporting a crime. Lochte is already back in the U.S., but it appears that Feigen is still in Rio with Bentz and Conger.
The real story is starting to emerge, but details are still a little cloudy. It sounds like the guys stopped at a gas station to pee after a party . . . and ended up vandalizing a bathroom door when they couldn't get in.
At least one of the guys urinated on an outside wall, and they may have caused some other damage besides just the door. They were pretty messed up, and Lochte was said to be particularly agitated.
The thing is, the swimmers are still claiming they were robbed, and they MIGHT be telling the truth about that.
A confrontation ensued between the swimmers and gas station employees. One of them was an armed security guard who MAY have pulled a gun on them. But Brazilian authorities say it was just to control the situation.
Lochte and his buddies offered them about 50 bucks, but they wanted more. The guys ended up giving them about $400.
Surveillance footage shows the swimmers leaving the bathroom and getting in their cab . . . but being stopped by a gas station employee. You can also see them sitting down on a curb with their hands up.
There's a 25-year-old woman outside Atlanta named Jaquie Goncher, who broke her neck diving into a swimming pool eight years ago. So she's been in a wheelchair ever since, and her doctors said she'd probably never walk again.
Specifically, they said that the chances of her walking again were, quote, "too small to put a number on." But she refused to believe it, did a ton of physical therapy, and check this out . . .
She and her fiancé Andy got married back in May. And it looked like she was about to go down the aisle in her wheelchair. But then she stopped at the end of the aisle . . . stood up OUT of her chair . . . and WALKED the rest of the way.
Apparently a few close friends knew it was coming, but everyone else was shocked and started crying. But that wasn't even the end of it. She also DANCED at the reception, and the photos of it started going viral this week.
Jaquie says she'd only been able to stand for 20 or 30 minutes at a time before that. But on their wedding day, she somehow spent over FOUR HOURS on her feet.
And she still has to use a wheelchair most of the time. But she's trying to use it less and less, and she's started using a cane instead.
Remember that story about how RYAN LOCHTE and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed at gunpoint? Yeah, about that . . .
Apparently, Brazilian authorities aren't sure it even happened. For starters, there were inconsistencies in the stories told by Lochte and his teammate JAMES FEIGEN.
They also can't find the driver of the cab the swimmers were supposedly in when they were pulled over and robbed. There's also surveillance video of the guys where they're acting pretty calm for four men who'd just been held at gunpoint.
Police actually went to the Olympic village yesterday to revoke the passports of all four men, but Lochte was already back in the U.S. It kind of gives the impression that he FLED . . . which he denies.
The other two guys, GUNNAR BENTZ and JACK CONGER, were pulled off a plane at the Rio airport. Feigen was supposed to be on that plane, but he wasn't. It's not clear WHERE he is. It's also not clear what could happen to these guys if they lied about being robbed. But Lochte's lawyer said he told the truth and has nothing to hide.
Belly flops are no laughing matter in Norway. The country has developed what it calls dødsing, which is essentially jumping off a 10-meter high diving board and performing a belly flop. The championship competition took place over the weekend. Beware: footage of the floppers might make you cringe.
At least 11 people have died in the floods in Louisiana this week. And it's forced thousands of people into shelters. So it's nice to see at least one GOOD story come out of it.
A 35-year-old guy named Christian Dornhorst lives across the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge. And after he got to work Monday morning, he decided he'd rather be out doing something to help the victims.
So he asked his boss if he could have the day off, and went to Sam's Club to buy food to throw a free BARBECUE.
There are a bunch of sound stages there where they've shot stuff like "True Blood" and the second "Twilight" movie. And they're being used as shelters for thousands of people right now.
So Christian and his wife showed up with a smoker and $850 worth of food, including chicken, sausage, three pot roasts, and 108 POUNDS of brisket. And they cooked for people all day.
Apparently the brisket went in about 20 minutes, so some people didn't get any. So he was planning to ask his boss for TUESDAY off as well, so he could go back and do it again. But we haven't seen any updates yet.
Think this photo is racist? If your sane, probably not.
Ellen DeGeneres is denying that there was any racist intent behind her Usain Bolt meme that was tweeted out on Monday (August 15th.)
The talk show host shared a photo of Usain running while she was riding on his back and wrote, "This is how I'm running errands from now on. #Rio2016." People were quick to point out how racially insensitive the post was with one person writing, "So the first thing that pops in your head when looking at this pic is 'oh let me jump onto his back like he's a common mule?'" Other people called for her to fire whoever was responsible for creating the meme. Ellen responded on Tuesday (August 16th) writing, "I am highly aware of the racism that exists in our country. It is the furthest thing from who I am."
Ellen and her show were previously accused of being racially insensitive when it came to a parody of Nicki Minaj's upcoming Freeform sitcom about her childhood which was criticized for being " little more than modern-day minstrelsy."
1. SHAUNAE MILLER of the Bahamas beat ALLYSON FELIX of the U.S. in the women's 400 by LUNGING across the finish line.
The Brazilian women's synchronized diving team of Giovanna Pedroso and Ingrid Oliveira broke up. And they may have broken up because they came in LAST in the finals. And they may have come in last because of SEX.
The night before the finals, Pedroso came back to their hotel room and found Oliveira giving the business to a canoeist . . . and she was so into it, she made Pedroso FIND SOMEWHERE ELSE TO SLEEP.
Olympic security blew up a suitcase belonging to the mother of a U.S. women's volleyball player, because they thought it was suspicious.
There was chaos at New York's JFK Airport Sunday night when someone reported gunshots. But authorities now believe it was just people cheering, clapping, and banging on stuff when USAIN BOLT won the 100-meter race.
There's an Australian high-jumper named BRANDON STARC . . . so "Game of Thrones" fans are losing their minds.
Talk about having a rude awakening. Camper James Weale woke up at his campsite at British Columbia's Capilano River Regional Park recently to a black bear waiting outside his tent. He managed to shoot a nearly 15-minute long video of the encounter, and tells CTV News, "I could feel that he wasn't aggressive, he was more just curious, so that's why I didn't get too worked up myself. But it was still an exercise just to remain calm through that whole thing. It was pretty wild."
RYAN LOCHTE and three other U.S. swimmers were robbed at GUNPOINT overnight Saturday in Rio. The others were Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger, and Jimmy Feigen.
They were in a taxi, when some guys with a police badge pulled them over. Then they pulled out guns and told them to get on the ground. Lochte said, quote, "I refused, I was like we didn't do anything wrong."
So one of the robbers put a gun to his forehead. He said, quote, "I put my hands up, I was like 'whatever.' He took our money, he took my wallet . . . he left my cell phone, he left my credentials."
FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A California college is offering a physical education class based on the popular augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Fresno City College announced registration is now open for the four-day-a-week class, which a flyer posted on campus explains will "promote fitness through walking and catching [Pokemon] on the FCC campus."
Students interested in the course are required to provide their own phones or other mobile devices with data plans.
"Students are responsible for all data-use charges," the post says.
The class, which begins Oct. 17, will be taught by Oliver Germond, the college's women's soccer coach.
"My dean approached me about it, and at first, I thought she was joking," Germond told the Fresno Bee. "She explained it to me, and I agreed to teach it. It's a fun way of making a fitness class work and attracting more students to physical fitness."
A 61-year-old guy named Gary Dear opened a shop called Mad Hatter's Ice Cream about five years ago . . . it's in Washington, about 80 miles north of Seattle. And he's always struggled to stay open.
Then in June, he announced he was shutting down for GOOD, because of an illness. Apparently it had to do with a neurological disorder he developed years ago when he was in the Navy. But it was mostly because he didn't have enough customers.
So it looked like that was it. But then less than two weeks later, business suddenly started BOOMING . . . because of "Pokemon Go".
It turned out a PokeStop had popped up across the street. And all the people who were flocking there were also walking over to get ice cream.
And he didn't see a small bump in sales. He says sales have doubled and even TRIPLED on certain days. So for the last month he's been staying open later, and even had to hire a few more employees.
He told the local news that he never expected anything like this to happen. But he should keep raking in money, at least as long as the Pokemon craze keeps going.
One woman explained that if you take your kids to a PokeStop across from an ice cream stand, it's impossible to not get ice cream.
18-year-old MALIA OBAMA was REALLY living it up at Lollapalooza last month, and she probably got a little too wild. She flashed her booty . . . did some twerking . . . and maybe SMOKED A JOINT.
A so-called "eyewitness" saw Malia toking it up during a Bryson Tiller set. She says, quote, "You could smell the marijuana smoke. I saw some young guy hand her a cigarette and she took at least one hit on it.
"She had it in her hand for about one minute, then gave it back to him." She even got video of it by pretending to take a selfie right in front of Malia, and then sold it to Radar Online. Let's hope Malia isn't actually friends with this opportunist.
Okay, this isn't a great look for Malia. She's going to Harvard next year, and is regularly named to lists of the most influential teenagers.
Still, it's "only" pot, which is probably going to be legal everywhere soon enough. Like it or not, it's hard to find examples of successful, normal people who haven't admitted to smoking pot . . . and that includes the guy with 21 gold medals, and the last three Presidents of the United States.
Not that the current one would be thrilled to see this video.
Now it's a party in Rio!
At least it is if you were watching NBC's coverage of women's water polo match between the United States and Spain early yesterday.
Because that is when NBC, in it's over eagerness to show every aspect of the games, gave us an underwater shot that was less the Rio Olympics and more Carnivale, when they showed brief nudity. Brief nudity?
Isn't that redundant?
Nudity is always brief!!!
At any rate, it happened as NBC tried to show the underwater holding that goes on beneath the surface of the water during the matches that led to a penalty shot for the U.S.
Although on behalf of men everywhere—I think the Spanish woman responsible should have been given a high five.
Wardrobe malfunctions are not uncommon in water polo because of all the hand-fighting that goes on under the surface of the water. As "Deadspin" notes, you would think NBC would have learned its lesson, but apparently someone was asleep at the wheel once again.
DEE SNIDER of TWISTED SISTER became a grandfather for the fourth time on Sunday, when his latest grandkid was born IN A CAR on a California freeway.
Dee's son Jesse and his wife Patty were on their way to the hospital, but obviously they didn't make it in time. It's a girl, and her name is Parker Pryde.
Dee posted a video Jesse took from the car shortly after the birth, where he said, quote, "My wife just had the baby in the car . . . We were a little surprised by it all. Uh, we waited a little too long to leave."
Naturally, this was Southern California's notorious 405 freeway, where they were probably only able to go about 8 miles-per-hour. In fact, there's a decent chance the girl would be on solid foods by the time they actually made it to the hospital.
Dee Tweeted, quote, "Welcome to the world Parker! Way to get attention!"
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A U.S. Olympian competing in Rio de Janeiro shared a photo of an unusual bathroom sign banning throwing toilet paper into toilets -- and using commodes as fishing holes.
Basketball star Elena Delle Donne posted a photo to Instagram showing the instructions posted outside of an Olympic Village bathroom...
Well this sounds disgusting . . . but I still kind of want to try it. Apparently the trendy new drink of the summer is a mix of COFFEE and LEMONADE.
A coffee shop called Stand Coffee in Brooklyn created it. If you want to make it at home, it includes cold brew coffee, lemonade, vanilla syrup, and a splash of almond milk . . . sort of like a demented Arnold Palmer.
This may be taking the Pokemon craze too far. A guy dyed his dog to look like Pikachu, the character in the popular anime series. A video of the pooch painted yellow with black stripes and red around the eyes created a flood of comments.
Between Facebook and Twitter there were over 43-thousand users that chimed in about the dog's doo. The reactions were fairly split between good and "pitchfork" level. See for yourself. The dog seems to be happy and even knows a trick.
Someone thought a scene with Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen being assaulted was a good idea to include in the Rio opening ceremony. Now it has been cut. A scene from Friday's ceremony featuring Bündchen being assaulted is being dropped after thousands who attended a dress rehearsal for the ceremony earlier this week reported that the skit showed Bündchen playing the victim of a robber before eventually being rescued by police. Brazil's violent crime rates have skyrocketed in the past few years and police have been protesting not getting paid.
The ceremony director says the scene was a misunderstanding and is not being included. Bündchen is the wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Well you can finally stop lying to your dentist about flossing.
The Associated Press just looked at the research on the benefits of flossing, and they got the Department of Health and Human Services to admit, quote, "The effectiveness of flossing has never been researched, as required."
There have been plenty of studies on flossing, but none of them have definitively found that it helps you get rid of plaque or prevents gum disease. The AP looked into 25 of the biggest studies and found all of them were unreliable.
So why has the government been recommending that we all floss every day for almost four decades?
A dentist from the National Institutes of Health summed it up. Quote, "It's low risk, low cost. We know there's a possibility that it works, so we feel comfortable telling people to go ahead and do it."
That's probably true, except for one thing: Floss is a $2 BILLION market around the world, and half of that comes from the United States.
Disney is re-making the 1984 comedy "Splash" . . . the movie where TOM HANKS is a man who got saved by a mermaid played by DARRYL HANNAH when he was a kid, and then later meets up with her as an adult.
After like four days of getting to know her, he commits to living underwater with her for the rest of his life . . . even though he has to leave everyone and everything behind forever.
It's arguably the BEST movie about irrationally rushing into a relationship.
CHANNING TATUM will star in the new version, but there's a new wrinkle. He's NOT the human . . . he's the MERMAN. And there will be a human woman played by JILLIAN BELL from "Workaholics" and "Eastbound & Down".
It's so adorable how PARIS HILTON still thinks she matters! Paris is doing some DJ gigs in Ibiza . . . and in an interview with a local newspaper, she said she's worried she could be the target of a terrorist attack.
She said, quote, "The recent attacks in Nice and Germany are terrible . . . I travel a lot and I get frightened when I think about things like this.
"I'm constantly moving around from one country to another and I'm a famous person who could be a definite target for an attack and that is something that sometimes terrifies me."
But that's not going to stop Paris from doing WHATEVER THE [EFF] PARIS WANTS TO DO. (???)
She said, quote, "I always go out alone and without security. I like to go out with my friends and be normal because I want to be like everyone else. I'm not going to give up anything."