The Craziest Myths About Sex People Used To Believe Betches

We think that kids believe the stupidest things, but turns out, so do adults. Throughout history, people have believed tons of crazy myths about sex, no matter how ridiculous they sound to us now. But at the time, these people thought they were right (and they probably thought they were like, really smart). I don’t mean to sound smug, because the reality is, even today people still believe a variety of sex myths. And, look, I get it. Sex can be uncomfortable. Sometimes it feels like limbs are everywhere, and it can be overall an awkward experience. For some people (not me because I publicly write about my sex life), the thought of talking about sex with their parents, friends, …

Mexicans name baby giraffe “uppity” after the opposition

MEXICO CITY – A baby giraffe in Mexico City’s zoo has been named Jirafifita, which translates as Uppity Little Giraffe — a play on the president’s favorite word for dismissing critics. Mexico City environment minister Marina Robles joked during the name reveal Saturday that “maybe the president will like this ‘fifi’?” ”Fifi” is slang for uppity, and populist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador frequently uses the word to describe opposition politicians and others who question his decisions. The capital’s municipal government is run by López Obrador’s Morena party and it put the choice of a name for the giraffe in Chapultepec Park Zoo to an internet vote. Several Twitter users declared the baby naming a win for the opposition.

Filing Your Taxes? Watch Out for Phishing Scams

The Internal Revenue Service has warned taxpayers for years to be wary of online phishing, where criminals impersonate the agency using fake emails, text messages, or websites in order to steal your personal information. Last month, phishing topped the agency’s “dirty dozen” list of most prevalent scams. But online scammers do more than masquerade as the IRS. Some have created fake versions of online accounting tools like QuickBooks, while others pretend to be tech support agents. The cybersecurity firm Lookout discovered more than 100 websites registered in recent months that appear designed to dupe people trying to file their taxes. The domains target a large pool of potential victims: More than 135 million Americans filed their taxes electronically last year, …

Billy Ray Cyrus Collabs With Lil Nas X In The PERFECT Revenge On Billboard! – Perez Hilton

There’s a new track taking over the Internet, a dark horse for song of the summer, and it’s… a country trap remix with Billy Ray Cyrus?!? To understand exactly wtf is going on you have to rewind a couple weeks. Video: Miley Cyrus Goes Retro With Disney Channel Hits It all started when Lil Nas X, a virtually unknown Atlanta artist, released his trap country song Old Town Road. With lyrics like: Ridin’ on a horse, ha You can whip your Porsche I been in the valley You ain’t been up off the porch The song was a perfect marriage of two genres. It really struck a chord with fans of both and became a viral crossover smash. DJs were so desperate to play …

Compensation for broadband users goes live

Previously, only about one in seven broadband or landline customers received compensation from providers for these delays. Ofcom consulted on enforcing formal regulations regarding compensation of broadband and landline services in 2017. However, some service providers then approached the regulator independently and offered to pay compensation to customers. This led to Ofcom releasing details of its voluntary automatic compensation code of practice in November 2017. “We think it’s unacceptable that people should be kept waiting for a new line, or a fault to be fixed,” said Ofcom’s chief executive Sharon White. She added that the new rules would provide an incentive for service providers to want to avoid problems occurring in the first place. “But if they fall short, customers …

Amazon claims Woody Allen ‘sabotaged’ films with #MeToo comments

Tech giant says it was justified in terminating four-film deal with director who has since taken $68m legal action Amazon has responded to the $68m (52m) breach of contract legal action In legal documents filed in the sistrict of New York, Amazon cited which he denied by saying: Even though the Farrow family is cynically using the opportunity afforded by the Times Up movement to repeat this discredited allegation, that doesnt make it any more true today than it was in the past. I never molested my daughter as all investigations concluded a quarter of a century ago. After numerous actors, including Greta Gerwig, Rebecca Hall, Timothe Chalamet and Colin Firth, Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated …

30 Hilarious Duolingo Memes

#3 #4 The project was originally sponsored by Luis von Ahn’s MacArthur fellowship and a National Science Foundation grant. Additional funding came from an investment Union Square Ventures and actor Ashton Kutcher’s firm, A-Grade Investments. #9 #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 #16 #17 #18 #19 #20 #21 #22 #23 #24 #25 #26 #27 #28 #29 #30

Suspect in New Zealand mosque shootings was prepared ‘to continue his attack,’ PM says

(CNN)Worshipers ran from gunfire, desperately called police and huddled beneath the benches of two Christchurch mosques before two lightly armed community police officers apparently ran the gunman’s car to the side of the road and brought the atrocity to an end after a terrifying 36 minutes. He was remanded in custody and is set to reappear in court April 5. Authorities implemented extra security measures. The courtroom was closed to the public, the name of the victim was withheld by authorities and a judge ruled that pictures of the suspect in court must have his face blurred. The attack, apparently broadcast live for a time on social media, is the deadliest mass killing in New Zealand since 1943. Ardern labeled …

Squaring up: how Insta-fashion is changing the way we shop

Instagram has become the window display for a new generation of savvy shoppers and its changing the way we consume style, for good and bad. Leah Harper meets some of the pioneers at the forefront of Insta-fashion Weve all bought them at some time or another: the perfect pair of shoes. Stylish, comfortable the kind you wear with everything until they fall apart, and you have to start scouring the internet for a replacement. But recently you might have noticed that the way you find a replacement has changed. Not long after you begin your search, a pair of similar shoes appears, as a sponsored post, on your Instagram feed. Theyre there one day, and then the next. Youll likely …

First Beto, then Pete: How the media are culling the Democratic contenders

And you just know that, if she were 35 instead of 29, the media would be leading the AOC-for-prez boomlet. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is most assuredly not hot, in media terms, thanks to the unwanted touching and kissing, although he will be the nominal front-runner on the day he gets in. Which leads me to a somewhat serious question: How will news outlets go about winnowing the Democratic field? After all, 18 declared candidates — oops, 19, with Rep. Tim Ryan getting in yesterday — is absurdly unwieldy. The practical reality is that, at any given time, the press will treat no more than half a dozen as plausible nominees. There is only so much air time, only so much …

Hundreds of millions of Facebook records exposed on public servers report

Material discovered on Amazon cloud servers in latest example of Facebook letting third parties extract user data More than 540m Facebook records were left exposed on public internet servers, cybersecurity researchers said on Wednesday, in just the latest security black eye for the company. Researchers for the firm UpGuard discovered two separate sets of Facebook user data on public Amazon cloud servers, the company detailed in a Bloomberg, which first reported the leak, contacted Facebook. The smaller dataset was taken offline during UpGuards investigation. The data exposure is not the result of a breach of Facebooks systems. Rather, it is another example, akin to the privacy-focused platform are hampered by its own past practices and what UpGuard researchers called the …

NZ-style attack ‘could happen in UK’

Despite the original video being taken down, it was quickly replicated and shared widely on other platforms, including You Tube and Twitter. NZ cabinet backs tighter gun laws Anger as shooter video spreads around world Christchurch and the new threat of alt-right violence “We’ve been clear that tech companies need to act more quickly to remove terrorist content and ultimately prevent new content being made available to users in the first place,” Mr Wallace said. He said the government would set out clear expectations of how tech companies should keep users safe and what should happen if they failed to do so in a White Paper on “online harms”, due to be published “imminently”. Social media firms sent messages of …

Synthetic Biology Could Bring a Pox on Us All

David Ewing Duncan The Next Best Version of Me: How to Live Forever David Kushner A Deadly Hunt for Hidden Treasure Spawns an Online Mystery Megan Molteni A New Lab Is Brewing Microbes to Create Makeup and Medicines The existence of the vials raised another chilling possibility: Could smallpox make a comeback? If these samples were left behind, who knows how many others could remain. The US maintains enough of the smallpox vaccine to protect all 328 million Americans. But in the decades since the disease was eradicated, scientists have discovered that several groups of people—those with HIV, pregnant women, newborns, and cancer survivors among them—are at risk for complications from the vaccine, such as heart inflammation and brain infections. …

This Is Not An April Fools. Elon Musk Really Has Released A Rap Dedicated To Harambe The Gorilla

The latest chapter in the Elon Musk saga might just be the strangest one yet. The billionaire tech mogul has taken it upon himself to record and publish a rap about Harambe the gorilla – of all things – that the world neither needs nor wants. It is (we assume) a horrifically ill-judged attempt to salvage his reputation after his various missteps and misdeeds of 2018. Think: going on a full-blown media-bashing tirade, sending a tweet that lost him $20 million, and ripping off of a “farting unicorn” cartoon, just for starters. Then, add the time he endorsed an article written by a sex cult or called a man “pedo guy” for assisting efforts to rescue 12 boys trapped in an underwater cave. But let’s get …

What Happened To Our Favorite 2000s Reality TV Stars? Betches

The early 2000s were a magical time of Abercrombie miniskirts, chunky highlights, weird tiny vests, and of course, some of the trashiest reality TV that has ever existed. There was nothing better than gasping in horror at that week’s episode of A Shot at Love and posting about it on Myspace, where you’ve been friends with Tila Tequila for like, ever. Or watching Viva La Bam at your boyfriend’s house after school and losing your sh*t at the many hilarious pranks they pulled. Who didn’t have a crush on Ashton Kutcher after seeing him be so funny and charming on Punk’d?  Simpler times. Now that we’re almost to the 2020s (wtf?), what’s become of our favorite trash reality TV stars? I did some …

Insecure Artist Attacks Company For Recognizing Childs Fan Art And Ignoring Real Artists, Gets Destroyed With A One-Liner

Imagine being so insecure as an artist that even the cutesy drawings of a little girl could arouse feelings of jealousy and resentment. This is precisely what happened when shanehickey The video game makers, sniffing a nice opportunity for some positive marketing, were quick to reply. “Our artists were so inspired by this that they created their own fan art!” they said. “Hope your daughter loves it!” Image credits: PlayOverwatch Now for a little girl, something like this would surely mean the world. The encouragement that Overwatch showed could inspire her to become an artist of the future and give her a real feeling of achievement. Wholesome, right? As the tweet went viral people applauded the Overwatch crew for being …