Seal Pup Afraid Of Fish • Delhi Court Rules That Sex Under Promise Of Marriage Is Rape


• A five-week-old seal pup has astonished caretakers by refusing to eat fish. Staff at a marine sanctuary say that this is the first time they’ve seen a seal with a fish phobia. •

• Archeologists in Northern Ireland have begun searching for the unmarked graves of unbaptized babies in the hopes that they will be able to give the children a proper burial. • Gender equality we don’t support: research shows that English men between the ages of 20 and 24 are just as likely to be abused by their partners as women in the same age group. • Bad news for Nadya Suleman: children who are looked after by their grandparents are more likely to have problems socializing with their peers and exhibit behavioral problems than those who spend their time in a daycare center. • Although a little slow on the uptake, we’re glad to hear that the chief executive of Consumer Focus, Ed Mayo, is speaking out against the sexualization of clothing and toys marketed toward young girls. Mayo also successfully lobbied for WH Smith to drop its range of Playboy-themed stationary for school girls. • A new study has shown that women are more attracted to a man’s “sexual sweat” than his “neutral sweat.” While the test subjects did not recognize either scent immediately as human, their brains showed recognition and excitement when sniffing the “sexual” excretions. • Indian women have launched a Facebook campaign titled “The Consortium of Pub-going, Loose and Forward Women” in response to the recent attack on “un-Indian” women who were out drinking in a bar (which we mentioned yesterday). They plan to send pink underwear on Valentines Day to the group that lead the attack. • Children’s publisher Scholastic Inc. has been accused of misusing its book club to push video games and jewelry to kids. • A forthcoming study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery analyzed the faces of 186 pairs of identical twins and found that if you want to look better as you age, you should be willing to gain a little weight.Click here for an interesting article on the history of peanut butter. Did you know that peanut butter did not become popular until World War II, when meat was scarce? • A 66-year-old man called the police after Burger King employees told him that they had run out of lemonade. I wonder if this guy’s related to me, since my sister once dialed 911 about a lack of deli meat. • Last year, drugmakers spend hundreds of millions of dollars to raise awareness for fibromyalgia, an ailment that some call a “murky illness” due to the lack of knowledge about causes and treatments. • Over at Nzingha’s Soapbox there is an interesting post on the difficulties Saudi women face when trying to find jobs. • Sick of his freedom (or maybe just a little lonely), a wild otter broke into Florida’s Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Zoo workers found the wild otter hanging out with the only otter in the zoo’s exhibit. • A new study has found that kids with multiracial identities are better adjusted at school and report better personal well-being than students who hail from one ethnic group. • A piece titled “The Funeral of Mona Lisa” by Franco-Chinese artist Yan Pei-Ming is set to be displayed in the Louvre in the room next to the original. The exhibit is part of the Louvre’s ongoing efforts to bring contemporary art face-to-face with the old masterpieces. • An injured deer in Ohio managed to find its way into a vet clinic where it received dissolvable stitches before being set free. • The Delhi High Court has ruled that if a man has consensual sex with an adult woman after proposing marriage, and then later retracts his promise, it amounts to rape. • Two women are struggling to survive after undergoing disastrous cosmetic surgery procedures aimed at giving them ‘J-Lo’ style butts. • A riot in a club in Brazil was apparently started when one woman, wearing very high heels teetered and fell, starting a domino effect. • A middle school counselor is facing a lawsuit after forcing a 12-year-old girl to take a pregnancy test. The counselor heard a rumor that she was knocked up, but like most middle school gossip, it was untrue. • Several days ago, exotic dancerRoberta Busby was attacked outside her place of work, doused with flammable fluid, and set on fire. Busby is currently in the hospital, in stable condition. If you are interested in donating, Feministe has information on where to send money. • New research suggests that simply providing women who have reported engaging in unprotected sex with home pregnancy tests can have a substantial impact on the health of potential newborns. • In the past 14 years, Christine O’Leary, 38, has won a $6,000 nose job, a concert with Lenny Kravitz, a cruise, spa trips, and many other prizes. O’Leary says that her winning streak is more about perseverance than luck. •

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