Dolphins on acid (and other bad ideas) —
How dosing dolphins with LSD (and giving dolphins hand jobs) helped shape our modern pop culture beliefs about dolphins as sources of healing — beliefs that, according to neuroscientist Lori Marino, can endanger both dolphins and the humans who come to them for help.
A 49-year old woman in Spain, Angeles Duran, says that she’s owner of the sun.
She’s anything but timid about the claim. Duran says that she was the first to think of it — like grabbing an Internet domain name that everyone wanted.
Duran was inspired by American entrepreneur Dennis Hope who for the last twenty years has been marketing pieces of the moon, Mars and Venus for $30 a parcel. He’s reportedly earned $9 million in selling real estate you will never set foot on.
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Japanese Vagina Bread
The bread is pink. That’s the color of cherry blossoms, and thus, spring in Japan. And the wrapper says the snack is “shaped like cherry blossoms.” Seems innocuous enough, right?
But take off the wrapper. Because, as pointed out online in Japan, this doesn’t look like cherry blossoms. It does look like vaginas.
The bread is a collaboration between virtual idol Hatsune Miku and one of Japan’s biggest convenience store chains, Family Mart.
On the wrapper, you can see the words “Sakura no Ame” (桜ノ雨), or “Cherry Blossom Rain”, which is a Hatsune Miku song. But online in Japan, this cherry blossom-shaped strawberry cream bread is being dubbed “obscene”.