Sunday, August 19, 2007

Slutty Brazilians Make 70 Euros Kissing Strangers

Funk Carioca band Bonde do Rolê must have pretty low overhead, or poor math skills. In the June 17, 2007 issue of Format magazine, MC Rodrigo Gorky talked about how they make money on the road. "We had no merchandise to sell (in Sweden), so we accepted any money in exchange for some Bonde do Role love. In the end of the night, after French kissing almost the entire crowd, we’ve made about 70 euros!" Let's do the math. If 250 Swedes came to see the band, which is a conservative estimate for these festival faves, that's .28 Euro per tongue, or 37 cents US. Which would buy singer Marina Vello one Unisex Pocket Tank Top, a Cotton Spandex Ruched Front Tube Bra, Interlock Running Shorts, and Nylon Spandex Micro-Mesh Leggings at American Apparel.

Bonde do Role [Format Magazine}

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Once Again, The Mayans Were Right

A new study has indicated that an extract of cocoa powder is more effective than fluoride in fighting cavities. Tulane University doctoral candidate Arman Sadeghpour said his research revealed that the extract, a white crystalline powder, hardens enamel, making teeth less susceptible to decay.

In the name of science, we've been trying the Mayan diet, which requires that we consume chocolate at every meal. Not only have our teeth been free of the cavity creeps, but they look really white. And we feel better than ever. Euphoric, really. Oh, wait, that might be the coca leaves.

Study: Chocolate Better than Flouride (sic) for Healthy Teeth? [Fox News]

Chocolate Constituent Bests Fluoride [Science News Online]

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Chupacabra Captured in Texas!

In a story that could only come out of South Texas, a woman insists that she has a dead chupacabra in her freezer. The adorable chupa, which a local mammologist suspects was a gray fox with mange, has allegedly been sucking the blood out of cats and chickens for years on her ranch in Cuero. The rancher, Phylis Canion, says chupa "reached in (to the cages and) pulled the chicken head out, sucked all the blood out, left the chicken in the cage,” while leaving the chicken meat untouched. No word on while Canion has herds of cats.

Canion didn't kill the chupacabra herself, but spirited away the creepy animal's body after it had been hit by a car. She plans on stuffing and mounting the head, and hanging it on her wall.

Canion mused poetically, “The chupacabra is a mythical thing and maybe it is, but this is something…a cross between something.”

Chupacabra caught in South Texas? [KHOU-TV]

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