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France’s new ‘cat cafe’ is predictably full of rescued kitties

France’s first “cat cafe” opens on Saturday in Paris with an in house troupe of nine rescue cats ready and waiting to be made a fuss of by cat-loving customers. Already popular in Tokyo where there are dozens, cat cafes allow customers who cannot have a pet at home to…

Feminist group’s brilliant Playboy hoax promotes ‘consent culture’

Yesterday, the group “Upsetting Rape Culture” and affiliated conspirators redirected traffic from Playboy‘s “annual college party guide” to a convincingly similar one that featured pro-consent statements. The altered “party commandments” aggressively focused on promoting “consent culture,” beginning with the altered home page, which stated: A good college party is all…

Conservative attorney to Obama: ‘Put the Quran down, get up off your knees and come out with your hands up!’

Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has again called for an Egyptian-style coup to remove President Barack Obama from office. Citing the sparsely attended Muslim demonstration in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2013, as a declaration of victory over Judeo-Christian values, Klayman called on “people of faith and all true patriots”…

Man takes home brewing to extremes by brewing beer inside his own body

A Texas man who was struggling with episodes of sudden and unexplained drunkenness was found to have alcohol-producing microbes in his gut, which were busily making beer. According to NPR’s science blog The Salt, a 61-year-old man reported to a Texas hospital emergency room complaining of dizziness and disorientation. His…

Ex-cops get new trial over prosecutors’ postings in post-Katrina bridge shootings

A federal judge tossed the convictions of five ex-New Orleans police officers accused of shooting an unarmed family and firing on others as they tried to flee the flooded city. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt issued a 129-page ruling that cited a lengthy list of “egregious and inflammatory” comments made…

Florida man beats daughter for 40 minutes to the tune of ‘Blurred Lines’

A Florida man is facing charges of felony child abuse after being accused of hitting his daughter for 40 minutes “to the beat” of Robin Thicke’s summer hit “Blurred Lines.” An Escambia County Sheriff’s report obtained by The Smoking Gun on Tuesday said that a complaint was filed against 40-year-old…

Muslim beauty pageant challenges Miss World

Muslim women in headscarves and elaborately embroidered dresses took to the stage Wednesday for the finale of an Islamic beauty pageant in Indonesia, a riposte to the Miss World contest that has sparked hardline anger. The twenty contestants began the Muslimah World show by elegantly descending a flight of stairs…

Signs of (slow) recovery: New home construction edges up in September

Home building in the United States edged higher in September amid signs that higher mortgage interest rates were keeping buyers on the sidelines, government data released Wednesday showed. Construction starts on new homes rose 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 891,000 in August, after a downwardly revised July pace…

English footballers launch campaign to fight homophobia

The English Premier League said on Wednesday that it is happy for players to wear rainbow-coloured laces this weekend as part of a campaign against homophobia in football. Gay rights charity Stonewall is behind the initiative and has sent the striped laces to all 134 professional clubs in England and…

No more beauty contests for kids: French Senate bans the ‘hyper-sexualization’ of children

The French senate has approved a proposal to ban beauty contests for girls under 16 to prevent what a parliamentary report called the “hyper-sexualisation” of children. The proposal was backed by 196 lawmakers on Tuesday evening and 146 opposed it. It will now become law after being passed in the…

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