“I wish I would have a real tragic love affair and get so bummed out that I’d just quit my job and become a bum for a few years, because I was thinking about doing that anyway.”—Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey (via bohemea)
Japanese researchers have developed the “Mommy Tummy,” a jacket that allows men to get an idea of what it’s like to carry a fetus for nine months. Nothing goes inside of course, but what sets it apart from your usual strap-on belly is that it’s filled with water and lined with balloons that are wired up to act like a fetus. Wait wait, hear us out for a second. If you caress the belly, the “fetus” will respond by “kicking,” and the balloons will inflate. The size also expands over the course of nine months. Now, if they can only figure out a way to have something rest directly on a dude’s bladder and/or sciatic nerve, then we’ll be impressed. Scratch all that: When they figure out a way to simulate labor and delivery, then we’ll be impressed. There’s your mission, technology. We’ll just wait over here. (Discover via io9)
People with a lot of time on their hands make the best internet videos. And thus, this video was born. Someone took the time to edit Quentin Tarrantino’s cult classic Pulp Fiction down to just the cussing bits. And frankly, we’re surprised it’s so succinct. The video is comprised entirely of coarse language, so maybe don’t blast it on the speakers through your office. (via Boing Boing)
A 25-year-old woman who was born without a uterus may become one of the first woman to receive a transplant. And the donor might be her own mother. If you’re doing the math correctly, that means that she will receive (and possibly bear children with) the uterus that carried her. Is your mind blown? We’ll give you a moment to wipe down the walls.