News Lately!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Oh, there are so many fun things going on in the news lately. I love reading the Skimm, so this is my own version. Per the last time I did a news lately, please remember my news update is all in good fun. There's a lot going on in the world that isn't and I get that. But this post is supposed to be about the other side of news. Happy Friday everyone, let's make it great! 
  • The corpse flower. This is probably more local Denver news, but still, it's worth talking about. There is a flower at the Denver Botantic Garden that smells like a rotting corpse. The scientific name is Amorphophallus Titanum—which translates to "misshapen giant penis." Yes, I thought that last part was newsworthy. If you live in Denver, you have to go today to see the flower because it only blooms for about 48 hours. But, the Botanic Gardens, hoping to get more business, is staying open until midnight! Go, go! Go smell the dead corpse flower! 

  • The FDA has finally approved female viagra. Addyi is what they're calling it. Did you know viagra (for men) was released in 1996 and approved by the FDA in 1998. So now, 17 years later, woman are finally getting theres. Yes, the FDA is putting a ton of restrictions on it like "bad reactions with alcohol" but hey, its a step forward. 
  • Two words: Ashley Madison. If you've been living under a rock, Ashley Madison is a site for married people to have secret affairs. I can't even link to their site it's that bad. Ashley Madison is reported to have 37 million members! 37 million. I'll give that a second to let it sink it. Well, about a month ago, a group called the Impact Team hacked the site, threatened to release the info of all the members, names, credit card info and website usage and today they did! They released info and made it searchable so only time will tell who's all on the site. God speed. But wait, if you thought that was bad, I've got more. Turns out the infamous Josh Duggar (remember him...) was a member of the site! Hey Josh, piece of advice, move. Oh, and stop cheating on your wife.
  •  I love Subway. Okay, that's not news but Jared, the spokesperson who made them a ton of money is. Jared allegedly pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor and possessing child pornography. There is so much wrong with this. It's not even a joking matter. I just can't. Thank god, Subway released him as their spokesperson and his wife left him.    
  • Kelly Clarkson is pregnant again! Hooray! Oh, and did you see her sing Tinder Profiles on Kimmel? It's hilarious and a must see. Her voice is everything.  
  • Did you know there was a Friends scene where Chandler joked about bombs on an airplane? The scene was set before Chandler and Monica left on their honeymoon. Turns out, it was supposed to air two weeks after 9/11 so out of respect they re-shot the episode. While the scene was released about 2 years ago, the internet is making it popular again. It's pretty funny, but I appreciate Friends' respect of the time era they shot in. 
  • And, since I usually do not post politically-geared posts, here's a little taste for you. Hilary is still full of complete sh** (please excuse my language) and Donald is still offending people.

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