5 Ridiculous Sex Myths Everyone Believes – [Cracked]
11 Kissing Games, Ranked From Most to Least Innocent – [11 Points]
9 Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Star Athletes – [Guyism]
Court Rules Prop. 8: Gay-Marriage Ban Unconstitutional – [LA Times]
A federal appeals court Tuesday struck down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, clearing the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage as early as next year.
The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, violated the U.S. Constitution. The architects of Prop. 8 have vowed to appeal.
The ruling was narrow and likely to be limited to California.
“Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” the court said.
Somali Pirate Six Toe Joe Seized By Royal Navy – [Huffington Post]
A pirate with six toes on each foot has been captured by a Royal Navy operation in the Indian Ocean. The Somalian, known as Six Toe Joe, was one of 14 suspects handed over to the Seychelles authorities. He also has ten fingers and two thumbs due to a condition known as polydactyly, the Sun reported.
A source told the newspaper: “He’s the modern day Long John Silver. When you think of pirates you think of peg legs, not excessive fingers and toes, but the rumours proved to be true!” The men were rounded up by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship RFA Fort Victoria, under a NATO-led operation.
When Did The Middle Finger Become Offensive? – [BBC]
An American television network has apologised after pop star M.I.A. extended her middle finger during Sunday night’s Super Bowl halftime show. What does the gesture mean, and when did it become offensive?