Will Ferrell Hits A Cheerleader In The Face With A Basketball

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Will Ferrell hit a cheerleader in the face with a basketball and was then dragged out of the arena by security during Wednesday night’s Pelicans-Lakers game.

But don’t expect the actor to face any charges.

Will Ferrell, Daddy's HomeThe incident was of course staged, part of a film shoot that took place during halftime at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

Ferrell’s character was reportedly attempting a half-court shot with the cheerleaders lined up alongside him. Instead of aiming for the basket, he fired the ball directly into the face of one of the girls, according to Sports Illustrated.

The scene is for the upcoming film, “Daddy’s Home,” which also stars Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini and Hannibal Buress, according to IMDB.

“When a divorced guy’s ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc,” the IMDB description reads.

Almost within minutes, photos and videos of the hit from multiple angles were circulating on social media.

Man Rents Excavator, Bulldozes Home Without Telling Wife: “She’s Aware of it Now; We’re Good”

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A New York man who rented a bulldozer from a local construction company and demolished the house that he lived in with his wife, whose name is on the deed and who did not know about the razing, told NBC 4 New York he did it because it was dilapidated and needed to come down.

james+rhein+bulldozeThe foundation of his Middletown home was crumbling from years of disrepair, 48-year-old James Rhein said Tuesday afternoon, and he tried to get a permit to demolish it himself Monday but couldn’t because the office he needed to visit was closed due to the federal holiday.

“So I took it down, that’s it,” said Rhein, who was arrested Monday in the process of demolishing his home. Police said he was knocking the single-family house to the ground with an excavator and tossing the debris in Dumpsters when they arrived; they said he didn’t try to run and was cooperative.

Rhein’s wife is the legal owner of the home. She was not there when it was razed and police said she had no idea it was happening. Rhein said he tried to call her before beginning the demolition but she didn’t pick up her phone; all items left in the home when it was destroyed were replaceable, he said.

Neighbor Darryl Horn said Rhein’s wife drove up to find her home reduced to rubble.

“She was very upset. She was in the middle of the road screaming, ‘her house, what happened to her house?'” said Horn.

Rhein admitted to NBC 4 New York his wife was distraught initially.

“But now she’s over it,” Rhein said. “We’re good. I’m a good husband, what can I tell you?”

Woman Steals Television Under Dress in Costa Rica

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A woman caught on tape in Costa Rica did just this and the evidence of her thievery has gone viral.

On YouTube, the video has more than 580.000 views.

Are people trying to recognize this woman or just amazed by the skill in which she placed the flat screen television under her dress and escaped the scene.

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) – which is the Costa Rican versoion of the FBI released the video on the hoping that someone would recognize the woman and give them information that would lead to her capture.

La Teja, which is a local Spanish newspaper is calling the woman “tragateles” (swallower of televisions). We all know the women that end up on the back cover of La Teja are swallowing something……..

We like big butts and we now know why: Scientists unravel age-old mystery

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IT’S a question that has baffled scientists for years: why are women so much curvier, particularly in the buttocks and thighs?

The answer: it’s all about babies’ brains.

848499-8a15fd58-9ecb-11e4-8f33-8e666e0016f7Researchers have found that the development of babies’ brains relies on fat supplies stripped directly from the mother’s thighs and bottom, especially during breastfeeding.

They found that the quantity of such fat supplies may directly affect a child’s intelligence and chances of survival — which could also provide a clue as to why some men are evolutionarily hardwired to prefer curvier women.

According to Professor Will Lassek of the University of Pittsburg, the fats in women’s buttocks and thighs are high in a chemical called docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA.

848553-94193310-9ed5-11e4-8f33-8e666e0016f7“The fat in these areas is a depot for building a baby’s brain,” said Professor Lassek, who has published a number of science papers and a book on the subject, Why Women Need Fat.

“You need lots of fat to make a nervous system and the fats in these areas are also enriched in DHA, which is a particularly important component in the human brain. It looks as if women have evolved to accumulate these fats and hold on to them — until a baby arrives.”

Professor Lassek told the UK’s Sunday Times it has always been a “complete mystery” why women have so much fat. “Mammals’ and primates’ bodies typically have about 5-10 per cent of fat but in human women that rises to 30 per cent on average,” he said.

“This is similar to the levels seen in bears going into hibernation or whales living in cold Arctic seas. Women have traded muscle for fat so they are about a third as strong.”

849039-a1e34576-9ed5-11e4-8f33-8e666e0016f7According to Professor Lassek, around 80 per cent of the DHA needed for a baby’s brain comes from the mother’s stored fat. “Less than 1% of body fat is DHA so a lot of fat has to be shifted. That’s why lactating women may lose a pound of fat a month,” he told The Times.

David Bainbridge, a reproductive biologist at Cambridge University and author of the upcoming book Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape, said there was evidence that women with larger thighs had higher levels of brain-building breastmilk lipids.

“There is even evidence that they and their children are more intelligent as a result,” he said, adding that such factors had affected the evolution of men, hardwiring them to prefer women with curvier figures because their stronger, brighter children would be more likely to survive.

849067-b20ea74c-9ed5-11e4-8f33-8e666e0016f7As to why all women haven’t therefore evolved to look like Kim Kardashian, Dr Bainbridge suggested that although men may prefer curvier women, they may also choose other factors such as intelligence or personality.

“Perhaps men have spent the last few hundred thousand years sexually selecting mates for all sorts of different reasons, or maybe they are just inherently Catholic in their tastes,” he said.

“A detailed examination of male sexual desire may help us discover whether it really was men who have made women so beautiful — and diverse.”

“Google Translate will not help you have stoner sex in Paris”

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google_translate.0Google this week released an updated version of its Google Translate app, with two major new features. The first lets you point your phone camera at a sign or piece of text and see a translation of it in real-time. The second instantly translates speech into different languages. All you have to do is press the microphone icon on the app’s interface, select the two languages you want to bridge, and speak into the microphone on your device. The app will automatically recognize which of the two languages you’re speaking, and a female voice will repeat it to you in the other language.

As an American who’s been living in Paris for seven years, my life is basically one big language barrier. I’ve chipped away at it over the years, thanks to friends and extremely patient girlfriends, to the point where I’m now close to fluent. But I still sympathize with the American tourists I see trying to make sense of a menu or ask for directions, because it reminds me of that empty pit of fear I felt when I first arrived here and realized I could barely carry a conversation with a three-year-old, let alone the sullen, Vogue-smoking women with whom I had intense, 48-hour relationships in the Godard movie of my mind.

LOST IN TRANSLATION?

I’m not sure if the new Google Translate app would’ve made much of a difference in my quest for French fluency or fraught flings, but it definitely would’ve made everyday life easier. The app’s speech recognition is fast and mostly accurate, and the French it spits back is understandable, for the most part. It also helps to hear that lilting French cadence which was always so hard for me to nail down. I found the camera feature to be surprisingly effective for signs, but it became a bit jumbled when you point your phone at a chunk of text. It also wasn’t as accurate with longer translations. A semi-poetic block of text outside my local bakery was translated accurately for the most part, but the app missed some words — “dans” remained in French, and “ce fournil” should be “this bakery,” not “this provides.”

There are some glitches with the speech feature, too. If you want to say “I have some weed” in French, Google will say “Je ai quelques mauvaises herbes.” If you say that, people will laugh, because “Je ai” should be “J’ai,” and that’s not the kind of weed you’re talking about. Similarly, “Can we get high?” becomes “Pouvons-nous prendre de la hauteur?” which is something only French pilots would say.