This is the giant dobsonfly, the current record holder for largest flying aquatic insect. They can measure almost 8.5-inches across. For reference, that is 8-inches entirely too large for my liking.
Large enough to cover the face of a human adult, this scary-looking insect is also known among entomologists as an indicator of water quality, says the museum.
The giant dobsonfly makes its home in bodies of clean water and is highly sensitive to any changes in the water’s pH as well as the presence of trace elements of pollutants. If the water is slightly contaminated, the giant dobsonfly will move on to seek cleaner waters.
A 14-year-old girl from the Bokaro District in Jharkhand, India, was raped in retaliation for a sexual assault committed by her brother. Adding to the horror of the experience, the rape was allegedly authorized by the village panchayat, or local council, as adequate retaliation for the brother’s misconduct.
According to the girl, the man arrived at her house after midnight with his wife, who dragged her out of her abode and tossed her over to the assailant. “She handed me over to her husband and told him to take me away to a nearby forest and rape me,” she said.
“We kept begging them. We begged with folded hands, but they would not listen. They dragged her away to the forest,” the girl’s mother said.
The assailant, identified as Nakabandi Passi, as well as Ghosala Passi — the village head — have been arrested and are currently awaiting trial. “They attacked her in retaliation and we are taking this case very seriously,” said Jitendra Singh, a top local police official. The girl’s brother has also been arrested on charges of molestation. All three of them have pleaded not guilty.
Village councils are often the only source of justice in rural areas of India. Deeply conservative in nature, the panchayat has the authority to decree on any subject of their choosing. Most of their rulings, however, enforce strict social norms about marriage and gender roles.
Even though the Indian Supreme Court recently ruled that no individuals or institutions can infringe on human rights, local village councils seem to operate with a different set of rules. “We make the decisions…and we never make mistakes,” said Sukhbir Singh, former village head of Reelkha.
A nude bronzed lady queueing up at a service station checkout was completely blanked by staff and fellow shoppers in Poland
This is the moment a naked woman bought her lunch in a crowded shop – and nobody gave her a second glance.
None of the shoppers even managed a cheeky glimpse at her curves as she paid for a drink and a sandwich.
The woman just walked in and stood patiently waiting to be served at a garage in the city of Krakow, southern Poland.
Customer Cezar Zawadzki, 34, filmed the whole incident on his mobile phone.
The shocked motorist first noticed he had been filling his car petrol when he saw the young woman completely naked walking towards the garage, and then stopping at the ice-cold drinks cabinet.
He said: “I went inside to tell staff but the woman seemed to think I was mad and ignored me, and then I realised she was coming into pay so I grabbed my mobile phone.
“She completely ignored me and she didn’t seem drunk or on drugs, she just stood patiently waiting in the queue to be served so that she could pay for her drink and a sandwich.
“It was pretty hot, I reckon it was well over 30 degrees outside, but what surprised me most was not so much the nudity as the way everybody treated it is perfectly normal.
“The sales assistant served as if nothing was happening, and the blokes in the petrol station be much ignored her, they didn’t even sneak a crafty look. It was a really surreal experience.
“After she paid she just left the shop and back of down the road as if it was the most normal thing in the world.”
It is, however, unusual for them to be filming their innards with the sex toy.
That’s the premise behind the “Gaga,” a vibrator that comes with a camera lens and a light so users will be able to see inside whatever orifice the device is being inserted into.
The Gaga was recently introduced into the world by Svakom, a China-based tech company.
The company claims in its strange YouTube commercial that the Gaga is designed for women’s healthcare. That makes sense, since only a trained medical expert might be able recognize the various body parts the camera is exploring.
The $180 cost might seem steep for what is basically a vibrating “vag-cam,” but that also includes a USB charger cable for your laptop, so the insightful shots of you or your partner’s nether regions can be downloaded to your monitor. A wireless app also allows the camera to be controlled remotely, according to the Daily Dot.
As bizarre as the Gaga may seem, it’s not the only bizarre sex toy that has aroused attention in recent memory.
Masturbatory aid purveyor Fleshlight has released the Launchpad, an iPad case that allows a man to attach his Fleshlight directly to an iPad, so that he can simulate sex with whomever — or whatever — is on the screen.
Amazon Amanda makes her living doing just that.
The 6-foot-3, 280-pound fetish model gets paid by dudes who want to be squashed, crushed, wrestled or even just be seen with a big woman.
Amanda, 38, says she’s different than other fetish workers because there’s no sex involved.
“Although some of my clients get aroused during the sessions, Iʼm never naked,” she says. “As far as fetish work goes Iʼm considered a prude.”
A prude, maybe, if you count covering your clients in plastic wrap and smothering them with your 63-inch hips and 44DD breasts. Her Twitter feed has plenty of that:
He started to make too much noise and move a bit…so of course I strapped him to the bench…and Then crushed him.pic.twitter.com/UdPrrGHKer
— Amazon Amanda (@AmazonAmanda) February 14, 2014
She’s been around for a while — she made a cameo on Tosh.0 in 2010, video below — but she’s making the rounds online again presumably because content provider Barcroft Media wanted to sell a photo of her. It worked. She’s been written up this week in Metro, The Mirror, the Scottish Daily Record, and our U.K. site.
One of her biggest fans, 5-foot-3 Sergio Miranda of New Jersey, says he’s “always had a fascination with big women.”
“For me theyʼre more true to being a woman than the skinny models you see,” he says. “Being seen out on the street with an amazon model feeds my ego. I prefer to see my preference for big women as a lifestyle rather than a fetish.”
Anyway, gawk at this video:
Some people really don’t like milk. But not many of us would chronicle our distaste by drinking copious amounts of the stuff and then vomiting it up while being filmed in super slow motion.
Daniel Gruchy, of the Slow Mo Guys, does the honors in the video above.
Slow Mo colleague Gavin Free tells us everything we need to know up front, calling it a “rather grim episode.” (Grim, of course, unless you enjoy viewing the projectile puking of cow product at 1,600 frames per second.)
Can’t get enough of someone guzzling, then upchucking? We have your hot sauce hurl right here.
Colin Furze—maker of the coolest Wolverine claws—wants to build a giant butt and fart at France from Dover. That’s why he has built the biggest valveless pulse jet machine ever—these engines powered the Nazi V-1 bombs that terrified London during WW2 making an infernal noise that sounds like a furious fart from hell.
Now that the engine is done he’s actually going to build a gigantic butt, install the machine in its anus, put the whole thingamajig on the cliffs of Dover, point it at France, and fart on July 24—around 6-7 pm local time—to see if the frenchies at the other side of the channel can hear it. I really hope they do. And I really hope the Queen gives this guy a knighthood.
A couple have been arrested on charges they locked up their 22-year-old autistic twin sons in the dungeon-like basement of their home.
The newspaper cited police records in Montgomery County, Maryland, and identified the couple as 57-year-old John Land and 59-year-old Janice Land.
Reports said they were charged with abuse of vulnerable adult and attempted false imprisonment.
The door to the basement was reportedly locked with a deadbolt.
According to the Post and local TV station WJLA, the suspects said their sons were “non-verbal” and could only communicate by pointing at objects.
John Land reportedly told police that his sons would sometimes try to run away and that is why he and his wife started locking them up.
Police discovered the basement by chance as they went to the house on an unrelated matter.