Birds do it. Bees do it. And now, apparently, even hominid simulacrums affectionately dubbed ‘Humpin’ Henry’ do it. What exactly is a hominid simulacrum, you ask? Plainly put, it’s a human replica. A carbon copy of sorts. And what’s the purpose of this particular one? Let’s just say to mimic what his female counterpart, Harmony, has been offering since her release in 2018. Sex. Only, much like Harmony, Henry’s not offering just any kind of sex. Oh, no. He’s offering customisable sex.
The internet is full of dangers for children so it is little wonder that parents fall for hoaxes sometimes which target their worst fears, such as the Momo challenge. Of course, much of the fuss over Momo spread over social media sites like Facebook. Although Facebook is supposed to have a minimum age requirement of 13, insufficient checks are carried out to verify the ages of users unlike the more stringent checks that are in place at casinos and other adult-only online platforms. And yet, what the Momo challenge debacle taught us – if we can take anything from it at all – was that children were not in any real danger from it all. Where distress occurred, it was down to the anxieties of adults being passed onto children. Of course, that is something all responsible adults can control. What on earth happened to get us into this mess? [Read more…]
It is natural enough to think that luck goes in streaks. Whether we think we are on a run of good fortune or bad luck, it is hard to get past the idea that it will take something significant to change it. For example, while playing casino games, every spin or hand might sometimes seem to go against you with the unwelcome feeling that you could be the unluckiest person ever. Well, even if you are seriously wondering about your poor run of luck, then it is not likely that you have been quite as unfortunate as these poor individuals. Read on to find out more about some of the unluckiest people in history. [Read more…]
Almost from the very beginning, social media has been involved in rewriting the rules of online advertising. Brands developed blogs, responded to comments, developed communities and soon realised that social media activity could often develop a momentum of its own. The first brand ambassadors and influencers were essentially savvy online users who realised that building their own networks of thousands of fans and followers would sooner or later attract the attention of advertisers, who would view them as a valuable commodity in marketing terms. [Read more…]
In 2017, Chuck Berry, Roger Moore, Hugh Hefner and Charles Manson shuffled off this mortal coil. In 2016, David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Carrie Fisher and Zsa Zsa Gabor followed, each crossing the great divide. The year before that, Leonard Nimoy and Wes Craven bit the big one. In 2014, Joan Rivers, Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams drew their last breaths. And sadly, 2018 proved to be no different, claiming some of the most iconic figures the world has come to know and love. We pay our respects. [Read more…]
The pre-Christmas drone disruption at Gatwick airport which began on 19 December, 2018, was the first reported drone incident to affect a major British airport. There’s no doubt that the novelty of the occurrence, the large number of airport travellers, and the fact that the incident took place just as darkness was falling, all contributed to the difficulty of managing the situation. Unfortunately, the event itself and its aftermath have left the public with a sense that damaging vulnerabilities have been exposed. [Read more…]
As the digital world develops ever more consumer items to enable us to do things faster, smarter, more conveniently etc., there’s a storm brewing in the wings. Almost all this equipment is stuffed full of electronics – toothbrushes, suitcases, wallets and even some items of clothing are bursting with sensors and other e-parts designed to make our lives easier. The problem is what to do if they should suddenly fail – usually when you need them the most, and almost always just a few days after the far-from-generous manufacturer’s warranty has expired. [Read more…]
It goes without saying that maintaining a traditional monogamous relationship is hard work, no matter what romantic comedies suggest. Living with another human in their space and being a part of every aspect of their life is certainly nothing to be taken lightly. There is, after all, a reason that the divorce rate is through the roof, and that couples therapists make a small fortune.
So, of course, some have come to the conclusion that adding a third person into the situation would be the correct solution to keeping the complications balanced. A throuple is the slang term given to a group of three people that are involved in a relationship. This is very different to a so-called threesome however, which is very simply three parties engaged in a sexual activity. A throuple is engaged in a steady, long-term relationship, and many are declaring that it is an arrangement that can not only work, but also offer a more stable solution than traditional monogamy, under the right conditions. [Read more…]
Dapper, daring, and dangerous, James Bond is undoubtedly the ultimate secret service agent, and one of the greatest literary and movie characters of all time. His love of danger, action, and women, or of dangerous, active women, is well known, but what do we really know about his taste in music?
What would you hear if you found his iPod and hit Play? We have the answers! Don’t ask us how we know what’s on 007’s playlist. All you need to do is trust us to reveal a new side of the character that has appeared in a string of novels, movies, video games, and more. [Read more…]
Christmas is right around the corner, and that means some serious eating is on the cards. Whether you believe the tales about the birth of Jesus, see it as a modern take on an ancient solstice celebration, or simply appreciate it as a time of family and friends, it usually involves a whole lot of cooking.
This can be one of the most stressful parts of the holiday (to say nothing about in-laws, drunk uncles, and bratty cousins), but it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of recipes that can help. Here is your guide to pulling off a feast fit for a king. [Read more…]