From the Department of Why Does This Study Exist, But It Does, So Deal With It, researchers in Japan have concluded that women who are PMSing are much better than everyone else when it comes to spotting snakes.
Human females, most primates and some rodents menstruate in the manner we would normally think of it, with blood coming out of one’s baby hole, but it’s not at all the norm in the animal kingdom. Some animals like dogs, go through longer periodic cycles, but almost all blood is reabsorbed. So why do humans do it? What’s the point?
“It’s a bloody good running shoe!”
Hardcore runners all have their own opinions about the kind of shoe is the best for hitting the pavement— lots of support, a little support, minimal, or no shoes at all. Last year, Asics brought out a version of its Kayano running shoe that supposedly accommodates its arch support from high to low depending on where a woman is in her menstrual cycle, but whether its effective is still being debated.
TSA story of the day: Woman grope-searched because her panty liner was blocking the image of her vulva in the full body scan
Another day, another almost unbelievable story resulting from the TSA’s brand new heavy-handed security measures. This woman wrote in to GladRags, the manufacturer of her favorite panty liner to tell her story about how she was felt up by TSA agents even after going through a full body scanner because her panty liner was obscuring her vulva and the TSA thought she might have a snuke or something. (By the way, the woman in the image above is not her.)