Created by London-based artist Magnus Irvin, the rather unique product came about when he tried to make a cast of his own bumhole, but it didn’t work out.
The website for ‘Edible Anus’ reads: “Initially Mr Irvin tried to cast his own anus with messy and disastrous results. Whilst explaining his failure to a chance acquaintance at a bus stop he was gratified to find that his fellow bus passenger was willing to allow him to cast her anus. The job was done in just over half an hour later that afternoon and all subsequent anuses have been based on this casting. It is a matter of interest that the person who kindly donated her service has no idea that her anus has now gone global.”
Sounds delightful, not sure I'd be all that pleased to receive these as a gift!
What would you like least as a characteristic in a boyfriend?
Having dated what I believe to be the most impatient bloke in the world, I can confirm that this is quite an annoying characteristic. It makes civil conversation nigh on impossible and its easier not to speak as they're always rude and bite your head off.
OMG, a transgender doll. How very modern and free spirited. Bet there are plenty of people whinging about inappropriateness!
Not a particularly well endowed or well positioned specimen tho
Just seen this pic of the now all grown up Neville Longbottom actor, he's turned out unexpectedly gorgeous! Bit of a crush developing, don't think I'd kick him out of bed
Mercedes, BMW or Audi?
Which would you pick? Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series or Audi A8
So the coach has been making some controversial comments about black players being too prolific in their team
Who thinks he has a point? Even if he hasn't expressed it very well and caused a racism row as a result
is it just me or are sundays a boring reminder of singledom?
at least on workdays there's enough bustle to detract from boredom and lonliness
In 1935 Sigmund Freud wrote a letter in reply to a parent's concerns over having a gay child (above):
Dear Mrs [Erased],
I gather from your letter that your son is a homosexual. I am most impressed by the fact that you do not mention this term yourself in your information about him. May I question you why you avoid it? Homosexuality is assuredly no advantage, but it is nothing to be ashamed of, no vice, no degradation; it cannot be classified as an illness; we consider it to be a variation of the sexual function, produced by a certain arrest of sexual development. Many highly respectable individuals of ancient and modern times have been homosexuals, several of the greatest men among them. (Plato, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, etc). It is a great injustice to persecute homosexuality as a crime – and a cruelty, too. If you do not believe me, read the books of Havelock Ellis.
By asking me if I can help, you mean, I suppose, if I can abolish homosexuality and make normal heterosexuality take its place. The answer is, in a general way we cannot promise to achieve it. In a certain number of cases we succeed in developing the blighted germs of heterosexual tendencies, which are present in every homosexual in the majority of cases it is no more possible. It is a question of the quality and the age of the individual. The result of treatment cannot be predicted.
What analysis can do for your son runs on a different line. If he is unhappy, neurotic, torn by conflicts, inhibited in his social life, analysis may bring him harmony, peace of mind, full efficiency, whether he remains a homosexual or gets changed. If you make up your mind he should have analysis with me — I don’t expect you will — he has to come over to Vienna. I have no intention of leaving here. However, don’t neglect to give me your answer.
Sincerely yours with best wishes,
P.s. I did not find it difficult to read your handwriting. Hope you will not find my writing and my English a harder task.
The letter, originally written in 1935, was given to Alfred Kinsey, and was later reproduced in the American Journal of Psychiatry in 1951.
It is currently available to see at the Museum of Sexology exhibit on at the Wellcome Collection in London.
What's astonishing is that despite this renowned and respected beacon of psychoanalysis having a thoroughly modern view of homosexuality in 1935, the World Health Organisation still classed homosexuality as a mental disorder as late as 1990!
Feeling absolutely dreadful with tonsilitus
Does anyone have any remedies that actually help?
Soooo painful and annoying.
Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss.But I only slept with you, because I was pissed Not all hearts are created equal, some just don't give a shit You can take all that lovey dovey stuff & go quit
By Jane J. Lee
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Whether it's with a sympathetic tilt of the head or the excited sweep of a tail, dogs seem to be saying they can sense exactly what we're feeling.
Science is still undecided on the matter, although evidence in favor of the idea is stacking up.
Now, a new study has found that dogs are able to tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions. (Related: "Animal Minds" inNational Geographic magazine.)
Biologist Corsin Müller of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, and colleagues tested 11 dogs—including border collies, a fox terrier, a golden retriever, a German shepherd, and some mutts—using a touchscreen. The scientists trained the dogs to touch either a happy face or an angry face for a treat.
They presented dogs with either the top half or the bottom half of the faces to ensure the animals weren't just responding to a smile or the baring of teeth. Emotions show on all parts of a human face, not just the mouth, says Müller, whose study was published February 12 in the journal Current Biology.
"If you're angry, a wrinkle between the eyes shows up," he explains. The shape of the eyes can change too.
So if the dogs were truly able to spot an emotion, they should be able to do so regardless of which part of the face they looked at. (See "Can Dogs Feel Our Emotions? Yawn Study Suggests Yes.")
Once Müller and colleagues trained the dogs, they ran them through choice trials, in which the animals had to pick between strange faces with either happy or angry expressions. The researchers presented the pooches with either the top, bottom, or left half of a face. The scientists chose the left half because previous studies found that dogs prefer to look at the left side of a face.
The pets trained to pick out happy expressions could do so when presented with different halves of a face, as well as when presented with faces the animals hadn't seen before. (Watch a video on working dogs.)
The dogs trained to respond to angry faces were also able to pick out angry expressions among the choices they were asked to make. However, it took them longer to learn their task than the dogs trained on happy faces.
Müller thinks the lag could be because the dogs had negative associations with angry faces. Perhaps angry faces meant a dog wouldn't receive any pats, while happy faces meant a belly rub, he suggests. (See "Dogs Get Jealous, Too.")
Man's Best Friend
Researchers don't yet know whether the dogs' ability to discriminate between the two expressions is because of past experiences or the result of the domestication process.
Whatever the reason, it's not so surprising that dogs can tell facial expressions apart, Müller says. "Because they spend so much time with humans, they have a lot of opportunities to see human expressions." (See "5 Amazing Stories of Devoted Dogs.")
Marc Bekoff, a behavioral ecologist who specializes in canines at the University of Colorado, Boulder, agrees. People and dogs have forged an incredibly close connection over thousands of years together, says Bekoff, who wasn't involved in the study. Along the way, dogs have been bred for certain traits, and "one of the traits would be the ability to read us." (Read "How to Build a Dog" in National Geographicmagazine.)
The question now is whether dogs that spend a lot of time with people would be as good at picking up our expressions as dogs without a lot of people experience, Bekoff adds.
Müller plans to pursue that question, and to look at whether domestication played a role in the ability to read human expressions. For that study, the biologist plans to test species such as cats, pigs, and hand-raised wolves.
I am so sick of the lazy scuffers and scumbags that seem to be taking over society!
Doesnt anyone raise their bloody kids with a decent work ethic anymore?
There's an apprenticeship opportunity available at my workplace at the moment and it has shocked me how lazy and annoying the youngsters applying are. They all seem to have this ridiculous notion that the world owes them a job and that they deserve some credit just for showing up even if they have no drive to achieve anything and seem to spend most of the the day doing diddly squat whilst pretending to be busy.
We show get rid of benefits and handouts once and for all and bring back the workhouses!
What's everybodies take on the whole HSBC thing?
We were having a bit of a debate at work today about this and whether we considered it justifiable (from the perspective that the goverment are robbing b*stards and any help to reduce tax is welcome) or grossly unfair (from the perspective that the rest of us are getting screwed on tax so why should anyone else get away with it).
I have to admit I could see both points of view and was sitting on the fence somewhat.
Can't believe Lewis Hamilton has been knocked off the top spot on the TG leaderboard. I don't like this Daniel Ricciardo guy, he seems like a right clown to me, I find all that excessive smiling disconcerting and he's too bolshy although I suppose thats a bit of an australian trait.
Admittedly I am a Lewis Hamilton fan and a bit of a GB fan so maybe I'm just a bit biased. I certainly fel dissapointed that Hamilton is no longer top of the leadeboard.
As another point, is it just me or was the rest of TG this week particularly silly wih all that ambulance nonsense?
Finally, which TG presenter is your favourite? I love James May myself, reckon the guy is a legend.
This is amazing, even after you've seen it once, you still can't spot it!
Are we all becoming herdlike sheep in a desperate bid to fit in with everyone else on social media? Instead of our real thoughts and opinions, do we say what will get the most likes or improve our popularity?
Maybe we should make more effort to fight for our individualism and work against the temptation of cowardice to think like everyone else rather than challenging yourself with your own thought process
What is the score with guys using fake pictures found on the interweb and passing them off as their profile picture?!
Why can't we all just be ourselves?
I deliberatly don't have a picture of my face on my profile because I'd rather someone got in touch because they were interested in my personality than because they think my hair is cute or something. Worse, I certainly don't want someone to get in touch because of some tasteless close up of my cock.
If you don't want your face out there, put a pic or your car or pet. Just don't use someone else's face and mislead us all