The girls above are three of the many beach volleyball cheerleaders China hired for the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou this week. They performed cheer routines as well as martial arts and traditional fan dancing. The men’s volleyball team from Yemen blamed them for their defeat. One of the, ahem, “distracted” volleyballers, Adeeb Mahfoudh, was quoted as saying, “They had an effect on how we played. I think they had something to do with our losing the match.” But as distracting as they were, he couldn’t hold a grudge for long, adding, “If I can, I hope to watch them perform at the next match.” We’re all the same.
A woman in Boise Idaho should have spent more time looking at cheerleaders and less time plotting illegal, fiendishly-clever ways to get to second base. Kristina B. Ross was arrested for practicing medicine without a license, but we’d like to think she was just being dangerously sexy. Miss Ross is accused of telling at least two women at a bar that she was a plastic surgeon before offering free breast examinations. It worked. It worked? It worked. This changes everything.
Someone else got an unwelcome form of breast examination from TSA (allegedly). The event in question happened two years ago but the federal lawsuit was filed recently. The plaintiff from Texas claims that, while being frisked at a Corpus Christi airport, a TSA agent pulled down her blouse, exposing her breasts publicly. The plaintiff also alleges agents made jokes about the incident, including one agent who said he wished he had seen it but he’ll “just have to watch the video”. If true, they should consider changing their name to Total Sexual Assault.
- A restaurant owner in California ran a “bacon bikini contest” for charity, and it turned out the charity didn’t exist. And it’s not the first time he’s held a fake charity drive. (Buzzfeed, with video)
- Meanwhile in Ohio, a man in a clown mask robbed a woman while she was going to the bathroom. (AOLNews, with video)
- A ringtone sparked tribal warfare in Papau, Indonesia this week. Despite my assumption that “crazy frog” was to blame, the offending ringtone was a Reggae song insulting members of a rival tribe. The rival tribe responded by burning 23 homes, 12 motorcycles, and 2 cars. Somebody isn’t understanding how diss track competitions work. (Arbroath)
KNOW YOUR STATS
- The odds of developing cancer from one airport “naked screening” are estimated at 1 in 30 million. The chances your plane for that same flight will be hijacked by terrorists? Much lower. (MSNBC)
- About half of Japan’s current bestselling fiction was written via text message according to this infographic from VisualLoop. I find that hard to believe, but this is Japan we’re talking about. They also say there’s a cell phone available in China that includes a stun gun attachment. That I can believe.
- On this day 25 years ago Windows 1.0 was released. Here’s a look back on screencaps of the OS over the years, and oddly enough they aren’t all blue screens of death. (TNW)