When it comes to tennis, the word "love" isn't usually quite so literal. But at the Sarasota Open, a tennis match between Mitchell Krueger and Francis Tiafoe had to be briefly stopped when the sound of vigorous lovemaking filled the stadium! At first, announcer Mike Cation thought the sound was coming from porn playing on a cellphone somewhere in the stadium. But it eventually became clear the sex was real and happening in a nearby apartment. Krueger hit a ball in the direction of the sound, and Tiafoe yelled, "It can't possibly be that good" - both to no avail. "I can still hear it," Cation said minutes later. "It's still going." Tiafoe ended up winning the unusually sexy match. (Newser)
About That New Unicorn Frappuccino
Maybe you will actually see unicorns with Starbucks' new Unicorn Frappuccino. Mainly because the sugar content is off the charts! The limited-edition drink - which the Washington Post snarks tastes like "sour birthday cake and shame," is getting the most attention over its whopping 59 grams of sugar in the 16-ounce Grande version! The caffeinated concoction, which changes colors and flavors as it's mixed, contains whole milk, whipped cream, a variety of flavored syrups, and blue and pink "fairy powders" sprinkled on top. FYI - 59 grams (about 15 teaspoons) significantly exceeds the American Heart Association's recommendation of no more than 6 to 9 teaspoons of sugar daily. If you're more of a visual learner, consider that a can of Coke has about 39 grams, or that you'd have to eat nearly six servings of Frosted Flakes to come near the Unicorn's sugar content. If you can stomach all that sweetness, there's another reason you may want to hold off on ordering the specialty drink: It's irritating the baristas. Braden Burson took to Twitter to rant about the frap he says is difficult to whip up, posting a video in which he complained, "I have unicorn crap all in my hair, on my nose" and that he's "never been so stressed out" in his whole life. "Please don't get it!" he pleaded. (Washington Post)
Some may consider it ironic jungle karma as crocodiles are thought to have eaten a famous South African hunter after human remains were found inside two animals. Scott van Zyl disappeared last week after he went on a hunting safari in Zimbabwe. Accompanied by a pack of dogs and a Zimbabwean tracker, the professional hunter who organizes trips for foreign clients is thought to have been eaten by crocodiles on the bank of the Limpopo River. Rescue teams were sent to search for the hunter and helicopters, trackers and divers all scoured the region. His tracks were later spotted leading to the banks of the river and his backpack was located nearby. Forensic experts are currently testing whether the remains belong to van Zyl. The SS Pro Safaris website, owned by van Zyl, states the company "has conducted numerous safaris" throughout Southern Africa. These include "elephants in Botswana to the smallest blue duiker in KwaZulu Natal". It goes on to list buffalo, rhino, lions, leopards and antelopes as targets for hunts. Well not anymore!! (The Independent)
R U Ugly?
Sorry if you live in Baltimore. A new Travel and Leisure survey of America's least hottest (in terms of people's appearance) places are. Baltimore, Maryland was ranked the least attractive city. The good news is readers seem to love Baltimore for its revitalized Inner Harbor and its beautiful historic sites, but while the city itself is rather photogenic, Americans think the citizens are not. Atlanta was previously voted one of America's Most Attractive Cities, but now it's number eight on the ugly list. Tampa, Florida comes in 7th. Sixth place goes to Cleveland, Ohio and Milwaukee, Wisconsin comes in fifth. Even though it's appreciated for its cleanliness, the pristine city of Charlotte, North Carolina comes in fourth. Spokane, Washington in at third and then Sacramento, California is the runner up. (WJZ)
Made Vacation Plans Yet? The Museum of Failure is Coming!
Hey - if you're still trying to figure out summer vacation plans, Samuel West has announced that his Museum of Failure will open in Helsingborg, Sweden, in June! The bizarre museum is to commemorate innovation missteps that might serve as inspiration for future successes. Among the initial exhibits: coffee-infused Coca-Cola; the Bic "For Her" pen (because women's handwriting needs are surely unique); the Twitter Peek (a 2009 device that does nothing except send and receive tweets -- and with a screen only 25 characters wide); and Harley-Davidson's 1990s line of colognes (which West said was as appealing as "oil and gas fumes"). Be advised this is not a new idea. West's is only the latest attempt to immortalize failure with a "museum." Previous attempts, such as those in 2007 and 2014, apparently failed. (CBC)
What the What?
This is new. Harvard Medical School technicians have announced a smartphone app to give fertility-conscious men an accurate semen analysis, including sperm concentration, motility and total count - costing probably less than $10. Included is a magnification attachment and a "microfluidic" chip. The insertable app magnifies and photographs the "loaded" chip, instantly reporting the results. And to answer the most frequently asked question - No bodily fluids will ever touch your phone. But the device still needs Food and Drug Administration approval. (Global News)