Three Scandinavian artists replicated Kim’s otherworldly bum and hip


Three Scandinavian artists replicated Kim’s otherworldly bum and hip proportions and produced a pair of silicone booty biker shorts that give us less-endowed folks a major backside boost. For $450 to $600, that is.

As I shimmied into what felt like 10 pounds of rubber, I thought to myself: “Christ, what have I gotten into?”

That question was valid. I needed to wear tights to help the bum-shorts slide up my legs. They were so hard to get on, I broke a sweat — and felt like I got rug burn — just pulling them up over my not particularly large or impressive hips.


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Brazil real to fall to 4.50 per dollar? Capital Economics thinks so


BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s currency will fall to a new low of 4.50 per dollar this year, Capital Economics forecast on Friday, predicting slower growth, lower interest rates and worse balance of payments dynamics than the current market consensus.

One of the most gloomy outlooks to date for the real, it assumes renewed selling pressure will knock away any support the currency gets from the central bank’s intervention in the swaps market this week.

The last Reuters poll published on Feb. 5 projected the real at 4.00 per dollar in 12 months time, and the latest weekly central bank ‘FOCUS’ survey of economists put it at 4.10 per dollar at the end of this year.


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Bail reform sets homeless teen free despite cop assault, car theft charges


A homeless teen who was charged with an attack on a plainclothes NYPD captain in Midtown last October has been released under New York’s controversial new bail reform guidelines after his latest in a long line of arrests — for allegedly joyriding in a stolen car in Brooklyn. Elijah Hodge, 19, a suspected Crips gang…


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Pele dismisses talk of depression, tells fans he is well


(Reuters) – Former Brazil striker Pele dismissed talk he is depressed and reclusive on Thursday and assured fans he is doing well and maintaining a busy schedule.

Pele’s son Edinho told Globo in an interview published on Monday that the three-times World Cup winner was depressed and reluctant to leave his house because he cannot get around properly due to hip problems.

“I am good,” said Pele, who will be 80 in October. “I continue to accept my physical limitations in the best way possible but I intend to keep the ball rolling.
“I have good days and bad days. That is normal for people of my age. I am not afraid, I am determined, confident in what I do.”

“I have good days and bad days. That is normal for people of my age. I am not afraid, I am determined, confident in what I do.”


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Alabama lawmaker fights tough abortion laws with ‘mandatory vasectomy’ bill


Under a wacky new proposed law, all men in Alabama would be forced to have vasectomies once they reach the age of 50. The bill’s sponsor, Democratic state Rep. Rolanda Hollis, claims her mandatory vasectomy law is fair turn-about given a recent law limiting abortion rights in the state. What’s good for women should also…


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Artist reveals Putin ‘superhero’ paintings in Turkey — which are promptly removed


A Russian artist known for his satirical portrayals of Vladimir Putin revealed new works featuring the Russian president in Istanbul on Saturday, according to a report. Alexander Donskoy unveiled four large paintings in Turkey which were meant to portray Putin as a hero — but authorities in Istanbul quickly removed the art, Reuters reported. The…


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Russia has seized more than 500 tons of drugs in one decade


Moscow, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) Russian antidrug forces have seized more than 500 tons of narcotics over the past ten years, according to a report published on Saturday by the Ministry of the Interior on its strategy and development until 2030.

The confiscation of drugs resulted from investigating more than two million drug-trafficking crimes, including more than 1.5 million serious and very serious crimes (72%), the Ministry reported.

In addition, Russian authorities solved 45,000 cases, most of which were related to criminal gangs.

During that period, 8,000 organized crime groups linked to drug trafficking were eliminated in Russia. In one year alone, the number of those cases totals 200,000, according to the report.


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