Down and dirty
One couple definitely did not have the time of their lives while attempting to pull off Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze's iconic lift from the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing.
After watching the flick more than 30 times, bride-to-be Sharon Price, 52, and her fiance Andy Price, 51, from England, decided they wanted to recreate the move during their first dance at their upcoming wedding. They discovered it wasn't as easy as Jennifer and Patrick had made it look. "We were about 30 feet apart and Sharon ran and I grabbed her hips and the next thing we knew we were flat out," Andy told the BBC. "I was concussed. I was out. I ended up in a neck brace and had to have a CT scan." So have the wedding dance plans changed? "I don't think we'll have that one at the wedding, I think we'll go for a traditional slow one and I'll let Andy choose," Sharon said.
No means no in dogworld
Victim blaming involves the suggestion that rape victims somehow are asking to be attacked, by the clothes they wear or their body language, but Facebook user Bree Wiseman has come up with a great analogy using only her dog and a piece of steak. She writes: "To the people that say women get raped due to the way they are dressed. This is my dog. His favourite food is steak. He is eye level with my plate. He won't get any closer because I told him no. If a dog is better behaved than you are, you need to re-evaluate your life."
Hmm, maybe a cup of tea
A reader writes: "Morning brain fog gets to us all in different ways, but a friend of mine updated her Facebook with this ... "Can't work out why the coffee plunger is empty and realised I've just poured coffee into my hot-water bottle." I could see that happening to me!"
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