Winckler's Wacky Web: V-Necks declared gay

Enjoy the silence; Malaysia declares v-necks gay; was there a Mrs Jesus?; secret Russian diamond haul and when hashtags come true

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Malaysia Declares V-Necks Gay

The Malaysian government has begun organizing seminars aimed at helping parents and teachers identify latent homosexuality in children. One of the principal warning signs? V-neck T-shirts.

Enjoy the Silence

AirAsia is offering seven rows of "Quiet Zone", behind the premium seats at the very front, which can only be used by passengers aged 12 or older.

Holy Matrimony?

A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a scrap of papyrus that she says was written in Coptic in the fourth century and contains a phrase never seen in any piece of Scripture: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife ...’ ”


Benetton's new ads seek 'unemployees of the year'.

Gaga Sting

A new species of parasitoid wasp of the family Braconidae from Thailand has been named "in honour of popular singer and performer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, known professionally as Lady Gaga".

It's all a question of perspective

Having 20 euros in your pocket does not mean the same thing in the 17 countries of the euro area.

Russian Bling-Bling

Russia reveals shiny state secret: It's awash in diamonds. 'Trillions of carats' lie below a 35-million-year-old, 62-mile-diameter asteroid crater in eastern Siberia known as Popigai Astroblem. The Russians have known about the site since the 1970s.

That's what she said

"Sexting" again linked to risky sex among teens.

When hashtags come true

Aspiring Rapper tweets YOLO just before fatal crash. "Drunk (expletive) going 120 drifting corners," was posted at 1:19 a.m. Sunday on the Twitter account belonging to @ink2flashyy. The post ended with the acronym Y.O.L.O., which means "You Only Live Once."

Viral Combo

This Is the Inevitable ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Call Me Maybe’ Mashup You’ve Been Waiting For.