A couple of anthropologists just discovered how pregnant women don't fall down. They lean backwards. And their lower backs have adapted to the clenching muscles by growing thicker. Men and monkey's have not developed this advantage. It's somehow comforting to know that pregnant women aren't suffering too much or defying physics.
It was just report that in the UK more children are now born out-of-wedlock than to wed parents. This is a major shift, 30 years ago it was 1 in 10. The definition of illegitimate will probably have to be reassessed. Maybe illegitimate now can mean 'as a result of a one-night stand, drunken hookup, or illicit affair.'
The new British equivalent of the Surgeon General wants to experiment with making the pill available without prescription. The morning-after pill is largely available in the UK without prescription. We just hope that kids don't start using these pills recreationally. That could be a problem. Though it may limit teen pregnancies.
A recent study concluded that rich men have an easier time finding spouses. The study went on to postulate that when men are scarce, like after a war, it's easier for any guy to find a wife. The study concludes that there is some relationship between supply and demand at some level. And that quality is most important when competition is fierce.
French fashion model Alexandra Paressant claims that she had an affair with Tony Parker in September. The Parker side, of course, is claiming that she is a liar. What can you do with the French and l'amour? Hoh hoh.
Jane Krakowski is dating Marc Singer who played the Beastmaster. This sounds like a plot straight out of Krakowski's show 30 Rock. Hopefully, they can figure out a way to incorporate this real life event into the show's plot.
This was fast. E! has decided to create a reality show around the newly married Pamela Anderson and Rick Salomon. You may remember these two from a couple of steamy home sex tapes (note: they did not 'act' together in any of these movies). This was sort of a no-brainer for E!, but it does make you wonder how a couple that has only been dating since September would agree to this. Hmm. Compelling television.
A recent study came out showing that women with a Body Mass Index above 29 or in the obese range have problems becoming pregnant. Many scientists have a problem with BMI but this thing appears to have some strong correlation. Another reason to lose a little weight or another thing to feel badly about?
Jessica Alba has a baby in her belly. And not just any baby, a baby she's conceived with on-again, off-again Cash Warren. Good deal for everyone but especially him. Now they are linked for life. Also a good deal for the baby, who gets to be born.