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  • Selling Safe Sex to the Developing World

    DKT International, an NGO that provides birth control throughout the developing world, is among the organizations trying to contain the country’s population bomb, and it’s doing so with condom commercials that are too hot for Pakistani TV.

  • Sparkology Is for Yuppies Who Can't Get Laid

    Alex Furmansky founded Sparkology, a dating website for “young urban professionals” that requires members to either receive invites from members or to have a degree from an elite university. I didn’t know what a young urban professional is or why they...

  • An 11-Year-Old Is Suing the Jehovah's Witnesses

    In 2006, Australia instituted mandatory background checks for those who work with children to ensure they’re not baby touchers or prone to cooking little kids in cauldrons. But apparently, God thinks this law is wrong, at least according to the country...

  • The Dutch Love Ecstasy So Much Their Dirt Is Toxic

    With its liberal stance on drugs, the Netherlands has been one of the top producers of ecstasy for the past decade. What isn’t going to make you want someone to touch your genitals is that, like all manufacturing, the by-products of illicit narcotics...

  • The Vet Who Wants to Legalize Medical Marijuana for Dogs

    Now that it’s possible to legally buy and smoke marijuana in many parts of the US, it’s safe to say that weed and its by-products will be ingested freely throughout the country in the next decade. But have you ever shotgunned a blunt into your dog’s...

  • DJ Wika Is Older and Cooler Than You

    Wirginia Szmyt, aka DJ Wika, is a 74-year-old who can mix tracks on a pair of laptops better than most 20-year-olds with shitty attitudes who think they’ve mastered Serato. Wirginia’s been a fixture of the senior-citizen party scene in Warsaw for more...

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  • Partying with the Secret Police in Romania

    Vacation options in communist Romania were pretty limited. When Labor Day, the big party holiday of the year, rolled around on May 1, many Romanians traveled to Costinesti, the only seaside resort for young people in the country.

  • Beach Reach Wants You to Party With Jesus Christ

    Christian missionaries are known for traveling to poor areas of our planet to provide aid and convert heathens. So for the past 30 years, Christians have been hanging out at spring break hotspots.

  • Let My People Go (Party)

    For as little as $110 per day, you can forget your worries about Hamas and Hezbollah coming to get you and live it up with, as Israel Under 30’s website says, "2,000 smoking hot Israeli girls partying on the shores of the magestic [sic] Red Sea."

  • Meet the Bad Moms Club

    Last summer, my mother created the Bad Moms Club. She goes to bars in South Beach and downtown Fort Lauderdale a few times a month to drink and dance with other single mothers. Like Destiny’s Child circa 1999, the club’s membership fluctuates, but two...

  • Bulgaria’s Immigrant Bummer

    Bulgaria’s “special homes” are essentially prisons for immigrants. The official purpose of these centers is to detain illegal immigrants until they can be deported, but many long-term inmates are refugees seeking asylum who have gotten caught in the...

  • Art During Wartime

    Sculptor Ali al-Wakwak, a Benghazi native, creates rusty configurations, large enough to climb upon, resembling humans, animals, and insects. The sculptures are made from the leftover wreckage of Libya’s revolution.