Israeli Artist Submerges A Black Dress In The Dead Sea And Photographs It After Two Months! Results Are Stunning!

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(PCM) An Israeli artist by the name of Sigalit Landau came up with an incredibly unique idea for an art project. She decided to submerge a vintage black dress in the Dead Sea for a period of two months and then photograph the results when it emerged. The result is a stunning, glittering salt encrusted gown that is currently on display until September 3 at London’s Marlborough Contemporary art museum.

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The project is titled “Salt Bride” and is inspired by S. Ansky’s 1916 play titled Dybbuk. The play follows the story of a young Hasidic woman who becomes possessed by the spirit of her dead lover. Landau’s gown is a replica of the one that was worn in the dramatic production done in the 1920’s.

During the two months that the dress was emerged Landau checked on the gown several times to check on the salt crystallization process and photographed the entire process for start to finish. The end result is amazing and the perfect way to blend both art and nature together to create a truly one-of-a-kind creation.

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University Of Chicago Goes Viral With ‘No Safe Spaces’ Letter To Incoming Freshman

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(PCM) The University of Chicago is one of the most prestigious universities in the country and are well-known for being incredibly selective with their admissions. Recently, a letter which was sent out to the incoming freshman class warning them not to expect “safe spaces” or a trigger-free college experience has gone viral after being shared via social media.

The class of 2020 received a letter from the Dean and other college officials that explained at great length that the University of Chicago prides itself on its’ unwavering commitment to both freedom of inquiry and freedom of expression. The letter informed incoming students that civility and mutual respect are vital elements to the campus experience, however they will not shield students from unpopular ideas or opinions.

The letter went on to say “Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so-called “trigger warnings,” we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual “safe spaces” where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own”.

One of the reasons that the “no safe spaces” letter from the University of Chicago is making waves is that it goes completely in the opposite direction of so many other universities in the country. Those institutions go above and beyond to hide and protect students from certain ideas that they may find to be offensive or disturbing. The University of Chicago is ripping off the band-aid and frankly, it is something that needs to be done.

We think that the quote found within the letter from former University of Chicago president Hanna Holborn Gray sums it up the best by saying “education should not be intended to make people comfortable, it is meant to make them think.”  These days everyone is offended by everything and many use that as an excuse to run away and hide or start some kind of ridiculous protest. When is it ever going to stop? There is nothing wrong with protesting or disagreeing with someone whose thoughts or ideas do not match your own, however everyone is due equal respect as we all share the same Constitutional rights.

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Why You Should Not Swim Naked Where People Are Fishing!

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(PCM) A German nudist learned the hard way just why you should never go swimming in a lake where people are also fishing. Recently, at a lake in Augsberg, Germany a fly fisher caught a little more than he bargained for when he cast his line out in hopes of reeling in a fish. The fisherman initially believed that he had hooked an eel or a snake, but quickly realized what was actually on his line was a man’s penis.

Herbert Fendt, is a nudist who was enjoying a day on the lake, which happens to be a popular spot for both nude enthusiasts and fishermen, when he felt something a bit odd underneath the water. At first he believed he was trapped among some underwater plant, however upon further inspection he was horrified to see that a fishing hook had pierced straight through his “member”.

Fendt panicked and yelled out to the fisherman to be sure not to reel in the “catch”. Fendt was able to swim back towards the shore and then make his way to the hospital with the hook still firmly planted within his penis.  Fendt claims the doctor at the hospital could not resist a slight smirk, but the best part is that the fisherman was blaming Fendt for the incident and outright refused to apologize.

Fednt says “The fisherman told me it is not an official bathing lake and he has the right to fish at the spot, which is marked by some signs. I tried to explain to him that he should take into account the many swimmers who use the lake, and that I am unaware of any official prohibition to swim here but he did not care.”

This of course led to quite a bit of controversy and the president of the local fishing association eventually had to step in. She said “We fishermen can perfectly understand the situation. We all had at times a fishing hook pierced through one of our fingers, so we can imagine the incident was quite painful. Of course, fishermen should pay attention to bathers, but as the lake is an official fishing lake, swimming is at own risk.”

Guess the fisherman can chalk this one up to quite a memorable catch, but definitely one that will not end up on the grill or mounted on the wall, at least we hope!

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‘Mermaid Thighs’ Are All The Rage! Take That ‘Thigh Gap’!

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(PCM) If you have been paying attention to one of the latest social media trends then surely have taken notice that the dreaded #thighgap is quickly being replaced by the much more body positive and frankly, more fun, #mermaidthighs!

The hashtag is picking up steam all over Instagram and Twitter and women are sharing all of their lovely mermaid-inspired images. The idea behind the #memaidthighs hashtag is that if your thighs touch one another than you are ever closer to appearing like you are sealed together at the bottom, so all you would necessarily be missing is a mermaid tale to complete your sexy aquatic dream look.

The hashtag truly inspires women of all shapes and sizes to embrace their bodies and their beauty, as there is so much negativity and pressure on individuals, especially women, to adhere to society’s unrealistic norms for what defines ideal beauty. The #mermaidthighs trend even has their very own catchphrase which states “If your thighs touch, you’re one step closer to being a mermaid, so who’s the real winner.”

Seriously, who doesn’t want to be a mermaid? While some women naturally have a thigh gap and there is nothing wrong with that, this body positive social media craze is aimed more at making women feel better about themselves regardless of their shape and size.  The initial #thighgap social media trend promoted unrealistic body image and body shamed women who could not attain the “gap”.

Let’s all embrace our inner mermaid! #mermaidthighs rock!

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Connecticut Dry Town Sells It’s First Drink In 81 Years!

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(PCM) For the past 81 years the town of Bridgewater, Connecticut has been a dry town, meaning there was a law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages.  It was the last of the dry towns in the state, however that all changed when the first ever cup of beer was sold in Bridgewater during a recent county fair.

Bridgewater resident and volunteer firefighter Jim Lillis took the first sip of beer before passing the cup to other firefighters and fair volunteers who gathered for the ceremonial sale and to share in the tasting.

Residents approved alcoh ol sales in the town back in 2014 and it is surprising that it has taken them this long to finally sell a single cup of booze. The last time alcohol was reportedly purchased in Bridgewater was back in 1935. Restaurant developers were looking into the area for proposed eateries in the town, which only has about 1,700 residents, on the condition that they could serve alcohol. Thus far no restaurants have yet to open!

 

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Criminals Attempt To Use Drones To Deliver Drugs In Jail

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(PCM) The newest way to have items delivered quickly and efficiently is through the use of drones, however that technology is still in its’ infant stage and needs a lot of work before it can be put into use by the general public, but leave it to criminals to start working the system before it has even started.

Criminals have now started using drones to deliver drugs and other items such as weapons and cell phones to their accomplices that are currently incarcerated. In London, police recently recovered two drone devices that were stuffed with mobile phones and drugs near Pentonville Prison. In fact, the authorities in the area have not set up a special task force called “Operation Airborne”  to catch criminals who are attempting to operate drones and drop contraband off in prison.

Authorities were alerted to the situation when they noticed a man acting suspiciously around the prison and when he was questioned ran away dropping both drugs and mobile phones. The man escaped, however the next day authorities discovered a crashed drone that was flying over top of the Pentonville prison.  The drone was stopped in mid-flight by a police officer and a package containing large amounts of drugs and two mobile phones was recovered from it.

Companies such as Amazon are searching for ways in which to use drones to safely and reliably deliver packages to customers, however the criminals continue to attempt to use the technology for more sinister purposes.

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