Why Does Inhaling Helium Make Your Voice Squeaky?

“Most kids would agree: Sucking a lungful of helium out of a balloon makes your voice sound hilarious. But contrary to popular belief, the switch from air to helium gas doesn’t actually increase the pitch of your voice (at least not very much). Instead, it affects a much more mysterious property of the sound, called ‘timbre.’ Rather than chirping high notes like Tweety Bird, you start quacking words like Donald Duck. Why does your voice get that reedy tone?” w/ photo

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Vegetarian-Only McDonald’s

McDonald’s has announced it is to open its first vegetarian-only restaurant in India as part of a plan to meet local demand for meat-free products. The US food giant, famous for its Big Mac burgers, is keen to tailor its fast-food to suit the country’s predominant Hindu and Muslim communities, which has led to the decision to take beef and pork off the menu. It will open its first vegetarian outlet in the middle of next year near the Golden Temple in Amritsar, northern India. ‘It will be the first time we have opened a vegetarian restaurant in the world,’ explained McDonald’s spokesman Rajesh Kumar Maini. ‘There is a big opportunity for vegetarian restaurants as many Indians are vegetarian.” w/ photo

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Vagina Steam?

“Kelsey Gunn is in for a big surprise when she visits the Tikkun Holistic Spa after one of our viewer’s comments suggested she get a ‘V-STEAM.’ This treatment has been around for thousands of years in Korea, but has rarely been heard of anywhere else in the world!”

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LED Digit Magnets

“Each real metal (none of that fake metal stuff for you) tin holds 566 LED Digit Magnets. Each magnet is 0.75″ long, printed with florescent green ink and is ready to stick to your fridge (or anything else you own that magnets stick to). Spell out all sorts of things with your LED Digit Magnets in digits just like an old calculator, but right-side up. Because turning a fridge upside down to see a word would be hard on your back. Oh, yeah, we remember that double O word now; it was “igloo” (0.0161)! What did you think it was, hmmm?” w/ photos

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