Mantenna - Monday, October 13

October 13, 2008

How Europeans are using money to fight prostitution, why you can no longer watch pornography while flying the friendly skies, and how to spot if a girl's breasts are fake or's all after the jump in today's Mantenna!

How To Spot Fake Breasts

Fake breasts are everywhere these days. As technology improves and prices go down, plastics boobs are becoming more widespread and harder to spot. Thank god for the internet and its guide to everything, including how to spot fake breast. The best way to tell if she has fake ones is to feel them. You should be able to tell straight away. The next step is shape; real breasts are not perfectly round. Thirdly, check out how they hang. When a girl leans over, her boobs should move with her. If they don’t, then they’re fake. For more tips, the folks at Coed Magazine have put together a comprehensive "how to" guide. [Coed Magazine]

Europe Fights Prostituion with Mostly Dumb Currency Plan

If you’re in Europe and someone hands you your change and the Euro has a prostitute on it, then it’s probably a fake. A Ukrainian group against sex trafficking is handing out the fake notes in the hopes of preventing women from the former Soviet state seeking to work illegally as prostitutes in the EU. The notes look exactly the same, except for the appearance of “underdressed women – obviously prostitutes – leaning against the grand examples of European architecture that have been printed on the currency's bills since its launch in 2002.”  Some have argued that the fake currency may do the opposite and actually entice women into prostitution, as it’s a reminder of easy money. [Telegraph]

No Porn In-Flight


Airlines offering wireless internet have decided that it’s no longer okay to watch illegal German pornography even if you’re over international waters.  Something about not wanting to expose other passengers to it.  American Airlines is setting the precedent (again) after they initially left the babysitting to flight attendants.  The flight attendants thought that wasn’t so keen, so NOBODY gets porn. Are you happy now? [Wired]

First Annual How-To Video Awards Opens Today

If you're anything like us, you love watching all those videos that tell you how to do cool stuff. So you'll be glad to know that our good friends over at WonderHowTo have put together the world's first online contest for these "how-to" videos.  Conveniently organized into such hot categories such as sex, hacks, pranks and a whole bunch more, these videos are worth checking out even if you don't care who wins. As for us, we're knee deep in the "redneck" category and learning all sorts of things no person in their right mind would admit to knowing. [WonderHowTo]

Airlines Have Worse GPS Than Your Car

USA Today is running a story regarding the wildly outdated GPS system that the world’s airlines are using.  Rather than using satellite-based GPS like you do, they use radar beacons that often have them bouncing along inefficient air routes to their destinations.  Though, costly, the changeover could eventually save the airlines $10 billion in fuel a year.  Maybe that means we’ll be able to check our rock band games for free again in a decade! [USA Today]

Rocksteady Legend Alton Ellis Passes Away

Alton Ellis, the Jamaican singer known as "The Godfather of Rocksteady", passed away Friday, October 10 at Hammersmith Hospital in London. He was 70 years old. In a tribute to Ellis on its website, Trojan Records said it mourned "the passing of a reggae legend." The website also pointed out Ellis’s longstanding battle with cancer of the lymph glands as the cause of his death. Ellis enjoyed a string of hits in Jamaica during the early days of reggae. At the beginning of his career, he had several hits while fronting the vocal group the Flames, including "Dance Crasher," "I'm Just a Guy" and "Sunday Coming." [Billboard]

Ringo Starr Hates His Fans


Ex-Beatles drummer Ringo Starr is saying he will not be returning fan mail or signing autographs any more because he's just too busy. Calling it a "serious message to everybody watching," the Beatles legend posted a video message on his website begging fans to give his mailbox a rest. "I'm warning you with peace and love I have too much to do," said the 68-year-old musician. "No more fan mail and no objects to be signed. Nothing." [CBC]

GM and Chrysler to Merge?

According to a report in The New York Times, Chrysler and GM have been working out the details of a possible merger for the better part of a month now. Stranger still, Chrysler wasn't the first American car company GM contacted for a roll in the hay. Odds are about “50-50” that the deal will reach fruition. What’s next? A Pontiac Barricuda? A Dodge Camaro? One thing's for certain, American racing series (like NASCAR) aren't going to dig this. [NY Times]