Showing posts with label naked. Show all posts
Showing posts with label naked. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Naked female scientist works with beluga whales in water colder than an ice cube

By Mona Goldwater, Science Editor

"Braving sub-zero temperatures, she has thrown caution — and her clothes — to the wind to tame two beluga whales in a unique and controversial experiment. 
"Natalia Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits.
"The skilled Russian diver took the plunge as the water temperature hit minus 1.5 degrees Centigrade."

OK, naked, that makes sense. Mostly.  But jumping into 30° water? I waded in Puget Sound yesterday. It was about 50°. My legs were numb. She is jumping in water twenty degrees colder. "The average human could die if left in sub-zero temperature sea water for just five minutes."

"However, Natalia is a yoga expert and used meditation techniques to hold her breath and stay under water for an incredible ten minutes and 40 seconds."

Yoga. You run around naked and look good doing it; you swim around in water colder than an ice cube; and, you hold your breath for ten minutes? Why aren't we all doing this?

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Twelve Mormon moms whip off their clothes for charity

Twelve Mormon moms have whipped off their clothes (sorta, kinda) to become pinups, and raise money for breast cancer research.

In the "Hot Mormon Muffins" calendar, a "Devout Dozen" moms share recipes and revealing glimpses of themselves in suggestive (sorta, kinda)poses. The calendars go for sixteen bucks, or roughly $1.33 a muffin.

"Miss May" sees no reason for her church to be upset. But it has clearly stirred up a little dust in the LDS community. "We're not all in a stereotype, we're not all the same. And I'm not a stereotypical Mormon for sure," Tami Roberts said (that's her holding the pan of muffins below).

She went on to say that this is not a breach of her faith, but a way to challenge the "misconceptions" of the Mormon Church. Her husband and two daughters approve. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints may not.

One reason Ms. Roberts posed in the calendar is that Chad Hardy, the calendar's creator, was denied his diploma from BYU, and excommunicated by the church when he published a 2008 calendar called "Men on a Mission," featuring partially-nude Mormon men.

You can check out the calendars, or even buy one, here. They also have a fan page on Facebook.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Artist Brude Elliott follows up naked Sarah Palin painting with nude Rod Blagojevich

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Brude Elliott with his Governor Palin painting - click to enlarge

Brude Elliott, the Chicago artist who had fifteen minutes of fame following his nude painting of Sarah Palin is about to finish a new painting featuring a naked Rod Blagojevich. Rod's portrait will hang next to the Palin painting (sorry folks...we have been unable to uncover an uncensored version of either painting).

In Palin's painting, the governor wears her alternate swept back 'do, and holds an automatic rifle while standing naked on a bear-skin rug."I don't see how she could be offended by this," Elliott said. "I made her into a sex figure." [ed's note: You might have had a little help, Brude! And truth be told, she's homelier in your painting than in real life. . .your painting of Rod, however, seems flattering. ]

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Elliott's nude portrait of Blagojevich is nearly complete and will hang on the wall of Elliott's wife's bar, the Old Town Ale House, next to his nude Sarah Palin.

The Chicago artist who drew crowds, and notoriety to his wife's bar with his nude painting has begun referring to the paintings as a series, the "nude governor series."

Blagojevich nude painting Video