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5 buildings that look like a punani!

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IT’S been often described as a diamond-like structure with a tunnel in the middle that leads one to paradise.

The punani’s physical structure has always drawn contentious opinions from various sectors of society.

However according to Health-Line magazine, the physical structure of a punani can be identified by the labia majora (the outer lips), labia minora (inner lips) and the vaginal opening, also known as the tunnel that leads to sexual paradise.

Speaking about the structure of the punani, Fast-Company.com said there are buildings that look like a punani’s structure. Here are some of them:

1. Chicago’s Crain Communications Building

Popularly referred to as The Vagina Building, this vertically slitted structure was designed by a woman to intentionally fight skyscrapers’ phallocentrism.

2. Rem Koolhaas’s CCTV building

After the new CCTV headquarters was built in China, online forums were abuzz with jokes about how it looked like a figure sitting on a toilet and it was nicknamed “The Big Underpants Building”.

3. San Francisco MoMA

This museum, by Swiss architect Mario Botta, kind of looks like a minimalist metal punani peeking out of a pile of cardboard boxes.

4. The Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland, California

This pudenda-like glass structure by Craig Hartman won a competition for the design of Oakland’s Cathedral of Christ the Light. The pious architect says its shape is meant to mimic that of either a Jesus fish or a Bishop’s Mitre.

5. Norman Foster’s Spaceport

Located in New Mexico’s desert, the spaceport was designed by Norman Foster for Richard Branson. Viewed from above, it’s supposed to evoke Virgin Galactic’s brand logo of the eye, with “an elongated pupil”.

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Facts about condoms you might not know about

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Latex condoms last an average of 5 years after the date of manufacture

Condoms are typically made from latex, polyurethane and lamb skin

A condom can hold about 3.8 liters of liquid
Change a condom every 30 minutes, friction weakens it.

When used correctly, condoms are 98% effective at preventing STI’S and unplanned pregnancies

When it comes to HIV, condoms make sex 10 000 times safer

The first rubber condom was manufactured in 1855

There are more than 50 different names of condoms e.g raincoat, nightcap and lovesock. 

DO’S

Store in a cool dry place
Use silicon or water based lubricants
Use a new condom everytime you have sex

DON’TS
Use two condoms at once

Expose to high heat

Flush used condoms down the toilet

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Here is why you should not relax your eyebrows

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A lot of women of colour have been letting go of the relaxer and embracing their natural hair but it seems there is more that needs embracing. 

A Youtuber from the United Kingdom, Dolita Shaw, took to Twitter to share before and after pictures of her eyebrows after she put relaxer on.

Many Twitter users questioned this as it seems that this chemical concoction might be making a comeback as people are spotted with their relaxed eyebrows on social media.

Most comments were against using relaxer on your facing, with some stating that relaxer has been linked to predispose to fibroids hence its prevalence among the black population.

relax your brows guys pic.twitter.com/voO9I0a4nT— Dolita A S (@dolitashaw_) January 16, 2019

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Interesting facts about alcohol

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Alcohol is arguably one of the most loved and socially uniting beverage of them all.

Like the famous Christmas biscuits, it comes in choice assorted tastes – ranging from beer, cider and champagne to whisky and gin.

Whichever one tickles your taste buds, alcohol remains one of the most popular beverages in the world.
And even with the health implications that come with excessive drinking, this beverage has some fascinating facts and insights.

According to ADT Breathalysers, these are some of the most interesting facts about alcohol:

1. It takes six minutes

Yes, it only takes six minutes for the brain to start reacting to alcohol.

According to Science Daily, it takes six minutes for the reaction after consuming about three glasses of beer or two of wine, leading to a blood alcohol level of 0,05% to 0,06%. Changes then take place in the brain cells.

2. Milkshakes originally contained alcohol

The term “milkshake” was first used in print in 1885 when it was an alcoholic whisky drink. It was described as a sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink with eggs and whisky, and served as a tonic and treat.

3. Cenosillicaphobia is real

Ever wondered why people cry after downing their favourite drink? This could be that they are suffering from cenosillicaphobia – the fear of an empty glass. This phobia, according to alcohol experts, can pertain to glasses lacking in beer, wine or a cocktail.

4. At least 600 grapes

According to farmers and experts, one needs around 600 grapes to make a bottle of red wine. All of this, however, is dependent on vine and row spacing, vintage conditions as well as the variety and age of grapes.

5. At least 49 million

Talk about a million reasons to be happy. A champagne bottle has about 49 million bubbles in it. According to Glass of Bubbly, tinier bubbles are better and the mark of good-quality champagne. This beverage has three times the gas content of beer.

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