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“Rent a Husband” in Moscow

The city will begin offering “husband” services to its residents.

Photo by Flickr user JD Hancock.

The city of Moscow will soon be launching a “Rent-a-Husband” program, available to its residents as a public service. Taking a cue from private companies that already provide these kinds of services to Russian consumers, the administration’s Rent-a-Husband plan will loan out “husbands” for tasks traditionally carried by men to paying customers. Need a leaky pipe plugged up? Have a broken window that needs to be replaced? These husbands will not only fix things around your house but also perform uncompromising binary expressions of gender and masculinity!

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If This Adorable Dog Can Take Public Transportation, So Can You

From Seattle to Moscow, cats and dogs are taking incredible journeys on the world’s busiest transit systems.

Image courtesy of Komo 4 News

You know what they say: “Take a dog to the park and she’ll play for a day. Teach a dog to take the bus to the park, and she’ll play for a lifetime.” While many dogs struggle with basic housetraining, in Seattle, a two-year-old pup named Eclipse is making headlines for learning how to take the bus all by herself. After seeing the dog board and exit the vehicle alone, commuters began to puzzle over the independent canine, who eventually caught the eye of local radio DJ Miles Montgomery. “The dog gets off at the dog park.” Montgomery told Seattle’s KOMO4. “I just look out the window and I'm like, ‘did that just happen?’ She was most concerned about seeing out the window, and I couldn't figure out what that was. It was really just about seeing where her stop was.” Eclipse, a serious-looking black lab/bull mastiff mix, has become a well-known and beloved presence on the city’s D-line buses. “All the bus drivers know her,” said fellow rider Tiona Rainwater, “How could you not love this face?”

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