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Plus-Sized Model Has The World’s Largest Hips

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These hips do not lie!

Mikel Ruffinelli is a plus-size model who officially has the world’s largest hips, which measure 8 feet around!

The mother of four said that she always had big hips, and they just got bigger with each child that she had, which has given her her current girth.

She’s loud and proud about it though, saying she’s happier being her 420lbs than trying to be skinny, and assuring that she doesn’t have any health problems.

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see Mikel talk all about her hips, trying to get in the shower and how her family feels about her shapeliness.

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Behind The Scenes With United Bamboo's Pussy Models!

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Cat ladies rejoice!

After a year of waiting United Bamboo's $45 cat calendar for 2013 is out and it's even more purrfect than previous years!

In the behind the scenes video (above) Thuy Pham, co-founder of the label, gives us a look of all the pussy models (and owners) that tried out for the calendar and the lucky twelve who can now officially call themselves calendar cats.

Press play right meow to see the balls of fluff werk it for the camera!

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Vidal Sassoon's Bel Air Mansion Is For Sale

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The time has come to sell the late, great Vidal Sassoon’s El Lay home.

The God of Hair's 6,400 sq. ft. home is located in the Holmby Hills neighborhood on the famous Mulholland Drive.

The four bedroom, five bath glass house designed by famed architect Richard Neutra sits on 5.23 acres and has breathtaking views of the City of Angels.

The price? $17.9 million!

Dayum!

Guess we'll just enjoy these pics (below) for now.

[Image via Redfin.]

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Sports Bra Can Detect Early Breast Cancer Signs

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THIS is what technology was made for!

First Warning Systems has developed a sports bra with sensors that can detect tumors in the breast six years before imaging, seven years before a mammogram, and eight years before a standard breast exam.

Wow. That's HUGE!

The bra has a 90% and higher success rate, meaning it’s pretty damn accurate!

It will be launched in Europe in 2013, and with FDA approval will be available in the US by 2014.

The initial investment is expected to be less than $1,000, which isn’t pocket change, but you can’t put a price on health!

Ch-ch-check out the video (below) to learn more about how this AH-Mayzing boulder holder works!

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Puma's Biodegradable Collection Will Launch Early Next Year!

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Smart move Puma! People love helping the Earth!

Puma, who is often touted by the UN for their emphasis on helping the environment, has decided their new collection will be biodegradable!

Scheduled to be released in early 2013, each of the collection's 22 pieces can be returned to the store after they’re no longer useful and Puma will properly dispose of them.

Franz Koch, a chief exec at Puma explained why this, as he put it, "mega-trend" is important, stating

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Strawberry Shortcake Makes A Paris Fashion Week Appearance

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Everyone’s favorites dessert-named doll has gotten a designer makeover in preparation for Paris Fashion Week!

Several French designers, including Sonia Rykiel, have been asked to make one-of-a-kind Strawberry Shortcake dolls which will be auctioned off for charity.

The money will go to Ce Ke Du Bonheur, which helps improve the quality of life for kids and teens in hospitals.

Aww, how great!

We’re glad the dolls still look like, well, dolls and not runway versions of themselves.

What do U think???

[Image via Sonia Rykiel.]

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