Couple keeps baby's sex a secret, and more

A Canadian couple is keeping their newborn child’s gender a secret in order to make the world “a more progressive place.”

Couple keeps baby's sex a secret

A Canadian couple is keeping their newborn child’s gender a secret in order to make the world “a more progressive place.” David Stocker and Kathy Witterick say that 4-month-old Storm will reveal his or her gender only when “Storm decides Storm would like to share,” and that it’s “obnoxious” to identify a child’s gender on the basis of their genitalia. “If you really want to get to know someone,” says Stocker, “you don’t ask what’s between their legs.”

Pippa's “perfect posterior” a boon for plastic surgeons

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British plastic surgeons have seen a 60 percent boom in requests for “bottom-enhancement’’ procedures from women seeking a tush like Pippa Middleton’s, says the London Daily Star. Middleton, 27, became an Internet sensation for her “perfect posterior” after her sister Kate’s wedding to Prince William. “A few years back everyone wanted the Jennifer Lopez look,” says Dr. Lesley Khan of London. “But now everyone asks for a bottom like Pippa’s—curvy but not too peachy.”

A first for car-loving Venezuela

For the first time in Venezuelan history, a driver has had his license suspended. Speeding and drunk driving are rarely punished in car-loving, oil-rich Venezuela, where gasoline sells for the equivalent of about 12 cents per gallon. But authorities felt they had to make an example of bus driver Ramón Parra, 41, who was caught speeding in a bus that was not only carrying too many passengers, but was missing one of its rear wheels. “This is a totally new act,” said national police chief Luis Fernández. “For the first time in Venezuela we are suspending a driving license.”

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