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Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship — TATER BOT It's made of tater tots, obviously, grilled cheese sandwiches, and burgers. This is what an epic meal looks like when it's created from the brains of children. Recipe 80 Red Rope Licorice 225 Tater Tots 408 Slices White Bread 11 lbs.
Jul 26, 2014

RT @swin24: "Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship":…

Jul 26, 2014

Just look at this Bacon Tarantula and forget about sleeping tonight... Meat Monstrosities from @thedailybeast

Bose Sues Beats Headphones — Patent battle over noise-cancelling headphones.

Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions — DETROIT - In Detroit, even the most basic necessity cannot be taken for granted. Some 15,000 residential customers have lost water service, and tens of thousands more are in danger of losing it, thanks to past due bills. But businesses owing hundreds of thousands of dollars have not been disconnected, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department records show.

Gaza Death Toll Surpasses 1,000 — 42 Israelis have died in the conflict

Beyonce Can Do It! Plus More Celebrities Dressed as Rosie the Riveter (PHOTOS) — The star got over 1 million likes when she Instagrammed a picture of herself as the U.S. feminist icon Tuesday. From Christina Aguilera to Michelle Obama, see more stars in the pose.

The Classic Hotel Bar Checks Back In — During cherry blossom season this past spring, I took my husband's visiting parents to the Bar at the St. Regis Washington, D.C. for a quiet place to enjoy a fine cocktail near the tourist attractions.
Jul 26, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Bars at top hotels used to be the place to grab a cocktail. After falling out of style, they're back:

The Ugly Truth About Ugly Politicians — Anthony Weiner stripped to show off his body to women online. Ronald Reagan was the craggy cowboy. Barack Obama can wear board shorts. How pretty do our male politicians have to be? If politics remains show business for ugly people, then at least teams of stylists and makeup artists have now rushed in to offer DC and Westminster's politicians what help they can in this high-def, 24-hour-news age.

Trans Celebs Are Great; Trans Leaders Are Better — Over the past year, it seems as though transgender issues have finally begun to resonate with the public consciousness. From Laverne Cox's Time magazine cover and subsequent Emmy nomination to the release of Janet Mock's stunningly successful memoir, by outward appearances, the state of trans issues seems to be improving at a rapid pace.

Beware The Designer Vagina — More young women are tailoring their lady bits than ever before, according to a new report from Transform, a leading cosmetic group in the UK. Research compiled during the last four years found that women between the ages of 18 and 24 seek labia reduction surgery more than any other age group.

The Iranian Islamic Fundamentalist’s Handbook on Sex in the West — Back in the 1990s when I was in my early teens, I was sent to the school office at Hoda Girls Middle School for being found in possession of a Michael Jackson videotape. The school counselor forced to deal with me pulled her headscarf forward and glanced warily at the videotape on her desk.
Jul 26, 2014

WTF? Iran's mullahs say: “60 percent of Western women prefer to sleep with dogs rather than men" via @thedailybeast

Jul 26, 2014

Iranian mullahs tell us Western women are going to the dogs (for sex) via @thedailybeast

Jul 25, 2014

RT @rorymurray: "@csdickey: The Iranian Islamic Fundamentalist’s Handbook on Sex in the West via @thedailybeast" WOW!

Jul 25, 2014

The Iranian Islamic Fundamentalist’s Handbook on Sex in the West via @thedailybeast

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Viral Video of the Day: Morgan Freeman Sucks Helium — Jimmy Fallon gets the unofficial voice of God to sound like a chipmunk
Jul 26, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Watch the incomparable Morgan Freeman suck helium and chat with @JimmyFallon

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Cast Revealed: An Oscar Nominee, A Celebrated UK Thespian, and More — We'll have to wait 'til April 2015 for the fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones , the ultraviolent, sex-fueled fantasy series that coined the term "sexposition." But on Friday at San Diego's annual gathering of the nerds, Comic-Con, the cable network officially announced nine new cast additions to the expansive TV universe.

Is Rand Paul 'Putting Lipstick on a Pig?' — Rand Paul is branding himself as a compassionate conservative libertarian, but is it the real deal? Ben Jacobs discusses what a kinder, gentler Rand means for the 2016 election.

How the USDA Blew Millions on Afghan Soybeans

By Tim Mak — The residents of northern Afghanistan had never grown soybeans. They have no natural taste for them. And previous research concluded that the area wasn't viable for soybean cultivation. Despite these obvious hurdles, the United States Department of Agriculture handed some $34.4 million in taxpayer funds to the soybean industry's trade association for the purposes of running a soybean program in northern Afghanistan.
Jul 25, 2014

US blew millions on Afghan soybean program, but Afghans don't like the taste of soy, having... never eaten it before