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Afternoon Reading List 08.12.13.

Something’s fishy — Normally we love fish-related stories, for obvious reasons, but this one scares us a little. If you’re a male who’s thinking of skinny-dipping in Scandinavia, you may want to think again. As CNN’s Leslie Holland reports, an exotic species of fish that has a habit of chomping on testicles has infiltrated the Danish/Swedish strait of Oresund. A “friendly cousin” of the piranha, the Pacu is actually a vegetarian and uses its large teeth to crush nuts, but sometimes bites the wrong type of nuts after mistaking testicles for their favorite snack. The fish is native to South America and could have been brought to Scandinavia by “amateur aquarium owners and fish farmers.” Don’t worry though, the Fishbowl is still Pacu-free.

The real Weiner film — We recently laid out some damn good ideas for an Anthony Weiner movie, but as TWT’s Cheryl K. Chumley reports, a real documentary may be in the works. In what could be only speculation, Chumley writes that Weiner has been close to MTV filmmaker Josh Kreigman, who has been recording nonstop for the past few months. The NYC mayoral candidate has also been carrying a black microphone box in his back pocket. According to the New York Post, and Weiner campaign officials, Weiner’s filming is only for a television ad. Kreigman, who used to be Weiner’s congressional district director, wouldn’t comment. We’re hoping to see a documentary soon on MTV, because we, at least, can’t get enough Weiner and please don’t take that the wrong way!

College-aged Cory Booker confesses to groping a friend – Here’s something kind of strange. Cory Booker, Newark mayor and candidate for New Jersey’s open Senate seat, wrote a column in 1992 for his college newspaper about how he groped a friend and she resisted. As The Daily Caller’s Charles C. Johnson reports, Booker wrote in the Stanford Daily column that it happened when he was 15 on New Year’s Eve. As he and his friend “fumbled upon the bed,” he recalled thinking of sex as a game, “with the ‘Top Gun’ ringing in [his] head.” He reached for her breast, but she knocked his hand away. On his second attempt, however, he “reached his ‘mark.’” In the column, Booker explained that he was sharing his experience because “sharing one’s own personal story is often the most powerful way to make a point, or, more importantly, to make people think.” The Daily Caller requested a comment from Booker, but he declined.

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