Meet Mr Testicle… probably the most bizarre mascot ever who is seeking to raise awareness of testicular cancer in Brazil


This rather usual looking character is Senhor Testiculo, which translates in English as Mr Testicle, he is the recently launched mascot of a Brazilian non-profit health organization which seeks to raise cancer awareness.

In case you hadn’t guessed already, Senhor Testiculo is focused on reminding men to check their scrotum for testicular cancer.

Cancer is a serious issue but that hasn’t stopped The Associação de Assistência às Pessoas com Câncer (Association for the Assistance of People with Cancer) in Viçosa a city in the Minas Gerais region from adopting this playful character.

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Now the driving dogs have been let loose on the racetrack

For the four-legged competitors, two months of hard work – and a fair few treats – ensured they were raring to get on the racetrack.

So when the big day rolled around, the only ones likely to get hot under the collar were any bystanders who spotted a Mini hurtling towards them with a dog at the wheel.

Two mutts made history yesterday by driving a car down a racetrack. Ten-month-old beardie cross Porter put his paws to the pedals first, steering the Mini down the straight and then turning a corner.

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Absolutely Uncertain

A new, 18-minute mini-documentary follows the journey of Irina, a 23-year-old liberal, Jewish New Yorker who voted for Obama in 2008. Yet as her connection to Israel has grown, and she has learned more about the President’s policies across the Middle East and towards Israel in particular, Irina has come to realize that “when the chips are down,” the President may not “have Israel’s back” as he says.

The short film features:

Exclusive interviews with leading journalists and politicians in Israel
(Bloomberg, London Times, Jerusalem Post, etc.)

Mainstream news reports (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, etc.),

Clips from longtime Democratic supporters including: Harvard Professor Alan Dershowitz Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY)