Hey, did you hear? Science finally invented lightsabers! Or so we believed for about 15 seconds before we got to the second paragraph of that article with a photo of Darth Vader at the top and realized it was actually about photons or some shit.
Yeah, as we keep pointing out again and again, the news media just love a grossly misleading headline, but sometimes you have to dig a little deeper than the second paragraph to find out what really happened ...
4 Public Masturbation Isn't Really Legal in Sweden, Guys
According to Gawker, Huffington Post, and even Time, residents of Sweden are officially allowed to masturbate on public beaches under the condition that the act isn't "dedicated" to any one individual. It's all thanks to one brave pioneer who was acquitted for such an act because he had not directed his manhandling at any particular person (or fish, we hope). Upon the ruling, the prosecutor was quoted ceding all future beachside jacking: "With that we can conclude that it is OK to masturbate on the beach." A great day for freedom!
Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart