Frieke Janssens’s Controversial Photos of Smoking Kids

Frieke Janssens’s Controversial Photos of Smoking Kids

A few months ago smoking was banned in all public places in Belgium. Photographer Frieke Janssens responded with “surrealistic, melancholic and theatrical but especially controversial pictures of smoking kids” to visualise the contradiction of the unhealthy cigarette and the immense attraction of smoking. The children, aged four to nine, are shameless posing while enjoying their […]

Mass Whale Hunting in Faroe Islands Leave Sea Blood Red

Mass Whale Hunting in Faroe Islands Leave Sea Blood Red

The sea of Faroe Islands in north of Europe turned red with the blood of hundreds of whales killed by the inhabitants on November 22, as a part of their annual whale hunting culture. Every year the islanders catch and slaughter pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) during the traditional whale hunt known as ‘Grindadrap’. The mass […]

Urine Soaked Boiled Eggs: A Chinese Delicacy

Urine Soaked Boiled Eggs: A Chinese Delicacy

As spring sets in, a strange but familiar smell permeates the air in Dongyang City of China’s Zhejiang Province, as locals begin to eat the seasonal “virgin egg.” It’s the smell of urine, because “virgin eggs” are actually eggs boiled in the urine of virgin boys. The local word is Tongzi Dan which translates to […]

Coffin Makers Linder Launch Raunchy Coffin Calendar

Coffin Makers Linder Launch Raunchy Coffin Calendar

Linder, Poland’s biggest coffin manufacturer, has been using scantly clad models to promote their products for the last three years. The 2012 calendar used naked models in body paint frolicking around funeral caskets. The first calendar appeared in 2010 and featured photos of female models dressed in sexy outfits posing with coffins. In the following […]

Superman Fan Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery to Look Like The Superhero

Superman Fan Undergoes Cosmetic Surgery to Look Like The Superhero

Most kids will eventually get over their childhood obsession with comic book superheroes by the time they reach high school, but not Herbert Chavez. This 35-year old Filipino designer is so crazed with Superman that he has undergone several cosmetic surgery for his nose, cheeks, lips and chin down to his thighs and even his […]

Ready to Cook Featherless Chicken

Ready to Cook Featherless Chicken

An Israeli geneticist, Avigdor Cahaner, created the world’s first featherless chicken at the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel. The bare-skinned bird was created by cross breeding a broiler with a species that has a featherless neck. The idea behind the development of this naked bird is that it will […]

Lastel- The Corpse Hotel in Japan

Lastel- The Corpse Hotel in Japan

At a country where the death rate is 1.6 million per year, death is a booming market in Japan, and one Yokohama businessman named Hisayoshi Teramura is trying to tap into it by offering a hotel exclusively for the dead. Mr Teramura who already has a business of graves and funeral homes opened up this […]

Snake Massage Spa in Israel

Snake Massage Spa in Israel

An Israeli health and beauty spa is offering a creepy new service for its customers – Snake Massage. For just $80 you can have large slithering reptiles such as California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes, wriggle down your back and up your spine and across your face. If you don’t freak […]

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

Chinese Sports School: Training or Torture?

“Sport is a serious business at the Shichahai School, which is one of more than 300 elite, and controversial, government-funded academies devoted to training the next generation of Chinese athletes”, writes Telegraph in a report published in 2008, just before the Beijing Olympics. Training for sports starts at a young age in China. Most were […]

‘Bee-Attracting’ Competition in Shaoyang, China

‘Bee-Attracting’ Competition in Shaoyang, China

A curious ‘Bee attracting’ competition was held in Shaoyang, China, on July 16, 2011. The competitors stood on weighing scales, wearing only a pair of shorts, and by using queen bees they reared, tried to attract other bees onto their bodies. The total weight of the bees was read off from the weighing scale. Beekeeper […]

Millions of Jellyfish Cause Nuclear Reactors Shutdown Around The World

Millions of Jellyfish Cause Nuclear Reactors Shutdown Around The World

A sudden explosion in jellyfish population in different parts of the world has caused nuclear reactors to be shutdown in Japan, Scotland and Israel. Nuclear power plants draw water from nearby seas or rivers to cool down their reactors, but if the filters which keep out marine animals and seaweed are clogged, the station shuts […]

Live Fish and Reptiles Sold as Keychains in China

Live Fish and Reptiles Sold as Keychains in China

According to a news report on Chinese media, the hottest new fad in China involves selling a live fish, or a Brazilian turtle or a young giant salamander sealed up in airtight plastic bags as key rings. Each packet is about 7 centimeters in length and filled with colored water along with the imprisoned animal. […]

Strange Items Confiscated at Kennedy Airport, New York

Strange Items Confiscated at Kennedy Airport, New York

These images are from a set of 1,075 photographs of items detained or seized from passengers or express mail entering the United States from abroad at the New York airport. These photographs were taken at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility at John […]

Restaurant Sells Breast Milk Ice Cream. Gets Confiscated

Restaurant Sells Breast Milk Ice Cream. Gets Confiscated

Under the brand name of “Baby Gaga”, an ice-cream parlor called Icecreamists in London’s Covent Garden is selling human breast milk ice-cream for £14 a scoop. The breastmilk is purchased from lactating mothers, pasteurized and then blended with Madagascan vanilla pods and lemon zest, which is then freshly churned into ice cream. A costumed Baby […]

Shocking Pictures Show Consequences of Drug Use

Shocking Pictures Show Consequences of Drug Use

A new anti-drug campaign that shows disturbing before and after photos of drug users’ faces, may succeed where others have failed, grabbing teens’ attentions by appealing to their vanity. The pairs of mug shots, which graphically display the damage drugs can do to the face, were collected by the sheriff’s office in Multnomah County, Ore. […]

Chinese Man Lives With Knife In Head For 4 Years

Chinese Man Lives With Knife In Head For 4 Years

Surgeons in southern China successfully removed a rusty, 4-inch knife from the skull of a man who said it had been stuck in there for four years. Li Fuyan, 30, had been suffering from severe headaches, bad breath and breathing difficulties but never knew the cause of his discomfort. Li he had been stabbed in […]

Haw Par Villa–Singapore’s Most Bizarre Theme Park

Haw Par Villa–Singapore’s Most Bizarre Theme Park

Haw Par Villa, originally known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, is a Chinese mythological theme park in Singapore that is home to some of the freakiest and demented statues ever. The park contains over 1,000 statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese folklore, legends, history and illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism. From […]

Insects as Food

Insects as Food

Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects as food. While it is common for many insects, birds and animals to indulge themselves, people in some parts of the world too consider insects a tasty delicacy. Human insect-eating is common in cultures in parts of the world such as North, Central and South America; and Africa, […]

Caganers: Figurines of Pooping World Leaders in Nativity Scenes

Caganers: Figurines of Pooping World Leaders in Nativity Scenes

In Catalonia – a historic territory in the northeastern Iberian Peninsula, mostly in Spain and adjoining portion in southern France – a bizarre tradition is followed. During Christmas, a large model of the city of Bethlehem is created along with the typical nativity scene with Mary, Joseph, Jesus and the Shepherds. But tucked away in […]

Ceramics of Horror by Jessica Harrison

Ceramics of Horror by Jessica Harrison

While the tradition of decorative ceramic figurines is filled with beautiful and serene subject, UK ceramic artist Jessica Harrison takes a decidedly darker approach. Her eccentric and gothic tastes are revealed in her recent ceramic works that are both bizarre and awesome at the same time.

Nailympics 2010: The Bizarre Fake Nail Olympics

Nailympics 2010: The Bizarre Fake Nail Olympics

Nailympics 2010, the self-styled ‘Olympic Games of fake nails’ was started in the USA ten years ago by three nail brands who wanted to create an impartial, non-profit making nail competition. This year it took place at the London Olympia on 19th- 20th September where the world’s top manicurists battled it out for medals in […]

Eyeball Tattooing Art Work Image by LunaCobra.net

Eyeball Tattooing Art Work Image by LunaCobra.net

Two worlds collide, rival nations It’s a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake Seems our freedom’s up against the ropes Does the crowd understand? Is it a East vs. West, or man against man Can any nation stand alone? more…

Bipedicle Flap Art Work Image by LunaCobra.net

Bipedicle Flap Art Work Image by LunaCobra.net

Two worlds collide, rival nations It’s a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake Seems our freedom’s up against the ropes Does the crowd understand? Is it a East vs. West, or man against man Can any nation stand alone? more…

Scalpel piercing Art Work Image – by LunaCobda.net

Scalpel piercing Art Work Image – by LunaCobda.net

Two worlds collide, rival nations It’s a primitive clash, venting years of frustrations Bravely we hope against all hope, there is so much at stake Seems our freedom’s up against the ropes Does the crowd understand? Is it a East vs. West, or man against man Can any nation stand alone? more…

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