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Monthly Archives: October, 2012


Not entirely satisfied with the many “Hump Day” galleries over at The Chive, I thought it was time to celebrate the beauty that can be found in odd places. Below is a gallery … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 5 Comments

A jacket that hugs you when someone ‘likes’ your Facebook page

Inventor Melissa Chow has designed a jacket that hugs its wearer every time someone ‘likes’ their Facebook profile. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student explains that the ‘Like-A-Hug’ jacket … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · Leave a comment

Man turns up alive at his own funeral

Friends and family of 41-year-old Brazilian man Gilberto Araujo were gathered at a wake to mourn his death. Halfway through the wake Araujo walked in, alive and well.

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sperm-extracting robot

A hospital in Nanjing, China, has introduced a machine to help men who can’t donate sperm using the old-fashioned method. The machines cost around $2,800 each, and according to a … Continue reading

October 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Woman auctions virginity for $780,000

20-year-old Brazilian woman Catarina Migliorini has been auctioning off her virginity online for the past three weeks. The highest bidder is a Japanese man known only as “Natsu”. To avoid … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

“Jumping Frenchman of Maine disorder” is an extremely rare condition which entails an exaggerated “startle reflex”. The condition earned its name in Northern parts of Maine, 1878, when an unusually high … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

Artist takes loads of drugs, draws self

Washington D.C. artist Bryan Lewis Saunders draws self-portraits while on a variety of different substances such as cocaine, crystal meth and bath salts. 

October 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Brazilian city hires Batman to help fight crime

Officials in Taubaté, Brazil, have hired a retired soldier to dress up as Batman and patrol the streets of the most crime ridden neighbourhoods in the city. 

October 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Self-mutilation at the Vegetarian Festival

The Vegetarian Festival is held each year during October, in Phuket, Thailand. It celebrates the Chinese community’s belief that practicing vegetarianism during the ninth lunar month will bring good health. During the celebrations, … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 2 Comments

Spider lives in woman’s ear

A woman referred to as “Ms.Lee” arrived at Changsha Central Hospital in China complaining of an itchy ear. The itch had begun five days earlier and had grown increasingly worse. … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

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