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Artist who nailed scrotum to Red Square is charged with hooliganism

Petr Pavlensky, the artist who this week nailed his scrotum to Red Square cobbles in protest at Russia's descent into a "police state", faces a prison term or a fine.<p>A police spokersperson confirmed to the Guardian that the artist had been charged with hooliganism, which carries a potential …

Is there an afterlife? The science of biocentrism can prove there is, claims Professor Robert Lanza

It’s a question pondered by philosophers, scientists and the devout since the dawn of time: is there an afterlife?<p>While the religious would argue …

50 Religiously Inspired Tattoos Show Faith That's Not Just Skin-Deep

For many inked individuals, tattoos are a way to commemorate a spiritual journey or a means of expressing one's internal self. The body becomes the canvas for a diverse array of religious inspiration through this artform.<p>HuffPost blogger Jacob D. Myers shared his thoughts about the spirituality of …

New ‘Ugly Baby’ Photo Causes A Stir: Separating Fact From Fiction [VIDEO]

In northern China last month, a man by the name of Jian Feng sued his wife, on the basis that he married her under false pretenses, since she had …

This quasar should not exist -- and yet it does

Astronomers from York University in Canada have identified an undocumented type of quasar where gas appears to be getting sucked into a black hole. …

This is the most accurate model yet of what DNA looks like

This is a stunning 3D map that shows how six feet of of DNA can be crammed inside a single chromosome — a space that's only a hundredth of a …

Was Pythagoras really a murderer?

Some of you know Pythagoras as the guy who correctly came up with the ratio of the sides of a right triangle. Now it's time you know him as a …

A ‘Halal Sex Shop?’ First Online Sex Shop For Muslims In Turkey Sells Islam-Approved Products, Sexual Advice

A businessman in Turkey has opened the first sex shop for Muslims online selling Islam-approved items such as lubricants and herbal aphrodisiac …

You guys, cockroach-farming is totally the industry of the future

In China, the cockroach industry is booming... but why?<p>Above: Wang Fuming, the largest cockroach producer in China (and probably the world), at his …

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Trunk and disorderly: elephant 'eats' bride at Thai wedding

This is the moment a bride got more than she expected on her wedding day when a cheeky elephant pulls her head to its mouth for a kiss.<p>Elephants make exotic but unpredictable wedding guests, as one bride who travelled <b>Thailand</b> for her big day found out.<p>After tying the knot at a ceremony in Phuket, …

Who Needs Paintbrushes? Argentinian Artist Paints with His Eyes

Did you know the human eyes could be used as a tool for painting? Argentinian artist Leandro Granato recently invented the bizarre technique by …

11 Mindblowing Facts That Will Completely Change Your Perspective On The World

<i>Life will never be the same.</i><p><b>1. The continents look entirely different than you think they do.</b><p>The map you're used to is more Western-focused and stretches out the size of continents near the poles. Africa and South America are actually way bigger. Here's a more accurate representation of the world, …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

The Amazing Chalk Art of Japanese Classrooms

Why spend all your time at school studying? Especially when you can spend your time drawing on blackboards.<p>Last year, <i>Kotaku</i> first covered three …

West Australian man survives his second shark attack in 10 years

A West Australian man was left fighting for his life after being bitten by a shark in what was, incredibly, his second such attack in less than a decade.<p>Greg Pickering was operated on several times in 24 hours as doctors worked to save his life after a marathon effort to bring him to the mainland …

The Bible is telling people your passwords

The Bible is giving your passwords away, according to an <i>Ars Technica</i> report on the future of password cracking. The site spoke to password security researcher Kevin Young, who describes how he and fellow researcher John Dustin fed the book — among 15,000 cribbed from free online repository Project …

Man Gets Penis Stuck In Toaster, Firefighters Carry Out Hard Rescue

In his defense, that toaster gives good bread.<p>An unidentified London man is nursing his knob after firefighters had to extract his penis from a toaster. It's unclear how the gentleman got it in there, but London's bravest were there to butter his bread, The Mirror reports.<p>Jokes aside, London …

Famous Works of Modern Art Imagined As Desserts

Ever scoffed over a piece of modern art, and thought you could make it and make it better? Photographer Sarah Anne Ward took that thought in the most …

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Chinese Car-Accident Victim Has New Nose Grown on His Forehead

Meet 22-year-old Xiaolian. He is not wearing some bizarre special effects makeup, that is actually a real nose growing on his forehead. As strange as …

Self-Described 'God' Jumps From Balcony, Bleeds Just Like Anyone Else Would

For a "god," he sure bled like a mere mortal.<p>A Murfreesboro, Tenn. man who allegedly took synthetic drugs caused a stir when he jumped from an apartment balcony to "prove he was a god," The Murfreesboro Post reported Sunday.<p>In his incident report, Murfreesboro Police Officer Carl Wilkins wrote that …

These Fish Are So Delicious You’ll Soil Yourself, Literally

Buttery and succulent, the related oil fish (<i>Ruvettus pretiosus)</i> and escolar (<i>Lepidocybium flavobrunneum))</i> are considered to be two of the most …

Belgian 'egg house' combines bed, bath and kitchen in self-contained unit

In 2009, Belgian architecture firm dmvA had a problem. They had been commissioned to build an office extension for an Italian design firm, but the local zoning board refused to approve any permanent structures. Their solution: make it smaller, and make it mobile. The result is this "egg house," a …

Ghost Singles Is a “Real-Life” Dating Site for Ghosts

Are you one of those people who spent all their lives searching looking for their soulmates, but failed to find them? Don’t let death get in the way …

Lethal Alkaline Lake in Africa Turns Animals into Stone Statues

When photographer Nick Brandt first visited Lake Natron, in Northern Tanzania, he was shocked by the macabre animal statues he saw aligned across its …

Man speeds down drainage shute in kayak

Brave kayaker Ben Marr goes with the flow as he paddles down a drainage ditch in Canada — reaching speeds of over 30 miles per hour.<p>The terrifying helmet camera footage shows the canoe sliding along a trickle of water and grinding against the concrete drainage structure as it heads towards a …