Bizarre / Shocking

Collection of Bizarre stuff from around the world

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City, a Population Density Nightmare

Kowloon Walled City was a largely ungoverned Chinese settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong, comprising of 350 interconnected high-rise buildings where 33,000 residents lived within a plot measuring just 210 meter by 120 meter. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its […]

Chris Jordan’s Portraits of American Mass Consumption

Chris Jordan’s Portraits of American Mass Consumption

American photographer Chris Jordan using large-scale works depict the magnitude of our consumerism and its impact on our environment. Like Edward Burtynsky, Jordan uses large scale photographs to depict scenes of infrastructure and industrial waste that few of us will ever experience in person. While Edward Burtynsky’s work revolves around the petroleum and mining industry […]

The Tree Houses of the Korowai Tribe of New Guinea

The Tree Houses of the Korowai Tribe of New Guinea

Deep within the inaccessible jungle of the southeast Indonesian province of Papua, about 150 kilometres inland from the Arafura Sea, lives the Korowai tribe – a clan totally isolated from the rest of the world. They are hunter-gatherers living in a small society of traditional family ties who need to share all they have in […]

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

New Entries to The Guinness World Records 2013

Guinness World Records has launched the latest edition of its best-selling book documenting global achievement, including new entries for the shortest bull, the oldest gymnast and the lowest ever car. The 57th version of best-selling reference book also features new verified entries for the world’s heaviest sportswoman and the most conquests of Mount Everest, as […]

Poo Machine by Wim Delvoye

Poo Machine by Wim Delvoye

Wim Delvoye is a Belgian artist known for his inventive and often shocking and repulsive projects. Cloaca, also known as the “poo-machine”, is probably Wim Delvoye’s most famous art installation. In 2000, he put together a complex machinery at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium, that mimics the action of the human digestive […]

Slimy Snail Massage: The Latest Beauty Fad

Slimy Snail Massage: The Latest Beauty Fad

Beauty clinics and spas across South America and South Korea are turning to snail extracts that is believed to be good for the skin. Packed with glycolic acid and elastin, a snail’s secretion protects skin from cuts, bacteria, and powerful UV rays, making mother nature’s gooeyness a prime source for proteins that eliminate dead cells […]

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School is not your usual school of arts, as you may have already guessed from its name. It’s a place of “alternative drawing” where students draw gorgeous corset-clad, feather-covered burlesque dancers in various stages of undress, compete in contests and win wacky prizes. Refreshments, prizes and plenty of alcohol go around making […]

The Trillion Dollar Campaign

The Trillion Dollar Campaign

The Trillion Dollar Campaign was an innovative way to protest Zimbabwe’s record breaking hyperinflation which reached the unbelievable mark of 231,000,000% in October 2008. The campaign was launched in 2009 with the goal of promoting the newspaper called The Zimbabwean, whom President Mugabe was giving a hard time, as well as increasing awareness of the […]

Artist Vacuum Seals Couples For Photo Portraits

Artist Vacuum Seals Couples For Photo Portraits

Tokyo-based photographer Hal vacuum-sealed couples together to create a bizarre photo series titled ‘Flesh Love’. Hal wraps willing couples in plastic normally used to store futon covers, then sucks the air out with a vacuum cleaner nearly smothering them. The subjects then have to hold their breath for about 10 seconds, while he snaps a […]

Hospitalis, The Hospital Themed Restaurant in Riga

Hospitalis, The Hospital Themed Restaurant in Riga

Hositalis is a bizarre hospital themed restaurant in Riga, Lativia, where patrons eat amongst operating tables, medical equipment and other hospital related paraphenelia, while waiters dressed as nurses wait on them. On the walls hang x-rays and video screens play medical clips from various popular movies. Food is served in surgical utensils, and drinks are […]