Bizarre / Shocking

Collection of Bizarre stuff from around the world

Sokushinbutsu: The Bizarre Practice of Self Mummification

Sokushinbutsu: The Bizarre Practice of Self Mummification

Scattered throughout Northern Japan around the Yamagata Prefecture are two dozen mummified Japanese monks known as Sokushinbutsu, who caused their own deaths in a way that resulted in their mummification. The practice was first pioneered by a priest named Kuukai over 1000 years ago at the temple complex of Mount Koya, in Wakayama prefecture. Kuukai […]

Paintings Made With Human Blood by Vinicius Quesada

Paintings Made With Human Blood by Vinicius Quesada

Vinicius Quesada is a talented street artist from Brazil who likes to add a shock value to his artwork. His series entitled Blood Piss Blues were created using exactly what it says – blood and urine. The Brazilian street artist makes incredibly detailed psychedelic art of violent geishas, smoking monkeys, and other apocalyptic and imagery. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]