A spider crawled inside this man's body for three days (updated)

An Australia man's vacation to Bali took a dark turn last week after he discovered a painful red line forming above his belly button. At first, doctors told 21-year-old Dylan Thomas that it was just an insect bite. Then the line started to grow and the horror was obvious: It was a spider burrowed into his belly. » 10/16/14 4:23pm 10/16/14 4:23pm

World's first climate-controlled neighborhood to be built in Dubai

Dubai has unveiled plans for the world's first indoor, climate-controlled neighborhood—a 450-hectare city area with a retractable glass roof and the world's largest shopping center. This sounds to me like the hell on earth but I better get used to it: Every major city will probably be like this by the end of the… » 7/10/14 12:49pm 7/10/14 12:49pm

This is the worst Star Wars exhibition ever

The city of Wolfsburg—in Germany—is currently hosting the worst Star Wars exhibition ever. Everything looks wrong and creepy. From the horrible lighting and staging to the actual objects. I thought people wouldn't have to pay to visit such a dodgy exhibition, but I was wrong, tickets cost around $14. » 7/04/14 6:58am 7/04/14 6:58am

Out-of-control elevator crashes into building roof in terrible accident

Chilean newspaper Publimetro (in Spanish) reports on the terrible accident suffered by 30-year-old José Vergara: A malfunctioning elevator launched him across an entire building and into the roof, going through 34 stories in just 15 seconds. Reportedly, he suffered major fractures on his back and hips. » 6/09/14 3:38pm 6/09/14 3:38pm

Teen falls in coma after friend squeezes his testicles

A 17-year-old male is now in coma after suffering a heart attack when a friend jokingly squeezed his testicles. Dr. Irwin Goldstein—urologist and San Diego Sexual Medicine's director—says it's very possible to have a heart attack because the trauma can release a huge amount of adrenalin. » 4/15/14 2:52pm 4/15/14 2:52pm

Strikingly beautiful pictures show the horrors of the BP oil spill

Seattle-based photographer Daniel Beltrá took these images for the book Spill (which you can buy here.) They're beautiful, perfectly crafted shots despite their horrible—and gut-wrenching to the point of nausea—subject matter: The 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. » 3/18/14 6:25pm 3/18/14 6:25pm

These incredible before and after shots of Ukraine are terrifying

These photoshopped images combine shots of Kiev from before and after the riots using the same vantage points. Looking at the dramatic contrast between happy people enjoying the sun and peace and the anger of people behind in barricades is disheartening. » 2/21/14 2:22pm 2/21/14 2:22pm

Incredible drone video shows Ukraine's riot battlefield from above

A drone films protesters clashing with police forces as tires and Molotov cocktails burn in Kiev's Independence Square. The battle has started again, after yesterday's failed truce. At least 75 have been killed on since last Tuesday, according to Ukraine's government officials. » 2/21/14 10:44am 2/21/14 10:44am

What the hell is wrong with these crazy Russians?

...and try not to pass out. Because I almost passed out watching the muscles being stretched and imagining the pain. Extreme bungee jumping, they call it. WARNING: this video is not for squeamish people (like me.) And yes, it was recorded in Russia. » 12/05/13 6:29pm 12/05/13 6:29pm

Some horrible person left a dead deer in a New York City trashcan

Some days I lose all faith in humanity: DNAinfo reports on the finding of a taxidermic deer in a trashcan in Washington Heights, a New York City neighborhood in northern Manhattan, on the corner 159th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. » 12/04/13 10:01am 12/04/13 10:01am

Rocks rain over Sumatra as terrible volcano keeps erupting

The situation in Sumatra is getting worse: Mount Sinabung erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. The volcano's continuing eruptions cover everything with ash and now officials have reported rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. These new images show the ongoing drama. » 11/25/13 11:25am 11/25/13 11:25am

The most terrifying and gut-wrenching video of this week's tornado

This short video is absolutely terrifying and heartbreaking. In just 30 seconds, the home and life of this Washington, Illinois, couple was utterly destroyed at the hands of a monster tornado. The footage is a gut-wrenching look at how quickly a natural disaster can wreck everything. » 11/22/13 10:08am 11/22/13 10:08am

This domestic spider can liquify your flesh with one bite

To the right: the necrotized ear of a 22-year-old dutch woman who just came from vacation in Italy. To the left: the common spider who liquefied its flesh and cartilague with one bite, a Mediterranean brown recluse. I thought these kind of things only happened in exotic countries but this bastard is everywhere, » 11/15/13 10:42am 11/15/13 10:42am

Here's what it's like to have a bomb dropped right next to you

If you blink, you're gonna miss it. Hell, even if you're looking right at it, you still might not see it. But you'll definitely feel it. The Aviationist found a video of a Syrian fighter bomber flying overhead and caught it dropping a bomb pretty much right on top of the cameraman. The plane sends flares out at first… » 11/01/13 12:02am 11/01/13 12:02am

Spectacular rescue of a drowning surfer trying to break a world record

Yesterday, 26-year-old professional surfer Maya Gabeira tried to break the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. That record was set on the same beach—Nazaré, Portugal—by Garret McNamara on January 2013. Unlie McNamara, Maya failed and nearly died in the process. What followed was an spectacular rescue that… » 10/29/13 9:26am 10/29/13 9:26am

Someone actually made these leggings out of a dead person's skin

Buried in this io9 post about some Halloweenesque fashion is one of the most horrible images I've seen in my entire life: a photo of leggings made out of a real dead male, full with penis skin, which you can see at Strandagaldur, The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft. Not safe for work or your mental sanity. » 10/24/13 11:24am 10/24/13 11:24am

The unknown and surprising origin of the flesh-eating drug Krokodil

Back in the 1930s, American scientists were searching for a morphine substitute when they stumbled upon a new drug called desomorphine. Little did they know that they had invented a substance that would be used to turn people into near zombies in Russia—and Arizona—nine decades later. » 9/29/13 8:02pm 9/29/13 8:02pm

Plastic surgeon transforms patient into "dream doll", then marries her

Plastic surgeon Dr. David Matlock turned his patient Veronica from woman to his idea of "wonder woman" with a vaginoplasty, an all-over liposuction, a Brazilian butt lift and a G-spot modification. Then, this modern Hippocrates asked her to marry him. » 8/28/13 4:25pm 8/28/13 4:25pm

Terrible accident of a truck jumping over guardrail caught on video

Rich kids Instagramming their ostentatious antics, killers Facebooking photos of victims, and now people using Vine to trivialize terrible accidents. This all-connected all-singing all-vomiting world just gave us a new pearl today. » 8/20/13 11:36am 8/20/13 11:36am

This terrifying picture will give you nightmares tonight

The big fish eats the little fish, but this bloody giant Tiger shark (one of the most ferocious types) can eat the little fish and you at the same time, in one gulp. » 8/11/13 4:45pm 8/11/13 4:45pm