Gavin Butler

10 Questions

10 Questions You’ve Always Wanted to Ask an Abattoir Worker

We spoke to a guy whose job is to kill almost 1,500 cattle every day.
Gavin Butler
3.12.19
Drugs

A Brief, 200-Year History of Humanity’s Love for Laughing Gas

People were using it to get high in the 1700s—long before anyone used it to decorate cakes.
Gavin Butler
3.7.19
Australia Today

Chinese Tourists Keep Visiting Sydney Uni Thinking It’s Hogwarts

Harry Potter wasn't filmed in Australia—but that isn't stopping tour guides from cashing in on the slight resemblance.
Gavin Butler
3.6.19
Australia Today

Melbourne Man Admits He Killed an Airbnb Guest over Unpaid Rent

Thirty-six-year-old Ramis Jonuzi was strangled to death after he was unable to pay the $210 he owed his host.
Gavin Butler
3.5.19
Australia Today

Australia's Last Blockbuster is Finally Closing

That means there's only one Blockbuster store left in the world.
Gavin Butler
3.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India

Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
Gavin Butler
2.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Guy in China Found a Leech in His Throat After Coughing Blood for Months

Doctors think he could have swallowed the parasite's eggs when drinking some "raw" water.
Gavin Butler
2.27.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Seoul’s Mayor Pledges to Ban Dog Butcheries After Seeing a Movie About a Dog

Mayor Park Won-soon announced that he would crack down on South Korea's dog meat industry after seeing an animated kids' film called 'Underdog'.
Gavin Butler
2.27.19
Australia Today

Cardinal George Pell has Been Found Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

The former archbishop of Melbourne is the most senior Catholic cleric to ever be convicted of sexually abusing children.
Gavin Butler
2.26.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

It’s 2019 and Scientists Have Created Mind-Controlled Rat Cyborgs

A team in China figured out a way to take control of a rat and "steer" it through a maze with their thoughts.
Gavin Butler
2.22.19
Australia Today

Queenslanders Will Soon Be Able to Get Emojis on Their Number Plates

But the eggplant is not an option.
Gavin Butler
2.21.19
Film

Japan’s Menstrual Comic Book Hero Is Getting a Live-Action Film

Seiri-chan visits female characters once a month to take their blood and "menstrual punch" bad guys.
Gavin Butler
2.21.19
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