Asia

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Someone in China Just Spent $1.4 Million on a Pigeon

This beats the previous record price set for a pigeon, and reminds us all that the world is stupid.
Edoardo Liotta
a day ago
Asia

You Can Have $440K and a Durian Business if You Marry This Man's Daughter

The father will only consider people who don't gamble, are hard workers, and who truly love his daughter.
Edoardo Liotta
3.6.19
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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
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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
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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
birds

Farming Edible Birds' Nests Is a Stinky But Lucrative Business

I was given a rare glimpse inside a bird spit farm in Vietnam. The stuff sells for upwards of $500 a pound, but it ain't pretty.
Wesley Grover
2.23.19
crime

This Woman Killed Hundreds Of Elephants For Their Ivory. Cops Finally Caught Her.

Chinese criminal Yang Fenlan faces 15 years in prison for managing an organized group that poached endangered elephants
Edoardo Liotta
2.21.19
tibet

Why More Tibetan Nomads Are Going Vegetarian

Over the last 15 years, a wave of Tibetans has fully embraced vegetarianism, as nomads and previously isolated towns have gotten access to other foods besides yak products.
Clarissa Wei
2.18.19
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The Sri Lankan Government is Advertising Job Positions for Hangmen

The President seeks executioners with "excellent moral character" as the country prepares to reintroduce the death penalty.
Gavin Butler
2.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Crystal Meth Is the Hottest Gift in North Korea This Lunar New Year

Illegal drugs are a popular present when it comes to birthdays, graduations, and holidays in North Korea.
Gavin Butler
2.13.19
Asia

Photos of 1.5 Billion People Travelling Home for Lunar New Year

The world's largest annual human migration sees airports, train stations, and freeways flooded with droves of people heading home.
Gavin Butler
2.5.19
Eat This

What Happens to Your Body if You Start Eating Bugs

They could up your gains, for one.
Grant Stoddard
1.29.19
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