Gavin Butler

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
3.8.19
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
3.5.19
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

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
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

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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch This Gang of Cows Break into a Grocery Store and Eat All the Vegetables

Hong Kong's feral cows are starting to help themselves to the fresh produce sections of local supermarkets.
Gavin Butler
2.19.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Couple Are Urging Thieves to Water Their Stolen 400-Year-Old Bonsai

The tree is estimated to be worth $127,700, and the owners are worried that it won't be taken care of.
Gavin Butler
2.14.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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
Weed

A Family Birthday Descended into Chaos After Someone Put Weed in the Cake

Several party guests greened out, vomited, and had to be sent to the hospital. Two of them were in their 80s.
Gavin Butler
2.11.19
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