Gavin Butler

Australian Bushfires

Bushfire Survivors Describe What It's Like Fighting Flames From Their Doorstep

As fires swept through southern New South Wales on New Year's Eve, hundreds of residents were issued an emergency warning: evacuate now, or stay and defend.
Gavin Butler
1.22.20

Apocalyptic Photos from the Frontline of Australia's Bushfires

Red skies, brown smoke and scorched earth have become the new normal in Australia, as the country faces one of the biggest climate catastrophes it's ever seen.
Gavin Butler
1.7.20
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Chinese Authorities Publicly Shamed Debtors During a Premiere of 'Avengers: Endgame'

The names, photos, and outstanding debts of 60 people were screened in cinemas last week in an attempt to force them to pay up.
Gavin Butler
4.30.19
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Someone Illegally Drove A Real-Life Mario Kart Over Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge

Police are still on the lookout for the driver, who had disappeared into the night by the time they arrived.
Gavin Butler
4.24.19
Drugs

A Japanese University Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

The 61-year-old could face 10 years in prison for showing students how to manufacture MDMA.
Gavin Butler
4.18.19
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A Dog Was Rescued After Being Found 220 Kilometres Out to Sea

It's not clear how the animal made it out to an oil rig in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand.
Gavin Butler
4.17.19
Australia Today

Laughing Gas to Be Used as Antidepressant in Australian Medical Trial

Participants will sit in a chair and inhale nitrous oxide for an hour at a time while they "relax and listen to nice music." Enrolments are now open.
Gavin Butler
4.17.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People in Papua New Guinea Keep Injecting their Dicks with Coconut Oil

A worrying number of people have disfigured their penises while trying to enlarge them, in what doctors are calling a "nationwide problem."
Gavin Butler
4.16.19
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Scientists Breed Monkeys With Human Genes in ‘Ethical Nightmare’ Experiment

The Chinese experiment has drawn harsh criticism from the global scientific community.
Gavin Butler
4.16.19
News

Russian Prisons Suspended Yoga Over Fears it Could Make Inmates Gay

The detention centres have since resumed classes, rejecting claims that “Yoga poses cause uncontrolled sexual arousal which will lead to homosexuality behind bars.”
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
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Woman’s Eye Infection Turns out to Be Live Bees Drinking Her Tears

A Taiwanese woman didn't realise that the reason her eye was stinging was because four 'sweat bees' were living beneath her eyelid.
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
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Taking a Selfie on this Thai Beach Could Score You the Death Penalty

Phuket authorities are trying to keep a popular holiday spot safe by threatening tourists with capital punishment.
Gavin Butler
4.10.19
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