oddities

Travel

The Strange Tradition Where People Dress Up As Demons and Jump over Babies

The annual tradition is supposed to relinquish the babies' sins and protect them from all kinds of ailments—especially hernias.
Gonzalo Herrera
6.26.17
Stuff

A Brief History of Getting So Wasted You Forget You Created Important Pop Culture

When you're loaded, you can forget entire nights, weekends, novels you've written, and seasons of television you've starred in.
Mike Pearl
12.6.16
Stuff

Why These People Go Through Agony to Intentionally Scar Their Faces

The process involves cutting out skin using a scalpel, before rubbing the open wounds with peroxide or lemon juice. Unsurprisingly, it's incredibly painful.
Lulu Kadhim
11.18.16
Sex

We Taste-Tested Flavored Condoms So You Don't Have To

Happy World Contraception Day, everyone!
VICE Staff
9.26.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Blind Woman May Have Accidentally Lived with Her Son's Corpse for Decades

Authorities found a fully-intact skeleton lying on a mattress inside the woman's home—still dressed in socks, jeans, and a T-shirt.
VICE Staff
9.26.16
Stuff

I Used Dr. Bronner’s Soap for Everything and Now I'm Ruined

Washing your dishes and your genitals with the same soap is weird.
Sam Weiner
9.8.16
Fashion

This Turtle Hat Kickstarter Is the Corniest, Most Delightful Thing on the Internet

This guy wants to change the world by getting as many people as possible to put a turtle on their heads.
Harry Cheadle and Brian McManus
9.1.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

An Apartment Building Was Evacuated After Someone Microwaved Spicy Peppers

Either the tenant was trying his hand at homemade pepper spray or he just ran out of Tabasco.
VICE Staff
8.30.16
the chosen ones

Why the World Is Still Fascinated with Astrology

In this episode of 'The Chosen Ones,' host Gavin Haynes dives into the world of horoscope-obsessed astrologists to discover his destiny as a Scorpio.
VICE Staff
8.25.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hero Manager Locked Burglars in His Store and Then Stood Outside and Laughed

It wasn't long before an audience of bystanders formed to watch as the two robbers frantically tried to escape, even pleading with the crowd for help.
Spencer Fox
8.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Police May Have Found a Secret Meth Lab Under a Walmart Parking Lot

Walmart shoppers watched as crews in hazmat suits pulled evidence up through the parking lot's manhole.
VICE Staff
8.10.16
Post Mortem

A Handy Guide to Faking Your Own Death

In most cases, it's a really, really bad idea.
Simon Davis
8.8.16
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