Gavin Butler

The VICE Guide to Right Now

Japanese Workers Are Very Upset About Their Upcoming 10-Day Holiday

"To be honest, I don’t know how to spend the time when we are suddenly given 10 days of holidays," said one worker.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
Australia Today

The Christchurch Shooter has Been Charged with 50 Counts of Murder

The man responsible for the shooting deaths of 50 Muslim worshippers last month was initially charged with just one murder. Today, New Zealand police announced more than 50 additional charges.
Gavin Butler
4.4.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Skrillex’s Music Can Be Used as Mosquito Repellent, Study Finds

Researchers observed mosquitoes sucked less blood and had less sex when exposed to the song "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites."
Gavin Butler
4.3.19
Australia Today

Old People in Australia Keep Getting Swindled by a Line Dancing Scam

Retirees have allegedly been duped out of more than £65,000 to attend and compete in dancing competitions that never happened.
Gavin Butler
4.2.19
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
3.8.19
Australia Today

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 £112 he owed his host.
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

Nepalese Women Keep Dying After Being Banished to ‘Period Huts'

A centuries-old tradition known as 'chhaupadi' forces people to leave the family home while they're menstruating.
Gavin Butler
2.19.19
Australia Today

A Man Burned Down a Massage Parlour Because it 'Smelled Like Semen'

The 37-year-old has now been sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Gavin Butler
2.7.19
SEX

We Asked Mile High Club Members How They Did it

"As we went past the flight attendants on the way out, one said 'Be more subtle next time.'"
Gavin Butler
Laura Roscioli
1.31.19
Australia Today

A Teen Kidnapped and Tasered the Girl Who Called Her a ‘Dog’ on Instagram

"You have got some issues," said the magistrate when the 18-year-old appeared in court.
Gavin Butler
1.23.19
Art

Meet 'Dick Run Claire,' the Woman Who Draws Dicks With Running Apps

Claire's run dozens of routes resembling penises of various shapes and sizes.
Gavin Butler
1.18.19
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