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We Found Superhero Poop On Etsy, If That’s Something You Were In The Market For

Smells like vengeance. Continue on for Spider-Man and The Hulk’s poop. 


For A More Civilized Age

That Time A UK Court Denied A Man’s Wish For Trial By Combat And Ruined All Our Fun

Over what infraction did one man ask a court for trial by combat? Click ahead to find out!


Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

Good News, Oklahoma City, You’re Claimed in the Name of Azathoth

Well, possibly not all of Oklahoma City. It might just be the land in front of Lesley Rawlinson‘s restaurant Paseo Grill. The several hundred pound monolith that appeared there is unclearly worded.


And Now For Something Completely Different

Artist Trains Mushrooms to Someday Consume Her Body In Environmentally Safe Funeral

New life goal: be the sort of person who could plausibly have “death mushroom trainer” on my resume, and doesn’t live in the world of Pokémon. Forgive us for never bringing Jae Rhim Lee to your attention before. Her Infinity Mushroom project and its accompanying TED Talk have been around for a while, but this is the first we’ve seen them. Lee is pictured above, wearing her Mushroom Death Suit.

And now you have to read the rest of the aritcle, don’t you?


Bloody Good Fun

Tampons Save Your Day, Could They Save the Planet?

Don’t worry if you were skimming in your e-reader and did a double-take. You read that one right. In a flurry of fact-finding this Friday, we came across this little gem of information, detailing how rejected or recalled tampon batches are shipped off and made into “fuel pellets”. (Also, I was unaware of stolen sub-par feminine products being sold on eBay, in a “tampon gray market”. The more you know!) The pellets are burned along with coal to “augment the fossil fuel’s power in furnaces”.


It's Aliiiiiiiiiiiive!

Sigrid Sarda and Her House of Wax [Video]

Allow us to warn you ahead of time: if you have a problem with extremely realistic wax figures, you’re advised against watching this video. If you’re not, and you’re merely intrigued by them, then we strongly encourage you to watch Sigrid Sarda discuss how she’s devoted herself to creating hyper-realistic wax mannequins. Partly inspired by the death masks of centuries past, Sarda discusses her penchant for wax as a “living substance,” and how people are sometimes turned off by wax figures because they have to “confront themselves.” It’s macabre, it’s ooky, it’s spooky … it’s pretty awesome. (If you have a soft spot for the very, very weird.)

(The Midnight Archive via io9)

This Exists... Because of A Lady

What Could Possibly Make Cyriak Weirder? Interpretive Dance

Cyriak is the animator behind both this and a more recent sheep-based video that you might be familiar with. I mean, just check out his YouTube channel, there’s a bunch of vintage WTF in there. Shena Tschofen choreographed the dance to go along with it, to see what the gyrations of the cows would look like on the human form.

(via The Daily What.)

Heffalumps and Woozles

Sculptures That Are a Strange Marriage Between Animals, Humans, and Anatomy

These are the works of artist Kate MacDowell, whose art draws from how humans appreciate the beauty of nature, but treat the environment badly. In a statement on her web site, she says: “In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world.” And that relationship? It’s complicated. More wacky, wonderful sculptures after the jump.


so long and thanks for all the fish

Burglar Kills Goldfish In Order To Leave No Witnesses

Three teenagers broke into a Chicago home recently, stealing “video game system, CD player, 30 video games, 30 DVDs, a BB gun, jewelry and a safe,” and before they left, poured a number of different condiments (yes, like ketchup) into the resident fishbowl, killing the fish within.

“As a matter of fact, it’s a little disturbing,” Hernandez said. “According to the police report, he looked at the fish tank and said ‘We can’t leave any witnesses.’”