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Christian Poincheval Invents Pill That Makes Farts Smell Like Chocolate

France has given the world fragrant perfume and very stinky cheeses, but the country’s latest and greatest olfactory contribution may be a pill that makes farts smell like chocolate. The sweet-smelling product is the creation of Christian Poincheval, a 65-year-old inventor who hails from the village of Gesvres and looks like Santa Claus’ younger hippie […]

Harvard Student Allegedly Fell Naked Through Bathroom Ceiling, Bit Man’s Ear Off

A 26-year-old Harvard Extension School student is being held without bail after he allegedly fell naked through the ceiling of a women’s bathroom in Boston’s Logan Airport and then bit an 84-year-old man’s ear off, according to CBS News. The Associated Press has more on the story: A Boston man who police say fell naked […]

Girl Stabs Boyfriend for Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Without Her

 Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender. Authorities say Jacklyn Blake confessed to officers who responded to her Wilkes-Barre (WILKS’-ba-ree) home Thursday. Officers found her boyfriend inside holding a towel over his […]

Fad-Alert: Virgins selling Virginity

A medical school student who was auctioning off her virginity has called off the stunt, after receiving few legitimate bids, according to the Daily Mail. Between March 31 and May 7, Hanna Kern had been auctioning off her virginity under the name of “Elizabeth Raine,” the paper’s website reports. Kern is a 28-year-old double Ph.D./ […]

Finland’s Sliding Scale Ticket System

In many places, speeding ticket fines are based on variables like how fast you were going and how many previous offenses you’ve committed. Finland is taking a different tack, however. Fees for speeding are no longer a set number but based on a sliding scale according to the offender’s income. Previously, police had to rely […]

Human Experimentation: North Korea

There have been many reports of North Korean human experimentation. These reports show human rights abuses similar to those of Nazi and Japanese human experimentation in World War II. These allegations of human rights abuses are denied by the North Korean government, who claim that all prisoners in North Korea are humanely treated. One former […]

Human Experimentation: Project MK-ULTRA

Project MKULTRA, or MK-ULTRA, was the code name for a CIA mind-control research program, run by the Office of Scientific Intelligence, that began in the early 1950s and continued at least through the late 1960s. There is much published evidence that the project involved the surreptitious use of many types of drugs, as well as […]