It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it.
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Judging by the stories in the news, I am firmly convinced we have reached the End of Days. Human beings are fucking idiots. We are doomed.
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Man’s genitals removed after bid to enlarge his penis by injecting it with olive oil goes wrong
- I mean, the headline really says it all.
Health officials in Thailand have rushed to reassure men that size isn't everything after a 50-year-old man was forced to have his penis removed following a botched enlargement attempt using olive oil.
The man had used an unproven method of injecting oil into his penis, having been told by friends that it would make it bigger reports the UK Daily Mail.
The practice, which can also involve bees wax, silicone or even paraffin, is common in Thailand and one Bangkok hospital reports that 40 patients a month receive treatment for side-effects.
This 50-year-old man developed a severe infection after injecting his penis with olive oil over a number of years, reported AFP.
She warned men against the procedure, which is carried out at backstreet clinics in the country, saying infections are common.
|Frightening folklore: Savanovic was believed to have lived in the shack (pictured) on the Rogacica river in the village of Zarozje, where it is said he drank the blood of anybody that came to mill their grain.|
Public Health Warning: A Vampire is on the loose
Sales of garlic are booming in western Serbia after the local council issued a public health warning that a vampire was on the loose.
The official announcement came after an old ruined mill said to once have been the home of the country's most famous vampire collapsed reports the UK Daily Mail.
Sava Savanovic was believed to have lived in the shack on the Rogacica river in Zarozje village in the municipality of Bajina Basta.
It is said he drank the blood of anybody that came to mill their grain.
The watermill was bought by the local Jagodic family and they were too scared to use it as a mill – but discovered it was a goldmine when they started advertising for tourists to come and visit it – always during the day.
The family were worried about carrying out building work on the mill because they were scared they might disturb the vampire or unleash his wrath.
And now the property has collapsed through lack of repair.
But for locals it has sparked rumours that the vampire is now free once again.
Local mayor Miodrag Vujetic admitted: 'People are worried, everybody knows the legend of this vampire and the thought that he is now homeless and looking for somewhere else and possibly other victims is terrifying people. We are all frightened.'
He added that it was all very well for people who didn't live in the area to laugh at their fears but he said nobody in the region was in any doubt that vampires do exist.
He confirmed that the local council had advised all villagers to put garlic on their doors and windows to protect them from the vampire as it was well known they can't stand the smell.
He added: 'We have also reminded them to put a Holy cross in every room in the house.'
Villagers who cashed in catering to tourists fascinated by the legend of Savanovic say they now wish they had left the place well alone.
Read more: (UK Daily Mail)
Grandpa from The Lost Boys (1987).
|Keeping her "sex toys" in the freezer.|
Woman charged for sex with human skeleton
- Charged with the crime of “violating the peace of the dead”
A woman in western Sweden who was arrested after police found skeletons in her apartment has now been charged for using the bones as sex toys, a hobby she claimed was motivated by an interest in history.
“I have never heard of a case like this and neither have my colleagues, so I dare to say that this kind of case is quite uncommon,” prosecutor Kristina Ehrenborg-Staffas told The Local.
A 37-year-old woman, who was arrested in September, was formally charged on Tuesday at the Gothenburg District Court for the crime of “violating the peace of the dead” (brott mot griftesfriden).
The prosecutor could not explain how the woman had managed to collect almost an entire skeleton, but explained that the human remains had been used in an “unethical” way.
"In the confidential section of the investigation we have material which indicates she used them in sexual situations," the prosecutor told the TT news agency.
The woman is believed to have used the human bones for sexual gratification. The evidence that the prosecution presented to the press on Tuesday included two CDs labelled “My necrophilia” and “My first experience” which contained a number of document files and pictures.
However, a psychological evaluation of the woman shows that she is not mentally ill, at least not in any legal sense of the term.
“Some of the photos show a woman licking a skull," Ehrenborg-Staffas told The Local. "We claim it’s her, but she claims it's someone else and that she found the pictures on the internet.”
The prosecutor believes the woman is "fascinated" with death.
“She has a lot of photos of morgues and chapels, and documents about how to have sex with recently deceased and otherwise dead people,” Ehrenborg-Staffas told The Local.
“You have to ask yourself why she would have those pictures.”
Meanwhile, Katarina Öberg, head of the centre of Andrology and Sexual Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, admitted that this was the first time she had heard of such a case in Sweden.
“During my ten years I have never had a patient with necrophilia. Although, I guess it is not really something that one confesses to having,” she told The Local.
Evidence also included pictures from a morgue, which were found in a secret compartment in the woman's home, alongside body bags and a drill. She had also reportedly bragged to some nearby children about keeping knives and dead people in her apartment.