Students from St Andrews University take part in a foam fight as part of the traditional Raisin Monday celebrations in St Andrews, Scotland November 22, 2010. The tradition dates back to the early days of the university when new students would give senior students a pound (0.45kg) of raisins in gratitude for their help in [...]
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The Day of the Skulls is part of a vibrant ritual that mingles indigenous and Catholic beliefs. Every November, human skulls are honoured with special masses and paraded in cemeteries. Traditionally, the skull of one or more family members are kept at home to watch over the family and protect them during the year. [...]
ZOMBIECON NYC is a loosely organized group of bloodthirsty zombies. They gather once a year to attack NYC in a theatrical, absurdist parody of blind consumerism and brainless politics. Each year, they choose a theme to resonate with the times and attack city landmarks accordingly, stopping frequently for brains and beers.
On OCTOBER 16, 2010, the [...]
Romanian Giuliano Stroe, five, has been training since the age of two in Italy – where he lives with his family – and now the hard work has finally paid off. He was entered into the record books earlier this year after performing some impressive ‘hand-walking’ skills to a panel of judges and an [...]
Cybergoth is a subculture that derives from elements of cyberpunk, goth, raver, and rivethead fashion. Unlike traditional goths, Cybergoths follow electronic dance music more often than rock.
While the term ‘Cybergoth’ was coined in 1988 in the United Kingdom, by Games Workshop, for their roleplaying game Dark Future, the fashion style did not emerge until a [...]
There’s nothing quite like undead romance! Some of these great photos were made at the 2009 Brisbane Zombie walk, 2009 Zombie Walk in Helsinki and at 2009 Zombie walk in Vancouver. A zombie walk (also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle or zombie crawl) is an [...]
The National Museum of Health and Medicine, a division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, was founded as the Army Medical Museum in 1862 to study and improve medical conditions during the American Civil War. The Museum houses a collection of over 24 million items including archival materials, anatomical and pathological specimens, medical instruments [...]
Snake charming is the practice of hypnotising a snake by playing an instrument. A typical performance may also include handling the snakes or performing other seemingly dangerous acts, as well as other street performance staples, like juggling and sleight of hand. The practice is most common in India, though other Asian nations such as Pakistan, [...]
The artwork of Karl Persson is terrifyingly realistic, yet imaginative. The figures of his paintings seem to have a life and world of their own, where they disregard society’s norms and because of that they are radiant.The images could be described as horrific, yet the impact of those appalling images makes a statement. I find [...]
Shoichi Uchiyama is a 59-year old Japanese author who has a terrible weakness for insects. His favorites are the green ants, hornet larvae, and silkworm pupae. One of his personal choices is a bunch of gently boiled spiders served on a bed of rice. He loves the insects boiled, roasted or even fried. Yes, he [...]