If You Live Near Green Bay And You’re Afraid Of Clowns…Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

Have you ever wondered how it is that clowns became associated with all that is horrible and terrifying in the world? I wonder this from time to time for about five minutes before it becomes too creepy.

While clowns used to be restricted to the circus and occasionally TV, they seem to be becoming a more frequent sight in various cities around the world. The latest sighting? Green Bay, Wisconsin…

Here is the nightmare in question spotted walking the streets of Green Bay earlier this week. One local has dubbed him (or her?) Gags the clown.

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This brave local resident had the fortitude to take a few pictures of the clown walking mysteriously into the night with handful of black balloons. They even created a Facebook page where locals can share their encounters with Gags.

While there is no clear origin of Gags, some speculate that he might be part of a horror movie that’s shooting in town.

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Of course, Gags could simply be a prank orchestrated by a local radio station or store to drum up business.

Whether Gags is real or fake, I know that I’m glad he’s stalking the streets of a town other than mine.

(via Unexplained Mysteries)

Personally, I would put my money on Gags being a prank of some kind. At any rate, he’s a terrifying presence that I hope is soon brought to justice.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/green-bay-clown/


This Japanese Artist Does Something Amazingly Creepy And Artistic

It’s rare when you find art that is at that perfect intersection of creative and creepy. I think it’s safe to say, though, that Tokyo-based artist Shinji Nakaba knows how to strike that balance.

Since 1974, Nakaba has been in the jewelry-making business. His speciality is making unique and beautiful pieces that he calls wearable sculptures. His latest project? This series of intricately carved pearl skulls.

“I just want to bring brand-new life to something that has no value,” said Nakaba about his work.

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Nakaba doesn’t just work with precious metals to create his art. Some of his pieces are made with aluminum beer cans, plastic bottles, or even just plain old garbage.

For this series, Nakaba struggled to find the right medium for carving.

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He went through coral, crystal, ivory, and even precious stones before settling on pearls without cores.

Without a core, Nakaba is able to achieve a smoother carving without worrying about the pearl shredding or peeling.

“I’ve experimented with different types of materials to carve out skulls, but the ones I carved out of pearls are by far the best in terms of the durability. I also thought the contradiction between pristine pearls turning into these dark objects seemed even more appealing. I would call them ‘Fairy Skulls,'” writes Nakaba.

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“Only pearls can make my idea of ephemeral beauty into reality.”

If I could afford it, I would buy several dozen of these.

(via Mystical Raven)

For more amazing “wearable sculptures,” make sure to visit Nakaba’s website here. You can also find him on Etsy and you can purchase pieces from him here!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/skull-art/


If Your Doctor’s Office Has One Of These In The Lobby, You Should Probably Leave

When it comes to surgical procedures, those of the cosmetic variety are often the most controversial.

Some view these surgeries as miracles that help people lead their best lives, while others see them as being emblematic of society’s fixation on appearance as it relates to self-worth.

Regardless of our personal views, we can more or less agree that surgery in any form is nervewracking. That’s why what this Korean doctor decided to do is extremely problematic.

Back in 2014, this photo of human jawbones encased in glass columns made the rounds on social media. They belonged to a surgeon in Seoul, South Korea.

Inside the columns were the leftover jawbone fragments of roughly 1,000 patients. Business was obviously booming, but how did this doctor manage to produce so much medical waste?

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Well, there was one common procedure to blame.

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Chin surgery has taken off with South Korean women over the past few years in an effort to adhere to strict standards of beauty. It involves shaving away parts of the jaw to create a more tapered appearance.

Can you imagine how painful recovery must be after this?

(via Rocket News)

Luckily, the South Korean government ordered the clinic to take down its “art” installation. Not long after, they launched an investigation into the practice. There’s no word on whether or not this clinic is still around, though. This doc and his team probably should’ve just disposed of all those bones.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/korean-plastic-surgeon/


This Satanic Priest Talking About His Religion Makes A Surprising Amount Of Sense

Of all the world’s religions, Satanism is probably the most misunderstood. For many, it’s the most reviled because its central tenets run counter to most forms of Christianity.

Because of this, most people don’t give Satanists the time of day and simply dismiss them as being evil crazies. However, parts of this belief system make sense.

Anton LaVey (pictured below) founded the modern Church of Satan that is the dominant Satanic organization today.

As a former circus performer, LaVey knew how to put on a show to deliver his message effectively. This led to LaVey giving many interviews about his beliefs before his death in 1997.

In these interviews, LaVey talks about why his version of Satanism is practically humanism. “No religion had been based on man’s carnal needs of his fleshly pursuits,” said LaVey in one interview. He goes on to say that all major religions are based on abstinence instead of indulgence. They are therefore rooted in fear.

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With that as the underlying ideology, LaVey based his version of Satanism on enabling his followers to “do what felt good.” Satanists understand that a person has to be good to themselves before they can be good to others.

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Out of these beliefs formed “The Nine Satanic Statements,” which make up Satanism’s core tenets.

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Here’s what they say:

  1. Satan represents indulgence instead of abstinence!
  2. Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dreams!
  3. Satan represents undefiled wisdom instead of hypocritical self-deceit!
  4. Satan represents kindness to those who deserve it instead of love wasted on ingrates!
  5. Satan represents vengeance instead of turning the other cheek!
  6. Satan represents responsibility to the responsible instead of concern for psychic vampires!
  7. Satan represents man as just another animal, sometimes better, more often worse than those that walk on all-fours, who, because of his “divine spiritual and intellectual development,” has become the most vicious animal of all!
  8. Satan represents all of the so-called sins, as they all lead to physical, mental, or emotional gratification!
  9. Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!

In these interviews, LaVey also talks about the common misconceptions that people have about Satanism. For example, human sacrifices. LaVey firmly states that Satanists do not sacrifice actual humans. However, they do occasionally hold symbolic human sacrifices.

For a sampling of some of LaVey’s thoughts, check out the video below.

(via Toxic Thrash Metal)

Well, I’m certainly intrigued enough to attend an info session. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of religion, regardless of which deity is being worshipped.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/satanic-priest/


If You’re Ever Considering A Prank Like This…Just Don’t Do It!

Who doesn’t enjoy pulling off the perfect prank? It can be the most enjoyable experience ever. However, getting it just right can take months of practice and more than a little patience.

The final payoff is usually worth every second of planning. That being said, the kind of prank that Redditor amkra attempted to play on his boss is a good example of what you should never do. I’ll let the prankster tell you in his own words.

“On April Fool’s Day, my buddy and I got the bright idea that I would hide in the industrial-sized dishwasher and tell the manager that the machine wouldn’t turn on. Standard protocol for this type of failure would have the manager first open the doors to check for anything stuck inside the machine.”

“The machine in question was the conveyor type. We turned it off and I climbed in. With this particular machine, when it was turned on, there was a very distinctive sound produced before the jets kicked on. I heard the conversation taking place between my buddy and the manager, and then I heard the sound.”

“I jumped out immediately. I must have gotten my head out of the machine before the steam kicked up. I had on an apron and a pair of jeans, and the steam wasn’t able to penetrate those articles of clothing. So I’m standing on the rear rack where the dishes come out. I’m soaking wet. The skin is literally dripping off my arms.”

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“I run into the ER, and the staff has no idea what to do with me. First priority is to get an IV started. The doctor comes over and says the hand IV is too small, and the nurses must pull it out and get one started in my foot. Another couple tries in each foot, and they finally get one!”

“Once I get to the burn center, they get down to business right away. First they have to get the dead skin removed so healing can begin. This requires a sterile bath, and removal with a copper wire brush. The pain is something I can’t describe in words.”

“Initially, the doc suspected I would be hospitalized for about 30 days, and then sent home to quarantine myself. This meant I was possibly looking at having to re-take my junior year of high school. Doc indicated that steam burns either get worse overnight, or they begin to heal.”

“On day two, the wounds had already begun healing. They did not progress to third-degree burns. No grafting required! I ended up being discharged after a week. I only missed an additional week of school. I went on to heal with no scarring, but at least I have a cool story to tell everyone now.”

(source: Reddit)

Well, that’s absolutely insane. I’m sure this kid learned his lesson and never did something that stupid again.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dumb-prank/