As part of a series of special reports that could have come with a co-byline from Quentin Tarantino, Reuters has confirmed that it bought two human heads and part of a spine while investigating “body brokers,” America’s largely unregulated vendors of human parts. According to the news agency, reporter Brian Grow was…
There just isn’t anything about this story that isn’t horrible, so naturally we’re here to share it with you. A Danish man was arrested in his Bloemfontein, South Africa home after his estranged wife tipped police with this grisly fact: he had 21 pieces of female genitalia stored in his freezer.
It is somehow humanizing and terrifying to watch this claymation head get deconstructed in stop-motion. I think I shrieked and thought the face was coming alive multiple times and then shrieked again but no matter how gross it got, I could never look away.
A "suspicious package" report yesterday afternoon led San Francisco police to a wheeled suitcase filled with dismembered human body parts in the city's South of Market neighborhood, just blocks from the headquarters of Twitter, Uber, and other high-tech companies.
Tea, anyone? Israeli sculptor Ronit Baranga's unique work melds body parts with tableware: fingers poke through a plate, a disembodied mouth awaits at the bottom of a cup. The effect is both delicate and gruesome.
Put these on your walls for a classier Halloween vibe than the one at my home. (I once recreated the X-Files "I Want to Believe " poster entirely in pumpkin.) Seriously, though, these are somehow scarier than the fake blood handprints that just won't come off the walls. (Another decorating decision I've made in the…
Wait for it. Wait for it. Wait for it. Boom. Holy hell. This is not a real eyeball. It's a completely computer generated eyeball that looks realer than my own eyeball. A CG eyeball. It's frightening, like they chopped half a human face for the eyeball. Actually, I'm not 100% sure they didn't do that.
If you were ever curious as to how much body parts can fetch on the black market, Medical Transcription created a snazzy infographic to show you. Some parts are shockingly cheap! Like would you want a new shoulder or a new iPad? Both cost 500 bucks.
The "fun" doesn't end there, folks—Kevin Grennan has built a small army of robot bodyparts, each more disgusting than the last. He actually outfitted each robot with sweat glands that replicate the odor from each individual bodypart.
IEEE, the industry trade mag for gigantic nerds, has this cool Flash demo of what a bionic body shop of the future would look like. Just pick out the parts of your body you'd want to enhance-hand, leg, heart, eyeball, ear, brain,
peepee, foot or bladder-and it'll show you how much the add-on will cost. It's a part of…