Chinese artist He Yunchang believes in suffering for his art…

He-Yunchang-croppedChinese artist He Yunchang believes in suffering for his art. His performance pieces have included:

  • Having one of his ribs removed so that he could wear it as a necklace.
  • Having a doctor cut a one meter gash down the side of his body, without anesthesia.
  • Encasing himself in a cube of quick-setting concrete for 24 hours.
  • Trying to “cut a river in half” by suspending himself above it from a crane while holding a knife in the water, as blood dripped from cuts in his arms.
  • Painting the fingernails and toenails of 10 mannequins with his own blood.
  • Staring at 10,000 watt bulbs to damage his eyesight
  • Burning his clothes while wearing them.

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Here’s a video that’s bound to stir up some controversy…

Here’s a video that’s bound to stir up some controversy. This woman, who shows all the classic sign of possession (yes, like The Exorcist) loses it on the subway and starts a fight with the Native American guy next to her. Now the question is, do you think this is a real possession, a crazy person, or just a hoax?

Average Americans think they’re smarter than…

Average Americans think they’re smarter than the average American. Fifty-five percent of Americans think that they are smarter than the average American, according to a new survey by YouGov. A humble 34 percent of citizens say they are about as smart as everyone else, while a dispirited 4 percent say they are less intelligent than most people.

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