Here I've collected a number of beautiful, fascinating, and strange things from the month gone by. I don't have too much to say about each one individuality, but they are all wonderful in their own right.
I never knew what Nutella was until I got to college. Ah, how attending university changed my life. When I saw my roommate spreading it on bread and combining it with peanut butter, I recoiled in fear. That's not jelly!? thought my once closed-off mind. But now I understand exactly why a band of devious thieves in Bad Hersfeld, Germany nabbed FIVE METRIC TONS of Nutella. These same thieves are assumed to have stolen a large supply of energy drinks from the same place in the past. Who knows what they'll strike next?
Space: The Final Frontier
It is fair to assume that the whole of human existence is based upon competition. Striving for food, shelter, competing with other animals and other tribes for control of land and resources. And of course, man of the present is notorious for competing with man of the past in all efforts to emblazon the world with phallic symbols. Recently, however, NASA's Mars rovers have taken that struggle one step farther: from Earth...to Mars...
Yes, one of our beloved rovers has left mankind's mark on the red planet. But if manhood on Mars is a little too lewd for you, then I suggest you look to our kind and innocent neighbors to the north, whose journey through the universe has answered that eternal question: "What happens when you squeeze a wet towel in space?" It will blow your mind...
Charles Fréger spent two years of his life traveling through Europe to collect little known pieces of history and culture. Throughout that journey, he found a wide variety of "wild men" that were connected to the seasons, rituals, and traditions in pagan culture. He documented them and that series, "Wilder Mann," is on display at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York through May 18th. Since, I don't live in New York, I'm anxiously awaiting my copy of the book.
Mock Toy Poodles
An Argentinian man bought what he thought were two toy poodles from an outdoor market only to discover that they were steroid injected ferrets.
Gentleman Banned in South Korea
The pop musician PSY's first music video since his incredibly popular Gangnam Style has been subject to a little bit of controversy over in South Korea. The new song, Gentleman, is an unsubtle parody of classy and fashionable men who lack the "qualities of a gentleman." Throughout the video, men are constantly shown rudely mistreating the women around them. However, that's not the reason it was banned by one Korean broadcaster. It was banned because he kicked a yellow cone that read "No Parking" in Hangul.