Category Archives: Wired

Man Claims His Farts Can Kill Mosquitoes Six Meters Away

A Ugandan man whose farts can allegedly kill mosquitoes six meters away claims to have been offered deals by companies looking to turn his flatulence into commercial insect repellent. Joe Rwamirama, a 48-year-old man from Kampala, in Uganda, says he eats ordinary food and that

Walmart pulls jumper showing Santa with ‘lines of cocaine’

Walmart has apologised for selling a pullover on its website that appears to show Father Christmas doing lines of cocaine. Santa is seen sitting behind a table with three lines of a white substance in front of him, captioned with the slogan: “Let it snow”.

Controversial Video Game Puts Players in the Shoes of Jesus Christ

An upcoming video game has been raising eyebrows due to its unusual premise – putting players in the shoes of Jesus Christ and having them perform biblical feats like multiplying fish, healing others and calming stormy seas. Aptly named “I Am Jesus Christ” the upcoming

The Magical Art of Ink and Water Painting

When it comes to painting techniques that are satisfying to watch, you’ll be hard pressed to find something better than ink and water painting, the art of dropping a bit of of ink onto water-traced patterns and watching it spread. French artist David Bayo, whose

$120k duct-taped banana art eaten in front of crowd

It sold for $120,000 (£91,300) just last week – but the artwork of a banana duct-taped to a wall has now been scoffed. Performance artist David Datuna posted videos online showing himself peeling the fruit from the wall and consuming it in front of scores

Banana Duct-Taped to White Wall at Art Gallery Sells for $120,000

Art collectors are going bananas over an artwork that essentially consists of a real banana duct-taped to a white wall at an art gallery, with some paying as much as $120,000 for it. Titled “Comedian”, the original artwork by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan was on

Pablo Escobar’s brother launches smartphone – and vows to sue Apple

The brother of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has launched a rather unexpected product: a foldable gold smartphone. Roberto Escobar claims the $349 (£265) device – which is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X – is unbreakable. Promotional stills of the Escobar

Airline To Open Chain of Restaurants That Sell Airplane Food

Airplane food isn’t exactly considered “haute cuisine”, but one budget airline is betting that people love its airplane food so much that they’d be willing to pay for it at restaurants on the ground. AirAsia, the largest budget carrier in Asia, has announced plans to

1,750 People Que Up to View an Apartment for Rent in Berlin

If you’re wondering how hard it is to find affordable housing in Germany’s capital of Berlin, maybe this will give you an idea –  On November 24, a whopping 1,749 people showed up to view a reasonably-priced flat, even though it had only been put

Spray-Painted Polar Bear Baffles Russian Wildlife Experts

Footage of a full-grown polar bear with “T-34” spray-painted in black on its side has left wildlife experts in Russia scratching their heads as to who or why branded the animal this way. The T-34 was a legendary Soviet tank that played a crucial role

Japanese Company Pays People to Be Filmed in Their Own Homes for a Month

Our online data is already monetized by several technology giants, but one Japanese IT company thinks real-life data could be monetized as well, and it’s willing to pay people to have their everyday life video-recorded and sold to various businesses. Last month, Tokyo-based made

Husky starts kitchen fire after owners leave him home alone

A kitchen fire in Essex was started by a dog who switched on a microwave with some buns inside when he was left home alone. The husky is thought to have turned on the microwave “inadvertently”, according to Essex Fire Service. A packet of bread

Grandad spends three weeks turning his home into Christmas grotto

A grandfather has created a larger-than-life Christmas attraction at his home, which has welcomed a stream of visitors from across the UK. Stan Yanetta, from South Shields, started out with just a few lights for his grandchildren, but each year his display gets bigger and

Farmer Paints His Dog Like a Tiger to Scare Away Invading Monkeys

Desperate to reclaim his farmland from a gang of invading monkeys, a farmer in Karnataka, India decided to pain his dog to look like a tiger in the hopes that it would scare the monkeys away. Srikant Gowda, a farmer from Karnataka’s Shivamogga region, recently