You Can Actually Visit The Real “Slaughterhouse-Five”

More than 22,000 people were killed during the bombing of Dresden in 1945. Thankfully, Kurt Vonnegut wasn’t one of them. But he was right in the middle of the drop zone. Vonnegut was an American soldier during World War II and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He and his fellow POWs were... Continue Reading →

How I Found Thailand’s “Human Bakery”

Just outside of Bangkok is a bakery where artist Kittiwat Unarrom bakes bread in the shape of bloody, dismembered human body parts. He’s supposedly been doing it since 2006 but pictures and videos of his creations went particularly viral in 2013 (maybe because Dexter was about to end and people sensed an impending void in... Continue Reading →

Miniatur Wunderland is a…Miniature Wonderland!

If you’ve ever laid down a model train track, you’ve felt that urge to expand it with another set…and then another…and then another. Miniatur Wunderland is what happens when your parents aren’t around to say, “stop.” Located in the historic port of Hamburg, Germany (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Miniatur Wunderland is the largest model... Continue Reading →

Tesco Vee of The Meatmen Has An Insane Toy Museum

When Tesco Vee is on stage singing with The Meatmen, offensive lyrics about crippled children spew out of his mouth and it’s guaranteed that he will shake an inflatable penis (or two) in your face. When Tesco Vee is relaxing at home, he collects toys. I was in a band that played a few shows... Continue Reading →

Six Life Lessons I Learned From Eating A Tarantula

I specifically got a typhus vaccine before my trip to Thailand and Cambodia because I knew I'd eat whatever weird street food I came across. No matter how much our culture shifts and changes and evolves over generations, bug-eating seems to be one Western taboo that will remain intact into the distant future. So of... Continue Reading →

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