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7 Extraordinary Stories That Will Shock And Astound You

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7 Extraordinary Stories That Will Shock And Astound You

Together with our friends at VICE we've scoured the internet the wide world of some of the most eye-opening and downright compelling stories we could find. We weren't disappointed either.

From teenagers willing to exorcist your darkest demons to the ritualistic battles of Indonesia where blood is constantly spilled there's more than a few unusual twists and turns. Plus we haven't even mentioned Arthur Boyt who loves to feast on roadkill (seriously) and debt collector Shaun Smith who would routinely shoot and torture people who couldn't pay the bills.

Sit back, dim the lights and get ready for more than few hours of entertainment - the likes of which you've never seen before.

1. Vexed By Satan? Call These Affable Teenage Exorcists

Sick of taking responsibility for the shitty things that have happened to you in your life? Help is on the way, in the virginal and strangely vacant form of three Bible-thumping teenage exorcists from Phoenix, Arizona.


2. Come And Meet The Giants of Iceland

Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World's Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country's. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings.


3. This Is The First Animal to Survive in Space

Tardigrades or "Water Bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space. Does that mean that perhaps they originally came from space as well?


4. The Deadly Sport Of Blood Sacrifice in Indonesia

Sumba is an island the size of Jamaica in the Indonesian archipelago that has been cut off from the rest of the world for so long that its ancient animistic traditions survive to this day. It is the setting for ritual battles called Pasola which take place every year in February and March.

The Pasola is a fight between rival clans who hurl spears at each other on horseback in order to "fertilize" the soil with spilled human blood.


5. UK's Scariest Debt Collector Is Someone You'll Want To Avoid

Shaun Smith introduced urban terrorism to the British underworld. He sprayed up houses with machine guns, tortured people and used homemade napalm to firebomb his enemies. Of course all that could have been avoided if you paid on time.


6. Deep In Siberia's Taiga Forest Jesus Is Apparently Alive And Well

Tucked away in Siberia's Taiga forest is Vissarion, you'll find a cult leader who looks like Jesus and claims to be the voice of God. He's known as "the Teacher" to his 4,000 followers, who initially seem surprisingly normal.

Over time, however, their unflinching belief in UFOs and the Earth's imminent demise made this group start to look more and more like some sort of strange cult.


7. Why Go Shopping For Food When You Can Eat Roadkill?

Meet 73-year-old Arthur Boyt, notorious resident of remote Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, and connoisseur of cooking and eating roadkill - nothing is too far fetched or fanciful to end up on his plate.

It's hard to narrow it down admittedly, but which of these bizarre tales did you find the most fascinating?

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