New Fitness Bracelet Delivers Electric Shock if You Don't Work Out

Do you like jogging, but wish it was a little more like a Saw movie and/or dystopian nightmare in which thigh gaps have become the global currency? Well, today in horrible ideas: A new wearable fitness tracker that actually zaps users with an electric shock if they stop exercising will be hitting the market later this… » 7/24/14 5:45pm 7/24/14 5:45pm

A Game Where You Torture Someone Because They Want You To

Torture sequences in games are old news—many major franchises have included it in some capacity, from the classics like Metal Gear Solid to some more recent big titles like Grand Theft Auto and Splinter Cell. The context is usually the same—torture is explored as a military practice (or a critique of military stuff),… » 10/29/13 9:35pm 10/29/13 9:35pm

New Steampunk Sculpture Exhibit Lets You Poke Jesus’ Wounds

What do you get when you mix a subculture full of brass, mahogany and monocles, saints, and torture? The answer is not, in fact, more torture. Michael Landy's exhibit Saints Alive, currently on display at the National Gallery in London, lets visitors torture sculptures of religious saints when they step on foot… » 7/10/13 3:40pm 7/10/13 3:40pm

Woman Dentist Gets Back at Ex-Boyfriend By Pulling Out All His Teeth…

If you'd just broken up with a dentist, you probably wouldn't go back to her office for help with a toothache a few days later—what with all the sharp objects and opportunities for inflicting pain. And yet, for some reason, that is exactly what Marek Olszewski of Poland did. But rather than get revenge by just being a… » 4/29/12 8:55pm 4/29/12 8:55pm

Abused Afghan Girl Speaks, Wants Her Horrid In-Laws Jailed

Sahar Gul was so horrifically abused that two weeks after she was rescued from her in-laws' basement, photos of her injuries are still hard to look at. The 15-year-old's hair and fingernails are missing, her face is swollen, and she looks weak and malnourished. Yet, her husband's parents and his sister, who've been… » 1/09/12 12:20pm 1/09/12 12:20pm

Afghan Girl Escaped Months Ago, But Was Sent Back To Torturers

Afghan officials claimed to be shocked and appalled like the rest of the world when they learned that 15-year-old Sahar Gul was held in her in-laws' basement for the past seven months while they starved and tortured her. However, sources now say that Gul actually managed to escape the house at one point, but she was… » 1/03/12 10:32pm 1/03/12 10:32pm

15-Year-Old Afghan Girl Tortured By In-Laws

As if the recent report that an Afghan rape victim was jailed for adultery and pressured to marry her attacker wasn't awful enough, now there's another horrifying story drawing attention to the plight of women in the country. Afghan authorities say they've rescued a 15-year-old girl who was kept in her in-laws… » 1/02/12 9:58pm 1/02/12 9:58pm

"Virginity Tests" Forced On Egyptian Women Protesters

Amnesty International is condemning the treatment of at least 18 women protesters, who as late as March 9 — a month after Mubarak stepped down — were beaten, tortured, and strip-searched. They were also examined for their "virginity" and told that if they didn't "pass," they'd be charged as prostitutes. » 3/23/11 10:10am 3/23/11 10:10am