Wearing face-coverings in Austria, including but not limited to masquerading as a Megabus seat, is now verboten. The law, which went into effect on Sunday, is commonly known as the “Burqa ban”: a policy which has propagated in various forms across European countries like Belgium, France, and the Netherlands and is…
Two Austrian tabloids are claiming that a 17-year-old Viennese girl who ran away last year with a friend to join ISIS was beaten to death by members of the terrorist group. The report hasn’t been confirmed by any official government agency; it’s the latest of several conflicting stories about the girls’ fate over the…
Recently, a bunch of proud beardos gathered in Austria for the World Beard and Mustache Competition. Naturally news crews were there to capture their facial hair in all its unnecessary glory—among them, the Associated Press, which produced this weirdly mesmerizing raw video.
Here’s a tough question: When you’re traveling abroad and a child begs for change, what do you do?
Damn near a third of Germans have, at some point, sunbathed buck-ass naked.
Apparently not all of Europe is as progressive and nudity-friendly as previously thought. Or maybe it's that one never expects to see a naked butt hanging out of a window (I live in San Francisco, so I always expect that?), but an Austrian woman caused quite the stir when she chose to sunbathe nude through her window.
This is the song performed by Conchita Wurst for the Eurovision finals. This song and this performance = EVERYTHING. (Update: She won!!! See below for details.)
Meet Conchita Wurst, Austria's competitor in this year's Eurovision Song Contest — which is a popular televised event in which European countries soothe international tensions through the healing power of song and dance (like Glee, but with geopolitics). Conchita has all of the trappings of a star: a beautiful voice,…
On Friday Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled one of three self-commissioned bronze statues of his muscly, Speedo-clad body at his childhood home turned museum in Thal, Austria. While this photo of Arnold caressing his shiny metal ass may look like one of the most outrageous celebrity moments ever, social scientists tell…
The man who is liquidating the estate of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian father who impregnated his daughter and kept her and her children prisoners in his basement, says he's going to fill the basement with concrete so that no one can go in there ever again. Meanwhile, Fritzl is serving a life sentence in prison.
We're not sure what makes this Austrian Ikea commercial less likely to air in the US: the fact that it gleefully depicts infidelity, or its suggestion that male bisexuality exists.