There are marketing geniuses, and then there are the kind of visionaries who look at the ugly security fence on their storefront and decide it sort of looks like a guitar amp. Thus the Guitar Store in Southampton just went all the way with that idea, complete with big-ass knobs and everything. We want to hire that guy to decorate our adult book store.
The Large Hadron Collider's First Victim
The lady whose midsection appears to be in the process of getting sucked into a black hole is Cathie Jung, who, as you can see, has an entire website based around the fact that her body is terrifying to look at.
Thanks to a lifetime of wearing increasingly smaller and more ridiculous corsets, she has a 15-inch waist and presumably a liver that's been flattened to the thickness of a Fruit Roll-up.
And Its Second Victim...
If you're not clear what's so remarkable about this triangle sculpture thing, look closer and follow the surfaces from one angle to the next. That's right, it's utterly impossible, with its MC Escher design that seems to break all laws of the known universe.
When this sculpture--located in Perth, Australia--is viewed from another angle you can see the complicated way it manipulates perspective to get the effect...
...but what we love about it is there's no plaque explaining what the sculpture is all about either, so nobody knows what the fuck it's supposed to be unless they're standing in exactly the right spot.
More Nightmare Fuel for Kids Who Are Scared of the Bathtub
OK, this one just looks like some joker practicing their reflection effects by cutting and pasting this ridiculous rubber ducky into a harbor full of boats. But, no, artist Florentijn Hofman did it the hard way, creating an actual 100-foot long rubber ducky and sticking it in the water like God's bathtub.
Why? According to the artist, "The friendly, floating Rubber Duck has healing properties: it can relief mondial tensions as well as define them. The rubber duck is soft, friendly and suitable for all ages!"
In other words, "To terrify children."