Man Gouges Out His Eyes During Mass

Lauri Apple · 10/03/11 06:15AM

As if you needed another excuse to skip church: In Viareggio, Italy, 46-year-old Aldo Bianchini blinded himself and permanently scarred everyone else attending mass at Sant'Andrea church when, during the priest's sermon, he suddenly stood up, ripped his eyes right out of their sockets with his bare hands, then "collapsed to the floor in a pool of blood."

Scientists Invent Utterly Useless Time Machine

Hamilton Nolan · 07/15/11 03:38PM

Nice baboons! Dead trees! Spiral galaxies! Ipad apps! Macaque alarms! Time machines! Rainbow toads! Eyeball pictures! And the latest news about the fishes and their watery friends! It's your Friday Science Watch, where we watch science—faster than you thought!

Something New to Fear: Your Eyeballs Exploding

Lauri Apple · 06/29/11 06:35AM

Jose Goncalves of Hartford, Connecticut, doesn't have a working right eye anymore, but he does have 925,000 new dollars. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which agreed to compensate Goncalves for a botched cataract operation during which his eye, uhhhh, blew up.

Woman Accidentally Superglues Eye Shut

Richard Lawson · 10/06/10 10:24AM

A Phoenix woman trying to use eye drops after cataract surgery grabbed superglue instead, sealing her eye shut. Why would you keep superglue near your medicine, anyway? Should we not be keeping our breath mints near our cyanide pills?

The Many Eyeballs of Lost

Whitney Jefferson · 02/16/10 03:42PM

Any Lost fan knows that the show likes to start an episode with a close-up shot of a character's eye. Here are all of them, mashed up into one video.

Not An Organ Donor? Maybe This Pile Of Eyeballs Will Convince You

Hamilton Nolan · 06/11/08 04:14PM

When you're advertising potentially nasty medical-related products or causes, take a cue from the pharmaceutical industry. Those guys can make an ad for Irritable Bowel Syndrome treatment look like a beloved home movie. On the other end of the sensitivity spectrum is this ad from Thailand's Red Cross , urging people to donate their eyes when they die so that others may see. Good cause. But my god, is a huge dump site full of wasted, disembodied eyeballs really the best way to get your message across? (No). The horrifically misguided full ad is below—not for the squeamish.