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One student is auctioning off her virginity to the highest bidder, with opening offers starting at €150,000 ($165,000). Ariana, who hasn’t confirmed her nationality, is selling her innocence via a European escort agency to raise cash to study medicine abroad.
French tattoo artist JC Sheitan Tenet leaves his mark by using the world’s first biomechanical prosthesis with a built-in rotary inker. Sheitan, who is naturally right-handed, had previously always tattooed with his left hand, after losing his arm 22 years ago.
This insect breeder is only too pleased to have his skin crawling with bugs. Adrian Kozakiewicz has made a name for himself — via his Facebook page “Bugs and Science”— by getting almost too close for comfort to a variety of exotic and dangerous species. One of the Polish-born Kozakiewicz’s most watched YouTube videos has clocked up 500,000 views and shows the 19-year-old deliberately provoking the wrath of a whip spider with his fingers.