Bestgore.com. Liveleak. Rotten.com. Stile Project.


Today in Rotten History
Rotten.com was a shock site with the tagline "An archive of disturbing illustration," active from 1996 to 2012. It was devoted to morbid curiosities, pictures of violent acts, deformities, autopsy or forensic photographs, depictions of perverse sex acts, and disturbing or misanthropic historical curiosities. Founded in 1996, it was run by a developer who called himself Soylent, via the company Soylent Communications. The site's updating slowed in 2009, with the final update in February 2012. The site was down as of November 2012. In late 1996, Soylent wrote a program that surfaced all Internet domain names that appeared in a dictionary, but were not yet registered.


Controversy arose when the autopsy images of Ngatikaura Ngati appeared on goregrish.com and bestgore.com, which some have characterized as pornographic. Current New Zealand Children’s Commissioner Dr. Russell Wills said he was "appalled" at their use. Even though shock sites did not create the photos, the images nevertheless fueled a squabble between bestgore.com and goregrish.com in 2011, wherein one lodged an unsuccessful DMCA (copyright) complaint with Google against the other. Ogrish.com. Bestgore.com. Rotten.com. Stile Project.


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A website or web site is a collection of related network web resources, such as web pages, multimedia content, which are typically identified with a common domain name, and published on at least one web server. Notable examples are wikipedia.org, google.com, and amazon.com.


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The site was founded on 31 October 2006, in part by the team behind the Ogrish.com shock site, which closed on the same day. LiveLeak aims to take reality footage, politics, war, and other world events and combine them with the power of citizen journalism. Hayden Hewitt of Manchester is the only public member of LiveLeak's founding team. Featured videos often involve graphic content of fatal accidents or shootings. Although by 2016, Liveleak had reduced its controversial content, the site frequently sparked up controversy up until around 2008, mostly due to its graphic and political content.

Luka Magnotta

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Bestgore viewers also attempted to report the video. Police later confirmed it as authentic and identified the victim, an Asian male, as the same one whose body parts were sent to Ottawa. At 11 am on May 29, 2012, a package containing a left foot was delivered to the national headquarters of the Conservative Party of Canada. The package was stained with blood and had a foul smell. It was marked with a red heart symbol. Another package containing a left hand was intercepted in a Canada Post processing facility, addressed to the Liberal Party.


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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters are at Broadcasting House in Westminster, London, and it is the world's oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest broadcaster in the world by number of employees. It employs over 22,000 staff in total, more than 16,000 of whom are in public sector broadcasting. The total number of staff is 35,402 when part-time, flexible, and fixed-contract staff are included.

Snuff film

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A snuff film is a genre that purports to show scenes of actual homicide. The promotion of these films depends on sensational claims which are generally impossible to prove, and there are sophisticated techniques for simulating the appropriate special effects.

English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and eventually became a global lingua franca. It is named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to the area of Great Britain that later took their name, as England. Both names derive from Anglia, a peninsula in the Baltic Sea. The language is closely related to Frisian and Low Saxon, and its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), and to a greater extent by Latin and French.


Decapitation is the complete separation of the head (caput) from the body. Such an injury is fatal to humans and animals, since it deprives all other organs of the involuntary functions that are needed for the body to function, while the brain is deprived of oxygenated blood and blood pressure.


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Other decapitation videos and pictures, including those of Paul Johnson, Kim Sun-il, and Daniel Pearl, were first posted on jihadist websites. In December 2004 an audio message claiming to be from bin Laden was posted directly to a website, rather than sending a copy to al Jazeera as he had done in the past. Al-Qaeda turned to the Internet for release of its videos in order to be certain they would be available unedited, rather than risk the possibility of al Jazeera editing out anything critical of the Saudi royal family. Alneda.com and Jehad.net were perhaps the most significant al-Qaeda websites.

Beheading video

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Kim Sun-il, South Korean citizen, beheaded in June 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad. Georgi Lazov, Bulgarian citizen, beheaded in July 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad. Mohammed Mutawalli, Egyptian citizen, beheaded in August 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad. One Nepali citizen, beheaded in August 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad. Eugene Armstrong, U.S. citizen, beheaded in September 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad. Jack Hensley, U.S. citizen, beheaded in September 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad. Kenneth Bigley, British citizen, beheaded in October 7, 2004 in Iraq by jihadists of Tawhid and Jihad.

Kidnapping and murder of Kenneth Bigley

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Kim Sun-il. Shosei Koda. Fabrizio Quattrocchi. Seif Adnan Kanaan. Piotr Stańczak. Ken Bigley's wife mourns the loss of her husband – BBC News. Profile:Kenneth Bigley, BBC News, 10 October 2004. "Theatre of terror", by Jason Burke, The Observer, 21 November 2004. "Bigley beheaded after MI6 rescue backfired", by Hala Jaber and Ali Rifat, The Sunday Times, 10 October 2004. "The other prisoners" by Luke Harding, The Guardian, 20 May 2004. "Ken Bigley's hostage cage 'found'", no byline, The Daily Telegraph, 22 November 2004. "The final battle" by Peter Beaumont, The Observer, 14 November 2004. "Bigley body claims investigated" BBC News, 22 April 2006.


goatse.cx (, ; "goat sex"), often referred to simply as "Goatse", was originally an Internet shock site. Its front page featured a picture, entitled hello.jpg, showing a naked man widely stretching his anus with both hands. The photo became a notorious surprise image and Internet meme, and has been used in bait-and-switch pranks, prevention of hot-linking in a hostile manner, and defacement of websites, in order to provoke extreme reactions. Even though the image from the site was taken down in 2004, mirror websites are widespread. goatse.cx had four sections, two of which had images noted for their shock value.

2 Girls 1 Cup

2 Girls 1 Cup is the unofficial nickname of the trailer for Hungry Bitches, a 2007 Brazilian scat-fetish pornographic film produced by MFX Media. The trailer features two women defecating into a cup, taking turns in what appears to be consuming the excrement, and vomiting into each other's mouths. "Lovers Theme" by Hervé Roy plays throughout the video.


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YouTube is an American video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries.

Dnepropetrovsk maniacs

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The video showing the murder of Sergei Yatzenko was leaked to a shock site based in the United States and dated 4 December 2008. Ekaterina Levchenko, adviser to Ukraine's minister of the interior, was critical of the leak, but admitted that control of videos on the Internet was "virtually impossible". Caitlin Moran of The Times watched part of the video and recalled her reaction in her column in January 2009. On 11 February 2009, the court in Dnepropetrovsk found Sayenko and Suprunyuk guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced both to life imprisonment. Suprunyuk was found guilty of 21 murders, Sayenko of 18.

Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad

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June 22, 2004: Kim Sun-il, South Korean civilian, executed by beheading. July 8, 2004: Georgi Lazov and Ivaylo Kepov, Bulgarian civilians beheaded. August 2, 2004: Murat Yuce, Turkish civilian shot dead, by Abu Ayyub al-Masri. September 13, 2004: Durmus Kumdereli, Turkish civilian beheaded. September 20, 2004: Eugene Armstrong, American civilian beheaded. Presumably claimed by Zarqawi and his men. Some sources claimed it was done by Al-Zarqawi personally. September 21, 2004: Jack Hensley, American civilian beheaded. Presumably by Zarqawi and his men. October 7, 2004: Kenneth Bigley, British civilian beheaded. Presumably by Zarqawi and his men.

Paul Marshall Johnson Jr.

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The video was also similar to that of Daniel Pearl, who was killed in Pakistan in 2002, and Kim Sun-il, a South Korean who was killed in Iraq during the same month not long after Johnson was killed in Saudi Arabia. HostingAnime, the company which hosts images and video of his murder, have defended showing his execution. On July 21, 2004, Saudi security officials found Johnson's head in a refrigerator in a villa in Riyadh. Decapitation. Foreign hostages in Iraq. Piotr Stanczak. Eugene Armstrong. Nick Berg. Steven Vincent. Kim Sun-il. Jack Hensley. Kenneth Bigley. Shosei Koda. Margaret Hassan. Seif Adnan Kanaan. Daniel Pearl.

Nick Berg

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He claims that he killed Nick Berg, Kim Sun-il and Iraqis who collaborated with U.S. forces. He also states that they attempted a prisoner exchange with Berg and were rebuffed by the U.S. officials. * Hayes, Jonathan. " Second Opinion." New York Magazine. "A New York City medical examiner watches the video of Nick Berg’s beheading and wishes he’d looked away." * Beheading in Islamism. Steven Joel Sotloff. Eugene Armstrong. Alan Henning. Jack Hensley. James Foley (photojournalist). John Dawson Dewhirst. Kenneth Bigley. Kim Sun-il. Margaret Hassan. Seif Adnan Kanaan. Shosei Koda. Paul Marshall Johnson, Jr. Piotr Stańczak. Nick Berg Memorial and Nick Berg Initiative, Inc.

If You Wanna Be Happy

The famous shock site Lemonparty uses this song as its background music. In the wake of the original version, Netherlands-based Surinamese singer Max Woiski Jr. recorded the song as "Want je bent nog niet gelukkig met een mooie vrouw". Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman released a version on his solo album Stone Alone, in 1976. Joe Dolce released a version in 1981 as the follow-up to his international hit single "Shaddap You Face". It reached the top 40 in New Zealand and no. 7 in Austria. The band Rocky Sharpe and the Replays released a cover version of the song in 1983. Hong Kong singer George Lam covered this song in Cantonese in 1984. The song is called "丫嗚婆".

Daniel Pearl

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Kim Sun-il. Austin Tice. – 'Fahad Naseem, one of the three militants accused of kidnapping Pearl, told a judge in Karachi yesterday that Pearl was kidnapped because he was "a Jew and is working against Islam."'. – 'The intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that information from American intelligence agencies helped Pakistani investigators track down the ring involved in the plot. Information from Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, Al Qaeda's former head of operations who was captured in March 2002, aided the investigation, he said. American officials say they believe that Mr. Mohammed was the person who actually killed Mr. Pearl.'.

Zaytun Division

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Impassioned opposition to the deployment among both politicians and the public peaked during the captivity of South Korean Kim Sun-il, who was kidnapped on June 17, 2004, and after his execution on June 22, 2004. The incident occurred while the bulk of the Korean contingent was being prepared for its upcoming deployment and triggered a major public debate as to whether they should be sent, involving sometimes violent and vocally anti-American protests. On October 10, 2004, a little-known Islamist group threatened South Korea in a video posted on an Arabic-language website, promising that they would "make Korea suffer" if its troops were not withdrawn within two weeks.

List of Internet phenomena

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Goatse.cx – A shock image of a distended anus. Grumpy Cat – A cat named Tardar Sauce that appears to have a permanent scowl on her face due to feline dwarfism, according to its owner. Pictures of the cat circulated the Internet, leading it to win the 2013 Webby for Meme of the Year, and her popularity has led her to star in a feature film. Tardar Sauce died on May 14, 2019. Hide the Pain Harold – A Hungarian electrical engineer named András Arató became a meme after posing for stock photos on the websites iWiW and Dreamstime. He initially wasn't very satisfied with his popularity, but has grown to accept it.