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21 Shocking Innovations in 2009

Some of the Freakiest Features of the Year So Far

— April 21, 2009 — Unique
The definition of SHOCKING is:highly disturbing emotionally; highly offensive; indecent or distasteful; very vivid or intense in tone.

And we got it all.

We are living in times when advertising, art, TV, and the news are, on a daily basis, shocking. But it’s thought provoking and in many ways lets us look at ourselves and our surroundings with a new set of eyes, making us more conscious of how our world is evolving and what has to be changed.
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Congo Crisis Awareness PSAs
Congo Crisis Awareness PSAs
Celebs Lend Voices to Aid Congolese Women
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20
Fake Car Commercials
Fake Car Commercials
Shocking Auto Ad Illustrates Backlash of Eco Snobbery
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19
Eco Holiday Campaigns
Eco Holiday Campaigns
The ‘Shocking True Story of Valentine's Flowers' by Giving
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18
Disturbing Illness Awareness
Disturbing Illness Awareness
Sarah's Story for Motor Neurone Disease Campaign
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17
Shocking Teen Abuse PSAs
Shocking Teen Abuse PSAs
DoSomething.org Uses Police Report Notes From Rihanna Case
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16
Disturbing Self-Help Ads
Disturbing Self-Help Ads
RoSana Psychological Counseling Evokes Exorcist in You
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15
Scary Listening Promos
Scary Listening Promos
BBC Radio Science Fiction Ad Scares You Into Listening
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14
Smoking Smarties
Smoking Smarties
Bizarre Teen Fad Mimics Smoking Cigarettes
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13
Disturbing Dental Devices
Disturbing Dental Devices
Alien-Like Medical Head is Scary, But Educational
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12
Baked Skeletons
Baked Skeletons
Bread Skulls Make For Bizarre But Anatomically-Correct Baking
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11
Shocking Domestic Violence PSAs
Shocking Domestic Violence PSAs
Keira Knightley Headlines Disturbing Women's Aid Film
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10
Prized Possession Photography
Prized Possession Photography
10 Commandments of Gratitude With Cameroon Kids
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9
Shocking Artistic Subversion
Shocking Artistic Subversion
Ben Frost's Confrontational Canvases Riot Against Pop Culture
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8
Shocking Ironic Art Installations
Shocking Ironic Art Installations
Is Eugenio Merino's Damien Hirst Piece Offensive or Artist
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7
Disturbing Animal Testing Ads
Disturbing Animal Testing Ads
Morbid NOAH Campaign Uses Faux Fragrances with Dead Critters
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6
Shocking Kids' Shows
Shocking Kids' Shows
Cute Hitler and Swastika-Inspired Cartoons
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5
Forked Human Tongues
Forked Human Tongues
Bizarre Body Mod Craze Splits Tongues for Lizard-Style Lickers
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4
Visually Disturbing PSAs
Visually Disturbing PSAs
Juvenile Protective Association Ads Show Effect of Verbal Abuse
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3
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Shocking Animal Sculptures
Patricia Piccinini's Frightening Hyper-Realist Artwork
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2
Strange Photo Collections
Strange Photo Collections
Bizarre Archive Catalogues the Weirdest Pictures On the Web
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Overtly Violent Art
Overtly Violent Art
Disturbing Photography by Alison Brady Looks Murderous
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