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The Hairy Water Tortoise of China

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I cannot figure out if this is a legitimate species, or a freak. This article seems to imply it was a common tortoise with vegetation affixed to its back.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 21, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Asia, Nineteenth Century

Kusama:  Princess of Polka Dots



Creator of the "penis chair," among other objects of art.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Feb 14, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Pop Art, 1960's, Asia, Mental Health and Insanity

Follies of the Madmen #241

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Feb 12, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Family, Food, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950's, Asia

Charlie Chan Condom and Tampon Case

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Just the thing to prevent number one son.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Dec 28, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Stereotypes and Cliches, Birth Control , Asia

Wood Apple Marriage in Nepal



This page semi-coherently explains: "...a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are 'married' to the bel fruit (wood apple), which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. It is believed that if the girl's husband dies later in her life, she is not considered a widow because she is married to Vishnu, and so already has a husband that is believed to be still alive."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 20, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Food, Children, Foreign Customs, Asia, Weddings

Shrimp Cannon



Nearly four million views, but perhaps new to you!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Nov 30, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Food, Inventions, Asia

How To Improve Immigrants’ English

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Nov 20, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Languages, Foreign Customs, 1940's, Asia, Europe

Slow Taxi

Need to get somewhere slow? The Turtle Taxi service, currently operating in Yokohama, promises to drive as slowly as possible. They'll even turn off the engine at red lights. The service is said to be popular with pregnant women, the elderly, and parents with sleeping children. [psfk.com]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 15, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Transportation, Asia

Japanese Schoolgirl Parkour



Already showing five million+ views--but maybe as new to you as it was to me?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 31, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Advertising, Teenagers, Asia, Natural Wonders
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