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Biisuke Ball’s Big Adventure

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 31, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Rube Goldberg Devices, Asia

Mao’s Crystal Coffin

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Oct 28, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Body, Celebrities, Death, Politics, 1970's, Asia

Shortest Man Who Ever Lived, RIP

Please mourn the passing of Chandra Bahadur Dangi, most miniscule male human ever recorded.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Sep 05, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Death, Freaks, Oddities, Quirks of Nature, Asia

Kusköy, Turkey:  The Whistling Village

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 25, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Languages, Regionalism, Asia, Europe

Bollywood King Kong

More info here.

Tip of the hat to my pal Lawrence Person.

Japan Blames It on the Heat

Summer's coming!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 08, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Foreign Customs, 1950's, Asia

The Hairy Water Tortoise of China


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
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