Weird Universe



The adorable little guy above is not what you may think. He's a Tanuki, a raccoon dog. They are indigenous to Japan and while they are a bit different than other canines they are still in that family. They exist in the wild, but are also kept as pets like the one in the story at the link. I'd have sworn the little guy was an actual raccoon.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Jan 26, 2016 | Comments (9)
Category: Animals, Dogs, Asia

Thai Parkour Commercial

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Jan 09, 2016 | Comments (4)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Asia

Fighting Tigers

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Dec 24, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Daredevils, Stuntpeople and Thrillseekers, Movies, Asia

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
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