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Asia

Mount Mihara:  Japan’s Suicide Volcano

If you really have to do yourself in, suicide by volcano sounds pretty dramatic and exciting.






Original article here.

Wikipedia info here.


Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 20, 2017 - Comments (4)
Category: Death, 1930s, Asia

Wonderful Ching-Ching

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Additional images and full PDF download here.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Stereotypes and Cliches, Books, Asia, Europe, Nineteenth Century

Special Chinese Kid’s Book



Who could resist spending $57.40 plus $10.00 shipping for a book with this description:

Turtle with a small purple alien friend scientific expedition. Crossing the Sea like Crossing the Sea two stories travel the world. Little Turtle purple alien with friends explore the ocean together. they saw the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. but dangerous whale is near! Little purple alien turtles have a friend who has a cool graduated spaceship! Spaceship. turtles and small purple alien friends a series of scientific adventures. They leap into space. understanding the mystery of the eight planets; they cross the center of the earth. after a dangerous volcanoes . But not all smooth sailing expedition. when they go to sea. but accidentally be swallowed into the stomach.


Item is here at time of posting.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 02, 2016 - Comments (3)
Category: Confusion, Misunderstanding, and Incomprehension, Books, Asia, Mistranslations

Hindu Ceremonial Animal Marriages



1932 report here.

The practice of having a human marry an animal for various mystical reasons has been a part of Hindu religion for who-knows-how-long, and continues to the present.




Full article here.

And then of course there is marrying a tree as well.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 10, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Anthropomorphism, Religion, Husbands, Wives, 1930s, Asia

UFO Noodles

Posted By: Paul - Sun Sep 04, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Aliens, Business, Advertising, Food, Pop Art, Surrealism, Science Fiction, Asia

Oriental Rock



One plus for Haley: does not rhyme "fella" with "yella."

Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 25, 2016 - Comments (5)
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s, Asia

Chinese Fingernail Reading



I had been unaware until now that Chinese Palmistry interpreted one's fingernails as well.

A modern guide is here.


But I rather like these interpretations from 1905.


Posted By: Paul - Tue Aug 09, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Body, Superstition, 1900s, Asia

Confucius Say

Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 03, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Humor, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1940s, Asia

Japanese Obscenity Bust, Explained

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Do you recall the story about the female Japanese artist who got prosecuted for making a kayak molded into the shape of her vagina?

Now she tells her own tale in a new book.



Posted By: Paul - Tue May 10, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Art, Law, Asia, Genitals

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