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Asia

Kusk√∂y, Turkey:  The Whistling Village

Posted By: Paul - 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.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Apr 14, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Movies, Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Creatures, Asia

Japan Blames It on the Heat



Summer's coming!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Apr 08, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Foreign Customs, 1950s, Asia

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 - 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 - Sat Feb 14, 2015 - Comments (0)
Category: Art, Avant Garde, Pop Art, 1960s, Asia, Mental Health and Insanity

Follies of the Madmen #241

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

Charlie Chan Condom and Tampon Case

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Just the thing to prevent number one son.

Posted By: Paul - 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 - 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 - Sun Nov 30, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Business, Advertising, Food, Inventions, Asia

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