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  • Peanut Sneakers
    A little over a month ago we posted about croissant sneakers. Food-themed sneakers are apparently the big new thing, because Planters Peanuts has now debuted peanut sneakers, retailing for $170.And not to be outdone, Ruffles Chips has introduced lim…
    - 29 Jun 19, 11:41am -
  • Bugs Bunny and the Pirate
    Could you make an effective cartoon with sound only? See what you think.
    - 29 Jun 19, 6:42am -
  • Coated tongue means self-poisoning
    From back in the day when advertisers just tried to scare consumers silly:"Coated tongue means self-poisoning. Correct it by all means."Click to enlargeNew York Daily News - Apr 14, 1932
    - 28 Jun 19, 11:01am -
  • Marion Stokes and Her 70,000 VHS Tapes
    Article here.
    - 28 Jun 19, 7:35am -
  • Rosa Hernandez: The Cleaning Lady
    When San Diego performance artist Claudio Cano does her act, much of the audience isn’t aware that she’s actually performing, because her performance consists of dressing up as a Latina maid (whom she calls Rosa Hernandez) and sweeping or mopping…
    - 27 Jun 19, 11:25am -
  • Gags and Gals:  Mail Order Brides

    - 27 Jun 19, 7:39am -
  • Using Coca-Cola to dissolve phytobezoars
    Coca-Cola isn’t just for drinking. It also has a medical use: to dissolve gastric phytobezoars (masses of indigestible material in the gastrointestinal system). Doctors administer the Coca-Cola via a tube threaded through the nose down into the int…
    - 26 Jun 19, 11:26am -
  • Artwork Khrushchev Probably Would Not Have Liked 22
    The avant garde that irked Khrushchev flourished in Japan also, as we learn in this article.
    - 26 Jun 19, 7:41am -
  • How to reset a GE smart bulb
    Turn off for 5 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds, then off for 2 seconds, then on for 8 seconds… This has got to be a test to see how long until people simply smash the bulb against the wall in frustrati…
    - 25 Jun 19, 11:23am -
  • The Tree-Sitting Fad of 1930
    A national craze for a short time.Article here.Another article.Not everyone was cooperative, as seen below.Source.
    - 25 Jun 19, 7:40am -

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  • Japanese magazine ridiculed for 'Socrates' dating advice
    A Japanese magazine that advised women to compliment men on their intelligence by saying "You sound like Socrates" has been ridiculed in the country ranked one of the world's worst for gender parity. "JJ", a major fashion magazine targeted at young…
    - 1 day ago 5 Dec 19, 6:54am -
  • Japanese man, 71, arrested for 'making 24,000 complaint calls'
    A Japanese pensioner has been arrested after ringing a phone company 24,000 times to complain they had violated his contract, police and local media reported. Tokyo police said they took 71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto into custody last week after he m…
    - 3 days ago 3 Dec 19, 7:43am -
  • 'One Team', '#KuToo' buzzwords for 2019 in Japan
    Japan rugby team's slogan "One Team", the "#KuToo" campaign against a de-facto requirement to wear heels at work, and the new imperial era name "Reiwa" were chosen Monday as the most memorable 2019 buzzwords. "One Team" was declared the top buzzword…
    - 4 days ago 2 Dec 19, 9:23am -
  • Burglars hit East German secret police museum in Berlin
    Burglars broke into Berlin's Stasi Museum, which showcases items of East Germany's hated secret police, making off with collectible medals and gold jewellery, authorities said Sunday, days after a spectacular diamond heist in Dresden. The time of th…
    - 5 days ago 1 Dec 19, 6:36pm -
  • Costly holiday tree scandalises Russian coal town
    An expensive holiday tree installed in the centre of an industrial Siberian city has been ridiculed online and on national media as a symbol of corruption, though authorities defended the high-tech purchase. Russian comedian Ivan Urgant, who hosts a…
    - 7 days ago 29 Nov 19, 2:28pm -
  • Japan store to replace staff 'period badges' after uproar
    A Japanese department store has scrapped a "period badge" for employees that let colleagues know they were menstruating, after the policy sparked an internet storm, a spokeswoman said Friday. One of Daimaru's upscale department stores in the western…
    - 7 days ago 29 Nov 19, 11:25am -
  • 'Curry for salarymen': Top 'La Liste' chef recalls early days
    A Tokyo chef whose restaurant has been ranked one of the world's top places to eat told AFP how he was once reduced to whipping up lowly curry to attract diners to his empty tables. Seiji Yamamoto is chef of the famously innovative Ryugin restaurant…
    - 7 days ago 29 Nov 19, 12:15am -
  • New toll road cuts Moscow-Saint Petersburg drive in half
    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday opened what has been billed as Russia's first modern motorway, almost halving the driving time between the two biggest cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The "Neva" toll road, running 669 kilometres (416 mil…
    - 9 days ago 27 Nov 19, 3:06pm -
  • Dutch supermarket drops staff underwear photo request
    The Netherlands' top supermarket chain said Tuesday it has ditched plans to ask staff to upload photos of themselves in their underwear to work out sizes for new uniforms. "I saw a poster hanging in our canteen and I was shocked," 17-year-old Jochem…
    - 10 days ago 26 Nov 19, 7:16pm -
  • Unmasked: costume capers stir New York's Times Square
    The 32-year-old Peruvian is one of dozens of men and women, mostly from Latin America, trying to eke out a living as costumed characters inside New York's beating heart. Dressed as Sesame Street fuzzballs Elmo and Cookie Monster and superheroes like…
    - 10 days ago 26 Nov 19, 1:32am -

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