Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Japanese Spa Prank

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I love Japan and the Japanese, but watching videos like this tend to make me paranoid. How about you?


  1. #1 Jeff Knapp
    November 30, 2009

    Hey, Your back up! Yeay! Do you have something resembling a reliable broadband connection yet? Been missing your blog posts (other than Mystery Bird).

  2. #2 Westerner
    November 30, 2009

    Assuming this isn’t staged and the victims haven’t given prior consent, what’s stopping them from suing the producers/spa?

  3. #3 Who Cares
    November 30, 2009

    Lets say that the Japanese tend to be a bit more forgiving when they find out that they’ve been the target of a prank.

  4. #4 Tony P
    November 30, 2009

    I’ve seen this one before and I’ve also seen the one where they rig the port-a-johns to lift the people up into the air.

    But yes, Japanese humor is interesting. I suppose for a culture so bound up in saving face it needs to have a release valve and this is it.

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