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Our cute Raccoon Dog post (directly below this one) just took a turn for crudeness and hilarity. Thanks to the combined efforts of readers Hypatia and pough, we now know that #1 – Raccoon dogs are known in Japanese folklore to have the magical ability to expand their scrotums and #2 – we got our…

You’d have to be mentally deficient to believe Japan’s claims that their hunting of 900 whales is being done for “research” purposes. But how far should people go to stop the slaughter? The Australian government has condemned the killing. People have waged protests. But it seems nothing can stop those wacky Japanese from persisting with…

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Chimpanzee walking bulldogs in some sort of bizarro world (i.e. Japan). We’ve delivered you some strange Japanese imports in the past, but this raises the bar.

Be-YULE-ga Whales in Japan

Japan is a country pretty much known for only one thing: being mean to whales. They eat whales for taste and curiousity and conduct “experiments” on whales for “Mengele street cred.” But now, they have finally taken their twisted torture too far. The Daily Mail, Britain’s most trusted source for news, reported today that a…

Rudolph the Electric Christmas Eel

Using aluminum panels as electrodes, Japanese inventor Kazuhiko Minawa has powered a mall Christmas tree with an electric eel. Minawa told Reuters Televesion that “If we could gather all electric eels from all around the world, we would be able to light up an unimaginably giant Christmas tree.” Hmmmm…. let’s not do that. The tree…

A Face Full of Jellyfish

Japanese fisherman and power plants have been under siege over the last year by giant jellyfish. While the cause of the swarming is unknown, the nuisance is severe. Growing to almost 500lbs, Nemopelima nomurai destroys fishing nets and poisons fish when trapped in nets. Their smaller brethren, the moon jellies, have been blocking intake vents…

Japan Has a Bug Problem

But I just want to cuddle! Bathynomus giganteus In what might be described as the world’s most destructive termite problem, Hotboro Island is actually being eaten away by isopods only about an inch long. Isopods are not in fact insects, but primitive crustaceans ranging in size from the size of a pin to the size…

Primitive primates indigenous to Southeast Asia, Slow Lorises are endangered and absurdly adorable. Most importantly, they just so happen to be this editor,Aeos favorite animal since early childhood. However, it wouldn,Aeot take a childhood obsession to be appalled at the horrors of the illegal loris trade. Prized for their cuddliness, slow lorises are sold in…

Per Gizmodo’s Jack Ventura, the Japanese government has spent $12,000,000 over the past two years developing “silver technology.” For those of you, like every single person reading this, unfamiliar with this term, apparently it refers to robots designed to help lonely old people. The seal was on display at the recent RoboBusiness 2007 conference in…

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