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07.26.13 Marie Calloway

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery is hosting an exhibition called “Beyond the Paper Screen: An Exhibition of Japanese Erotic Prints from the Uragami Collection” which will feature 60 sexual woodblock prints, or “shunga” (“spring pictures.”) The woodblock prints feature scenes such as a naked fisherman’s wife being intimate with an octopus. Also, aristocratic groupsex. Shunga have a long tradition […]

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04.30.13 Julia Dawidowicz

After centuries of deceit, innocent men finally have a defense against the guiles of seductive she-devils. Not only can the solution potentially end the evil regime of the attractive female — it also clears breakouts. The miracle elixir is minocycline, an antibiotic commonly found in acne medication. According to a study published in Scientific Reports, […]

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03.13.13 Julia Dawidowicz

These infernal photos of a volcanic lightning storm were captured by photographer Marin Rietze whilevisiting the Sakurajima Volcano in Japan. The Sodom ‘n’ Gomorrah Light Show only lasted about twenty seconds, but that was more than enough time for Rietze to score some incredible shots. This is a prime example of a photographer  being at the […]

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02.26.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Have you ever loved someone so much that you wished you could just EAT THEM UP, so they could be inside of you forever? You can. In Japan. Sort of. In honor of White Day (Japan’s second Valentine’s Day), the masterminds at Japanese bistro FabCafe will offer customers the unprecedented opportunity to purchase miniature 3D […]

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02.08.13 Samer Kalaf

Okuizomo, a town in Japan, has an art problem. They really appreciate the replica of Michelangelo’s David donated by a local businessman, but because of the statue’s lack of clothes, the citizens’ feathers are a little ruffled. There’s also a Venus de Milo replica, and it’s near a playground for children. That seems like an […]

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02.07.13 Julia Dawidowicz

First turbo-speed cockroaches, now sex-crazed moths? LORD HAVE MERCY. In attempt to improve the navigational skills of robots, Japanese researchers devised this utterly disturbing contraption that allows male silkmoths to steer themselves towards female moths. Well, actually just their pheromones. What a tease! The experiment is part of a study on the sensory motor and tracking skills of […]

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12.27.12 Andy Cush

Japanese security firm Secom has developed a fully automated drone it intends to use as part of its personal home surveillance packages. The quadrocopter-style machine requires no human input to operate, and would spring to life as soon as it detects a home invasion, flying to the scene to record video. It is also capable […]

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11.05.12 Irina Dvalidze

If you ever wondered what it would be like taking a stroll through an intergalactic nebula, Japan has got you covered–since November 3rd, the Nabana no Sato botanical garden has been transformed into a light theme park of cosmic proportions. The park features millions of LED lights spread across the vast grounds of the garden, water and […]

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09.19.12 Marina Galperina

“I am offering my male genitals (full penis, testes, scrotum) as a meal for 100,000 yen … Will prepare and cook as the buyer requests,” tweeted artist Mao Sugiyama, causing a bit of a media firestorm. And so, raise awareness for sexual minorities, x-gender and asexual people, Mao had his gentials surgically removed, sautéed and served to […]

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04.10.12 Marina Galperina

If one waving Japanese cat is good luck and prosperity, than 520 Japanese cats waving their mechanical left paws in hypnotic, choreographed unison is very good luck and big money, big money. Or… it’s art. Watch Boris Petrovsky’s installation of the popular Maneki Neko “Lucky Cat” XXL figurines in The Army of Luck, Or The Global Pursuit Of Happiness. Think good […]

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