Japan

Zoo Offers You To Name a Cockroach After Your Ex and Then Feed It To Animals On Valentine’s Day

Zoo Offers You To Name a Cockroach After Your Ex and Then Feed It To Animals On Valentine’s Day
Curiosities
week ago

When searching for ways to move on from an ex, we’re inundated with countless suggestions: processing our feelings, discussing them with friends and family, analyzing the relationship’s failures, and staying active. Everyone deals with heartbreak in their unique way and on their schedule. The San Antonio Zoo introduced an unusual method to aid in our recovery from a breakup — transforming our exes into crunchy treats.

I Was Slammed for Letting a Flight Attendant Spoon-Feed My Child on a Plane

I Was Slammed for Letting a Flight Attendant Spoon-Feed My Child on a Plane
Family & kids
month ago

In the age of viral videos and social media, a seemingly innocuous act can quickly become a topic of intense debate and varied opinions. This situation exactly unfolded for an American dad who recently posted a video showcasing a flight attendant’s unusual and distinctive approach towards his 5-year-old son during their journey in business class. The video, intended to praise the attendant’s kindness, unexpectedly stirred a whirlwind of mixed reactions online.

Who Is the Oldest Person Alive Today? Studies Reveal Human Maximum Lifespan

Who Is the Oldest Person Alive Today? Studies Reveal Human Maximum Lifespan
People
month ago

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, we often forget to ponder the extraordinary feat of longevity. Have you ever wondered who the oldest people alive today are? What is the secret behind their remarkable lifespan? Some people believe that age is just a number. However, a very small number of people in the world are blessed to live above age 100. In the quest to unravel the secrets of longevity, one question echoes through time: Who is the oldest person alive today? Our journey begins with an exploration of the remarkable life of Maria Branyas Morera, an American-born supercentenarian recognized as the world’s oldest living person at 116 years and counting.

10 Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

10 Facts That Will Make You Question Reality
Curiosities
2 months ago

Earth is a treasure trove of wonders, both grand and petite, waiting to captivate the curious observer. From towering mountain ranges that touch the sky to microscopic organisms that dance unseen, our planet is a canvas painted with myriad marvels.

“I Plan to Continue Until 90,” at 72 This Senior Man Decided to Participate in a Diving Competition and Left With a Surprise

“I Plan to Continue Until 90,” at 72 This Senior Man Decided to Participate in a Diving Competition and Left With a Surprise
People
2 months ago

In the world of sports, where youth often reigns supreme, there are remarkable instances that remind us that age is merely a number. Such is the case of a 71-year-old diver who defied conventional expectations by winning the gold at a global competition. This incredible feat not only serves as a testament to the enduring spirit of human athleticism but also challenges the deeply ingrained stereotypes surrounding aging in the world of sports.

16 Things We’re Used to That Are Unacceptable in Japan

16 Things We’re Used to That Are Unacceptable in Japan
Places
4 months ago

Japan’s intricate web of social conventions and behavioral norms can perplex first-time visitors, who often stand out due to seemingly minor cultural blunders. While the Japanese tend to be understanding of well-intentioned tourists inadvertently breaching their etiquette, it’s better to familiarize oneself with these nuances to avoid any misunderstandings.

The Way You Hang Toilet Paper Reveals Your Character, According to Science

The Way You Hang Toilet Paper Reveals Your Character, According to Science
Curiosities
6 months ago

The timeless and somewhat whimsical debate surrounding the ideal orientation of toilet paper — whether it should cascade over or subtly hang under — has managed to persist across the ages. At times, it even sparks heated conflicts within families. Interestingly, the manner in which individuals choose to position their toilet paper roll, either over or under, can offer unexpected clues about their underlying character traits.

11 Ways Bathroom Etiquettes Are Different in These Countries

11 Ways Bathroom Etiquettes Are Different in These Countries
Places
6 months ago

Talking about using the bathroom might not be exciting, but like sleeping and eating, it’s something you do every day. While you can control how you handle your bathroom needs at home, it’s not always the case when traveling, especially to other countries.

What If All the Planets Moved Between Earth and the Moon

What If All the Planets Moved Between Earth and the Moon
Curiosities
7 months ago

You’re on a plane heading to an important astronomy convention when you see a large figure outside your window that eclipses the whole Sun. You spit out all of your coffee, and everyone in the plane stares outside in shock. You then notice that it has rings like Saturn. You were supposed to fly to Japan, but you’re forced to land in California.As soon as you land, you look up in the sky and see some more giant planet-like structures floating around in the sky. Everyone is taking pictures and trying to figure out what’s going on. Suddenly you notice a huge ball of fire crashing down near the airport. Everyone scrambles for safety, and luckily, it ends up in the middle of the runway with no one around. The bad news is that there’s no more runway for planes to land.

This Cat Doesn’t Drink and Leaves No Pawprints

This Cat Doesn’t Drink and Leaves No Pawprints
Animals
7 months ago

Let’s get into the “purrfect” world of felines. From the sand cat that can go for weeks without drinking water to the first cat that went to space. Here are the 10 interesting cat facts for you to enjoy and be informed about.

Atlantic Ocean Is Growing and Pushing Pacific to Disappear

Atlantic Ocean Is Growing and Pushing Pacific to Disappear
Curiosities
7 months ago

In 2016, scientists decided to visit the widest part of the Atlantic Ocean, between Africa and South America. It’s kind of lonely there. They went days without seeing a single plane or ship. It was mostly just dolphins and whales swimming by. They were in the middle of nowhere, so why?They were floating right above one of the most important geological spots on Earth, the mid-Atlantic ridge. It’s where two monster tectonic plates meet. Tectonic plates are massive jigsaw pieces that are constantly moving, even though we usually can’t feel them. They form Earth’s crust and, in this case, meet beneath the Atlantic Ocean.

Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why She and Her Husband Sleep Separately

Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why She and Her Husband Sleep Separately
Relationships
7 months ago

Many married couples in Japan sleep in separate beds. Surprisingly, sleeping separately can breathe new life into relationships. What’s even more intriguing is that Gwyneth Paltrow shares this belief, considering separate sleeping arrangements as a vital ingredient for a joyful and enduring marriage.

10 Things That Are Considered ’Normal’ in Other Countries but May Seem Odd to Us

10 Things That Are Considered ’Normal’ in Other Countries but May Seem Odd to Us
Places
8 months ago

There are over 190 countries spread across the globe, and each of them has its own unique cultural code. Although stereotypes may familiarize us with certain cultural aspects, there are many facts that can only be truly grasped through firsthand experience in a new country. We prepared a compilation of intriguing facts from various countries around the world, bringing the knowledge to your fingertips.

The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Touch This Creature If You Ever Stumble Upon It at the Beach

The Reason Why You Shouldn’t Touch This Creature If You Ever Stumble Upon It at the Beach
Curiosities
8 months ago

Sea cucumbers play a vital role in various marine ecosystems, acting as efficient cleaners by sifting through sediment to extract nutrients. Resembling their namesake, sea cucumbers exhibit a cucumber or sausage-like shape, varying in size from less than an inch to over six feet, depending on the species. Not only that, but in Indonesia, Japan and China they hold great value as a culinary delicacy.

Everyone Thought It Was a Myth but It’s Real

Everyone Thought It Was a Myth but It’s Real
Curiosities
3 months ago

It’s partly true nothing happens if you dip your pinkie for a second into the red-hot lead. There is one condition — you need to dip it into the water first. The water between the skin and the metal will evaporate, creating a vapor layer, so it will repel metal for a second. Still, you don’t want to perform this stunt.

Two Big Planes Narrowly Avoided Collision || True Story

Two Big Planes Narrowly Avoided Collision || True Story
Curiosities
3 months ago

You unbuckle your seatbelt and stand up, stretching your legs after a long flight. You head towards the restroom and think about freshening up. Suddenly, you’re in the air. Luggage flies around you. It feels like the world is ending. You’re 30,000 feet above the ground, and you’re heading for a crash landing! Before you have any more time to think, everything goes black.

A Man Who Escaped From Inescapable Prisons 4 Times

A Man Who Escaped From Inescapable Prisons 4 Times
People
3 months ago

Aomori Prison, Japan, 1936...Yoshie Shiratori was walking back and forth inside his prison cell, contemplating how he was wrongly accused of a crime he didn’t commit... He didn’t deserve to live the rest of his days as a prisoner. He needed to escape this filthy, cruel, and cold place where he was being mistreated every single day, but how...? Aomori Prison was not the easiest one to escape, so he needed to be clever and patient to be able to come up with a solid plan. Shiratori started by observing the guards’ routines. He was aware that even one tiny mistake could bring an end to him, so he had to memorize their every move with great precision.

You May Live in Mega Pyramid City of the Future

You May Live in Mega Pyramid City of the Future
Curiosities
3 months ago

The year is 2160. The place? The Pacific Ocean. Off the coast of Japan. The ocean seems calm. At least the surface does... The ocean floor is cracking right now. Boom! The Earth opens up, magma shoots out. The crack in the ocean floor triggers an earthquake and a massive amount of energy shoots into the ocean.

12 Curious Facts About Countries in the World You Probably Missed Out

12 Curious Facts About Countries in the World You Probably Missed Out
Places
9 months ago

It is often the case that when visiting a new country, people do not make an effort to learn about the local customs and way of life. However, this can be a mistake because things that are considered normal in our own culture may be viewed as unusual or even offensive in other countries. By gaining this knowledge, travelers can avoid awkward or humorous situations and make their trip smoother.

The Lost World’s Biggest Log Cabin: What Happened to It?

The Lost World’s Biggest Log Cabin: What Happened to It?
Curiosities
4 months ago

Well, what do you think? The biggest log cabin in the world was truly magnificent! Known as the Forestry Building, it was enormous, at over 200 feet long and more than 70 feet high. It was built in 1905 in Portland, Oregon, the United States. And Portland was known for its flourishing wheat and flour industry, a growing shipping port, and timber industry at that time. This log cabin was a part of the big exposition held in Portland. It took 2 years to build it.

How People Without Fingerprints Live and Travel

How People Without Fingerprints Live and Travel
Curiosities
4 months ago

Why do flamingos stand on one leg, or why are scorpions fluorescents? Because they like to! Well, actually it’s a bit deeper than that. I’ll take you on a tour full of scientific facts about humans, animals, and even more.

This 500-Year-Old Village Looks Frozen in Time

This 500-Year-Old Village Looks Frozen in Time
Places
4 months ago

This hidden village is called Aogashima. It’s located right in the middle of a volcanic crater! You can find it to the south of Japan, in northernmost Micronesia. The story goes that a volcano erupted in the Philippine Sea in the 1780s, causing a lot of harm to a nearby community. Half of the population managed to escape the massive eruption and came back years later to rebuild their village. At the moment, about 160 people are living there peacefully, even though the volcano is still considered to be active.

21 Travelers Who Encountered Eccentric Traditions Abroad

21 Travelers Who Encountered Eccentric Traditions Abroad
Curiosities
10 months ago

Traveling is an excellent means of immersing ourselves in another country’s customs and traditions. It enables us to gain valuable knowledge about how other cultures function, what they prioritize, and what makes them unique. Nevertheless, being in a foreign country is not always a smooth ride, and there may be times when we encounter unfamiliar and unexpected situations that can be way outside our comfort zone.

15+ Japanese School Rules That Surprise Even the Locals

15+ Japanese School Rules That Surprise Even the Locals
Places
11 months ago

Japan is a country with many surprises. Even the learning process there doesn’t start in the fall: Japanese students start school in April and take a break in March. But this is not the only aspect that seems odd when it comes to their education system.We decided to learn more about how the Japanese live. And at the end of the article, there’s a bonus proving that this country has a lot of unusual school rules.

12 Natural Phenomena Only 1% of People Have Seen

12 Natural Phenomena Only 1% of People Have Seen
Curiosities
5 months ago

You feel some rumbling from below. No, it’s not your tummy. It’s low and ominous. You look up and see strange lights hanging above the ground. They look like shimmering balls of light hovering high up in the sky. Your throat goes dry and you gulp. That’s what they call the “earthquake lights.”

10+ Attic Finds That Will Upgrade Your Wardrobe

10+ Attic Finds That Will Upgrade Your Wardrobe
Tips & tricks
5 months ago

Things come into fashion as fast as they go out of it today. In case you’re not ready to spend money on upgrading your style, there’s no problem at all. On the contrary, vintage items are making a comeback into modern fashion! You might wanna go and comb through the attic, and this checklist will help you find the best pieces to rock every day!

There’s Only One REAL Ninja Left on Earth

There’s Only One REAL Ninja Left on Earth
Curiosities
6 months ago

They are superfast, super smart, can defeat pretty much anyone, and only exist in movies and literature. Well, not really — ninjas are among us, at least one of them. Jinichi Kawakami [dzi-NI-ki ka-wa-KA-mi], a 73-year-old engineer, is probably Japan’s last true ninja grandmaster. He’s the 21st head of the Ban Clan. This family has ninja roots going back 500 years. And it looks like Jinichi will become the final one, as he doesn’t have plans to pass his skills over to a 22nd clan head. If you believe the Japanese folklore, the ninjas’ ancestor is a demon that was half man and half crow.

7 Unexplained Parallel Universe Stories

7 Unexplained Parallel Universe Stories
Curiosities
6 months ago

It was July 1954, a scorching hot day: a man arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. He had recently landed from a plane flying over from Europe. There was nothing unusual about him at first glance: he was elegantly dressed, with no distinguishing features. He was just a simple man sporting a beard. He made his way to customs, just as all the other people surrounding him. The customs officer picked up this man’s passport. As soon as he started to browse through its pages, the officer immediately noticed something was wrong. The traveler reassured him: “Oh, I come from a faraway country, but this is my third time visiting Japan!” What was it with that man’s passport that was so unusual, that they thought he was a fraud? Or a spy? Or, most intriguing of them all, a time traveler?