Tag Archives: Weird

From Healing Kisses To Idiot Speak Machine – Ten Years Of Improbable Japanese Research Ranked

Japan reached an improbably milestone at the recent 26th First Annual Ig Nobel Awards, which were handed out by the Improbable Research magazine. It was the tenth year in a row that Japanese scientists could claim a first place prize … Continue reading

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Photos of Japan: Robot Restaurant

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Well, my first visit to Robot Restaurant didn’t disappoint. Bonkers Tokyo at about its best. Hard to really explain, so I’ll let the pictures talk for me 🙂

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I do love Japan’s crappiest robots!

HEBOCON! Sounds like something a character from Street Fighter might scream while performing their special move, but it is actually the name of what has to be my favourite Japanese robot competition. The name of the game is to build … Continue reading

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OK, Jeff Goldblum, how am I supposed to dance to this?

And is it the dino-laugh song?

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WTF Japan? Say hello to the World’s poorest girl group

Japan has more than it’s fair share of girl groups. Actually, the country has about as many girl groups as Greece has creditors…. One does stand out, though. A new group, formed of members who all have one thing in … Continue reading

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WTF Japan? Commercial number…shallwesay42: Elf likes meatballs on a stick – and cola!

So, here’s Orlando Bloom talking about the finer things of life..which seems to include Japanese meatballs on sticks…and it’s all a commercial for…cola??

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Robohorse – Wolverine meets Robocop and doesn’t give a f¤5k

“A normal horse was accidentally given a robotic exoskeleton in a Pentagon demonstration gone wrong. Now, he plays Settlers of Catan and kicks ass. When his horse memories return, he remembers that his mother was killed by a fallen tree, … Continue reading

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