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Mr. Sato pretends to be a teen to see if he’ll be sold cigarettes

SoraNews24 takes you on a super-serious expose of the dark world of underage smoking.

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What happens when you put a hot crepe on a handsome man’s face?【Video/experiment】

Just how different is life for the beautiful people?

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Smartphone remorse – Commuting with a blindfold to better understand blind pedestrians’ plight

After staring at his phone and almost crashing into a blind pedestrian in Tokyo, our reporter decided to walk a mile in his shoes.

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What happens when you try buying 5,000 followers on Instagram? Our reporter finds out【Experiment】

Our reporter Go Hattori takes the plunge into the greasy underworld of buying social media followers.

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With Japan’s day care shortage, how hard is it to bring your baby to work with you? We experiment

Today, there’s a RocketBaby in the RocketNews24 office.

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Eating ice cream at breakfast boosts mental performance, Japanese researcher finds

Should a serving of cookies and cream be on your breakfast table?

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Watch a super hot ball of iron get dropped onto an ice cube, because why not?

Don’t try this at home folks; let the people on the Internet take the risk for you!

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Pokémon GO Plus may be hiding an awesome secret bonus for users, our field test discovers

We were on the fence about buying the Pokémon GO add-on, but suddenly we’re very happy we did.

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Can people see your panties if you wear a skirt on Japan’s clear Ferris wheel? 【Experiment】

Osaka’s new Ferris wheel is the tallest in Japan, but will the view include your underwear?

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Does Japan’s “body fat-burning” bottled tea really work? Our 30-day investigation 【RocketScience】

Come for the results, stay for the pictures of Mr. Sato in his underwear!

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Japanese man extends heart, covers eyes for blindfolded free hug experiment in China 【Video】

Moving results offer hope for improved relations between the two nations.

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This is what happens when you cook rice with coffee in your rice cooker 【Rocket Kitchen】

In the name of science, our caffeine-addicted team of intrepid reporters continue their culinary tradition of trying their taste buds to the limits.

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Experiment provides crucial information in the important field of panty shot research.

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Wearing a white mask will make you less attractive, according to Japanese researchers’ experiment

Experiments’ results found similar effects for men and women.

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In real life, hitting someone with Street Fighter’s dragon punch would kill him…messily 【Video】

And here we thought Mortal Kombat was the gory video game.

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Can you actually taste someone’s burp? We use rice and science to find the answer 【Video】

What do you like to put on your rice when you eat it? Do you go for Western-style with butter and salt, or maybe Japanese-style with an egg or some natto? How about flavoring your rice with… a burp?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Supposedly if you smell someone’s burp while you’re eating, you can flavor your own food with a dash of whatever they ate. This sounded just bizarre enough to be true, so we gave it a try here at RocketNews24 headquarters. We have the extremely appetizing videos to prove it, so prepare to watch and be amazed!

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When you get to be really famous, sometimes people will ask you some strange questions. If you’ve got even a passing interest in the Japanese entertainment or music industries, you’ve probably heard of evergreen male idol group SMAP and Takuya Kimura, its most popular member. Kimura hosts a weekly radio program, and in the most recent broadcast, he was asked by a listener for his thoughts on women’s panties that tie up on the sides with strings.

Rather than comment on their fashionableness, the star responded with his idea for the best way to remove said underwear, which got his many fans all in a flutter. Here at RocketNews24, though, we don’t have time for abstract panty theory. We’re all about practical life hacks, so today we’re testing Japan’s most-talked about way to remove lingerie.

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Making out solo? Manga proposes method to simulate the feeling of a kiss with just your forearm

When you’re feeling down, there’s nothing like a kiss on the lips to lift your spirits, but not everyone has a consenting lip-lock partner nearby. According to one manga, though, you don’t even need another person, because there’s a trick that’ll let you make out with your own forearm.

But is this one-person romantic gesture a viable substitute for actual companionship, or more pervy manga snake oil? We decided to investigate.

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We tried torching sushi with a “flamethrower” to increase its flavor! 【Video】

Okay class, who’s ever tried aburi sushi, or seared sushi before? Sushi prepared in this manner has its own unique savoriness that’s different from that of the raw kind.

Our Japanese reporters recently got it in their heads that they wanted to try preparing some roasted sushi for themselves…and when they do something, they go all out. In other words, forget regular kitchen tools–a flamethrower was obviously called for in this situation! Would they find that bigger flames equal bigger flavor?

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How many Mentos can the human body handle with a gulp of cola? We experiment 【Video】

There are some food and beverage pairings pretty much everyone finds complementary. Wine and red meat. Milk and cookies. Draft beer and edamame soybeans.

On the other end of the spectrum, there are certain combinations we’ve learned to stay away from. Soda and Mentos, for example, are well-known to produce a volatile reaction if consumed together. But just where exactly is the human body’s threshold for these two incompatible mouth-mates?

Or, more specifically, where is RocketNews24 reporter P.K.’s body’s threshold?

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