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Customer discovers portion of human thumb in ramen at noodle restaurant chain in Japan

This is not the type of meat you want to find in your noodles.

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Japanese restaurant’s beef bowl looks so, so much like a diseased penis

And that’s even before the sticky liquid starts oozing out of it.

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Tokyo shopping center celebrates Halloween with so, so many eyeball-shaped sweets 【Photos】

Eyeballs for everybody! Oh, except the teddy bear cake that they clawed one off of.

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Japanese mobile game has anime girls asking you detailed questions about your poop

“There is a life that can save in the shit,” promotional poster reminds us.

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What’s the best way to deal with an abundance of cicada skins? Build Godzilla, of course!

It’s cicada season in Japan, but this Twitter user doesn’t let their creepy, crunch remains get them down!

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Mysterious, foul-smelling ooze floods Shinjuku station walkways, terrorizes Tokyoites 【Videos】

Exact makeup of strange liquid still unknown.

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Survey reveals disturbing statistics about if Japanese people wash hands after going to bathroom

Young women found to be surprisingly blasé about using soap.

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Man’s feet begin rotting following six-day online gaming binge in Chinese Internet café

Parents often worry that too many video games will rot their kids’ brains, but maybe they should be worrying about their children’s feet instead.

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Fruit drink expired for 21 years delivers a literal fruit punch to our staff【RocketScience】

You would never guess what a can of fruit drink from 1995 smells like, and now, thanks to us, you won’t have to.

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Blurring the bravery/stupidity line by taste-testing 16-year-old instant ramen 【Video】

And not just any 16-year-old ramen, but 16-year old ramen that was supposed to have been recalled.

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Savoring one of the stinkiest foods in the world: Sweden’s surströmming

Japan is no stranger to fermented foods with, shall we say, “unique” aromas, so how would a group of unsuspecting Japanese writers deal with a rice bowl topped with the notoriously foul-smelling Swedish staple, surströmming?

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Japanese convenience store snack looks like, and almost is, smoked cock 【Taste test】

Feeling a little peckish? This might be just what you need.

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This Chinese university student’s room is so messy, it made news headlines【Video】

Even if you’re not the most organized person, we bet your room has never looked this bad!

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Upcoming exhibition of creepy-crawlies in Nagoya promises to give its audience the heebie-jeebies

Unless they’re dedicated entomologists, this could be the perfect place to freak out your unsuspecting friends.

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We make salt from our reporter’s sweat, then taste the world’s first Mr. Sato Salt rice balls

In Japan, rice balls can be flavored with almost anything, so we decided to make some from the most exclusive seasoning of all: salt made from Mr. Sato’s sweat!

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DIY “waffle bowls” stuffed with ramen and lettuce are the hot new cooking trend in Japan

You can’t call yourself an epicure until you’ve eaten from an edible bowl created with ramen noodles and waffle batter. And thanks to this new device, you can make one at home!

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7-Eleven Japan’s chocolate hearts turn into pooping butts with just a quick trip to the microwave

It’s amazing how one gooey brown liquid can be so mouth-watering, and another not at all.

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Wasp and mealworm sushi on the (unusual) menu at the Tokyo Bug-Eating Festival 【Photos】

Tired of sushi standbys like tuna and salmon? An annual event in Tokyo recently served up mealworm nigiri and black wasp gunkan, plus a host of other bug-based foods and drinks.

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Man gets hand stuck in toilet trying to rescue his cell phone 【Video】

In this digital age, it’s hard to imagine life without technology at our every beck and call, our cell phones in particular. While smartphones have only been mainstream for a decade or so, most of us have a hard time remembering life before them, and would be hard-pressed to go a day without one.

But how far would you go to keep from losing your precious phone/lifeline? Would you run out into traffic? Jump into a frigid lake? Or, do as this guy did and stick your hand deep down into a toilet? If you would do the latter, just be sure you don’t get your arm stuck and require the fire department to come to your rescue.

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Why does Burger King’s black burger turn poo green in the U.S. and the U.K., but not Japan?

If you’ve gone on a few overseas trips, you may be familiar with the phenomenon of travel poo, wherein your stool takes on a different hue for a few days as you adjust to local ingredients. It’s far less common for the opposite to occur, but that’s what seems to be happening with Burger King’s black burgers, which have become a repeating success story in Japan.

Burger King is currently offering its darkly colored sandwich in the U.S. and the U.K., but many are reporting that while the company turned the burger’s bun black, the burger is turning their poo green. But what’s behind this transformation, and why didn’t it happen in Japan?

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