There’s A Tree In Japan That Blossoms Every April. And It’s Probably The Most Beautiful Thing Ever.

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There's A Tree In Japan That Blossoms Every April. And It's Probably The Most Beautiful Thing Ever.

Every year in Japan, people flock to different cities to witness the blooming of the pink sakura, or cherry blossom trees. The sakura is closely associated with the culture of Japan; the national weather service even tracks the movement of the “sakura front.” This is the imaginary line of blooming trees that travels south-to-north every season. […]

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There Are Simply Too Many Radioactive Boars In Fukushima, Guys

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There Are Simply Too Many Radioactive Boars In Fukushima, Guys

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has, of course, been devastating to the surrounding community, but it’s been weirdly advantageous for the surrounding wildlife — more specifically, the boars. The wild pigs in the forests surrounding the plant have become so contaminated that their meat is inedible. Because of this, they are breeding like radioactive rabbits. […]

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Every Year, Turtles Get Stuck In These Railroad Tracks — This Is The Cute Solution

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Every Year, Turtles Get Stuck In These Railroad Tracks -- This Is The Cute Solution

When a bunch of turtles were found riding the rails near the Suma Aqualife Park in Kobe, Japan, something had to be done. Because of the park’s proximity to the ocean, these cute critters often end up climbing over one of the train tracks, becoming stuck between the two. With nowhere to go though, they […]

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So There’s A Tiny Island In Japan, And You’re Really Gonna Want To See What’s There…Trust Me.

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So There's A Tiny Island In Japan, And You're Really Gonna Want To See What's There...Trust Me.

A Japanese photographer named Fubirai spent 5 years photographing and documenting the lives of semi-feral cats who live off the coast of Fukuoka, Japan. This island has been called Cat Heaven Island by many. One look at the photographs and life there, and you’ll see exactly why. Behold. A cat lover’s paradise. The local fishermen […]

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These Mailboxes In Japan Are A Little Odd, But They’re Definitely Adorable

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These Mailboxes In Japan Are A Little Odd, But They're Definitely Adorable

Listen. After seeing what’s going on with Japan’s postal service, I’m going to need the USPS to step its game way up. Although old mailboxes in Japan look kind of like the guy above sans googly eyes, the people charged with designing post boxes in contemporary Japan take their jobs seriously. And by seriously, I […]

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Deer Rule This Japanese Town And It’s Pretty Much The Greatest Thing Ever

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Deer Rule This Japanese Town And It's Pretty Much The Greatest Thing Ever

Every city and town around the world has that one thing that makes it unique. Most towns may be known for their architecture, famous former residents, or even a festival or major event that draws large crowds. While these claims to fame are enough on their own, nothing quite compares to the woodland creatures taking […]

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They’ve Got Customer Service Coming Out of the Walls! Literally!

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They've Got Customer Service Coming Out of the Walls! Literally!

We’ve all been there–customer service. Whether it’s a never-ending chain of emails, a nonsensical loop of poorly-written instructions or a purgatory of automated responses, sometimes it feels like there isn’t really anyone even there, let alone someone who can help you. You fear your problem will never be solved and you’ll have wasted hours of your time. […]

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This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

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This Video Of Giant Wasps Destroying A Honey Bee Colony Is Heartbreaking

While it’s tempting to lump all hornets together under “the absolute worst“insect category, there is one species that stands above the rest — the giant Japanese hornet. These things are massive, merciless killing machines. They primarily prey on colonies of docile Japanese bees, eating their honey and larvae. Incredibly enough, it only takes a handful […]

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10 Reasons Why The Giant Spider Crab Is The Crustacean Of Your Nightmares.

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10 Reasons Why The Giant Spider Crab Is The Crustacean Of Your Nightmares.

As land dwelling mammals, we humans know that the oceans are deep, dark, and full of terrifying creatures. One of the most frightening creatures around is the Giant Spider Crab, also known as the Japanese Spider. While these bad boys aren’t are huge and scary as some crabs out there, they are still pretty darn creepy. Here […]

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