Soap bubbles take over Tokyo city street

Commuters in Tokyo had to deal with some slippery conditions on the way to the office this week after being confronted with this soapy street mess. At first glance, it appears the Japanese capital has been hit by unseasonal snowy weather, but a closer look reveals an entirely different story. The fluffy white bubbles invaded … [Read the full story]

Seven feared dead as tunnel collapses in Tokyo

At least seven people are feared missing after parts of a major road tunnel collapsed west of Tokyo…trapping vehicles as smoke from a fire inside initially prevented rescuers from approaching. Several burned bodies have reportedly been found among the rubble at the Sasago Tunnel, around 50 miles outside the capital. Video footage from cameras inside … [Read the full story]

My Bloody Valentine record new album and tour

My Bloody Valentine have announced a headlining slot at Japan’s Tokyo Rocks festival in May 2013, where they will be playing exclusive material from a brand new album. The album, the very-long-awaited follow-up to 1991’s classic ‘Loveless’, has been 21 years in the making. It will be released on frontman Kevin Shields’ website before the … [Read the full story]

Brad Pitt to quit acting

Movie superstar Brad Pitt has vowed to give up acting in three years — when he turns 50. Brad, 47, also hinted that he might find a new role behind the camera. Asked by Aussie chat show 60 Minutes how long he planned to carry on, the Fight Club star said: “Three years.” Looking to … [Read the full story]

Motorbike that runs on shit

This is one motorcycle that doesn’t leave anything to waste – because it’s powered by shit. The curious creation, dubbed Toilet Bike Neo, is the brainchild of Japan’s leading toilet manufacturer Toto and uses a modified lavatory and a mobile laboratory for processing. Bizarrely the rider is even encouraged to use the portaloo as much … [Read the full story]

Pervert films schoolgirls spitting for kicks

A 55-year-old jobless Japanese man has been arrested in Tokyo for having three schoolgirls spit out saliva and filming them in the process.  On Tuesday, Toshihiko Mizuno was caught in Tokyo on Monday on suspicion of “habitual indecency,” which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail or a fine of $12,400, the … [Read the full story]

Earthquake strikes off northeast coast of Japan

A major earthquake struck off northeastern Japan Sunday, prompting tsunami advisories for several coastal regions, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to the Japanese news agency Kyodo. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake struck at 10:57 a.m. at the epicenter, about 130 miles east … [Read the full story]

Strange but true…

Saturday mail delivery in Canada was eliminated by Canada Post on February 1, 1969! In Tokyo, a bicycle is faster than a car for most trips of less than 50 minutes! There are 18 different animal shapes in the Animal Crackers cookie zoo! Should there be a crash, Prince Charles and Prince William never travel … [Read the full story]

Dovizioso Gets First Pole On Honda’s Home Track

Andrea Dovizioso (Repsol Honda RC212V) stepped in to fill the void left by injured team-mate Dani Pedrosa to take his first-ever MotoGP pole position on a sunny Saturday afternoon at the the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, Honda’s home track north of Tokyo. Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) was second and Casey Stoner (Ducati) third. Pedrosa was forced … [Read the full story]