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Coffee Copies: The Top 7 Chinese Starbucks Ripoffs

Starbucks, the global coffee powerhouse, is big in China and the domestic competition knows it. They also know the old adage “if you can't beat 'em, join 'em” but somewhere, somehow, something got lost in translation.

USB Hairbrush Humidifies Hair, Boosts Geek Cred

The USB Hairbrush from Japan's Thanko combines a standard hairbrush with a spray mist humidifier packing its own internal water tank, powered by your laptop computer or desktop PC. You may end up looking geekier than Ed Grimley but you won't have a single hair out of place, I must say.

East Pole: The Top 10 Strange Santas from China

Christmas with Chinese characteristics? Yule betcha! It's Christmas in China, where werewolves are chowing down on beef chow mein at Lee Ho Ho Ho Fooks and even the most exhausted elves don't envy their iPhone-making counterparts over at Foxconn.

Milk Caramel Potato Chips, the Sweeter Starchy Sliced Spud Snacks

Introducing "Milk Caramel Potato Chips", the latest improbable snack from the land that gave us Strawberry Cheetos. Blending traditional Morinaga caramels with crispy ridged potato chips doesn't seem right but hey, anything's better than pork rinds.

Chupa Chups Designer Wood Case Keeps Your Lolly Jolly

Have a jolly lolly Christmas with the Chupa Chups Design Wood Case! Worn on one's belt and secured with saddle leather & antiqued brass snaps, this real wooden wonder keeps your emergency lollipop safely within arm's reach.

14 Terrible Christmas Presents For 14 Terrible People

We all have horrible people in our lives that we have to buy Christmas presents for -no matter how much we actually hate them. These people can be some of the hardest people to shop for, which is annoying since you don’t really want to buy them something anyway.

We’re here to help with this year’s list of terrible Christmas presents for all the worst kind of people in your life.

Domo Toaster Gives Bread More Bite, Won't Harm Kittens

Can't get enough of Domo, NHK Japan's lovable toothy mascot? Well guess what, your dreams have come true! Not only does the Domo Toaster brand an image of Domo-kun onto each and every slice of your morning toast, the toaster itself is styled to look just like Domo.

Diving Helps Keep Pigs Healthy, Makes Bacon Tastier

It's raining swine, hallelujah! A Chinese pig-farmer's porkers perform daily dives from a 10-foot tall platform because, according to the farmer, the exercise results in healthier pigs that grow faster and taste better.

Bizarre Burger-Eating Doll Will Supersize Your Nightmares

The “X-Ray MC Super Sized in Humberger, Devil version” clown doll from Japan's Secret Base store looks like Ronald McDonald... if the fast-food mascot was reimagined by Tim Burton. The extremely disturbing, evilly-grinning doll features transparent skin exposing a pair of undigested burgers and a garish green glow-in-the-dark skeleton.

These Looks Aren't Fashionable, But They're Smart

Jaktogo clothing might be some of the ugliest on the market, but if you're looking to skip baggage fees on your next flight, they might just be the smartest fashion mve you've made all year.

Chinese Hospital Nurses Respond to Emergencies on Scooters & Bikes

Race ya to the patient! China's MCH Institute has issued nurses in its neonatal department three kick scooters and five bicycles, because real emergencies demand a wheelie fast response. It works, too: in real-world testing the “assisted” nurses arrived an average 7 seconds faster.

Bizarre By Design: The Top 10 Weirdest Japanese Buildings

Japan may be the place where conformity is king but their architects never saw the memo. These 10 weird, wild and even wooly Japanese buildings take the concept of multistory strangeness to a higher level, albeit one that the elevator will still stop at.

Top Four Cases to Jazz Up Your iPhone and Show Off Your Personality

Apple has sold over 108 million units since the first iPhone was released in 2007, and they're still going strong. Naturally, that means there are millions of people all over the world who have the exact same phone as you do. But while the actual phone might be the same, they don't have to look the same, given the wide selection of iPhone cases available.

Restored Fresco Curry: A Tasteful Tribute to a Terrible Touch-Up

Japanese artist, blogger and curry cook Takeda Take has taken the disastrously (but hilariously) botched restoration of the Spanish fresco “Ecco Homo” to a new, delicious level.

Hello Kitty Bathroom Tissue Really Makes Scents

Hello Kitty doesn't just look cute, Sanrio's most popular character EVAR now enchants our olfactory bulbs with the sweet scent of strawberry or melon! And what better place for Japan's queen of cute to emanate these awesome aromas then your bathroom?

Burger King Japan's “BK Pumpkin” Burger is a Happy Halloween Meal

Burger King Japan is rolling out the limited edition, sliced squash embellished “BK Pumpkin” Whopper on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Two slices of fried pumpkin not enough for you? Drop an extra 100 yen on the “Pumpkin Bomb”, a BK Pumpkin with 10 (count 'em, 10!) pumpkin slices.

Field Of Bad Dreams: 13 Bizarre & Creepy Japanese Scarecrows

Scarecrows are supposed to be scary... to crows. Japanese farmers take the age-old crop protecting concept to a whole, new, terrifying level with scarecrows so weird and disturbing they freak out anyone or any bird who sees them.

“Wall Story” Removable Silhouette Stickers Turn On Your Light Switch

“Wall Story” removable wall stickers add personality to outlet cover plates, light switch covers and more. They stick without using permanent adhesives and peel right off when you're moving or redecorating.

Ensuring You Get Extra Tricks This Halloween

Want to guarantee your trick or treaters will leave you with a lot of tricks? Then try giving them terrible candy like Gummy Haggis, chum mints or ghost pepper candies. You'll be sure to get all kinds of eggs and toilet paper across your front yard by the next morning.

Wearable Tail Reads Your Brainwaves, Wags to Match Your Mood

Neurowear, the creators of those bizarre Necomimi cat ears, have taken the field of brainwave actuated mood indicators to a new, lower level with "Shippo", the world's first mind-controlled wearable tail!