Miscellaneous

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Japanese Toilets



When it comes to toilets, Japan has dealt itself a royal flush! From basic, no nonsense squat toilets to high tech marvels seemingly designed for a mission to Mars, Japan's toilets take care of everybody's business like nobody's business.
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Airplanes as Billboards - Inventive Marketing


You would not believe what they can do with airplanes these days... read more »

Robby the Robot from Forbidden Planet Wants Your Money!



The landmark 1956 film "Forbidden Planet" stood head and shoulders above the swamp of sci-fi schlock that oozed out from the paranoid 1950s, and its most memorable star wasn't even human! Now "Robby the Robot" has returned, talking fast, telling the time and taking your spare change!
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Unusual and Unique Business Cards Make for Smart Marketing


 

What better way to market yourself than your business card.

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Job Hunt - Inventive Marketing


Check out this series of ads for a job recruiting company in Berlin, Germany.

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Japan's Used Panty Vending Machines: Fact or Fiction?



Vending machines stocked with used schoolgirl panties may be one of the most oft-quoted Japanese urban legends, but do they actually exist? Is there any truth behind the lurid rumors? The answer may surprise, even shock you!
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Ten Ways The Japanese Do It Better



Time and time again, Japan has been handed a ball someone else made and scored a touchdown. From cell phones to toilets to world peace, the Japanese just do it better!
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"Every Burgers" Cut Fast Food Down to Bite Size



If every burger was an inch or so wide, we would eliminate obesity... or not, because we'd just eat dozens of "Every Burgers" instead!
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BIG Trouble: Sumo Outsources for Survival


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There are few things that are as essentially Japanese as sumo wrestling, which is why the need to pad thinning ranks with foreign sumo wrestlers is a bone in the throats of Japan's cultural traditionalists. read more »

Top Ten Ways Japanese Live Small



Leave it to the Japanese, the same folks who invented** the transistor radio, to come up with a multitude of ways to miniaturize their lives and save valuable space. "Livin' Large"? Not here, buster!
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Japanese Mini Erasers Say "I Rub You Too!"


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Collectible mini erasers have long been popular in Japan, and now the fad is spreading to schools on these shores as well.
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Outdoor Campaigns - Inventive Marketing


According to Inc.com, and many others in the advertising industry, outdoor campaigns are suddenly cool…again. read more »

The Top Ten Weird and Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks

Japan has a drinking problem... but if you've got a thirst for adventure, it's where you want to be. In honor (or in horror) of these bizarre beverages seemingly not fit to rinse your septic tank, raise a cracked glass to the Top Ten Bizarre Japanese Soft Drinks, our first ten inductees into the Soft Drink Hell of Fame... Jeers!

Cell Phone Lighter Fuels Pyromaniac Chat Addicts



The Cell Phone Lighter from Nodaya Denki in Black, Red, Silver, Blue and Green answers the call for a cheap, reliable lighter that looks remarkably like a neat little cell phone.
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