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Stranded Japanese Sightseeing Boat Rejected as Tsunami Memorial

The devastating tsunami that wiped out most of the Japanese towns of Kamaishi and Otsuchi on March 11th, 2011, swept the 109-ton sightseeing boat Hamayuri 400 meters (about 1,300 feet) inland, there to rest precariously atop the remains of a 2-story building.

Atta Boy! - The 13 Year-Old Who Has Planted Over A Million Trees

Felix Finkbeiner is a 13 year-old who just planted his millionth tree - and addressed the United Nations.

Selling Mud and Calling It Pepper Is Nothing to Sneeze At In China

Shakespeare once wrote, 'A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.' While appropriate for flowers, the same cannot be said for fake pepper a Chinese vendor made... from mud.

Portable, Disposable Grill With Coconut (!?) Smoke

The grill has finally gotten as portable (or at least close to as portable) as the backpacking stove. Grilled meat wherever you wander--that's an advancement. 

Fake License Plates Spied on an Army of Chinese Cars

An intrepid Chinese photographer has snapped photos of 8 different cars, all having the same military license plate. It would seem harmony in today's China manifests itself in some very unexpected ways.

Sbyke--Easier To Ride Than To Say

Between the awkward name and poor marketing, the Sbyke probably won't be seen in many neighborhoods.

Part Boat, Part Car, All Awesome: The HydroCar

The Dobbertin HydroCar is one of the coolest boat-cars/car-boats we've ever seen. But it still isn't quite greater than the sum of its parts.

'Virgin Eggs' Boiled in Boys' Urine are a Chinese Springtime Treat

In Dongyang, China, spring is in the air... wait a minute, that's not spring, it's the unmistakable aroma of 'Virgin Eggs'. Sold steaming hot on Dongyang streetcorners, eggs boiled in the urine of young boys are said to be the perfect springtime tonic.

The Real Fastest Pickup in the World

Another juiced-up pickup car. It's been a good month. 

World's First Solar-Powered, Underwater Ocean Golf Course

I can tell it, but you still may not believe it--a golf course built on the surface of the sea. What will rich dudes think of next?

 


Marriage Going Off the Rails? Try a Subway Wedding!

“Bridal Train”... it's not what it used to be. Eight Chinese couples took the fast track to marital bliss by exchanging wedding vows on the commuter-packed Shenyang subway.

Inflatable Snowshoes Becoming a Market

Never get stranded in the snow again. The Airlite inflatable snowshoes are easy to carry and let you hike out of deep snow in an emergency.

China's First Space Station is a 2020 Vision

Skylab, Mir, ISS and... 'Heavenly Palace'? China's Manned Space Engineering Office has confirmed longstanding rumors by stating that the nation's first orbiting space station will be completed in the year 2020. The announcement is in keeping with China's firm vision as one of the world's foremost spacefaring nations.

Casting The Counters - Improving Radiation Monitoring In Japan

Safecast want your help to deploy up to 600 more Geiger Counters in Japan.

Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome Makes Google Street View

Nothing interesting on your street? Google begs to differ... if you live on a certain street in Hiroshima, that is. The Japanese city's iconic 'Atomic Dome' is the latest well-known address to make the leap to Google Street View.

Love Meets Money in Wenzhou's Multi-Million Dollar Wedding Motorcade

Forget the 2011 Shanghai Auto Show, the REAL car show took place recently on the streets of Wenzhou as over two dozen luxury cars rolled down public thoroughfares in one of the Chinese coastal city's most ostentatious weddings yet.

What Have You Been Up To? - Find Out With Daytum

Daytum charts everything and anything about your life.

One Plug, 10 Phones: Shanghai Donya's Multi-USB Charging Cable

Busy travelers not only take a variety of mobile phones, smartphones and Blackberry-style PDAs with them on business trips, they also need to lug along each device's specific charger. Shanghai Donya's Multi-USB Charging Cable changes all that while charging 10 different mobile devices.

Chinese Car Theft Prevention Program Leaves Drivers Flat

Tired of waking up tired? An odd anti-theft program instituted by police in Chengdu, China, has both car thieves and drivers feeling more than a little deflated.

Japanese 'Power Lunch' Curry & Pizza Bars Add Spice to Your Busy Life

Healthy nutritional power bars? You're probably guessing fruit, nuts, granola, chocolate, honey – often in combination. Japan's House Foods has another, very different idea for their new “Power Lunch” bars.