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Japan Revolutionizes The Girl Group

October 19th, 2010 | 10 comments | Posted by Jen

Watch your back, K-pop!

Although Japan’s been eating your dust for years in the girl group game, it’s recently produced quite possibly the most unforgettable pop sensation this world has ever seen.

Give it up for HRP-4C!

Unforgettable, in every way, but mostly in the skin-crawling, vertigo-inducing, scarier-than-clowns, make-it-stop way.

The upshot? She’d make for a terrific Halloween costume, especially if you hate trick-or-treaters, children in general, or, really, all people.

[via The Awl]

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"I’ve Been Locked Inside Your Heart-Shaped Watermelon for Weeks" Has a Pretty Nice Ring to It

May 12th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

File this plant genetics masterpiece under: Kinda wrong and a little creepy, yet awesome:


(Okay, okay, it’s pretty romantic that farmer Hiroichi Kimura and his wife spent three years developing this fruit to symbolize their love for both farming and each other. But that’s mushy-gushy stuff, and we really do get all uncomfy when we start talking about mushy-gushy stuff.)

[via Buzzfeed]

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Thanks, Jasmine!

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BABEWATCH: The Actroid-DER2

July 29th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: The Actroid-DER2

Hails from: Japan

Occupation: TV host and model robot

Why She’s a Babe: She walks, talks, and sells sunscreen (because even robots get sunburns, too). And, according to her maker Kokoro (a Sanrio company), she has “long legs,” a “bright smile,” and an astonishingly small face…capable of creating exotic facial expressions.” Despite her soft, feminine voice, we’re not entirely convinced that she’s a she, in which case, we applaud her bravery in trying to lead a normal life. Have a look for yourself:

[via CrunchGear]

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Chen-bot Beat-box

May 12th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

Things you didn’t know about asiandroid Julie Chen that were revealed last week on The Early Show’s “Positively Prom Week”:

1. The first prototype of the Chen-bot (released in 1987) had a different nose that was modified by Japanese engineers in the 90′s to appear less Asian and appeal to a broader clientele

2. The Chen-bot prototype was popular among its high-school peers in Queens, NY, who were unaware that there was a “Small Wonder” in their midst

3. The current model of the Chen-bot is not only programmed to host television shows and provide companionship for successful, older men who don’t have time for human relationships, it also functions as a beat-box:

To purchase your own beat-boxing Chen-bot, click here.

Source: CBS

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