The Wedded Rocks

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According to Shinto beliefs, the rocks represent the union of the creator of kami – the spirits, and therefore, celebrate the union in marriage of man and woman. The larger rock, named Izanagi, is the husband and stands 9 meters tall with a girth of about 40 meters. Izanagi has a small Shinto torii gate on its peak. To his right is the 3.6 meter high ‘wife’, Izanami, which is about 9 meters round. Being married, they are joined by the distinctive sacred ropes particular to Shinto shrines and holy places, made of braided rice stalks called Shimenawa. The ropes biding the two rocks weigh almost a ton, and are replaced in a special ceremony held three times a year.” w/ photos

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Cat Cafes

“I want those cat’s lives… I mean hell… Sleep all day, rub downs & massages on occasion, snacks & delicious foods, entertaining humans with toys, and to top it all off its free.” — Money&People

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Perfect Way To Hold A Hamburger?

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“We’ve all been there: You’re holding a big ol’ hamburger with both hands, you bring it to your mouth to take a bite, and the whole burger falls out all over the place. But guess what, there’s an ‘ideal’ way to hold a burger. This is it. A while back, Japanese television show Honma Dekka!? had three researchers — experts in fluid mechanics, engineering, and dentistry — try to figure out the best way to hold and eat a large hamburger. Apparently, they spent four months researching this. For science.” w/ photos + video

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Japanese Techno Girl

“it is incredible how she does not bob her head or do the moving your hand up and down thing at all while doing this haha – now thats restraint. Even listening over shitty phone speakers I was at least doing the bobbing head thing.” — Ray Trace

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