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New iPhone case looks like sea monster swallowed your phone

It may look like some CG monster out of <i>Cloverfield</i>, but the monstrosity above is actually a giant isopod, a type of crustacean that lives deep in the …

Tea cups and biting breasts: Japanese phrases that sound like weird English

The Japanese love to have fun with words. <i>Kotoba asobi</i> (wordplay) makes up a pretty large portion of Japanese humor on variety programs and comedy …

She ain't heavy, she's my mother: China's "Hot Mom" contest amazes netizens

“Aww, are you two twins?” “No, that’s my mom!” Though this conversation may not be heard often, popular Chinese website, Weibo, has proven it surely …

All I want for Christmas... is this awesome backlit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES

Dear Santa,<p>I know it’s December 24, but is it too late to change my Christmas wish-list?<p>Let’s forget about the Power Rangers pyjamas I originally …

American-born J-POP singer Nicholas Edwards' first concert delights fans!

You may recall that we ran an article about two months ago featuring American-born J-POP singer Nicholas Edwards, who studied Japanese and moved from …

Step into the world of Final Fantasy in real life Lebanon

A waterfall dramatically plunging from the wide chasm in the Jurassic limestone cavern roof, down to the moss green rocks and valley below: a scene …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

American dance crew accuses Korean team of stealing moves, epic dance battle imminent?

Who knew that hip hop dancing could be such serious business? An American hip-hop dance team – or crew as they’re called in dance circles – is so …

Are These the Top 10 Cheeseburgers in the U.S.?

Are these the top 10 cheeseburgers in the country? At the very least, they're the spots <b>most checked-into on Foursquare</b>, which "crunched the data" behind 4.5 billion check-ins to determine which burger joints users most wanted others to know they'd visited. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the original …

Use milk to turn cola into clear liquid 【Video】

Aren’t science experiments that you can do at home the best? Bored people everywhere came together to enjoy the magic that was adding Mentos to Diet …

Colorful latte art! Japanese barista creates coffee with character

There has been a lot of latte art featured on the Internet lately, but the coffee created by Japanese barista, Yuuichi Ito, are some of the best …

How has your city changed in 26 years?

People change and places change given enough time, but have you ever seen a revolution of a skyline like this? China’s growth in the world stage …

Bow-shooting Chinese cutie gets suspicious reaction from world Netizens

China – and to a large extent, Japan – seems to have an unhealthy obsession with any woman of above-average attractiveness performing some action …

The street art at this year's culture festival in Beijing will blow your mind

As part of The Fourth Qianmen Historical & Cultural Festival, the streets of China’s capital city have been transformed this month by a group of …

This could be the most macho 80-year-old we’ve ever seen

It’s come to that time of the year again when many of us will be thinking about getting in shape (or wishing we already had!) as our garments become …

10 incredible tiny houses in Japan: a photo tour

Despite being known as the office video game nerd here at <i>RocketNews24</i>, one of my secret passions is architecture. But not just any old architecture, …

Classic Ghibli anime impresses with its story, makes some viewers want to kill themselves

Sometimes, it’s only after the fact that you realize just how close you came to dying.<p>After eating dinner a few nights ago, my wife was flipping …

China's ancient oasis: The beautiful crescent lake of Yueyaquan

Just a nine days into the month of July and the majority of Japan is in the grip of a heat wave. With highs of 35 C (95 F) and stifling humidity, …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

China’s 10 weirdest buildings as chosen by foreigners, People’s Daily Building debuts at #1

Last year the netizens of China got together and voted on the most bizarre buildings in the “Outrageous Architecture Championship of China”. This …

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Cannoli Recipes (PHOTOS)

If you don't live near an Italian bakery, than you are missing out on Sicilian cannoli. And this is one issue that we feel needs to be resolved quickly. Our solution: make your own cannoli -- and lots of them. While it's true that cannoli recipes may be a little involved, they are definitely worth …

A place you simply must visit: Phraya Nakhon Cave

Many religious organizations have buildings and temples sacred to them, and often these architectural creations are truly awe-inspiring. From the …

Set your DVR – 10 new anime to watch out for this summer!

Unlike the U.S. television cycle of new episodes from fall to spring with reruns through the summer, Japanese TV chugs along with continuous new …

Travelers rank Japan’s 20 best castles

An often used device in explaining how crowded major Japanese cities are is to point out that the country has roughly half the population of the U.S. …

Korean McDonalds vs Taco Bell vs Lotteria

Moulting spider crab is horrifying and mouth watering at the same time

The spider crab is the largest living crab on the planet and, as its name suggests, looks like the terrifying offspring of the unholy mating of a …

World’s oldest man, Jiroemon Kimura, passes away at 116

On 12 July at 2:08 am, in a hospital in Kyotango, Kyoto, Jiroemon Kimura passed away due to natural causes. Since his birth on 19 April, 1897, Mr. …