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Taiwan is obsessed with claw machines (and so am I)

Taipei is game-crazy. From pinball machines to toy dispensers, the gray city blocks are sprinkled with the neon glow of mini arcades, with enticing names such as “Happy Moments” and “Sweet Box” (😬). But no game is more common than the claw machine.<p>Claw machine games are, of course, not exclusive …

There’s a show about a Japanese assassin and the cute cat he couldn’t kill that you need in you life

<b>Sorry, this video isn't available any more.</b><p>Some of pop culture’s greatest hits have come about thanks to the dynamic pairing of two …

Pub's unusual Australia Day menu - would you try it?

A Brisbane pub will be offering a unique culinary delight at the Eagle Street Pier on Australia Day weekend.<p>The Lamb-ington Burger will be served up …

The Kitten Covers - Iconic Album Covers Re-Imagined With Cats

Music superstars like Madonna, Billy Joel and Bob Marley used to be the top of the pop culture heap, but now thanks to the internet the human stars …

Bob Marley

Find yourself losing compensation or benefits after minimum wage hike? Here's what you can do

There is no quick and easy fix for workers who suddenly find themselves losing compensation or benefits as part of employers' pushback against …

Tim Hortons

POKÉMON Zoology Project Shows What the Creatures Would Look Like IRL

I can’t be alone in wondering what it would be like to encounter a Pokémon in real life. I’d want to capture it, but not to pit it against other …

This French Artist Has Been Drawing A Mashup Every Day Since January

The Baptman does a daily contest where you have to guess who the 2 pop culture characters are, on Facebook & Instagram! Try to guess them all!

Mashups

The Tokyo temple full of thousands of those cat statues

I have never liked cats. OK I’m allergic, but I also think they’re sly and selfish and prefer the unquestionable, stupid loyalty of dogs. Still, basically 80 per cent of memes are cats – the internet loves them, as a species we’re obsessed. Especially in Japan. Here there are cat cafés, cat parades …

Pikachu McFlurry Coming To McDonald's Japan

Last week, McDonald’s Japan asked folks to guess which <i>Pokémon-</i>themed McFlurry it was releasing, such as a habanero Charmander McFlurry or a broccoli …

McDonald's

Japan Creates Samurai Armor For Cats And Dogs

It was only a matter of time, but a company in Fukuoka, Japan is now making samurai armor for pets.<p>The company, known as “Samurai Age,” also crafts …

Pets

These Australian versions of Pokémon are truly magnificent

Yes, Australians freaking love Pokémon too.<p>It's no wonder they've gone mad for an Australian Pokédex, after pixel art animator Paul Robertson posted …

Big Boots and Batmania: 35 Weird Facts About Australia

<i>The art in country Australia is strange, too.</i><p>Oz is a great country – it’s beautiful and diverse – but there’s no denying that it’s a really, <i>really</i> …

An Eternally Hungry Gray Cat Sits Up and Begs Whenever There’s Food Around

A beautiful gray cat named Pocak, who unknowingly made a deal with her human to not be picky about food, sits up and begs whenever there’s anything …

Cute

Maru The Cat Accidentally Tries On Different Wigs After His Owner Builds A Box Trap, And It’s Hilarious (+Video)

Meet Maru – the 9-year-old Scottish fold that is adored by thousands of people. The kitty has a whopping amount of 500k subscribers on Youtube and …

A Clever Cat Repeatedly Identifies the Location of the Ball in a Playful Shell Game With His Human

An adorable American curl kitty named Snow, who has tiny Totoro pattern on his tummy, is always able to identify where the location of the ball in a …

Cute

Japan zoo kills 57 monkeys carrying 'invasive alien' genes

A Japanese zoo has killed 57 snow monkeys by lethal injection, after they were found to be carrying genes of an "invasive alien species."<p>One third of …

Netflix renews sci-fi drama The OA for a second season

Netflix has decided that I was wrong to think <i>The OA</i> ended exactly as it should’ve after its first series, and has renewed the show for a second season. We don’t know much more than that at this stage, beyond the fact that it refers to the follow-up installment as “Part II” and that it’s not yet …

TV

This woman is making a fortune selling $900 blankets she knits without needles

A woman in the Ukraine is making thick blankets out of large spools of merino wool using her arms instead of knitting needles. She’s also built up …

Selling

Adorable Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Power-ups

Radishes may not be the best food option to help a picky eater expand their palette. But if your kid loves playing <i>Super Mario Bros.,</i> this neat little …

Cute

Mesentery: New organ discovered inside human body by scientists (and now there are 79 of them)

A new organ has been discovered hiding in plain sight inside the human body.<p>Known as the mesentery, it was previously thought to be just a few …

Medical School

I Spent Last Summer Photographing Cats In Shops All Over NYC

Partnered with my friend, Tamar Arslanian, I spent last summer documenting the lives of over 40 felines living in stores in New York City.<p>Our book …

This rescued kangaroo has to hug her keepers every morning and sorry, our hearts just exploded

We think we just may have discovered the cutest thing ever. There’s a rescued kangaroo named Abigail in Australia, and she’s insistent on loving on …

McDonald’s in Italy Debuts New Nutella ‘Burger’

McDonald’s Italy is now offering the “Sweety con Nutella” (“Sweety with Nutella”) on their McCafe menu, a desert sandwich consisting of two bun …

McDonald's

This Christmas Ad From Australia Takes Perhaps the Dimmest View Ever of Horrible Americans

Last year over the holidays, Australian grocer Aldi released a brutally honest ad about the stress people endure to make around-the-table magic …

Advertising Industry

Rejoice! Golden Gaytime burger is here

GUESS what Australia, Golden Gaytime has gone one better and now comes as a burger!

Artist Uses More Than 78,000 Dominoes In Amazing Legend Of Zelda Tribute

gamer culture<p>by Elise Favis on November 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM<p>17,416 Views<p><i>9</i><p>YouTuber TheDominoKing, known for his domino works dedicated to pop-culture …

Australian police find baby koala in woman's bag

<b>(CNN) —</b> A woman arrested by police in Brisbane, Australia, shocked officers by handing over a zipped bag containing a baby koala.<p>The 50-year-old woman was stopped during a patrol and arrested on "outstanding matters." When asked if she had anything to declare, she presented the green canvas bag and …

Abba are planning to reunite for a new 'entertainment experience' that utilises VR and AI

Swedish pop group ABBA are working on a mysterious digital entertainment project with Universal Music Group and music manager Simon Fuller, according …

Virtual Reality

Australia's Version of 'Pizza Rat' Is This Enormous, Rodent-Toting Spider

In further proof that everything is stranger and more terrible in Australia, footage of an enormous banded huntsmen spider dragging a dead mouse up a …

Zoology