Month: July 2016

Godzilla appears in northern Japan as awesome rice paddy art 【Photos】 — RocketNews24

Ghidora and Rodan must be so jealous right now. Every summer, a pair of rice paddies in Aomori Prefecture’s town of Inakadate transform into giant works of art. By planting various strains of rice which sprout as differently colored plants, the fields become canvasses for gigantic organic illustrations, with characters from Japanese folklore and Hollywood…

via Godzilla appears in northern Japan as awesome rice paddy art 【Photos】 — RocketNews24

Watch an 80-year-old toymaker handcraft beautiful, retro wooden toys — RocketNews24

80-year-old Masaaki Hiroi has dedicated his life to handcrafting gorgeous wooden toys the old-fashioned way. While the kids these days may be more interested in wandering around in circles outside looking for digital Pidgeys and mucking around with ever-more-complicated, mass-produced plastic action figures, there’s still something magical about the elegant beauty and ingenious mechanisms of…

via Watch an 80-year-old toymaker handcraft beautiful, retro wooden toys — RocketNews24

FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER “Demanding a new election” — Mark M Aldridge Blog

FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER Regarding the conduct and counting of the 2016 Federal election. 10th of July 2016 By email; Trudi.Fenton@aec.gov.au Copy sent; Paul.Langtree@aec.gov.au Dear Electoral Commissioners Re; Formal Complaint I am writing in response to numerous complaints regarding the conduct of the 2016 Federal election, complaints I have […]

via FORMAL COMPLAINT TO THE ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER “Demanding a new election” — Mark M Aldridge Blog

Watermelon Dango: Traditional Japanese dessert gets a new look for summer with an amazing flavour — RocketNews24

Join us as we taste the unique limited-edition treat, with lots of sweet details and mouthwatering photos. Last year, we were salivating over the announcement of an unusual watermelon dango sweet, but by the time we got around to placing an order, the frozen dessert was so popular it had already sold out! Determined not to lose out…

via Watermelon Dango: Traditional Japanese dessert gets a new look for summer with an amazing flavour — RocketNews24

Akihabara’s new capsule hotel has a bar with craft beer and sake, hot spring-style mineral bath — RocketNews24

Capsules are only the beginning of what this new Tokyo capsule hotel has to offer. Capsule hotels have been really stepping up their game over the past few years. Expanding on their original premise of literally being just a capsule to sleep in, some providers of compact, budget-priced accommodations are now experimenting with themes such as letting…

via Akihabara’s new capsule hotel has a bar with craft beer and sake, hot spring-style mineral bath — RocketNews24

We caught the Angry Birds limited-time menu at McDonald’s Singapore! — RocketNews24

A couple of weeks ago, Angry Birds crash landed into Singapore with a furiously red burger, spicy nuggets and a Chuck-coloured McFlurry. It looks like the Angry Birds are out to take over the world (or maybe just Asia)! Some weeks ago, we reported sightings of the raging birds making an impact at McDonald’s in…

via We caught the Angry Birds limited-time menu at McDonald’s Singapore! — RocketNews24

Chinese student goes to ridiculous lengths to breathe clean air in dorm full of smokers 【Pics】 — RocketNews24

When you’re too introverted to ask your roommates to please smoke outside. So we all know the secondhand smoke is bad, but how far would you be willing to go to avoid it? Chances are, probably not as far as this Chinese college student in Nanning City who set up a whole “respiration device” in…

via Chinese student goes to ridiculous lengths to breathe clean air in dorm full of smokers 【Pics】 — RocketNews24