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Pearl Harbor Day, December 7th, 1941: ‘A Day That Will Live in Infamy’ [VIDEO]

Today, we solemnly remember the start of the war that culminated with the dropping of the first atomic bombs, World War II. It began with the Japanese attack on Pear Harbor at approximately 0755 local time on that terrible day. Following is Franklin Delano Roosevelt's speech to the American people in the aftermath of that attack...

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Hot Soda Comes to Japan

Canned hot tea and canned hot coffee are popular in Japan and the latest ‘hot’ canned item that is all the rage is ‘soda’. It is the first soda to be served hot not cold. Drinking warm soda may not sound good to us but in Japan they like hot things in a can. The first soda to be served this way will be Canada Dry Hot Ginger Ale which Coca Cola has spent four years developing.

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Domino's Pizza

Japan Goes There With Mayo Pizza

America's controversial condiment just became Japan's newest pizza topping...

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Getty Images, photo by Scott Olson

Blinking May Let Your Brain Rest

It’s been known for some time that when people blink it’s to moisten their eyeball. It's something the body does without us thinking about it. New research in Japan suggests blinking does more than that by putting the brain in a temporary ‘safe’ mode like a computer does.

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Tuna Sells For a Cool $1.76 Million Dollars

It's a story that should make everybody want to invest in a fishing boat. A 489 pound bluefish tuna caught off the coast of Japan has just been sold for $1.76 million during an auction at Toyko's Tsukiji fish market. 

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Shortest Escalator
YouTube

The World’s Shortest Escalator

Here's one tourist attraction that won't leave you breathless!

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Ken Lee

People in Japan Pre-Order KFC so They Can Eat it on Christmas

Christmas culinary traditions differ from nation to nation, but you'd probably be hard-pressed to find one more surprising than the one in Japan. On December 25th, residents of the island nation line up to buy buckets of KFC for their yuletide celebrations.

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YouTube
YouTube

Japan Develops Shock-Absorbing Car Covered in Airbags

Remember that time you got super drunk, duct taped couch cushions to your body and smashed into things around the house like a human pinball? You don't? Well you were super drunk so that doesn't shock us.

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Tim Doyle/Getty Images
Tim Doyle/Getty Images

Pepsi Launches A Fat-Fighting Soda In Japan

Pepsi Special, a new drink distributed by Pepsi's partner in Japan, Suntory Holdings Limited, contains dextrin, a dietary fiber that dissolves in water and is found in fiber supplements such as Benefiber. Pepsi claims that the new drink can fend off fat. But is a healthy soda an oxymoron?

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Burger King Japan

Japanese Burger King Offers All-You-Can-Eat Burger And Fries

Japan, you confuse us so. First you tell us about Pepsi Special, which actually makes you lose weight. Today we find out that Burger King Japan offers an all-you-can-eat deal. What do you want from us?! Stop with the mixed messages!

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