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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Looking at New Sports to Add

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have a deadline of the end of this week to take submission for Olympic sports wannabes. These are sports that are not Olympic sports but would like to be included in the 2020 games.

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Buddhika Weerasinghe, Getty images

Oldest Women in the World Dies

The oldest person in the world has passed away at 117 years old. Misao Okawa ‘was’ the Guinness World record holder until her death on the morning of April 1st.

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Alex Wong, Getty Images

Tear-Free Onions

The days of crying over cut onions may be over. In Japan they have developed a tear-free onion. The substance that is emitted from an onion that makes you cry has been isolated and removed.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Pearl Habor, December 7th, 1941

This Sunday is the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7th, 1941. This is the day President Franklin Roosevelt said would be the day that 'lived in infamy'. It's the date that threw the United States into the World War.

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Tor Lindqvist, Getty Images

Japanese Company Offers Insulting Clothing Sizes

Typical sizes of clothes are small, medium and large but there is a Japanese company that has sizes that are rather insulting. Fatyo offers sizes in Twitch, Skinny, Fat and Jumbo and the company says they’re not trying to be insulting.

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Frederick Florin, Getty Images

Hamster Butts the Latest Trend in Japan

The latest trend in Japan is hamster butts. Two books dedicated to nothing but hamster butts have sold 40,000 copies already. It is what it sounds like, pictures of nothing but the butt of hamsters.

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Franklin Roosevelt (screen grab)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (screen grab)

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

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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Japan Goes There With Mayo Pizza

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

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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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