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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
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
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
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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YouTube

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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