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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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The World’s Shortest Escalator

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

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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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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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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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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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Japanese Pepsi Could Actually Make You Skinnier

First there was soda, carbonated sugar water that was sure to expand your waistline. Then there was "diet" soda, which didn't add any calories to the equation but was sweetened with chemicals that may not be so great for you.

Now, in Japan, there is something called Pepsi Special. This drink is so chock-full of chemicals -- mainly indigestible dextrin -- that there are claims it can actually make you skinnier.

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Japan Made a Mind-Reading Tail For Some Reason

Just in case you need everybody to always know exactly how you feel and exactly where you felt that way AND you need it to happen while wearing a tail that interprets your mood based on an EEG, this is the product for you.

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Go on the Go

A three-wheeled motorcycle toilet is the latest invention from Japan for the “green” traveler. TOTO, the company behind the Toilet Bike Neo commode, hasn’t released a lot of information about the bio-gas fueled bike, but we know the toilet sits atop a three wheeled motorcycle, with receptacle tank behind the seat. We’re not sure if the thing works or the rider must power it while riding. The company says they will release more information as the October 6th launch date approaches.

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