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Almost one-third of the world’s land mass – and 60 percent of its population – is in Asia. It’s no wonder the planet’s largest continent is home to almost unimaginable variety and wonder. And what better way to celebrate that diversity and brilliance than with an irreverent collection of wacky photos from the internet!

We start our photographic journey in Japan: birthplace of modern video gaming, the CD player, and the ring-pull on your beer can. Sit back and relax, as we bring you 35 ways to tell if you’re in Asia.

1) Pikachu is the biggest thing in the room.

If so, congratulations – chances are you’re in Japan. No, I don’t know why all those kids are punching him in the mouth either.

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2) People go to graduation dressed like this.

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3) … and this.

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4) Products like this:

A machine to make chineri-kome (wheat flour and water that’s kneaded, and then pulled into the shape of rice grains). This contraption takes as its main selling point the brave marketing strategy that you’d have to be on a desert island, being attacked by sea creatures, in order to consider using their product:

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5) Vehicles with cute anime characters on them.

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6) Surprising pets:

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7) Signs that say “Welcome to Japan”…

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8) Children with character backpacks that are bigger than they are.
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9) Having a giant head is cute.

Unlike that strip of skin above knee-high socks, which is sexy.

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10) Things shaped like sushi everywhere.

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11) Nails so good they earn sponsors:

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12) Headwear shaped like things other than hats.

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13) Headwear that’s not even headwear.

We’re not in Japan any more, by the way…

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14) Vehicles with no vehicle.

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15) Ingenious new uses for existing objects.

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16) Invisible child-seats:

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17) Tiny parasols.

See also: tiny umbrellas.

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18) Interesting haircuts:

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19) Fruit that smells so bad it’s banned on public transport.

Also, this guy is doing an impressive balancing act on a very thin bridge!

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20) Cheeky graffiti that’s too cute not to share.

This one’s not remotely Asia-specific, but it sure is adorable.

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21) … As is this

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22) And this. Tiny dogs!

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23) Lax interpretation of traffic rules.

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24) Bare feet.

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25) People actually using internet cafes:

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26) … although not always in the way intended.

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27) Crazy bugs…

And cute girls who take pictures with them.

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28) Tried-and-tested transportation solutions.

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29) Things aren’t always what they seem:

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30) … but sometimes they are.

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31) English that’s almost, almost, almost ok.

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32) Umbrellas everywhere.

Some tiny, some not.

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33) Hammocks!

Some luxuriously large, others…

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34) Sharing extends to bicycle-riding, too.

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35) Although there’s always someone who wants to keep their things all to themself.

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Source and images: Acid Cow