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“I’ll draw one animal for every retweet!” Japanese artist now has to draw 22,000 animals

That works out to drawing one animal a day…for 52 years.

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Our latest 10,000 yen food challenge is downing 80 croquettes on top of noodles

Or, as we think of it, “P.K. Sanjun takes on the potatoes at Fuji Soba.”

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Hands-free tapioca bubble tea challenge goes viral online in Japan

Breasts and boba balls take over the Internet as cleavages become drink holders across the country.

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Take the Aunt Stella’s all-you-can-stuff cookie bag challenge in Japan!【Photos】

Japanese net users are claiming to have transformed a simple customer transaction into what they’re calling a new “extreme sport.”

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ASICS challenges public to beat two Japanese professional soccer players at their own game

Take on this 2 on 2 dribble battle with the pros and earn some cash while you’re at it.

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Japanese Twitter falls in love with cute bowling hand craze【Videos】

Can your hand run and hit a strike on its own?

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Los Angeles’s 2000-calorie XXXL Fatburger destroys our Japanese reporter on trip in the U.S.

What better way to remember your stay in the U.S. than with a heart attack?

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The new fitness test that’s sweeping the Chinese net

What can you tell from one blank sheet of paper? According to Chinese netizens you can tell if you’re fit or flabby.

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Cosplay as wacky Japanese comedy duo, get free sushi and yakiniku for all your friends!

Do you like a good laugh, free stuff, and also stuffing your face with sushi and yakiniku? Then you might be interested in this new promotional campaign that’s going on in Japan right now!

Stamina Taro, an all-you-can-eat sushi and yakiniku chain in Japan, has enlisted the help of female comedy duo Nippon Elekitel Rengo to help drum up extra business over the New Year period. All you have to do to score majorly discounted or even FREE sushi and grilled meat is dress up like one, or both, of these super-funny ladies.

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Our intrepid Japanese team tests out the air purifier at work…using flatulence

One of the most talkative and hardworking members of the RocketNews24 Japanese editorial team in Tokyo is none other than a Sharp air purifier.  

Not to be outdone by their mechanical coworker, our fellow (human) staff members recently decided to test out whether she was really pulling her weight in work or if she was just slacking off (we say ‘she’ because the machine is capable of speaking in a female voice). But to test an air purifier, you need dirty air…and what better way to make some quick, homegrown dirty air than to produce it in-house through farting! Will the air purifier actually respond to our team’s zany idea??

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Our Reporter Picks up 1kg Curry Rice for Half Price, Wades His Way Through It

Just over a month ago, the poor relation of the convenience store chain family that is Save On unveiled a dish that it hoped would appeal to the hungry man on a budget and entice customers through its novelty value: an enormous 1 kg (2.2 lbs) tub of curry and rice. Even by western standards, the dish looks intimidating, sitting there taking up nearly twice the shelf space as its brethren and with a deep dish brimming with thick, dark-brown liquid and gut-filling fluffy white rice.

Since the dish is not yet available in all Save On stores, the gluttonous RocketNews24 team — famous for its food challenges like the 1,000 cheese slice Whopper and the 30 patty cheeseburger eatathon — was itching to try it but hadn’t been able to track one down until recently.

Luckily, late last week our reporter Yoshio was able to pay a trip to Saitama prefecture to pick up one of Save On’s monster curry tubs. And, even better, they were on sale for half price! Without stopping to wonder why such a gargantuan amount of food could possibly be on offer for such a meagre sum, our hungry writer bent at the knees, grabbed one with both hands and headed to the register.

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