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Japan’s amazing healthcare system summed up in photo of hospital bill for father’s heart surgery

“I am so thankful for our medical system. Terrifying to think what it’d be like without it.”

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China’s “Human Punching Bag” teaches us all what true pain is

Xia Jun fell under the media spotlight recently for his unique offer of one punch for 10 yuan. Setting up shop in front of train stations around Beijing he laid out a cardboard box and wore a white shirt with “Human Punching Bag: 1 Punch, 10 Yuan [US$1.60] scrawled down it.

Far from a Jackass-type stunt that we might have seen before, it’s hard to believe that anyone after hearing Xia’s story actually would have taken him up on his offer. In fact, it’d be hard to resist giving him at least 100 yuan and a hug instead.

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