Three Gorges Dam Most Majestic

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As well as being the world’s largest dam, China’s magnificent Three Gorges Dam also appears to be functioning as the world’s largest garbage strainer.

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  • Anonymous commented on July 29, 2010 23:11

    oh goodies! more material for bridges.... More

  • Ghostchase commented on July 28, 2010 18:21

    This is China! They should have a garburating function on the dam.... More


University Life, Chinese Style

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A selection of photographs illustrate the life awaiting students in one of China’s many outstanding universities – some scenes may be disturbing.

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  • Anonymous commented on November 3, 2012 01:53

    Sewage being used for cooking oil, used condoms showing up in rice. Toys poisoned with lead or cadmium. Antibiotics made from sewage. School girls forced into sex trade and receiving no help or justice. Produce... More

  • Jazz commented on June 27, 2012 17:25

    Is that how they're getting so smart? They leave trash everywhere? Maybe that's why my American school system is failing so bad... we need to be messier!... More


Suicide in China High Drama Indeed

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China is fast catching up to Japan in more ways than one – some 300,000 Chinese are thought to kill themselves annually, a quarter of the global total, now being at or over those of suicide-loving Japan at an estimated 23 per 100,000 annually.

In fact, just as city skylines are soaring, so are suicide rates, and it is from these very buildings that many are choosing to cast themselves, so much so that Chinese emergency services sadly seem to be becoming very well equipped to deal with them…

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  • Anonymous commented on August 12, 2015 07:27

    Nerd girl and good look ,sad but...not too high to die..!?... More

  • Anonymous commented on May 1, 2012 04:37

    POOR QUALITY suicides.... More


K-ON! Composition Not So Perfect After All

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K-ON!’s notoriously scrupulous character design and animation seems not to be quite as perfect as was previously thought – fans poring over the girls’ houses have managed to dig up some inconsistencies.

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  • Anonymous commented on June 18, 2010 09:35

    You know this is what happens when you outsource to places like Korea or China for cheap labor. You get many different animators who have different drawing styles and aren't trained to copy a design.... More

  • UncommonOtaku commented on June 16, 2010 11:23

    apparently you're misinformed - if nobody cared then the rest of us wouldn't of cared to post our own opinions. in my opinion, . . you're the pretender and a fraud. Thusly your opinion... More


So You Want to Live with Mio & Ritsu…

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If living with Yui wasn’t enough, it is now possible to live with either Mio or Ritsu, or both for the hardcore fans. The usual meticulous 3D recreation of their homes can be seen below…

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  • Anonymous commented on June 11, 2010 16:24

    needs better renders.... More

  • Lilith commented on June 9, 2010 23:24

    ROFL... More


The Mansion of Mugi

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K-ON!’s wealthy princess Tsumugi has had her “little” summer house lovingly recreated in 3D by a rabid fan – butlers and gratuitous beach service not included.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 8, 2011 00:54

    This would be perfect for a GTA game... More

  • Anonymous commented on July 4, 2010 01:31

    fuck... this is sick, i mean, I love mugi-cham, but this is too much........ More


So You Want to Live With Nagato…

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A Haruhi maniac has sportingly shared his virtual rendition of Nagato’s luxurious rooftop apartment, based on obsessive observations of the anime and some evident architectural ability.

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  • Ben commented on November 11, 2010 13:37

    I wanna see this thrown into some kind of video game or something, lol.... More

  • Anonymous commented on October 21, 2010 03:10

    I'd have her give my computer a databoost. That'd be fun. Up yours, Intel :D... More


So You Want to Live With Yui…

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An otaku Yui fan has created a 3D virtual representation of the Hirasawa household through observations of the most painstaking character.

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  • Anonymous commented on September 3, 2011 01:16

    That would cost a fortune.... More

  • Anonymous commented on June 6, 2010 23:50

    pretty nice architectural work if you ask me... More


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Japan’s “shōtengai,” or shopping arcades, typically a covered approach to a station lined by small shops, as well as its high streets, have increasingly come to resemble deserted avenues lined by shutters, especially in the nation’s increasingly depopulated and geriatric regional cities.

Dubbed “shutter-dōri,” or “shutter streets,” these streets have become a potent symbol of urban decay and the demographic and economic collapse Japan faces.

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  • Anonymous commented on October 4, 2015 08:46

    one thing that comes to mind... Jet set radio future, xbox game... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 17, 2013 15:41

    The just look like the streets in my city on a Sunday...... More


Top 10 Strangest Things About Tokyo

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Japanese asked what they think the strangest and most odd things about the nation’s capital are in comparison to the rest of Japan gave a list likely to be familiar to residents and visitors alike…

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  • Anonymous commented on March 3, 2013 06:01

    You know, you CAN fix half of these problems if you take a good look at problem nr. 2: Currently, due to this planet's way too high human population, China's standard of work is starting to... More

  • Anonymous commented on March 2, 2013 02:28

    well,at least not as half bad on what's going on China.Multiply that 3 times what China's offered to tourists.... More


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Microsoft’s belated disclosure of the space requirements for its innovative new Project Natal interface have struck many as being physically impractical for all but the large living room, with the controller demanding a “clear” space 4m (13 feet) deep.

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  • Zeick commented on January 3, 2011 13:40

    even if this was true you could just put a lens from something like binoculers in front of it... More

  • Anonymous commented on September 27, 2010 14:49

    It might work in arcades.... More


Shocking Hygiene in China

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China’s unique attitude to food hygiene and its great safey standards combine in this curious disaster vignette:

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  • Anonymous commented on August 20, 2010 09:06

    because there are more people in China, that's why there are more shocking news there too... More

  • Anonymous commented on February 27, 2010 10:40

    Yum~, marinated meat. Though if there is a better place to let it set would be nice. Looks like their living condition ain't that great. Who to blame? Sankaku? government? World? I don't know. But it... More


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