Nice Structure of the Day

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The G-Cans Project (formally known as the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel) is the world's largest flood water drain facility located 50 meters below ground in the outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Built between 1992 and 2009, the massive underground tunnel system is equipped with four jet-powered turbines and five gargantuan water silos that can drain floodwaters at an impressive rate of a 25-meter swimming pool per second.

Weird YouTube of the Day

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Here we have a video of two Japanese girls diving into a mud pit head first. 2 Girls 1 Mud Pit, you say? Well actually, this is a video clip from a Japanese game show called "Jump Into Mud Puddle" (泥の水たまりに飛び込む), in which the contestant who stays submerged in the pit the longest wins ¥8 million Yen, which is around $100,000 USD.

Early Bird Special

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In case you missed it, here are some crazy pranks from Japanese television. No translation necessary.

[stuffistole]

Insensitive Tweets of the Day

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Insensitive Tweets of the Day
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In what should come as a surprise to nobody, approximately .012 seconds after the final whistle of Thursday's USA vs. Japan gold medal soccer match, an onslaught of racially-charged tweets hit the Interwebs. Because sports and war tragedies are equal in the minds of some knuckleheads, many tweets declared the 2-1 outcome -- in favor of the United States -- "payback for Pearl Harbor." Realistically, it was payback for a shootout loss in last year's World Cup final, but even in that case, the tweet storm which ensued trumpeted the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Japan Daily News has compiled a bunch of the offending tweets, for the entire world to see.

[jezebel]

One Year Later of the Day

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One year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan's Sendai region, Japanese news network ANN has released a video showing the clean-up and rebuilding of the coastal towns of Minamisanriku, Ishinomaki, Rikuzentakata and Miyako.

[japanprobe.]

Most Expensive Car Crash of the Day

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Most Expensive Car Crash of the Day: At least eight Ferraris, two Mercedes, and a Lamborghini were among 14 cars involved in what is believed to be the most expensive pile-up ever.

Damage from the crash, which took place along the Chugoku Expressway near Shimonoseki, Japan, is estimated at nearly $4 million.

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Lights Out

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Lights Out: Something worth keeping in mind while watching this short clip from Japanese erotic horror flick The Big Tits Dragon: Hot Spring Zombies Vs. Strippers: You are awake and this is real.

(VNSFW, fire crotch.)

[toplessrobot.]