BAMFs of the Day

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BAMFs of the Day: Over 200 retired Japanese professionals -- dubbed the Skilled Veterans Corps -- have volunteered to help bring stability to the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The volunteers -- all over 60 years old -- are lobbying the government to be allowed to replace some of the younger employees at the power station. "I am 72 and on average I probably have 13 to 15 years left to live,

Lights Out

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Lights Out: Japan.

[b3ta.]

Makeshift Convenience of the Day

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Makeshift Convenience of the Day: With a few plastic crates, some cardboard, a small table, and the assistance of friends and family, 7-Eleven store owner Takashi Watanabe was able to re-open for business in the heart of hard-hit Miyagi prefecture two months after his establishment was destroyed by the earthquake and washed away by the subsequent tsunami.

[asahi [jp] /

Kids These Days of the Day

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Kids These Days of the Day: The online profile of 9-year-old Japanese luchador Mister Roku says his favorite food is beef jerky.

Move over, "Macho Man" Randy Savage -- Slim Jim just found itself a new mascot.

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Futuristic Fashion of the Day

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Futuristic Fashion of the Day: New from Neurowear: Wearable cat ears that react to human brainwaves, perking up and wiggling around in tune with the wearer's current emotional state.

See them in action below at Omotesando Hills' "Smile Bazar" below:

Pretty Evil Prank of the Day

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Pretty Evil Prank of the Day: Ah, the ol' "heart attack-inducing apparitions emerging from the walls" gag.

Works every time.

[b3ta.]

Come Again? of the Day

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Come Again? of the Day: On the importance of reading the sign before sticking your finger in the machine.

[sayomg.]