This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day

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This Is Important, You Should Know About It of the Day: A public meeting between members of Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission and residents of Fukushima did not quite go as the government officials had hoped, with attendees demanding to know what is being done to protect residents from elevated radiation levels detected outside the government's arbitrary 20km exclusion zone, and Nuclear Safety members responding that Fukushima residents

PROTIP of the Day

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PROTIP of the Day: Rolling down a window on one side of your car and "fanning" it with the other side is a far more efficient way of cooling down the interior than waiting for the A/C to do its thing.

Then again, who wants to cool down their car when COOKIES. (On second thought, babies.)

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Lights Out

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Lights Out: Japan.

[thanks osprey!]

Kids Suggest The Darndest Sake of the Day

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Kids Suggest The Darndest Sake of the Day: Akane Niikura, a 10-year-old girl certified as a sake expert by the Sake Service Institute of Japan, is profiled by Al Jazeera English.

[aje / japanprobe.]

Ridiculous Roller Coaster of the Day

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Ridiculous Roller Coaster of the Day
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Ridiculous Roller Coaster of the Day: Opening this month at the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park near Mount Fuji, the Takabisha roller coaster boasts the world's steepest freefall: A gut-melting 121 degrees capable of inducing g-force levels equivalent to those experienced by fighter pilots.

Maru Moment of the Day

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Maru Moment of the Day: Exhausted Maru is exhausted. Apparently it's been very hot in Japan recently. Not to worry: Maru is reportedly "very cheerful." So am I now! Let's be friends.

[ratsoff.]

Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special: Excitable Japanese gentleman uses "Sand de Panda" press to make several crustless Spam sandwiches.

[vvv.]