Meanwhile in Russia of the Day: Just Try to Beat This Insane (Purposeful?) Parallel Parking Job

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Sometimes, you just see the perfect parking space. In that moment, nothing else matters. There are no other cars on the street. There are no other spaces. Only one lonely space waiting to be filled. Will you fill it? Will you be the one to fulfill this space's one dream in life? NOPE!

That lady just snatched it away from you. She felt the same way about the space, but as we all know, there is only room for one. Accidentally on purpose wins this round. Good luck next time.

Meanwhile in Nigeria of the Day: Woman Disowns Her Cat for "Being Gay"

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Meanwhile in Nigeria of the Day: Woman Disowns Her Cat for "Being Gay"
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The unidentified woman, who has owned the cat, named Bull, for seven years, said he was exhibiting "unnatural sexual behavior" by making passes at other male cats and noted that there were female cats in the home he could have pursued.

"By this, the cat has made a record as the first cat to be so publicly declared gay and disowned by its owner," writer Donatus Nadi notes in the article. As for the cat's disgruntled owner, she would only add, "Anybody interested in this gay cat can have it because I have no further use of it."

Meanwhile in Canada of the Day: Teddy Bear Toss

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In carrying on the North American tradition of Teddy Bear Toss in December, the fans of the Canadian major junior ice hockey team Calgary Hitmen threw more than 21,000 teddy bears onto the ice during their home game against Kootenay Ice yesterday.



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Meanwhile in China of the Day: Shootering

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Meanwhile in China of the Day: Shootering
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The Chinese navy's first successful landing on its recently unveiled aircraft carrier Liaoning (shown left, top) has spawned a photo fad known as "shootering," which emulates the military hand gesture used by flight deck officers to signal the release of fighter jets onboard.


Photo credit: Xinhua / 竣泓苗 (via YouTube)



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Meanwhile in Sweden of the Day: Gender-swapped Children's Toy Catalogue

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Meanwhile in Sweden of the Day: Gender-swapped Children's Toy Catalogue
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The latest holiday catalogue released by Sweden's toy retail chain Top Toy is making some buzz for breaking the gender-role stereotypes in its product pages, which features girls with Nerf guns and boys with doll houses and Hello Kitty. According to Jezebel, Top Toy's gender-swapped catalogue may have been inspired in part by the widespread debate over the issue of gender equality that has been ongoing for the past few years in the Scandinavian nation. Hat tip goes to The Mary Sue.



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Meanwhile in Japan of the Day

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Omote 3D Shashin Kan is the world's first 3D portrait studio that uses a handheld scanner to produce a three-dimensional scale model of your entire body, which is then sculpted into a intricate plastic figurine. Created by Japanese advertising and branding company PARTY and located in Tokyo's youthful Harajuku neighborhood, the studio offers three different sizes for your luxurious mini-me sculpture: 3.9 inches (¥21,000 / $258), 5.9-inches (¥32,000 / $394) and 7.8-inches (¥42,000 / $517). It's hard to call it a downside, but 3D printing isn't exactly a instantly gratifying process and the models take about a month to complete.



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