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The spare US$1.4 million that you have sitting in your savings account just missed out on Eric Clapton’s vintage Rolex that was auctioned off in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Phillips auction. The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona (Ref. #6263), also referred to as the “Oyster Albino,” is one of the rarest,...

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The area surrounding Mt. Hakone—an active volcano near the base of Japan’s famously picturesque Mt. Fuji—was put on alert this week after experiencing increased seismic activity and several minor earthquakes. The Japan Meteorological Agency raised the alert level to 2 (out of 5), which means that no one should...

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Juxtaposed under the shadow of the high-rise (and high-class) Gangnam District, Seoul’s Guryong slum is a revealing—and perhaps unexpected—example of the extent of poverty in which many South Korean elderly live. In fact, relative to other developed nations, South Korea has the highest senior poverty rates. This slum serves...

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Japan’s dirty laundry is being aired out in public again, as the country’s “schoolgirl used underwear biz” once more finds itself in the news. Japan: Loads of convenience? Check. 24-hour conbini (convenience stores) dot the land. Offering not only a seemingly endless variety of food (fresh and prepackaged) and...

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I’ll admit it. Those “Shot on iPhone 6” billboards actually got me a bit excited about all the potential the iPhone’s camera possesses. The pictures look fantastic, and it’s difficult to believe that a phone camera can produce such vivid shots. Naturally, the promise of an amazing camera on...

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Scantily clad car models have been banned from this week’s Shanghai Auto Exhibition, the biggest car show in China. The reason? According to Chinese media, these “car babes” have been labeled a distraction as they divert show goers’ attention away from the actual cars. This follows in the wake...

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Even though 54, French daredevil Eric Barone still has an insatiable need for speed, recently breaking his own speed record on a custom mountain bike by riding it down the world’s steepest snow track. He topped out at 138.75 mph (223.3 kph). The previous record was set in 2000...

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Stowing away in the wheel housing of a passenger airliner certainly is one way to save on flights. And that’s exactly what 21-year-old Indonesian Mario Ambarita just did on an island-hopper flight from Sumatra to Jakarta. According to reports, Ambarita researched online how to sneak aboard an aircraft, as...

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Thailand’s Ministry of Culture recently stated that not only are “underboob” selfie photos inappropriate but they are also possibly worthy of jail time. Women in Thailand who post underboob selfies on social media sites could now face up to five years in jail for doing so. How the authorities...

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