January 28, 2009

Pics from the News: Horny Lizard Edition

The links in this article will all be to Japanese news stories, to help people study.


An rakugo artist and a member of Morning Musume will be appearing in a play entitled "Cheap is a taboo word" [video link]. They spared no expense on the hat.


A hundred and 111 year old lizard-like-thing (a Tuatara) has just become a father for the first time. His wife is 80. Say, we just had that frisky panda story the other day.



These folks are gathering waribashi in order to recycle them into Japanese-style paper. I'm glad to see some recycling being done; sometimes I feel like I am the only person in this country that uses maihashi. English explanation of waribashi and maihashi* here.



An old farmer has discovered that chickens really like Mozart. They lay about twice as many eggs, and bigger ones at that, when listening; possibly because of a calming effect. They even screech less often. Oddly enough, Enkas had the opposite effect.

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Bonus English story: The humongous Pit family arrives in Japan.

Bonus Headgear story (also English): Becky has started a fashion line. What do you think of her choice of headgear though? Who would win a fight between her and the top story in this entry?

Bonus vocab: 鳴かなくなった (came to not crow) is a very funny phrase to me for alliteration reasons.
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*I just like maispelling better.