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It’s hard to find public trash cans in Tokyo

It's not easy to find public trash cans in Tokyo (other than bottle-and-can recycling bins next to drink vending machines). Even so, there's hardly any litter on the ground. When I travel to Japan, I always keep a plastic bag in my knapsack to store trash until I come across a rare public gomibako (Tip: ...

Penn Jillette remarks on (mostly phony) magic tricks in pop culture

"But remember, I lie."

In this video, legendary magician Penn Jillette watches clips from TV and movies that feature magic tricks of one kind or another, and then gives his honest opinion about what's actually going on. ("Instant Stooging" is totally going to be my next band's name.)

Why is he doing this? Well, ...

Picard trailer

Here's the trailer for CBS's forthcoming series focusing on the further adventures of Starfleet Captain Jean Luc Picard, starring Patrick Stewart. I'd hoped for a sci-fi mix of ****** She Wrote and Le Carre's George Smiley novels (Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy, etc), posing a well-retired and wryly dysphoric Picard getting reembroiled in things. That's the ...

Freequences, Alexandre Dubosc’s latest mesmerizing “caketrope”

No one makes a cake-based zoetrope like French artist Alexandre Dubosc (previously). He spent three months on his latest caketrope, "Freequences," and it's a completely mesmerizing visual and auditory experience. Want to see how the sausage, er cake, is made? Visit his website to see the "Making OeuF."

(***-wee Herman) Read ...

The trailer for Top Gun: Maverick buzzed the tower today

If you managed to miss watching Top Gun over the past three decades, lemme catch you up: **** YEAH JETS! As thin as the plot of the original was, you'll likely be able to dive into the film's sequel without too much trouble.

If you enjoy short Scientologists reliving the glory of one of their most ...

TikTok tests an Instagram-style grid and other changes

Short-form video app TikTok, the fourth most downloaded app in the world as of last quarter, is working on several new seemingly Instagram-inspired features — including a Discover page, a grid-style layout similar to Instagram Explore, an Account Switcher, and more. The features were uncovered this week by reverse-engineering specialist Jane Manchun Wong, who published ...

This soup has been simmering for 45 years in a Bangkok restaurant

A family-run restaurant in Bangkok has had a the same giant *** of soup simmering for 45 years. When it runs low, they top it off.

From Great Big Story:

It’s a beef noodle soup called neua tuna. It simmers in a giant ***. Fresh meat like raw sliced beef, tripe and other organs is added ...