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Inside The World Of Japanese Love Hotels

July 22, 2014 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

japanese love hotels

From rooms kitted out like medical clinics where couples can play "doctors and nurses" to grottos where it is permanently Christmas, Japan’s "Love Hotels" cater to almost every taste, offering a few hours of reasonably-priced privacy in a crowded country. Given that approximately 40,000 of them exist throughout the country, the chances of you coming across a Love Hotel are pretty high should you ever visit Japan on your travels. Their reason for being is simple: Love Hotels offer Japanese couples, particularly those who live at home with family and therefore lack privacy, a discreet place to stay when feeling amorous; be it for an hour or a night. Booking a stay almost-anonymously is possible due to a lack of public-facing staff; all bookings being made by way of automated reception desks. Of course, many of these hotels, in an effort to both stand out from the crowd and cater for those couples with a particular kink, are themed. Here are some of the most intriguing.

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A Damn Fine Collection Of Fascinating Photos

July 21, 2014 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

Best missed call ever

fascinating photos

 

Husband Sends Wife a Spreadsheet Detailing Everytime She Denied Him Sex (article)

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Russian Prison Tattoos And Their Meaning

July 21, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

This convicts apparently random tattoos denote his rank within the criminal world. They embody a thief’s complete ‘service record’, his entire biography, detailing all of his achievements and failures, his promotions and demotions, his ‘secondments’ to jail and his ‘transfers’ to different types of ‘work’. A thief’s tattoos are his ‘passport’, ‘case file’, ‘awards record’, ‘diplomas’ and ‘epitaphs’. In this world a man with no tattoos has no social status whatsoever. Across the chest ‘Death is not vengeance / the dead don’t suffer’. On the arms ‘I live in sin / I die laughing’.

The dagger through the neck shows that the prisoner committed murder while in prison, and that he is available to ‘hire’ for further murders. The bells on the feet indicate that he served his time in full (‘to the bell’), the manacles on the ankles mean that the sentences were over five years. ‘Ring’ tattoos on the fingers show the status of the criminal when the rest of his body is covered. The ‘thieves’ stars’ on the knees carry the symbolic meaning ‘I will not kneel before the police’.

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Then vs Now (43 Photos)

July 18, 2014 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

pictures of then vs now

pictures of then vs now

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How To Be As Big And Badass As The Rock

July 18, 2014 | 10 Comments » | Topics: Awesomeness, Interesting |

the rock training regime

The Rock says he had one look in mind when preparing for his role in Hercules “big and mean”. And it required a diet of herculean proportions to do it. The actor undertook an eating regime which he calls the “12 Labours” diet in reference to the 12 difficult feats the mythical son of Zeus had to undertake. Johnson uploaded a picture of his diet on Instagram today which detailed each of his seven daily meals.

“Generally, I eat six or seven times a day,” he told bodybuilding.com. “It’s about getting enough protein to aid lean muscle growth, and everything is very precisely measured depending on what targets I’m looking to hit for that day. Lots of protein, good carbs, and veggies. Nutrition is so important, it can’t be stressed enough.

“For Hercules, it was a 22-week diet, full on. I’d eat a bunch of egg whites, filet mignon, chicken, fish, oatmeal, broccoli, asparagus, a baked potato, cream of rice, salad and complex carbs. All of this measured and weighed.”

Our training is key, but diet is crucial. Here’s my diet I did every day for 6 months while shooting #HERCULESMovie A ton of calories, cause I had to support my 2xs a day training and 12hr shooting days. Plus I only had one crack at making HERCULES EPIC so I committed. Adjust the diet to your personal goals and have fun. Nemean Lion blood is optional. #TeamHercules #ItAllStartsInTheKitchen #FOCUS

The Rock's training and eating regime for Hercules The Movie

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11 Gloriously Debaucherous Rockstar Stories

July 17, 2014 | 5 Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

crazy rock and roll stories

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Bullets Sliced Perfectly In Half

July 17, 2014 | No Comments » | Topics: Interesting |

1. (left) 7.62x51mm Plastic short-range training tracer, a type of ‘Simunition’ training ammo, designed for short-range training ranges where stray bullets and ricochets could be a concern (the whole blue section is the projectile). This one has a radiogenic tracer pellet that allows visual tracking of the round in daylight and night conditions. 2. (center) 7.92mm Mauser – an early German bullet used during the wars of the first half of the 20th century, however, during WWII, it was one of the few cartridges used by both the Axis and Allies. This particular specimen seems to be a ‘sabotage’ exploding cartridge, as it appears to be loaded with a blasting cap and a small amount of explosive. 3. (right) 6.5x55mm wood bullet, usually used for drill rounds or for blanks in automatic weapons. The reason they are used in automatic weapons is that the wood bullet generates enough pressure to operate the action, but is normally shredded by a muzzle attachment.

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This Is What Drugs Look Like Under A Microscope

July 15, 2014 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Interesting |

Crystal Meth

drugs viewed under a microscope

Whether legal or illegal, drugs come in all different shapes and sizes including small painkiller pills, liquid cough syrup, and everything in between. These many forms are easy to see with the naked eye but, artist Sarah Schönfeld wondered how the substances might react with other chemicals.

Posing the questions, What all these substances actually look like when their essence is visually depicted?, she took drops of various drugs and squeezed them onto negative film that had already been exposed.

In reaction with the film coating, the chemicals grew and expanded into amorphous shapes and vibrant colors that produced wonderfully abstract photographs, a series called All You Can Feel. She explains, “The shapes and colors that appeared showed unique characteristics and revealed unique internal universes.”

Ketamin

drugs viewed under a microscope

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