Being a “bagel head” is, indeed, currently in vogue in Tokyo. Japanese body modification photographer Ryoichi “Keroppy” Maeda brought this trend to Japan in 2007 when he set up a team and started doing forehead infusions as a form of extreme body modification. He first witnessed the bizarre practice in 1999 at a body modification show in Toronto. He experienced it himself in 2003, and eventually asked permission from the artist who perfected the technique to bring it to Japan.

People resort to such extreme body modification techniques because they are into this kind of stuff and are always looking for ways to set themselves apart from the crowd and enjoying being freaks for one night.

The trend was featured in National Geographic’s “Taboo: Bagel Heads” on September 27, 2012, during which three Japanese opted to have injections on their forehead just to be “in” for the latest body modification trend in Japan.

“Bagel heading,” as the procedure is being called, can be performed at registered body modification clinics – the type of place that administers piercings and tattoos. Practitioners will insert a needle in the forehead to inject about 400 cc of saline solution (a sterile salt water safe for the human body) through an IV drip in order to create a swollen forehead-sized blob. The large bubble takes about two hours to form completely, at which point the body artist removes the drip and presses a thumb into the middle of the blob (or blobs) to create an a large, bagel-like shape on the person’s forehead.

Three Japanese bagelheads

The blob is just temporary, lasting for about 16 to 24 hours, after which the saline will eventually get absorbed by the body and the shape of the forehead goes back to normal.

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Apple’s iPhone 5 is now available in select countries around the world but it has not been released in Netherlands. So a team from who got their hands on the device a week early in the Netherlands thought it would be hilarious to play a prank with the first iPhone 5 on the busiest street in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

The pranksters wanted to catch people’s high jinks when they stumble upon a new iPhone in the middle of Leidseplein, a busy square in Amsterdam with one the busiest foot traffic in the city. After securing the phone to the pavement using Super Glue, they set up a hidden camera to capture people’s perplexed reactions as they tried to pick up the phone.

The new iPhone 5 glued to the street

Sure enough, the iPhone 5 caught the eye of nearly every passer-by. Most of them attempted to pick up the phone, before realizing that it was glued to the ground. Some made multiple attempts to grab the phone. They either ran off red-faced and giggling, or got frustrated and attempted to kick the handset free but to no vail.

The YouTube video of the prank has gone viral, garnering more than 1 million views since it was uploaded on September 21. Have a good laugh!

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The video of a 5-year-old pianist from Hong Kong has become viral, garnering more than 1.3 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube on February 11 this year.

Amazing 5-Year Old Pianist

In the YouTube video uploaded by his father Andy Lee, the little prodigy is mesmerizing with his amazing hand movements as he performed two songs, Eric Thiman’s “Flood Time” and another song titled “Air”.

Swaying enthusiastically to the music as he plays with vigour, he displays his love for music. And he is real cute too!


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Park Jae-Sang, 34, an eccentric South Korean hip hop artist better known by his stage name “Psy”, has become a global online hit after a video of his latest song “Gangnam Style” went viral, garnering more than 15 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube on July 15.

Park Jae-Sang

The YouTube video features the Berklee College of Music graduate performing the so-called “horse dance” — similar to riding a horse.

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The YouTube video of Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke’s sexy warm-up dance at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona last week has shaken things up on the internet, with the video garnering over 6 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube on July 18.

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As a camera aimed at her, the 91-year-old Jenneke sexily wiggled her hips, jumped up and down and bounced around at her starting point.

Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke

On Twitter, one user commented that she “might be the hottest hurdler ever.”

After the warm-up dance, the Sydney native came in fifth in the women’s 100-meter hurdle heat.

While Jenneke is not participating in this Olympics in London, news reports said that she will compete for Australia in next Olympics in 2016 at Brazil.



Xi’an Up Close 《西安零距离》, an investigative journalism programme which airs on Xi’an TV, has become an international laughing stock after airing a report on June 17 on a “mystery mushroom” which was discovered by villagers in a rural part of the city.

Residents of the Liucunbu village on the outskirts of the capital of the Shaanxi province came across a strange fungi-like object while drilling a new well. They then contacted the local TV station for help and reporter Ye Yunfeng was despatched to the village to follow up.

The news report on the mysterious "mushroom"

One villager who was there during the fateful discovery of the unidentified object tells the reporter, “When we dug down to about 80m deep, we fished out this long, fleshy object. It’s got a nose and an eye, but we have no idea what it is!”

“Even our 80-year-old neighbour here says he has never seen anything like this before,” he adds.

Reporter Ye then begins to describe the curious object as the camera pans in on it. “As we can all see, this looks like a type of fungus, on both ends of which you’ll find mushroom heads.”

“On this side, you can see what looks like a pair of lips,” she adds. “And on that side, there is a tiny hole which extends all the way back to this side. The object looks very shiny, and it feels really fleshy and meaty too.”

“I’ve done my own research on the internet,” says the afore-mentioned villager. “It’s a type of lingzhi mushroom, called the taisui.”

Without skipping a beat, reporter Ye chimes in with her own research, saying this type of lingzhi is generally found in the Shaanxi region deep underground and is hence rarely seen. “When the Emperor Qin Shi Huang was on the hunt for the secret to longevity,” she elucidates, “it is said he discovered this lingzhi was the answer.”

Viewers who saw the report on Sunday immediately identified the mystery mushroom as a double-headed masturbation toy with an artificial vajayjay (vagina)on one side and an artificial anus on the other. Yes, you read that right, it was a jack-off aid that some guy used to spank his one-eye monster  when he wasn’t getting it from his wife.

Overnight, the video of the news report went viral on the Internet, chalking up a few million views across multiple video-sharing sites.

The next day, the embarrassed TV show issued the following apology on its Sina Weibo profile:

An open letter to all netizens and viewers: Hi everyone, one of our news reports which aired last night has made everyone laugh. This incident has been widely followed, shared and commented on. As our reporter was still very young and unwise to the ways of the world, this report has brought great inconvenience to everyone. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for your criticism and correction. Please forgive our oversight!


The villagers of Liucunbu, in the meanwhile, heaved a sigh of relief that they had put a hold on their  temptation to stir-fry the “mushroom” to taste its “yumminess.”

In a wacky sense, maybe there is a little bit of truth to the reporter’s  assessment that the “mushroom” is a lingzhi treasured for promoting longevity. It may promote the longevity of some men’s sex lives, hahaha!

You must view the video of the news report… is hilarious!

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A wedding proposal video ‘Isaac’s Live Lip-Dub Proposal’ has gone viral on the web, garnering almost 1 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube yesterday. It has also become a hot topic on Twitter with many calling it “the best proposal ever”.

The 5minutes 53seconds long video starts with the message: “On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, I told my girlfriend, Amy, to meet me at my parent’s house. When she arrived I had stationed my brother to sit her on the back of a Honda CRV with some headphones on. He ‘wanted to play her a song’.

Isaac’s brother the starts the show off by banging a saucepan after giving Amy some headphones to wear.

To the sound of Bruno Mars’ ‘Marry You’, Amy is then serenaded by her and boyfriend Isaac’s friends and family as her car moves slowly along the street.

A couple jump out and start dancing before tossing some flowers to Amy. Family and friends then jump in view to take part in the dance.

Friends and relatives taking part in the dance


As the song finishes, Isaac, from Portland, Oregon, emerges through a tunnel of people. He kneels  and asks Amy for her hand in marriage.

Isaac approaches Amy

Isaac pops his question

She says yes and the happy couple embraces to great applause.

She says yes and the couple embraces

The video ends with the following message from Isaac: “To the 60+ friends and family who helped me put this together: Thank you. You’ll never know the extent of my gratitude.

“And to my sweet pea.. thanks for saying yes.”

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Maxim has released its Hot 100 2012, the definitive list of the world’s most beautiful women. And Israeli supermodel and former Leonardo DiCaprio love interest Bar Refaeli is officially the hottest woman on the planet, according to the Maxim list.

Bar Refaeli the Hottest Woman of 2012

The Maxim Hot 100 is usually created in-house, but this year the magazine decided to let readers vote. And because of the crowd input, the Maxim 100 has a few surprises on it. It includes, at No. 92, Amanda Knox, the young woman who was convicted of murdering the woman who shared an apartment with her in Italy.  The conviction was overturned last October.

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A day after his social media company’s mammoth $104 billion IPO, Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan tied the knot in a secret ceremony on Saturday at his home in Palo Alto, California, capping a busy week for the couple.

Mark Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Pricillia Chan

Mark announced the news where else but on Facebook by adding a life event “Married Priscilla Chan” on his timeline and updating his status to ‘married’ on Saturday afternoon.

Discarding his trademark hoodie, Zuckerberg wore a dark suit and tie, while Chan wore a sleeveless white wedding dress with lace.

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Supermodel Ai Shang Zhen (艾尚真) is China’s most “mathematically flawless” beauty, being deemed perfect in every respect.

Ai Sheng Zhen

Ai Shang Zhen

Ai Shang Zhen

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