Chinese Street Cleaner Has Donated $25,000 Over the Last 30 Years to Put 37 Disadvantaged Kids Through School

02.20.2017 Photos by Sina Weibo Zhao Yongjiu, a 56-year-old street cleaner from Shenyang, China, recently won the internet after it was revealed that over the last three decades he has helped fund the education of 37 impoverished children by donating most of his monthly salary. Every day, the kindhearted sanitation worker leaves his home in Shenyang, China’s[…]

How Neighbors Turned Unused Buildings into a Thriving Community Hub

Fair State’s annual Co-Optoberfest brings Northeast Minneapolis together through beer, brats, and Bavarian-style merriment every fall. As rents rise and independent businesses in Minneapolis lose their leases to large national chains, a first-of-its-kind co-op found a solution. By Christa Hillstrom / 02.03.2017 After years of brewing at home, Evan Sallee and his partners at Fair[…]

Check Out This Amazing Renovated Bus Turned Into A Family Home On Wheels

By Alexa Erickson / 12.29.2016 Quit your job, travel the world, be free. There are a lot of movements gaining steam out there that promote quitting the rat race, embracing minimalism, putting experiences before owning things, lowering your carbon footprint, and embracing sustainability, among other admirable initiatives. With countless studies revealing how the typical American diet, job, and[…]

Would You Pay $30,000 to Have a Beer Tailored to Your DNA?

A London-based brewery has recently launched a unique service that uses cutting edge genetic profiling to create “the world’s most personalised beer”, based on the client’s DNA profile. And it “only” costs £25,000 ($30,550). Ciaran Giblin, the brewmaster of Meantime Brewery, was the world’s first brewer to have a beer tailored to his own DNA, and was so[…]

Christmas in Japan

Tokyo Christmas Illuminations, Mikimoto Jumbo Christmas Tree By Muza-chan / 12.19.2011 Muza-chan’s Gate to Japan Since the number of Christians in Japan is relatively low (under 1%), the Christmas day is not a national holiday and the Christmas in Japan is mainly a commercial event. However, there are several typical Christmas customs and traditions taking[…]

New Service Lets You Send Chocolate-Covered World’s Hottest Pepper Anonymously

12.19.2016 Pepper Bomb Your Mom is a new online service that allows you to send chocolate-covered Carolina Reaper peppers – the world’s hottest peppers – to your friends/enemies anonymously, for just $9.99. This past summer, 18-year-old friends Lizzy and Sabrina shot to internet fame after filming themselves doing the world’s hottest pepper challenge and posting the[…]

Inspiring Paraplegic Athlete Climbs 500-Meter High Mountain in His Wheelchair

\ 12.16.2016 On December 9th, 2011, champion rock-climber Lai Chi-wai suffered a motorcycle accident that left him paralyzed from the waste down. On the same day, five years later, he climbed Hong Kong’s iconic Lion Rock once again, this time in a wheelchair. 33-year-old Lai Chi-wai is a four-time winner of the Asian Rock Climbing Championships, but[…]

Bangkok’s Husky Cafe

12.14.2016 If you’re a dog lover visiting Bangkok, you simply must stop by the True Love Café, a wonderful place where you can get a taste of Thai cuisine, or enjoy some refreshments in the company of dozens of adorable huskies. The True Love Café opened in 2013, when Chotiros Ratanabirabongse, Paw for short, a long-time husky breeder, decided to[…]

Danish Company Turns Shipping Containers into Affordable Floating Student Apartments

11.23.2016 Urban Rigger, a housing and architect firm in Denmark, has come up with an eco-friendly way to provide affordable and comfortable accommodations to cash-strapped students living in big cities. Their innovative “container dorms” are made up of modified shipping containers floating on a platform in urban harbors. For many students, having to save money[…]

These Realistic-Looking Leather Shoes Are Actually Made of Chocolate, Cost More Than Real Shoes

11.25.2016 Featuring perfectly replicated seams, soles and shoelaces, as well as impressively realistic finish, these life-size chocolate shoes seem made of genuine brown leather. The “Gentleman’s Radiance” chocolate line is the creation of master chocolatier Motohiro Okai of Rihga Royal Hotel’s chocolate boutique L’éclat, in Osaka, Japan. Each leather show measures 26 centimeters (10.2 inches) in length, and is crafted exclusively from chocolate, including[…]

Corona Brewery Founder makes Everyone in His Home Village a Millionaire

11.25.2016 The 80 inhabitants of a small Spanish village by the name of Cerezales del Condado have all become millionaires overnight, after inheriting roughly $210 million from Antonino Fernández, the founder of the world famous Corona Brewery. Fernández was born and raised in Cerezales del Condado, before emigrating to Mexico in 1949, at the age of 32, to work[…]

Chinese Company Forces Employees to Eat Live Worms for Not Meeting Sales Target

11.15.2016 Photos by Weibo Chinese companies have been known to subject their employees to some of the most unusual and degrading punishments imaginable, but this latest one takes the cake. According to recent new reports, a company Hanzhong, Shaanxi province, decided to punish who failed to meet their sales targets by feeding them a disgusting cocktail of[…]

Chinese Drivers Who Blind Others with Full-Beam Headlights Forced to Stare into the Light by Police

11.03.2016 When driving at night, there’s nothing quite as annoying as being blinded by the full-beam headlights of another vehicle. Recognizing this problem, the police department recently started punishing offenders by making them stare at their own headlights for a full minute. Hopefully, this will make them see the error of their ways. On November 1st,[…]