14 Terrifying Japanese Monsters, Myths, and Spirits

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The Japanese are very much into their spirits. There are hundreds of them, many harmless, many tragic, and more than a few just mischievous. There actually aren’t too many evil spirits wandering the country… but there are a few, and you don’t want to mess with any of them. Here are 14 reasons to avoid Japanese relationships, Japanese bathrooms, Japanese babies and pretty much the entirety of Japan.

Jim Henson’s Muppet Computer – 1969

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“The machine possesses supreme intelligence, a faultless memory, and a beautiful soul,” H14 says of himself, before vaporizing a cute little bird who just happens to fly by — and promptly correcting the bit about the beautiful soul. You see, H14 can nuke even the cutest of birds without batting an electrical eyelash, and that’s nothing but a good thing. As “mere mortals wallow in a sea of emotionalism,” it can concentrate on the task at hand: “digesting oceans of information in a single all-encompassing gulp.”

Exclusive Interview W/ Wednesday Mourning

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Exclusive Interview W/ Wednesday Mourning (Oddities – San Francisco)

-MAD

10/16/13

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-MAD: Ms. Wednesday, it’s a pleasure to speak with you today! I’m a big fan of ODDITIES, and ODDITIES: San Francisco, of which you are a cast member. Haven’t missed an episode yet! For those who aren’t yet familiar with the show, can you please give a brief run-down of what people can expect, air time and station?

-WM: “Oddities San Francisco” follows the staff and transactions of Loved to Death, a oddity store located in the unusual Height-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Our second season finale will air October 29th at 10 pm on the Science channel.

 

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Top 7 Most Feared Japanese Monsters

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Unlike the rest of the world, though, a full 50 percent of the myths from Japan exist solely to confuse and befuddle those who hear about them, because they only make sense in the way a porn star makes a good role model. In an effort to better elucidate these things, I’ll try to give them a pop culture equivalent so you have a basis of comparison. VIA: –UNIQUE DAILY