TGIF: Thank Goodness for Interspecies Friendship

Meet Maru the hamster and Mogu the cat, two furry and bewhiskered friends who live together with their human, Japanese Twitter user @Hachi_Arnm. They love a good evening cuddle: https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/985806749578883073 Followed by some mutual snoot sniffing, after which Maru sets about seeking the softest, warmest place to settle in: https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/985808476059258881 https://twitter.com/Hachi_Arnm/status/957217112543473664 Maru also enjoys using Mogu …

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The Mysterious Fish vs. Monday Blues

Because sometimes what you need most, especially on a Monday, is a video of Nazo no Sakana, aka The Mysterious Fish, mascot of Japanese professional baseball team the Chiba Lotte Marines, retrieving their "luggage" at the Honolulu Airport. The week can't help but look brighter knowing this colorful character walks among us. No one, and I …

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Akira 100%: Japan’s Hypnotic Naked Cure for Your Monday Blues

Monday? What's Monday? You won't remember either after watching Japanese comedian Akira 100% display his skills with a metal tray, a small silver pendulum, and his own body, which is completely naked save for a sparkly yellow bowtie. In addition to the nude antics themselves, there's something about how utterly delighted he is with himself for …

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