The Strangest Japanese “Love Hotel” Names, Ranked Entertainment 

The Strangest Japanese “Love Hotel” Names, Ranked

Japan (GV) – A recent survey has ranked the top ten strangest “love hotel” names in Japan. Coming out on top? “Banana & Donut.” @daitoshonagikai バナナとドーナツってラブホもよくこの名前にしたなって思いますw pic.twitter.com/1bBoNL9HJo — Alice@熊本城マラソン2月19日 (@ab_k2) December 12, 2016 “Banana & Donut” is the perfect name for a love hotel. “Banana & Donut,” which as recently as 2013 was ranked as having only the tenth-weirdest name, is a “love hotel” (known as a ラブホ, or rabuho in Japanese) in Saga Prefecture in western Japan. Visitors to such hotels pay per hour or for an overnight stay, typically for a private place to have sex. Some tourists Read More

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Filipino Government Orders Free Contraception for Six Million Women Women 

Filipino Government Orders Free Contraception for Six Million Women

(Sputnik) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order for his government to ensure that the estimated 6-million Filipino women who do not have access to contraceptives be allowed to have them for free. Of the six million identified, said Philippine economic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia, two million are beneath the poverty line. Those two million will be the first to receive free coverage by 2018, with the others to soon follow. Pernia claimed that 11 Filipinos die every day as a result of complications from pregnancy. He hoped that extended access to contraceptives will lower this number, as well as the rate of teen pregnancy in the country. The Philippine Read More

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Beemageddon: Pesticides Kill Over 10 Million Pollinators in Brazil Unaimed 

Beemageddon: Pesticides Kill Over 10 Million Pollinators in Brazil

Brazil (Sputnik) – An estimated 10 million honey bees were killed over several days in the countryside of São Paulo state, Brazil. The suspected cause of death is reported to be airborne pesticides. In a matter of days, 136 beehives in the municipality of Porto Ferreira were destroyed. “Not even the queen bees managed to survive,” Wanderley Fardin, owner of the affected apiaries, told Xapuri. “The ground is littered with dead bees. Those that are left are flying about with nowhere to go.” Fardin said that the pesticides destroyed forty years of work and generated a loss of around one ton of honey and R$250,000 (about $78,000) in financial losses. He will Read More

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The Surveillance State Seen through a ‘Black Mirror’ Entertainment 

The Surveillance State Seen through a ‘Black Mirror’

(FEE) – The Netflix series, Black Mirror, has garnered a great deal of attention recently for its Twilight Zone feel which leaves many viewers both slightly disturbed and intrigued. Complete with the same bizarre plot twists that Twilight Zone provided to older generations, some of the episodes of Black Mirror are rather shocking, to say the least. However, while shock value definitely seems to be a primary goal of the series, each episode has deep underlying themes which often include a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to government intervention in a technology-driven world. Permanent Bans “Hated in the Read More

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Nightmare or Reality? Sex Robots Could Replace Humans by 2050 Beauty 

Nightmare or Reality? Sex Robots Could Replace Humans by 2050

(Sputnik) – Sex as we used to know it could soon be replaced with robots, German Spiegel Online wrote, referring to several experts. According to British researcher Ian Pearson, this reality could already happen by 2050. In his report, the expert described a future in which brothels and strip clubs with robots will be an absolutely normal part of life. The machines will be able to tirelessly fulfill all desires of their customers. Manufacturers are mulling creating a robot, similar to a human, that allows its sex partner to do everything he or she wants. At the same time, similarities between robots and humans could pose a serious Read More

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