OLDEST MAN IN THE WORLD IS NEW YORKER SALUSTIANO SANCHEZ BLAZQUEZ, 112 YEARS OLD AND SECRET IS EATING A BANANA A DAY

Record-holder: Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez, 112, pictured, became the world's oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died on June 12 at age 116

New Yorker, 112, now the oldest man in the world – thanks to eating a banana a day

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DANGEROUS FOOD: THE 9 DEADLIEST FOODS IN THE WORLD TO EAT

The 9 Deadliest Foods On The Planet

Turner Wright, Vagabondish BusinessInsider

SAN NAK JI – KOREA 

Humans are one of the few creatures on this planet who have the capability of ignoring our basic survival instinct. We jump out of perfectly good airplanes, something that still sets off alarms in the most veteran skydivers.

We push ourselves to the edge of death and back with physical demands on our bodies that defy reason: ultramarathons in the desert, living in microgravity, setting the world record for holding one’s breath under water. Continue reading

COL. SANDERS ICONIC WHITE SUIT SOLD DURING DALLAS AUCTION TO KFC EXECUTIVE IN JAPAN FOR $21,510

Popular: Col Sanders is well known in Japan, where the KFCs have statues of him outside

Iconic white suit belonging to Col Sanders is sold to chief executive of KFC in Japan for $21,510

  • Suit will be displayed at Tokyo KFC where Col Sanders is a popular figure
  • Dallas auction also sold gun belt belonging to Jesse James
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CHINA BEATS AMERICA: CHINA’S SUPERCOMPUTER IS THE FASTEST IN THE WORLD

China beats America to the world’s fastest supercomputer title – and it’s faster than 338 MILLION ordinary PCs put together

  • China’s Tianhe-2 supercomputer is double the speed of the previous American world record holder, Titan
  • It can perform 33,860 trillion calculations per second was built by China’s National University of Defense Technology
  • The average computer performs around 100 million calculations per second

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CLONE FACTORY: JAPANESE BRIDES CLONING THEMSELVES INTO DOLLS USING A SPECIAL 3D PRINTER TO IMMORTALISE THEIR WEDDING DAY

Japanese brides buying £932 3D printed clones so they can be immortalised on their special day

  • Factory in Tokyo uses multiple cameras, computers and printers to clone
  • Process is popular among brides and for remembering occasions
  • Blogger Danny Choo tried and documented the process

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LIFELIKE ANDROID ROBOT: HUMANLIKE ROBOT MADE PUBLIC APPEARANCE AT FUTURISTIC CONFERENCE

By Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer |

NEW YORK — An extremely humanlike robot made a public appearance today (June 15) here at the Global Futures 2045 International Congress, a futuristic conference focused on the technological singularity.

Japanese roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro, director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University, Japan, described some of his efforts to develop lifelike androids. But there were two Hiroshi Ishiguros onstage: the living, breathing one and a robotic lookalike. The bot’s human resemblance was striking, even down to its tiny movements and blinking eyes.

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THE AMAZING JAPANESE ARTY LATTE PERFECTED IN 5 MINUTES USING TOOTHPICK AND A SPOON

Coffee sculptureIntricate: Some sculptures, such as this cat watching fish in a pond, spread over two cups. Many show popular cartoon characters, such as the three-eyed aliens from Toy Story

  • Kazuki Yamamato creates turns his hands to both portraits and sculpture
  • The barista has created bunnies, hippos and even giraffes
  • His skills have earned him 82,000 followers on Twitter

By David Gardner

If you like to play with the froth on your coffee, here’s a challenge for you – could you make something as striking as these?

The rabbit, hippo and giraffe emerging from the coffee cups are the astonishing work of a barista in a Japanese cafe. Japanese latte artist Kazuki Yamamoto has taken coffee art to a higher level. While others may try swirling their flat images on foam, the 26-year-old specialises in building 3-D sculptures, some of them even climbing out of one cup and into another.

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