Featured category: East Asia

The North Korean reality show about haircuts, the impressive moves of the smallest sumo wrestler in Japan, Hong Kong’s backwards-named street, and Mao Zedong’s epic war… against sparrows.

For your consideration, the 2004 North Korean reality TV show Let’s Trim our Hair in Accordance with the Socialist Lifestyle.


Mainoumi Shūhei is famous for defeating sumo wrestlers more than twice his weight.


There’s a street in Hong Kong that is “Alexander” spelled backwards – and no-one seems to know why.


In 1958 Mao Zedong’s government declared war on all of the sparrows in China. They succeeded… but at what cost?

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