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Japanese Teens Need to Have More Sex

31 Jan

Japan has one of the oldest and quickest aging populations in the world. The country has not reached replacement rate for its population for quite some time and the population will likely decrease by a third by 2060. In spite of this rapid population decline, young people appear unwilling to help the situation, if a recent survey is to be believed.

According to the results of the survey, young people simply don’t want to have sex. More than one third of all male teens between the ages of 16-19 (36%) insist they are “indifferent or adverse” towards having sex. The numbers are even more shocking for female teens. 59 percent of female teens aged 16-19 feel the same way towards doing the nasty. Those numbers represent an increase of 19 and 12 percent, respectively, since the survey was last conducted in 2008.

Married couples didn’t do well in the survey either. Among the married couples surveyed, “vague reluctance after child birth,” “can’t be bothered,” and “fatigue from work” were cited as the top three reasons for not being intimate. Over 40 percent of married couples hadn’t had intercourse within the last month, according to the survey.

Doesn’t sound like the population crisis is going to get any better anytime soon.

Photo: Danny Choo

Scary New Footage From Japan Disasters

12 Apr

With each coming day it seems like there is a new horrifying video from the Japan disasters. In this case, here’s a new video of the tsunami and new aerial footage of the damage to the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor site (which was just today reclassified as a 7 on the disaster scale, out of a possible 7).

1) Tsunami Footage: This horrifying footage shows villagers fleeing on foot as the wall of water flows into their city. It looks like everyone makes it to the hill, but just barely.

2) Fukushima Damage: New aerial footage shows how devastated the nuclear power plant reamins. These images are particularly shocking because the situation actually seemed to be improving previously.

Unluckiest Honeymoon Encounters Six Natural Disasters

11 Apr

You really must feel for swedish couple Stefan and Erika Svanstrom who have had one heck of an unlucky honeymoon. You see, everywhere they turn, disaster happens. Over the course of their trip, they’ve come across six natural disasters. Those disasters, in order:

1. In December, the newly married couple set off on their four-month long honeymoon. They couldn’t leave though because they were stranded in Munich, in the midst of one of Europe’s worst snowstorms.

2. Their next stop turned out to be in the middle of a cyclone (Cairns). Thankfully, this disaster spared the city, for the most part.

3. They moved on to Brisbane, which saw historic levels of flooding that crippled the Australian state.

4.  Their next encounter was with the troublesome brushfires in Perth. The couple was ecacuated and forced to spend an evening on a concrete floor.

5. After the incident in Perth, the couple opted to move on to New Zealand. Right before they arrived, the 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch.

6. Finally, they moved on to Tokyo, where the 8.0 magnitude earthquake struck about a month ago.

Talk about an unlucky honeymoon. Thankfully, the couple (and their infant daughter) was largely injured and maintained their sense of humor.

“We’ve certainly experienced more than our fair share of catastrophes in a marriage, but the most important thing is that we’re still going strong. I know marriages have to endure some trials, but I think we have been through most of them,” Mr. Svanstrom told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Incredible Pictures From Japan Disaster

25 Mar

The Boston Globe‘s Big Picture and The Daily Mail show some striking pictures from the various disasters in Japan.

First the scenes of devastation from across the country:

The first photographs of the Fukushima 50— those workers who stayed behind to prevent a nuclear meltdown. Of the original 50, five of them have already died.

Survivors have taken up refugee at dozens of makeshift locations across the country.

Finally, look at how quickly this road was repaired. Six days after the quake, it’s ready for use again.

Ann Coulter Says Japanese Nuclear Radiation Good For You

22 Mar

Ann Coulter

Gosh, have I been following the wrong news sources for the past couple of decades. Turns out, the media hysteria is to blame for me foolishly believing that nuclear radiation could have a negative impact on my body. Conservative columnist Ann Coulter wrote a story for her website called “The Glowing Report on Radiation.” In that report we learn that a growing body of scientific work actually suggests that periodic exposure to radiation helps activate your cells’ cancer fighting resources.

In an appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s show, Coulter did her best to defend herself from O’Reilly himself. He said that prevailing wisdom suggests we should avoid large-scale radiation, pointing to the atomic bombs as evidence of that fact. Coulter wouldn’t budge on her claims. Hmmm… well call me crazy, but I think I’m still going to stay far away from anything resembling radiation. Ann Coulter hasn’t quite convinced me yet.