World’s Strangest

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7 Amazing Animal Stationmasters of Japan

We told you the story of Tama, the cat who became stationmaster at a train station in Japan (one, two, three, four, five times). Her success at bringing in new customers has spawned a series of non-human stationmasters, including dogs, monkeys (previously), goats, rabbits, a penguin, a tortoise, and even lobsters! Shown is Wasao, stationmaster [...]

Maneki Neko

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Unstoppable Bathroom Reader. There are countless superstitions involving cats, most of them focused on the bad luck that they supposedly bring. In Japan and other Asian countries, however, the cat is a symbol of good fortune. THE BECKONING CAT If you’ve ever walked in to a Chinese or Japanese business [...]

Two Monkeys Become Train Station Masters

Two baby monkeys named Nehime and Rakan were appointed station masters at a train station in Hyoto prefecture, Japan: The monkeys, aged seven months and three months, were dressed in blue uniforms made from traditional local fabrics complete with mini hats before being formally appointed station masters and “special city residents” by the local mayor.[...] It is [...]

Five Animals Who Like To Dress It Up And One Who Likes Being Naked

Most animals don’t like being dressed up in human clothes, but we love to make them do it anyway –after all, it is absolutely adorable. Of course, some animals love it. My own dog seems to get a little strut in his step when he wears one of his cute little tee shirts –he isn’t [...]