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Hello Kitty Pork Buns

In some Japanese convenience stores, you can find this wonder that combines the ubiquitous cat and the magical pork animal. Gigazine taste tested them. Where they, strictly speaking, edible? Yes! Link (Translation) -via Kotaku

Hand Drawn Scientific Illustrations By Peter Jellitsch

These scientific illustrations look like they were made by a machine, and in a way they are machine made. However, the machine in this case is an amazing  human artist by the name of Peter Jellitsch. These hand drawn pieces reveal Peter’s mind at work, creating what he calls an “analog translation of digital data”, but [...]

C-3POreos

These cookies have fewer than 6 million flavors, but they’ll serve your dietary and translation needs from Endor to Tatooine. Jill of Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons made them by dipping oreos into a candy melt, then adding eyes made out of caramels and chocolate chips. Link

The 11 Worst Fast Food Restaurant Names

Must be a translation problem. Always get a second opinion before you name your business in a language you don’t speak! This is one of a collection of strangely-named restaurants gathered from the picture site Stupidest and posted together for your convenience. Link

Dad’s New iPad

(YouTube link) “So Dad, how do you like that iPad we got you?” is the only line you might possibly need for this story, which is in German. That was the title this had at reddit, but a full translation is in the comments. You might get more information from the thread -if you read Deutsch. [...]

Winnie Ille Pu: The Latin Versions of 10 Modern Stories

Despite its status as a “dead” language, pretty much anything can be translated into Latin. Here are 10 modern classics that might make Latin class more fun. 1. Winnie the Pooh A Latin translation of Winnie the Pooh, by A.A. Milne, was published for the first time in 1960. Alexander Lenard, the translator, was also a physician, [...]

20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World

There are some words in foreign languages that just don’t have a direct translation to English. Here now is a list of twenty of them. Your failure to learn them will give me plenty of schadenfreude. When linguists refer to “untranslatable” words, the idea is not that a word cannot somehow be explained in another language, [...]

Biblical texts "hundreds of years older"

The translation of recently discovered Hebrew inscriptions has revealed that parts of the Bible may be older than believed. The new translation of the…