AKB48 idol shaves head for dating scandal

Japanese pop group AKB48 member Minami Minegishi has taken the extreme to apologise for her dating scandal by shaving her head.

AKB48 Minami Minegishi head shaved

The 20-year-old was caught sleeping over at a man’s place by the paparazzi, which is strictly forbidden by the group’s management. As strange (and perhaps inhuman) as it sounds, the idol-no-dating rule is very common in East Asia, though there’s not many agencies that enforces the regulation as religiously as AKB48.

It’s said that she shaved her head on her own accord. Whether she’s told to do so or not it shows how much pressure she was in to try and get out of the trouble.

Although many people has said that the (self) punishment is too harsh, the act might actually save her AKB48 career as she was “merely” demoted to trainee status. There were others who were penalised heavier (expelled etc.) for lesser evidence.

Baby Suriname toads born from mom’s back

NatGeo Wild video which shows a female Suriname sea toad giving birth to her offspring right out of holes in her back. Watch at your own discretion.

Definitely weirder than the toad migration and other amphibian stuff I’ve seen.


BTW, learnt some new words. Trypophobia is a phobia of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes or bumps. While ranidaphobia is for fear of frogs and toads.

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Japanese commercial by Hikkoshizamurai moving company. You know it’s time to move to a new place when something like this happens (like it ever will)…

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In Nanning, China, where engineers realised (way too late) that a block of flats are higher than the road ring’s bridge. Brilliant…

Highway construction fail in Nanning, China

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