Kofun: keyhole tombs of Japan

Kofun are megalithic tombs for rulers in Japan, constructed between the early 3rd century and early 7th century. The most common type of kofun has a shape of a keyhole, having one square end and one circular end, when looked down upon from above. The funeral chamber was located beneath the round part and consisted of a group of megaliths.

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Happy New Year 2012

Like birds, let us, leave behind what we don’t need to carry…
GRUDGES SADNESS PAIN FEAR and REGRETS.
Life is beautiful, Enjoy it. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Swim Like A Dolphin

Innespace’s Seabreacher Dolphin resembles a stylized dolphin, complete with dorsal fin and flippers that can leap from the water and dive into it, as well as perform “aquabatics”. Seabreachers enable their controllers to maneuver swiftly through the water: diving, jumping, rolling, porpoising… all within the safety and comfort of a dry, sealed cockpit.

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The Money Shredding Alarm Clock

Have a hard time waking up in the morning? Try this alarm clock, which begins shredding a dollar bill (or your choice of  banknote) from the time the alarm goes off.
Be careful, though – Mashable reminds us that willfully destroying American currency is a federal offense.
The clock is probably a design concept and it’s been doing the rounds in various tech blogs this past week with no mention of who made it.