MAN, I loves me some Wikipedia. Speaking of Wikipedia and the Far East, the first morsel to chew on is worthy of entry in the annals of Engrish.com where a menu from a Chinese and Japanese restaurant in Massachusetts invites you to try Item C14, “Beef Brisket in Wikipedia Flavor.” Could be tasty as long as they limit the preparation to the chef and don’t allow the dishwashers, janitors, or your fellow diners to edit it.
Next up, we veer over to South Korea where a 68-year-old grandmother passes her driving test after 950 tries. It only took more than four years and more than four thousand dollars, but she did it! Let’s all celebrate by getting the hell off the roads before she passes the actual driving test. Perhaps we should all take up bicycling instead. Which is a nice segue to the final report. . .
Japan! Where, as usual, a solution for a problem (in this case, illegal bike parking) involves amazing technology, precision, efficiency and speed: a bike tree. Yes, we have one in DC, but it only holds a meager 133 bikes and is basically just a garage with none of the flair of automation of the Japanese version which can house between 600 to 6000 bikes and involves robotics. ROBOTS! FOR YOUR BIKE! Want to learn more? Watch this Japanese Bridget Jones explain how it works. And after that, get on your bikes and RIDE!