Guy Makes Oversized Novelty Weapons from Old Amazon Boxes

Japanese artist, the ‘Crafty Transformer‘, has amassed a large online following for his amazing DIY cardboard creations. Drawing inspiration from popular videos games, anime, and manga, he recreates well-known character gadgets, weapons, and tools. He even provides templates you can download (found in his YouTube video descriptions) along with step-by-step instructions in his videos. Below we’ve embedded some of his most popular vids along with some gifs, photos and even a fan-made compilation of his awesome work. For more, check out his YouTube page! Crafty Transformer seems to be making a much better use of his Amazon boxes than the rest of us 😯 (take note, Nintendo labo dev team) pic.twitter.com/NwtbAdvzst — ð–›ð–†ð–‘ð–Šð–“ð–™ð–Žð–“𖆠✣ ð–‘ð–”ð–—𖉠🌑 👽 (@VPestilenZ) August 29, …

G20: world leaders urge Trump and Xi to reach a trade deal or risk global economy

Financial markets fall amid growing fears that talks in Osaka will fail to break logjam Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have been urged to reach a trade deal or risk setting the global economy on a downward path as world leaders gathered in Japan for the G20 summit. Russian president Vladimir Putin, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and European president Jean-Claude Juncker heaped pressure on the two superpowers on Friday to settle their differences when they meet on the sidelines of the Osaka summit on Saturday. But financial markets fell across Asia on Friday amid growing fears that the talks will fail to break the logjam and see the US president carry out his threat of additional tariffs on Chinese …

The internet cannot believe how this zoo conducts its ‘escaped lion drill’

To prepare staffers for the event in which an animal escapes, some zoos in Japan conduct “drills” to simulate an emergency situation. And because it’s, well, Japan, naturally these drills are performed with someone dressed in a full-on animal costume. On Saturday,Tobe Zoo can be seen performing an escaped lion drill in a video that made its rounds on Twitter. In the video, shared by the Japanese news outlet Mainichi, staffers are seen setting up large nets to apprehend the grinning mascot, but the lion “attacks,” knocking one of them to the ground. 1https://t.co/H2rUiIyIcF pic.twitter.com/fppjleWk8i — (@eizo_desk) June 22, 2019 Eventually, the great beast is felled by what appears to be a tranquilizer dart and hauled into a van. Needless …