We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Japan is the place to be for those who want to witness crazy and bizarre stuff. Remember this karaoke sing-off where contestants sang while being, uhm, “milked”? Damn!
But just in case you’re still not convinced that the Land of the Rising Sun is indeed a hotbed of depravity TV spectacles that defy reasoning, we’ve come up with a list of other Japanese shows that push creativity to its limits and shove logic up its viewers' asses.
We laughed at these shows but, mind you, as LOL-inducing as they may appear, we wouldn’t want to be a part of any of ‘em. Okay, maybe for a million pesos, mahirap ang buhay ngayon eh.
THIS CRAZY MARSHMALLOW GAME
The object of the game is to finish eating all the marshmallows in the fastest time possible. Things get waaay complicated when an elastic string is wrapped around the heads of the players, resulting in awkward faces that will haunt your afternoon power naps.
Video via Big Grizzly
Why we won’t join: Our already-snub noses won’t be able to handle the pressure.
THIS ASS-TO-FACE GAME
This quiz show offers an unusual and unnerving penalty: Whenever a player gets the wrong answer, his teammate’s ass creeps nearer to his face. If he continues failing to give the correct answer then...let’s just say things will be really awkward for them for a very long time.
Video via Hyxios
Why we won’t join: There’s bound to be a math question so we'd rather play it safe.
THIS VERTIGO-INDUCING GAME
In this game, contestants are placed helplessly on top of a pile of boxes. They then pick one of the numbers on a board, each one representing a certain punishment (e.g. being hit by a slew of volleyballs) that could send them falling.
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Why we won’t join: The harness will break our fall, but it won’t save our egos when we cry like little babies after.
THIS GAG THAT MAKES FEAR FACTOR LOOK CUTE
The idea here is simple: Run as fast as you can while a huge Komodo Dragon chases you. Okay, not you but the piece of meat you’re dragging, but is there really much of a difference?