Robo-Geisha is one crazy movie +

Bit NSFW. Well, I’ve never been one to shy away from crazy Japanese cult movies. As a matter of fact, I didn’t think I would find one that topped Tokyo Gore Police. Silly me. Leave it to the minds that created Machine Girl and Tokyo Gore Police to team up and create this over the […]

A 3 foot horror story +

The bathroom in many homes is a very lonely room. You only visit it when you need something, and not for the pleasant atmosphere the room provides. So is it really hard to believe that the lonely bathrooms around the world holds a deep seated grudge for the humans that use it? I think not. […]

A real Hello Kitty +

If you are reading this website right now, I would find it very hard for you to not know what Hello Kitty is. One could argue that it is one of the most well known Japanese brands right up there with Honda and Sony. This video has nothing to do with Hello Kitty other than […]

Kids vs Zombies +

So, Andrea subliminally tricked me into purchasing Left 4 Dead on Steam, and I have been enjoying playing it for the past few days now. Funnily enough, I have to play Louis everytime I play online because well… my real name is Louis and I’m African-American. You may be wondering what zombies have to do […]

Ichi the Killer Bento +

Gore movies are one of my many favorites from Japan. The last one I watched was Tokyo Gore Police a few months ago. What can I say about that besides it was unbelievably gory… As for the actual story, I think I could of written something better as weekend homework in the 4th grade. But […]

Naoto Fukasawa’s Fruit Juice +

They say that the way food or drinks look plays a major influence on how well we like it. I would have to agree. These are some awesome fruit juice packaging from Industrial designer Naoto Fukasawa. Looking at the strawberry box, it looks as if the packaging may even feel like the specific fruit it […]

Mini Nikon SLR in Japanese candy +

Gilco is one of Japan’s oldest candy companies, and is home to the popular Glico caramel candy as well as the legendary Pocky. For about 80 years now, inside the Glico caramel candy boxes there is a small toy called “Omake of Glico” (Small gift of Glico). It started off as little toys kids would […]

Space Invaders Bank +

Tomy has done it again. If you are old enough to remember space invaders, this functioning bank will trigger your nostalgia reflex. Personally I remember the game, but I’m too young to remember the actual table. We did have a functioning Atari when I was a child though. Ah. Memories.


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Chinese teen fad: Live fish necklaces +

Chinese teens with fish necklaces

Since everyone’s fixated on China these days, for obvious reasons, I thought I would take a look at a new trend among Chinese youths and entrepreneurs. It seems like the Chinese population can’t get enough of wearing fish as fashion.

In Chengdu city, teens are snatching up plastic pendants that houses small fish inside. These necklaces are sold for less than fifty cents each. They contain enough fish food and solid oxygen for the fish to last up to 3 months. After the food has run out, you can easily unscrew the top and let the fish go into a larger body of water.

Experts at the Sichuan Provincial Marine Life Research Center are not amused.


6 Responses to “Chinese teen fad: Live fish necklaces”

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    halil ibrahim kucukNo Gravatar Says:

    dear sir or madam

    ı am loking for chinese teen fad live fish neacklaces

    if is pobible to have same informations and price ı like to buy from turkey if is price and all others is ok we will be buying from your company

    best regards


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    telefon dinlemeNo Gravatar Says:

    But I would have to get my foot out of my mouth cause how would I categorize quality of life. They may be in poorer living conditions but they could be happier than I am because of their belief system. So alas I don’t know. This is what blogs are for.

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    Jiggy-NinjaNo Gravatar Says:

    “I will admit I will fish (and eat said fish) with no qualms, but something about killing animals just for the sake of fashion has always bothered me a bit. If it’s not tasty, why bother?”

    Same here. I’m not a tree-hugger, but I still love animals and don’t like them to suffer unnecessarily. I don’t even like putting my dog in her cage (which is probably proportionally bigger for her than the necklace for the fish) for a few hours. Must not be very good for the fish, stuck in something that’s not even big enough to swim a circle in.

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    MeNo Gravatar Says:

    I saw this via Stumble Upon, and had to comment as someone who loves aquariums.

    You never want to release a fish kept in captivity into a native body of water. Even if it’s a native fish, there’s a possibility of spreading a disease the native population hasn’t faced, but the captive fish encountered. It’s hard to say which is worse…a single fish dies a an awful death due to stress and lack of oxygen, or a similar fish is released and may lead to the deaths of many.

    To truly decide you’d have to look at the aquaculture of the fish and assess the disease risks. I think it comes down to both products being pretty crappy. I will admit I will fish (and eat said fish) with no qualms, but something about killing animals just for the sake of fashion has always bothered me a bit. If it’s not tasty, why bother?

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    LozlinkNo Gravatar Says:

    This is at least better than the keychains, which don’t have food or oxygen and the fish die in an hour. As long as the kid doesn’t forget, this fish will most likely live and go live a happy little life in a big body of water..probably soon to be killed by a bigger fish but that’s the way of life.

    Or if you get a fish bowl I suppose you could keep it even longer.

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    Live goldfish inside unofficial Olympic keychains Says:

    […] a similar bit of news to my earlier post on the Chinese fish necklaces, traders in Qingdao have also begun selling live fish inside keychains. Qingdao is the site for the […]

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