20 Chittering Facts That Really Pumped Our Jams
Did you know that Japanese high school students learn very little about World War 2? In fact, “Only 19 of the book's 357 pages dealt with events between 1931 and 1945,” according to Mariko Oi, a former Tokyo high school student, speaking about the texbook used. The early 1900s to WWII is pretty much kinda left out of the curriculum, in fact. Switching to biology, how about Anton syndrome? Have you ever heard of this type of blindness where individuals deny being blind? Well, the blindness occurs in the brain’s vision area rather than the eyes. But, since, because sufferers' eyes still work, doctors theorize they deny being blind. How wild is that? Finally, did you know that Japan had an illustrated history of America that was totally bonkers in 1861?! Among other things, it depicted John Adams stabbing a giant snake and George Washington punching a Tiger. Sadly, the anime version of this book has, as far as we know, not yet been produced.