Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(C|Net)   How the Japanese eye-licking hoax went global. Short version: journalists are lazy and will print anything   (news.cnet.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, Japanese, girl bands, The Daily Beast  
•       •       •

5764 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Aug 2013 at 6:15 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



29 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2013-08-10 03:45:39 PM  
I can't speak for the other sites that reported on this initially, but I know the Huffington Post posted an update at the end of their June, 2013 article about Mark Schreiber saying this was a hoax.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-10 04:04:30 PM  
They probably knew it was a hoax and didn't care.  It's a good story and sells papers (or ads or whatever).
 
2013-08-10 05:36:41 PM  
We know what the Japanese like
Michael Jackson
and
tentacle porn!
 
2013-08-10 06:05:40 PM  
fark, this ticket to japan is nonrefundable.
 
2013-08-10 06:19:13 PM  
eyeballs?  Ooooh....

:(
 
2013-08-10 06:19:51 PM  
I'm turning Japanese, I really think so.
 
2013-08-10 06:24:21 PM  
RT How the Japanese eye-licking hoax went global. Short version: journalists are lazy and will print anything
 
2013-08-10 06:29:09 PM  
 
2013-08-10 06:31:18 PM  
Are these the Asians that pee in my Coke?
 
2013-08-10 06:31:30 PM  
All the cool Japanese kids are frosting cakes with their butts.
 
2013-08-10 06:34:11 PM  
www.city-data.com
 
2013-08-10 06:35:29 PM  
Whether or not the japan thing is a hoax, apparently this was a thing during the late 90s early 2000s rave scene..
 
2013-08-10 06:40:29 PM  

vpb: They probably knew it was a hoax and didn't care.  It's a good story and sells papers (or ads or whatever).


This, who cares if it's true. File it under mainichi wai wai "those wacky jJapanese"
 
2013-08-10 06:40:34 PM  
FTA: (remember the fake study claiming Internet Explorer users were stupid?)

WHAT!!!?!??!?!?! That was a hoax?

i.imgur.com
 
2013-08-10 06:43:01 PM  
I used to lick my friends' eyeballs.  Don't judge me.
 
2013-08-10 06:48:26 PM  
(remember the fake study claiming Internet Explorer users were stupid?)

Yeah, that was not a hoax.
 
2013-08-10 06:48:53 PM  
Just depends on who is doing the licking, I guess.
lh3.ggpht.com


And whether she brings milk.
 
2013-08-10 06:54:15 PM  
It's not like news orgs are paying top dollar for investigative journalists these days, most investigations would I'm sure somehow wind up disparaging one of the 6 companies that own all media anyhow.
 
2013-08-10 06:57:24 PM  
Hoax my ass.

Japanese are the most perverted and disgusting people on the entire planet.

I wish they had more oil so we could bomb them.
 
2013-08-10 07:04:01 PM  

I Like Shiny Things: Hoax my ass.

Japanese are the most perverted and disgusting people on the entire planet.

I wish they had more oil so we could bomb them.


Yeah but they make the best sex toys.  So we need to keep a few in captivity for that alone.
 
2013-08-10 07:12:42 PM  

technofiend: Just depends on who is doing the licking, I guess.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 500x384]


And whether she brings milk.


She's a stone cold fox, and I want her inside of me.
 
2013-08-10 07:20:11 PM  
now how do i know that this is not a hoax???
 
2013-08-10 07:21:37 PM  

born_yesterday: technofiend: Just depends on who is doing the licking, I guess.
[lh3.ggpht.com image 500x384]


And whether she brings milk.

She's a stone cold fox, and I want her inside of me.


Oh yeah if you look at real pictures of her she's definitely a right looker.
 
2013-08-10 07:42:21 PM  
I am certain the eyeball licking is taking place in Japan, just not in the hysteria numbers projected.

/Has has an eyeball or two licked in her time
 
2013-08-10 08:04:15 PM  

my alt's alt's alt: I am certain the eyeball licking is taking place in Japan, just not in the hysteria numbers projected.

/Has has an eyeball or two licked in her time


If you could be a little less enthusiastic about it next time, that might be good.  And take out the tongue ring. That's all I'm saying.

maxcdn.fooyoh.com
 
2013-08-10 08:44:51 PM  
i152.photobucket.com
//for real
 
2013-08-10 09:58:53 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Is shocked to hear this news.
 
2013-08-11 12:40:41 AM  
Subby could've edited the damn headline and made the point.
 
2013-08-11 02:17:03 AM  
I know a Chinese lady who told me once that eyeball licking is a legitimate way to get a piece of sand, etc., out of a child's eye.
 
Displayed 29 of 29 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter








In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report