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30 signs you’re a Brazilian jiu-jitsu addict

30 signs you’re a Brazilian jiu-jitsu addict

Your joints are sore and your ears are mangled, yet you still spend the entire day looking forward to training. Are you worried that you’re addicted to Brazilian jiu-jitsu? Take a long look at this list and judge for yourself.1. You hip escape in bed to get out from under the covers.2. You’re uncomfortable hugging your own mother without double underhooks.

If America changed its state capitals based on awesomeness

If America changed its state capitals based on awesomeness

Atlanta, Georgia. Boston, Massachusetts. Nashville, Tennessee. These places got it right when choosing a capital to represent the entire state. Can’t say the same for most everywhere else. I think it’s time to switch things up a bit:Albany → New York City. How is the most powerful city in the world NOT the capital of its home state?

12 foreign McDonald’s menu items that should absolutely be sold in America

12 foreign McDonald’s menu items that should absolutely be sold in America

Everybody knows McDonald’s has some pretty crazy items in other countries (Vegemite McMuffin FTW!), but they’ve also got some pretty tasty items that you’d be crazy not to dive right into — and that they’re crazy for not selling here, because people would undoubtedly go crazy for them. Crazy. Here are the 12 best.

On navigating a more foreign language

On navigating a more foreign language

I study Japanese every day. For at least 30 minutes. I’m not great at it yet, but I don’t suck. I can make hair appointments and ask for parking validation. I can say, “It is sunny now, but later it will rain,” and I can ask the grocer, “Can I please have paper bags?”But when my parents visited me this spring, and we rode in a taxi from Tokyo Station to their hotel near the Palace, I couldn’t translate for my dad when he said, “This is the first cab I have ever been in where I can’t speak to the driver.

How to make the perfect scorpion bowl

How to make the perfect scorpion bowl

The beginning of the end. Photo: conin_nA mainstay at chinese restaurants, the Scorpion Bowl is often an important catalyst for chinese food barfage. Treated with respect, it can also serve as a great party drink.This drink is best if shared among a handful of people. If you’re a fan of this cocktail then investing in a tiki bowl would be worthwhile, especially if you can find one that resembles a volcano and allows for a high-proof alcohol fire on the top.

6 things to know before ordering sake

6 things to know before ordering sake

SAKE, or Nihonshu as it’s known in the Land of the Rising Sun, is Japan’s de facto national drink. A long night of sake and beer drinking is an exercise in restraint and tolerance. The more you put down, the more you’ll be offered. Here are six things to keep in mind as you order.1. Sake is low proof.