14 Unique Proofs Asia is a New World

14 Unique Proofs Asia is a New World

So, here you have Asia: the biggest continent
on this planet with a whole alphabet soup of countries and cultures for you to experience. If you have already or plan on making the
trip, you might seriously feel like you’ve stepped into a whole new world! Well, if you saw that movie Avatar, you’ll
be convinced you’re on another planet! But first, let’s start with one for my fellow
foodies… 1. Out-of-this-world flavors
Can I interest you in a bag of cherry-blossom-flavored Lays chips? How about a wasabi KitKat bar? Green tea Oreos? If you were ever curious about all the possible
flavors your favorite snacks come in, then the Far East is your destination! Just be sure to wash all that down with some
yogurt-flavored Pepsi if you’re in Japan! 2. Sleeping people anywhere
While you’re munching on some strange snacks over in Japan, don’t be shocked to see people
grabbing a power nap in random public places – on a street bench, in the subway, even
at work! This sleeping on the job isn’t seen in a
negative or weird light. In fact, it even has a name: inemuri, which
translates to “sleeping while present.” And it’s seen as a sign of dedication to
one’s work. Hmm, I wonder if I could get my boss on the
inemuri train too… (wait a minute I am my boss..zzzz) 3. One-of-a-kind animals
Asia has some of the most interesting animal species that can only be found on this continent. Take the Indian sloth bear, for instance. Is it a sloth, is it a bear, who knows!? Actually, it is a bear, but don’t worry
if one crosses your path while you’re exploring the Indian subcontinent: these guys prefer
a diet of fruit, ants, and termites to, like… you! There’s also the Proboscis monkey (with
a face only a mother could love!) that lives on the island of Borneo in Indonesia, which
is in Southeast Asia. 4. And some equally strange-looking plants…. Indonesia is also home to some bizarre flora. Ever seen a corpse flower? Ever smelled one? Eh, trust me, you don’t want to. All I’ll say is that these giant plants’
“aroma” is what earned them the morbid nickname. A real jaw-dropper is the 10-foot-tall, 15-foot-wide,
and 100-pound Titan Arum. Then there’s the 3-foot-wide Rafflesia,
which literally looks like something out of the Mario world… 5. Lowest and highest points on land
If your bucket list includes standing on both the highest and lowest points on Earth, head
to Asia and knock ‘em both out in one go. The great Mount Everest in the Himalayas,
as you may know, is the highest peak on the planet, rising above sea level at a staggering
29,029 feet. As for the lowest of the low, no, the Challenger
Deep doesn’t count! I’m talking about the lowest place on land,
and it’s the Dead Sea, which is between the West Bank and Israel. (Hey, the Middle East is part of Western Asia,
so I’ll count it!) Anyway, it’s over 1,400 feet below sea level! 6. Some bizarre inventions
Asia has some weird inventions that you might be interested in owning. Japan’s Toyota-i-road is a combination of
a car and a motorcycle. This little futuristic transportation device
can fit into any parking space without trouble, and I’m sure it’ll be a head turner wherever
you go. It’s also electric, so no need for gas money! Some other kooky (yet seemingly practical!)
inventions from the Land of the Rising Sun are eyedrop funnels, what can only be described
as a butter mincer, and a fold-out pillow dictionary! (Hey, to make one of those inemuri naps a
little more comfortable wherever you decide to catch some zzz’s!) 7. Hotels with robot staff
Gonna have to head to Japan for this bizarre sight as well. The Henn-na Hotel in Tokyo will also have
you feeling like you’re in the year 3000. This is the only hotel in the world with a
staff that’s mostly made up of robots! And don’t worry about having to learn to
speak “Robot” – all the staff know pretty much all major world languages. They also have a robot dinosaur for the kiddies! My only question is, can they DO the robot? 8. Pandora on Earth
Avatar: the sci-fi/fantasy film that had all of us with our eyes bulging out of our heads
and saying, “Oooh, the colors!” back in 2009. If you ever wanted to step foot into Pandora
(that’s where the story took place, as a refresher), just head to China! The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has the
Southern Sky Column, which was actually officially renamed Avatar Mountain after the movie’s
release! An astounding 3,500 feet tall, this sandstone
pillar covered in greenery was one of the inspirations for the movie. So, art imitating life then imitating art? Fascinating! 9. Not your run-of-the-mill adventure activities
Hey, instead of admiring Avatar Mountain from afar, why not give ‘er a climb? That same national park has an exhilarating
Glass Skywalk on its Tianmen Mountain. Now, just imagine, you’re 4,700 feet up
in the air walking around on a 3-foot-wide bridge on the side of a mountain with only
2-inch-thick glass panels stopping you from a loooong fall! And, ya know, the thing about glass is that
it’s clear…so…you can see everything below you! No, not interested? Then you probably don’t wanna hear about
SkyCycle in the Philippines. Not unless you’d like to ride a bicycle
on a tight wire 60 feet above the ground! Nope, I’ll be skipping both of those, thanks. 10. Perfect marriage of nature and technology
These two concepts are almost always understood as stark opposites. But if you step into Asia, you’ll be questioning
everything you knew about technology and nature. In China, there’s a perfectly trimmed juniper
tree garden that, when looked at from above, turns out to be a QR code! And get this: it actually works when you scan
it! Well, if you take an aerial shot of the garden,
turn up the brightness on the picture, and then scan the photo, it’ll take you to the
official site of China’s most popular messaging app! 11. Only one time zone
Ok, at first glance, this might not sound so bizarre. I mean, time zones, really? But think about it: China is one of the largest
countries in the world, and you’d expect it to have at least 5 time zones, right? But it only has one, and that’s Beijing
Time! So, every city in this country is on the exact
same schedule. It sounds really convenient, especially if
you wanna make a long-distance call to a friend on the other side of the country. But imagine: in some areas, people get up
and go to work only to see the sunrise at lunchtime! That’s weird. 12. Teeth-blackening
Whereas most countries in the West spend a lot of time and money trying to make their
teeth look whiter, some Asian cultures do the opposite! Teeth-blackening is mostly practiced in small
communities in Southeast Asia and Oceania, and it used to be pretty popular in Japan
and some parts of China. But they don’t do this to rebel against
that bandwagon pursuit of the Hollywood smile. No, the practice actually serves a useful
purpose! It’s an effective way to protect teeth from
decay and preserves them for longer. Plus, it has deep cultural meaning. It might look odd to outsiders, but they see
it as a sign of health and beauty! Hey, I can respect that! 13. Longest bridge in the world
Heading back to China, let’s look at the world’s longest bridge. That would be the Danyang–Kunshan Grand
Bridge. Simply looking at this thing twists your brain,
so just imagine riding along its mind-blowing stretch of over 100 miles! It’s part of the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed
Railway, so if you wanna see this bad boy for yourself, you’ll need to take a train
trip going to or from Shanghai and Nanjing. Oh yeah, and you’ll be about 100 feet up
in the air, so don’t look down! 14. The fountain of youth
And finally, probably the most undeniable fact that Asia is some sort of different universe
must be the strange way aging works over there. That is, it seems to go a lot slower than
in other parts of the world, mine included! I mean, have you seen Taiwanese interior designer
Lure Hsu? What about Singaporean professional photographer
Chuando Tan? They’re both undeniably gorgeous people,
but get this: she’s going on 44 and he’s 53! Well, “middle-aged” is a whole different
concept over there since a lot of Asian countries have extremely long lifespans. Japan itself has the most centenarians (that’s
people who’ve celebrated their 100th birthday) per capita. It probably comes down to their healthy diet
and active lifestyle, but if there is a fountain of youth, I’m willing to bet it’s somewhere
over in Asia! So you – yeah you there, which of the places
I mentioned would you like to see first, and can you add any more examples to the list? Let me know down in the comments! If you learned something new today, then give
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100 thoughts on “14 Unique Proofs Asia is a New World

  1. Whoever is reading this have a blessed week filled with happiness and good

    Smile and be happy
    Good regards from an art and craft channel

  2. Do you guys know how hard this video editor and we just watching thank you bright side.

  3. Why did you make this video on ASIA? You could have made this video only on JAPAN and CHINA as most of the proofs are of these 2 countries only. Only 2 or 3 are of other countries👿👿👿

  4. If there is no difference to explore ,you will get bored about this world, world should have limitless differences, that's the real world.

  5. The napping during the work day results from not properly harnessing, and/or not properly defending, your time. This results from trying to work harder, and not smarter.

  6. It's more like Japan and some Chinese countries are actually in another world, but thanks for including Indonesia for that plant's part…

  7. hey, who is from Asia. if not come and look at Asia it is most likely tradition-based. if come to Malaysia don,t forget to meet me. Have fun if you come here

  8. Another thing something I found in Asia is that they want to visit, America and found in America is they want to come here. Just like me, I want to go to America

  9. Huh, Asia makes up more than 50% of the population of the world, so really the "whole new world" is the rest of the world! Since for most people on the planet the "unique culture" is the rest of the world not including Asia.

  10. you forgot 80% of Asia which has still 3th world conditions, uneducated and the only modern thing they have is their addicted phone which they pay half a year salary for…

  11. You dont about Tarsier in the Philippines
    Sometimes a loving country cannot be recognized in such a simple way

  12. I don't like this video. It's about Japan and China. It's making stereotype about Asia. Pick only two countries in Europe and talk about Europe with some exotic wierd flower.

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