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Indonesia Might Ban Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio may be banned from returning to Indonesia due to his recent criticisms that palm oil plantations are destroying the country’s rain forests and endangering wildlife.

Katrin Higher |

Unbelievably Adorable New Species Of Rat Discovered

LOOK AT THAT FACE!

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Indonesian State Will Force Late-Night Daters To Marry

What if you had to marry the first person you were out past 9 p.m. with?

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Indonesia Says No To “Virginity Tests” On Senior High School Girls

Indonesian officials have said “thanks, but no thanks” to a proposal to require female high school seniors undergo what is referred to as “virginity testing,” but really means forcing…

Jessica Wakeman |

No More Bikinis For Miss World?

A collective groan from adolescent males can be heard ‘round the globe! The Miss World beauty pageant announced yesterday that there will be no bikinis worn in their 2013 pageant…

Alyson Penn |

Women In Indonesian Province Have Been Banned From Farting

Update: The Wadiyan is an online satire newspaper that publishes fictional news reports with the intention of providing pure humour. And I did not know that. Never before have I been so

Ami Angelowicz |

Indonesian Judge Says “In A Rape Case Both The Rapist And The Victim Enjoy It”

Well, here’s an offensive and insensitive comment about rape victims that truly takes the cake.

An Indonesian judge who is a candidate for the Indonesian Supreme Court was…

Jessica Wakeman |

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten. …

Jessica Wakeman |

Indonesia To Thoughtfully Ban Miniskirts So Female Lawmakers Don’t “Invite” Rape

Thank goodness female lawmakers in Indonesia have their male colleagues to look out for them. These silly women simply thought their outfits were a fashion statement, but little did they…

Jessica Wakeman |

Nike Factory Forced To Pay Workers $1 Million In Unpaid Overtime Wages

In a workers’ rights victory, a factory manufacturing Nike products in Indonesia has been ordered to pay its workers more than $1 million in back wages for unpaid overtime. The 4,500…

Julie Gerstein |

File Under: Children Who Dance Better Than We Can

Brendan, an 8-year-old contestant on Indonesia’s version of “X-Factor,” has enough swagger for a whole castful of “Jersey Shore” wannabees. Watch him “beat up the beat” in an adorable child-sized…

Julie Gerstein |

Indonesian Beauty Chain Uses Hairy Advertising Tactics

Popular Indonesian salon and beauty school franchise Johnny Andrean wanted to get the word out about their new hair strengthening product. A simple television commercial or billboard ad was not…

Zandile Blay |

Chastity Belts For Massage Therapists

Masseuses in Indonesia’s East Java province have been asked by the local government to wear a lock on their pants in an attempt to curb prostitution. Aren’t you curious who…

Catherine Strawn |