1Banana Eating (China)
The banana eating ban has many asking how the government would enforce the new rules, highlighting that prohibiting bananas is no use when there are several other phallic shaped fruits and vegetables to choose from.
Also now banned on webcams across China—stockings and suspenders. (Source)
2Stray Cats Eating (South Korea)
A man named Koo Eun-je put out some leftover fish for a stray cat near his mother-in-law's home. When more than one cat started showing up, he set up a camera so he could monitor the area and a live stream was born.
Koo calls the site a “restaurant for cats" and even adorns it with a chalkboard of the changing menu. The stream is called “Cats Meok Bang." (Meok Bang is the term for a Korean trend in which people — frequently attractive women — eat for audiences in front of webcams.) Like human Meok Bang stars, Koo's stray cats receive cash gifts from viewers, which he uses to purchase more food for the felines.
The site's popularity is a good for South Korean cats. Cats are often seen as diseased pests or bringers of bad luck. As a result, some fall victim to horrific acts of cruelty as people take it upon themselves to bring down the population.
Cats Meok Bang is only streaming in South Korea for now, but cat lovers can always catch snippets on YouTube.
3The University of South Carolina's Live Roach Cam (U.S.)
4Andie and Mike's Bubble Cam (U.S.)
5The Centennial Bulb (U.S.)
The approximately 115-year-old bulb has been burning for most of its existence, and there are a few theories as to why. According to the bulb's website, it is of a slightly different design than the Edison bulb. This particular construction may have helped contribute to the bulb's longevity. Also, the bulb has only rarely been turned off—every time a bulb is turned on and off, the filament cools and is reheated, thus stressing the metal itself and creating tiny cracks. With enough on and off action, the cracks become too much, the filament breaks, and the light goes out.
The City of Livermore and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (where it's located) intend to keep the bulb burning as long as it will. They have no plans for what to do with the bulb if or when it does burn out. Until then, check the bulb out for yourself here. (Source 1 | Source 2)
6Martin Shkreli (U.S.)
Shkreli initially attracted attention and criticism for growing outrage over soaring prescription drug prices. Prosecutors said he was running a Ponzi-like scheme at his former hedge fund and a pharmaceutical company he previously headed.
He has yet to go to trial. Until he does, if you would like to watch him playing chess online, or noodling with any number of musical instruments while answering comments posed by his YouTube viewers, click here. (Source)
7The Loch Ness (Scotland)
8NOAA's Research Station (Antarctica)