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Filipino Aborigine Tribe Carves Ornate Bikes Out Of Wood

Each bike is carefully carved from wood by its rider.

Most biker gangs usually dress in leather jackets to look cool or for protection. However, an Aborigine tribe in the Philippines like to live dangerously. This Filipino biker club can usually be spotted in their traditional clothes which look like colorful loincloths. In addition to that, these men cruise in amazingly ornate bikes made of wood.

The biker club is made up of men from the Igorot tribe in the Philippines. The Aborigine tribe is known for their native gear called ‘bahag’ and awesome ingenuity when it comes to carving wood. It’s no surprise that the gang has started incorporating ornate designs to the wooden scooters they ride.

This is probably the most unique biker gang in the world.

Source: Richard Haw
Each bike is carefully carved by its rider out of wood.

Source: Richard Haw

The images of the Filipino biker gang were taken by photographer Richard Haw, who came across the men as they cruised around the town of Batad in Ifugao in the Philippines. According to Haw, he was lucky enough to have seen the men speed by.

“I was walking to my truck in the town when we were treated to the spectacle and it just so happens that I had my camera on hand and snapped the cowboy-inspired scooter zooming downhill.”

The wooden scooters are usually simple constructions. However, the biker gang took their bikes to a new level by adding gorgeous carvings of dragons, eagles, and lions.

The biker gang chooses to wear their traditional Igorot garment.

Source: Richard Haw
Although there have been no fatalities, the riders all sport scars on their legs.

Source: Richard Haw

It’s no surprise that the biker gang enjoy the attention they get for their amazing wooden scooters.

“When they race through the town it is a chance to show off their scooters which is a source of pride for the carver,” Haw said. “They are actually care-free people and live a simple life with a self-sustaining lifestyle, but they are in constant contact with the modern world that is fast eroding the very fabric of the Igorot way of life.”

This awesome biker gang is certainly proof that it’s more fun in the Philippines!

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Japan Is Giving Away Abandoned Houses For Free

Some homes even come with a subsidy so potential owners can fix them without spending their own money.

Are you in the market for a new home? You might consider moving to Japan. The government is reportedly giving away thousands of abandoned houses across the country. To sweeten the deal, some of these properties are completely free.

A new report has revealed that the Japanese government will be launching a program where abandoned homes will be sold at discounted prices. The list of available houses can be found in 'akiya banks', which are online databases containing thousands of properties. Although some homes are being offered for extremely low prices, others are being given away for free. In fact, some of these homes even come with a special fee for potential owners. Basically, it sounds like Japan will be paying you to live there!

Would you consider moving to Japan for a free house?

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10 Fun Games To Play For Your Next Party

Here are 10 simple but fun game ideas for you!

Your parties are never complete without them and when they’re done right, they could be among the best highlights of the event. We are, of course, talking about party games.

Fun games will keep your guests entertained and kill the dull moments. When it comes to picking which games to play, it is, of course, crucial to consider your audience. Go with safe, classic ones and some of them may actually get bored. Choose new, unfamiliar ones and others may hesitate to participate.

In case you’re having a hard time choosing games that will help you break the ice in the most fun ways, allow us to share with you at least 10 guaranteed laugh-out-loud games. ...

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Affordable Shoe Shop Tricks People By Opening A Fake Luxury Store

“If advertising has high production qualities, people will think it’s better.”

People rave so much about luxury items as many connect them to high quality and popularity. A consumer’s logic is quite simple: expensive means good, cheap means bad.

With that in mind, a shoe shop called Payless put this logic to the test. The discount store decided to open a one-off store in LA called Palessi and the result was shocking.

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