“Once you’ve played Ping-Pong with someone naked, you can’t call them ‘colonel’ anymore,’ Mr. Adamski said as he prepared to join a triathlon where the swimming and running portions of the race were naked. ‘Nudity is a great leveler.'” NYT: A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything.

+ Harry Potter books removed from St. Edward Catholic School due to ‘curses and spells.’ (And you thought the nudists were nuts…)

+ Japan’s singing, self-cleaning toilets are conquering the West.