Fearing Crime, Japanese Wear the Hiding Place — The New York Times imitates The Onion. (Thanks to danjite.)
Ship of Fools Caption Contest — (Thanks to tillyjane.)
Petrol Powered Boots — Seven leagues in a single groin stretch!
A reader responds to Trial of Flowers [ Powell's | Amazon ]
Name the 51 countries of Asia — I named 44 in 10 minutes, without resorting to anything but my brain. I wouldn't have considered two of the missed answers part of Asia in the first place, I had several brain farts, and missed two answers with a strong political bias which I don't happen to share.