TIL Japanese have a legend of well endowed raccoon-dogs, popular as garden statues, “Tanukis” have been known to use their testicles as makeshift raincoats, as weapons, and as drums. They knead and massage them into the shape they desire, and often impersonate humans to buy alcohol and delicacies.

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  1. There’s a lesser-known Studio Ghibli film, Pom Poko, which shows off the tanuki powers described above. Although its message is an ecological one, it is comedic. I’d recommend watching it.

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