‘King of Wasps’ – giant new species of wasp discovered in Indonesia

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Two-and-a-half inch monster has jaws longer than its legs.

A new species of wasp discovered on the Indonesian island Sulawesi is two-and-a-half inches long, and has jaws so vast that its discoverer admits, ‘I don’t know how it can walk.’ (Pics)

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‘Track therapy’ – Indonesians risk lives in latest health craze

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Indonesians lay across railroad tracks in the belief the current wil cure them of their illnesses.

Despite the danger and the efforts by authorities in Jakarta to halt the craze, Indonesians with illnesses have been lying down across railway lines in the mistaken belief that a low-voltage electric current in the tracks will cure them as it passes through their bodies. (pics and video)

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Indonesian Muslims Told To Change Prayer Direction

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WOOPS!

Indonesia’s Muslims learned on Friday they have been praying in the wrong direction, after the country’s highest Islamic authority said its directive on the direction of Mecca actually had people facing Africa.

Muslims are supposed to face the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia during prayer and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued an edict in March stipulating westward was the correct direction from the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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Shocking Video of Smoking Toddler Shows a Disturbing Trend in Indonesia

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The smoking toddler video is sparking outrage on the web. When the clip of 2-year-old Sumatran Ardi Rizal puffing away surfaced on YouTube Wednesday, it spread to online social media like, well, fire.  (Pics and Video)

 

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Psychedelic Bouncing Fish Discovered in Indonesia

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Oh the colors of this crazy critter.

A psychedelic fish that bounces on the ocean floor like a rubber ball has been classified as a new species.

The frogfish – which has a swirl of tan and peach zebra stripes that extend from its aqua eyes to its tail – was initially discovered by scuba diving instructors working for a tour operator a year ago in shallow waters off Ambon island in eastern Indonesia.

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