Japanese Game Show- Silent Torture

Some of the game shows in Japan are so far out there. This video is of one called edition of Silent Library – a Japanese game show in which the contestants endure hilarious torture but are not allowed to utter a sound.

I don’t quite understand how people decide to participate in some of these things, but…

Tip: Boing Boing

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  1. Jack's Shack August 24, 2006 at 4:48 pm


    That sounds like a good idea.


    Glad to be of service.

  2. Ezzie August 24, 2006 at 3:52 pm

    Serach kept asking me, “What’s so funny!?!” as she was doing stuff in the apartment. Thanks. 🙂

  3. Chana August 24, 2006 at 7:22 am

    Even on some U.S. game shows, people will do the stupidest or most dangerious things for the chance at only 5K-25K… my dignity is worth much more than that.

    And some of these shows, like Fear Factor? Forget it. I’ll earn my money the old-fashioned and anonymous way, TYVM!

    Although, I can think of a practical application for that slapping machine at a table where Kofi Annan is strapped to a chair…

  4. Jack's Shack August 24, 2006 at 6:05 am

    As I watched it I wanted very much to understand the commentary in the background.

  5. ~ Sarah ~ August 24, 2006 at 3:36 am

    cruel and unusual… i don’t get why they’d do it unless there’s some excellent prize!

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