Is This Smoking Hot Japanese Model to Blame for the Boeing Dreamliner’s Overheating Battery Problem? Yes
As Boeing scrambles to figure out why the lithium-ion batteries in their 787 Dreamliners keep starting fires, the residents of Japan
already know exactly who the culprit is.
That’s right ― who.
It seems Japanese fashion idol Aki Higashihara, AKA Death Blog Lady, has struck again.
According to Know Your Meme, Higashihara’s string of “curses” began in 2007, when, as a host of horse-racing news program, she
garnered the nickname “Favorite Killer” for damning every horse she predicted would win to miserable failure.
Her infamy followed her around everywhere she went, and was kept alive by a series of subsequent of posts on her “death blog” ―
a reference to the popular manga/anime Death Note ― that appeared to foreshadow calamity.
During the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, athletes mentioned by Higashihara on her blog were found to have performed well below expectations.
In January 2010, shortly after Higashihara wrote about eating ginko nuts during a visit to a shrine in Kamakura, a sacred, centuries-old
ginko tree at the shrine was uprooted.
In March 2011, shortly after Higashihara asked her readers to conserve electricity in light of the recent earthquake, the Fukusima
Daiichi nuclear plant catastrophe took place.
And many, many more.