For those of you wondering about that funky little creature named Domo-kun
Domo-kun, the fuzzy, toothy brown thing that 7-Eleven stores have recently used in an ad campaign, originated in Japan. You know how NBC uses a peacock as their "mascot"? The Japanese television network NHK uses Domo-kun as their mascot.
I am particularly fond of this little guy, for some inexplicable reason. Here's the first video short of Domo-kun, explaining his origin: