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Watermelon Boy In Fruit Suit Goes Viral In China

Photos of a cute kid wearing a handmade watermelon cap & shorts combo have gone viral in China. Be afraid, Fruit Of The Loom, be VERY afraid!

Tricking the Eye: Phenomenal 3D Art

The art world is full of surprising and unexpected styles, but there have always been some clear separations. Paintings, drawing, and photographs stay on the two-dimensional canvas, while sculptures exist in 3-D. Those boundaries are difficult to cross, unless you are Ramon Bruin, a Dutch artist who excels at blurring the lines between reality, art, and the physical boundaries of a 2-D world.

Police Officers In Thailand Receive The Hello Kitty Treatment

Hello Kitty is the iconic Japanese pussy cat that has graced everything from kids' toys and clothes to a jet. It is an image that is recognized by most people around the world -- with varying levels of appreciation. The biggest fans tend to be little girls. For adult males the perception is a bit different -- especially if they are among the disgraced members of the Thai police force.

A Few Crazy Food Concepts From Japan

Among their many contributions to the world, the Japanese are famed for their ingenuity and ability to create concepts which many of us would never have dreamed of, let alone contemplated one day buying. Whilst many of these may not be found on the shelves at your local store, let's face it, what's more fun than having a look at some truly crazy food inventions?

The Incredible Bone Flowers of Hideki Tokushige

We think of flowers as some of the most delicate creations in nature. We think of bone as hard and durable. Japanese artist Hideki Tokushige disagrees with that traditional separation, and in his spellbinding Bone Flowers (Honebana), he shows that artistic brilliance can turn flowers into stone and bone into silk.

Pop Goes The Wine -- With Cola Flavoring?

There is a new, and somewhat disturbing, trend in wine. In an attempt to revive a lagging wine industry the French are working on a plan to make wine more appealing to younger drinkers. To this end they have created Rouge Sucette (Red Lollipop). It is a red wine with cola flavoring and sugar added.  How do you judge the palate and bouquet of something like that?

Tights Of The Living Dead

Okay ladies! You've got your zombie apocalypse survival plan ready to go. Your zombie survival kit is packed and by the door just in case. Now, how are you going to blend in so that you can fight on (or sneak away)? Time for a disguise. You've got the halting walk and blank stare down. You've got the make-up planned. One more thing and you are on your way -- a nifty pair of zombie tights to make your legs look really bad (or really good).

Impossible Sculptures Bring Magic Back to Art!

It is not uncommon for art to be described as spectacular, fascinating, or profound, but art that seems genuinely magical is something altogether different. The mysterious and impossible sculptures of Tom Eckert challenge the perception of reality, allowing this wizard of woodcarving to bring his viewers a little closer to the magic of the art world.

When Dr. Pepper Fails Try Mr. Q Cumber

If you are tired of the regular brands and breeds of soda pop, then you may be pleasantly surprised by Mr. Q Cumber. A sip of this drink is said to be like biting into a crisp, fresh, cool cucumber. While the idea of turning cucumbers into soda may seem strange, the truth is that cucumbers are actually fruit and in the same botanical family as melons. Like tomatoes, we just tend to use them as vegetables. So Mr. Q Cumber is a lot of fruity goodness.

Scary Grilled Fish Sandwich Gives The Dog A Bone

Japan's Kyoto Aquarium makes no bones about their limited-time-only “Grilled Dog Ayu,” giving brave buyers the fish, the whole fish and nothing but the fish accompanied by lotus root chips and Perilla leaves on a crusty bun. Bonus goodness? It only costs a fin.

When Frosty Comes To Your Summer Barbecue

So you wanted to have the most amazing barbecue and potluck ever so you invited EVERYONE you could think of. But Santa was vacationing on Christmas Island and the Easter Bunny was doing archaeological work on Rapa Nui. Frosty and a couple of his snowmen friends decided to come and you asked them to bring the ice. They forgot. So you improvised. At least that is the story you are going to tell when you use these fun Defrosty Reuseable Ice Cubes.

Human Powered Helicopter Wins Sikorsky Prize

A team from Canada managed to create the first human-powered helicopter, winning a $250,000 prize for a competition that had remained open for over 20 years, a first and great innovation in aeronautics. The winning flight was done in a stadium last month.

A Layer of Love: Amazing Paper Art!

Many people enjoy books because they come alive and allow the author's message to blend with the creativity of the reader. Some artists take a more direct approach, like Luciana Frigerio, and choose to share their artistic message in words made out of pages, rather than in words printed on them.

LEGO My Leg!

When life gives you lemons there are many ways to make lemonade. For Christina Stephens of St. Louis, Missouri, who lost her lower leg after a car she was rebuilding fell on it, her lemonade was made of LEGOs. After a coworker joked about the idea of her making a leg out of LEGOs -- pun intended -- she decided to give it a try. The result was fun, colorful, and more than a little impractical.

Scallion Stockings Turn Long Legs Into Lovely Leek Lookalikes

Scallion Stockings, also known as Negi Tights (“negi” means “onion” in Japanese), might make your eyes water but at least they won't leek.

The Gallery of Nature: Art of the Earth

It often seems that the modern generation of artists has become obsessed with using the most outlandish or unusual materials to create their work. Richard Shilling chooses to return to the literal roots of art and uses the elements of the natural world to inspire awareness and delight the senses.

Lotteria's Massive 14” Big Rib Sandwich Is A McRib On Steroids

Japan's Lotteria restaurants are celebrating the first anniversary of their popular Pork Ribs Sandwich in a BIG way with a Big Rib Sandwich! The 35cm (14”) long limited-edition pork-apalooza features three boneless McRib-style patties laid end-to-end on a sliced baguette bun.

Now Coke Is REALLY Ice Cold

Coca-Cola has come up with a new gimmick to boost their sales and it is a really cool idea. Actually it is ice cold. This summer the company brought out its newest innovation -- a Coke bottle made of ice. Now your drink will stay very cold and when you are done there is no bottle to clutter up the environment. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the ice bottle is only available in Colombia so far.

Trongs: Chopsticks On Steroids?

We love our finger foods. From fried chicken to ribs and wings we are obsessed. The biggest problem with these wonderful foods is that they leave our hands a mess. Sure we can load up on the napkins, but that just doesn't quite do the whole job as we remain sticky. We need a way to handle the food without getting messy in the first place. Enter Trongs. These strange looking claws make it possible to eat your favorite finger food neatly and easily, and still be able to take a drink of your beer or soda in between bites without requiring an entire forest to be turned into napkins.

Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl Combats Dinner-For-One Blues

There’s not much that’s lonelier than having a bowlful of tasty noodles and no one to share them with. The Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl allows you to slurp away while also staying in contact with your nearest and dearest.