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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?

Eco-Friendly 'Loving Pets' Bamboo Food Bowls For Dogs & Cats: Review

When is a pet bowl, not just any pet bowl?  When it's a BambuBowl by Loving Pets - a pet food bowl made from a lightweight, renewable, recyclable material that you won't have to recycle for a long, long time....

Programmer Quits Job To Sell Street Food

A game programmer finds that his job in high tech isn't as he expected, and instead starts selling food in the street. To his amazement, he doubles his salary and ends up doing something he enjoys much more.

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?

Your VW Is Toast!

There are people who are really into cars. And then there are people who are really into Volkswagens. They just seem to be more passionate and obsessed by the iconic Nazi car than other car people. To that end all sorts of collectibles and other products have been created to commemorate the German vehicles -- such as a toaster in the shape of a VW bus that brands the toast with the VW logo.

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.

Going To Travel This Summer? Take A SunRocket!

Whether you are camping, picnicking, backpacking, or on a cross-country road trip there is nothing like being able to make a hot cup of tea or some instant soup for a quick pick-me-up or a hot meal to keep you going. You don't have to stop and build a fire anymore. You can set your SunRocket out and let the sun do the work. Once your water is hot the SunRocket also keeps your chosen liquid hot for hours.

The Awakening Of Bacon

Whoever invented the alarm clock that was designed to jar a person from slumber had an evil streak running through them. But for better or worse, the method of using a ringing alarm clock stuck for quite some time, so much so that even when electronic sounds in midi and wav formats entered the scene, there was still a ringing bell option.