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Hillary Nut Cracker: Wacky Product of the Day

I wrote this very clever piece several weeks ago on the 10 Ways to Buy Hillary Clinton . Well, no one read and I don't know why. I guess it was lame? Well, if I had this product to add to the list of Great Hillary Clinton products, perhaps my article would have gotten a better reception. The merchant for this calls it "Completely Nuts". read more »

Japanese Wasp Crackers - made with Real Wasps

From Japan, the land that gave us living sushi, octopus balls and horsemeat ice cream comes a new taste sensation - of nausea! Crispy Wasp Rice Crackers made with real Digger Wasps... kinda like Honeycomb cereal with actual bees!
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Billions of Discarded Chopsticks to be Turned into Biofuel

Disposable chopsticks are ubiquitous in Japan, where they're given out at restaurants, convenience stores and roadside stands. Now Japan's Agriculture Ministry is proposing to make biofuel out of the estimated 90,000 tons of wood wasted each year when disposable chopsticks are discarded.
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In “Urban Farming,” Crops Grow in Skyscrapers












Scientist Dickson Despommier has designed a scheme to grow crops inside 30-story skyscrapers. This urban farm concept could help feed a rapidly growing population, leave space for forests, and supply potable water for entire cities. read more »

Tokyo's Mayonnaise Restaurant Charges To Hold Personalized Bottles of Mayonnaise

Hold the mayo? Never at Tokyo's Mayonnaise Kitchen, where the topping takes top billing and the king of condiments is rich, calorie-laden mayonnaise!
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Scientists Identify Hormone Responsible for Eating Too Much Cake






Can you say enough to this cake? If not, you may have a deficiency in a hormone prominent in the reward center of the brain that also controls appetite. read more »

Shochu Liquor Residue Recycled into Potent Ethanol Fuel

Who says alcohol and driving don't mix? A new cooperative venture between five Japanese shochu liquor producers is yielding ethanol fuel and livestock feed from waste that was previously dumped in the ocean.
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Chocolate Bar Mirror Reflects Your Good Taste

The Chocolate Bar Compact Stand Mirror from Strapya World looks amazingly like a Meiji brand milk chocolate bar, but don't take a bite - it's actually a folding make-up mirror!
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Japan Beats the Heat with Champagne Snow Cones

Sweltering through a typical Japanese summer is no fun, and the summer of 2007 is proving to be hotter than most. The trendy, well-off crowd in Tokyo is chilling out with Champagne Kakigori, a cooling concoction which features sparkling bubbly over shaved ice!
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Six of the Most Expensive and Extravagant Spa Treatments in the World

Body beauty is "everything" in our society. We're caught up more on our body beauty than anything else. But in today's inventive world why get any ordinary facial or go to any ordinary spa when gold facials, wine spas and caviar shampoo can do so much more for you. Below are several of the most extravagant body beauty fixes to rejuvenate your body from head to toe. That is, if you can afford it. read more »