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Kitchen Tool Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

It’s never easy to get a kid to eat radishes. I know I never touched the darn things and now as an adult I still have trouble. Maybe if my parents would have had access to this “Ravanello – Radish Shaper”, I might’ve been fooled into thinking if I ate enough of the disgusting roots I might gain some kind of super power, like my hero Mario. It makes it fairly easy to turn a boring radish into an exact replica of a Super Mario Mushroom. There’s a fair amount of work involved in creating the edible props, as you can see in the image after the break. But it’s a cool utensil nonetheless and at $19, it’s priced just right.

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Febo Is A Solar Wooden Engraver

Ever tried burning ants with a magnifying glass? No? I can’t say I have, but mostly because even as a kid I didn’t feel like screwing around with keeping the magnifying glass at just the right distance from the ground, nor did I feel like chasing the ants around. But with Febo, you can use the sun’s power for entirely different purposes than entomological terror. It’s a little device that makes it super simple to engrave wooden surfaces using nothing but the light emitted by the sun. It keeps the magnifying glass just the right distance away from the surface, making it so the focal point (and spot of greatest intensity) is just where you need it to be. Prices start at $44, and go up depending on the materials.

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Kissinger Lets You Send Real Kisses In Realtime

Being in a long distance relationship isn’t easy, but life just may have gotten a bit sweeter for those of you in one. A device called Kissinger is being billed as the “world’s first mobile kiss messenger.” It lets you send physical kisses to your loved one, who’ll presumably feel them just as if they were in your presence.

High precision force sensors are embedded under the silicon lip to measure the dynamic forces at different parts of your lips during a kiss. The device sends this data to your phone, which transmits it to your partner over the Internet in real time. Miniature linear actuators are used to reproduce these forces on your partner’s lips, creating a realistic kissing sensation. Kissenger provides a two-way interaction just like in a real kiss. You can also feel your partner’s kiss on your lips when they kiss you back.

Of course you might want to do all this is privacy, considering you’re actually going to be making out with your phone; we don’t need to tell you how bizarre you might look to anyone who doesn’t know what you’re doing.

There’s no word on price or availability, but apparently there is a working prototype.

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The Birdie Can Make Your GoPro Fly

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Think of the Birdie as a shuttlecock for your GoPro. What’s a shuttlecock? It’s that thing you hit when you play badminton. The idea here is that you stuff you GoPro inside the Birdie, and you then launch it up in the air as high as you can. The cone-shaped tail will straighten its flight path and slow its descent back down to earth. Meanwhile, a hole in the carrying receptacle allows your GoPro to shoot presumably more interesting footage than if you’d just held it at the end of a selfie stick. You’ll still have to make sure your GoPro is properly housed in a protective case, but the Birdie does float at least, and the whole thing disassembles after you’re done throwing it around. It’s $59.

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Class Act: Guzzle Buddy Attaches To The Bottle, So Drinking Straight From It Isn’t So Bad

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Everyone knows that if you chug wine straight from the bottle, there’s a decent chance you also might be short on manners and class. The $15 Guzzle Buddy is a wineglass-shaped attachment that plugs straight into the bottle and turns the entire thing into one giant glass. Sort of. I mean, of course it doesn’t. But you get the idea. It’s kind of like saying “Yeah, you think my drinking straight from the bottle is not classy? Well, here you go then. What now?” Yes, what now? Who’s going to say anything?

No really. Now you’re all class and manners, bud. We get it.

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The Frywall Is A Splatter Shield For Your Bacon Grease

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Looking like someone repurposed the dreaded cone of shame that you see on dogs after they visit the vet, the Frywall is actually a silicone apparatus designed to help prevent hot oil splatter from reaching your stove, and save you some time and cleaning effort. While it might seem that it could get in the way of your cooking efforts, know that it’s only semi-rigid and can be deformed somewhat if you need to get a spatula in there at an angle. The silicone construction means it can withstand heats up to 450F, which should be enough considering oil starts to smoke around 400F and deep frying is done at 350F. It also collapses down flat for easy storage. It’s $22 and $29, for the 10″ and 12″ versions, respectively.

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A Spadle Is A Spoon And Ladle In One

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The spoon sure likes to get around. First it mates with the fork, giving the world the atrocious invention known as the spork. And now we have the Spadle. This device easily converts between a versatile cooking spoon with a silicone tip, to be used with shallow pans, into a ladle that can scoop out hearty 1/2 cup portions of whatever stew or soup you’re working on. The handle features a hinge that lets you go between modes easily, and the head also has measurement lines at 100ml, 1/4 cup, tablespoon, and teaspoon. It’s all of $20.

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Zubits Fastener Lets You Say Goodbye To Tying Your Shoelaces Forever

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You know you live in the first world when it actually seems like a good idea to buy a product whose only purpose is to make it possible for you never to tie your shoelaces again. This first world solution is called Zubits, and is a set of magnets with holes through which you’re meant to thread your laces. Once this is done, getting in and out of your shoes is as simple a matter as unsnapping the fastener, sliding your foot in, and snapping them back together. Getting out involves holding your heel down with your other foot and pulling out; the pressure should be enough to separate the magnets again and free you. It’s a cool idea, although here’s hoping they don’t come loose while just walking or running. They cost between $20 and $22, depending on size.

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The Can Cannon Will Launch Your Suds Across A Football Field

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You own an AR-15 or M16 rifle, but you’re getting tired of shooting real bullets at stuff? Yeah, a company called X Products hears you and in response, they’ve developed the Can Cannon. It’s a system designed to launch full, unopened aluminum beverage cans to an average distance of up to 105 yards. It uses blanks as propellant, and apparently will accommodate other similarly sized objects, like tennis balls. The company is even developing more products that will fit the Can Cannon, like a grappling hook or a net launcher. It’s a fun, non-lethal add-on to your rifle, and it’ll set you back $400.

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