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Das Horn: For When You Just Have To Drink Like A Viking

Men don’t drink beer from mugs, men drink beer from a hollowed-out animal tusk held in their right hand, while nonchalantly fighting a raging boar with the left. It’s just how it’s done, or at the very least it’s how it would be done in an Old Spice commercial. Except that, well… hollowing out an animal tusk might have been just fine in the time of Leif Eriksson but it’s not such an accepted practice nowadays. Enter the Das Horn, a BPS-free ABS plastic cup with a stainless steel rim. A metal stand allows you to set it down on a table, or you can hang it around your neck for some hands-free drinking. We think it looks pretty slick.

The Das Horn contains 24 oz. of liquid, and is dishwasher safe. Currently a project on Kickstarter, a $35 pledge will get you yours.

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Pepsi Special Blocks Fat While Letting You Chug Down Sweet Calories

Pepsi Special

One of the hardest parts of being on a diet is having to wean yourself off of soda for the time-being. It’s especially hard if you chug a can or two with every meal and feel like your food just doesn’t sit right anymore if you go without it.

Fortunately (at least, for weight-watchers in Japan), there’s a new variant of Pepsi called ‘Pepsi Special’ that promises to block fat, even while you’re chugging down sweet calories with every gulp. Pepsi explains that the Special variant contains dextrin, which is a water-soluble fiber supplement that makes you feel full and absorb less fat from the food that you’re eating, kind of like some of the diet drinks that are currently in the market today.

Pepsi doesn’t offer any information about the amount of sugar in the drink, but it seems like a really roundabout way of trying to lose weight. But hey, if you’re anything like the dieters I mentioned earlier, then maybe this drink’s for you. It will only be available in Japan though, for $2 a pop starting on November 13th.

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Who Wants To Pay For Bottled Fizzy Water When You Can Pay To Make Your Own At Home?

Perrier, San Pellegrino, Voss… they’re all fine sparkling waters. And they’re all expensive. And think about it, you’re paying for H2O and CO2 mixed together, then bottled in some glass. It’s ridiculous, and yet we’re happy to pay. We say that might change if you get a chance to make your own at home. The Sodastream Revolution lets you do just that. Take your flat water, stick it under the nozzle and select any of four carbonation levels: low, medium, hight and “turbo”. We’re not sure what happens when you pick turbo, but it sounds exciting. An LED screen will keep you updated on the carbonation process and on how much CO2 is left in your tank, which unfortunately has to be bought from Sodastrea directly. Still, in the long run and especially if you’re a large volume drinker of sparkling water, you’ll end up saving money and be responsible for less waste.

It’s $200.

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