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Napkin Table Is The Best Idea For A First Date Yet

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Created by industrial design students in Tunghai University of Taiwan, the Napkin Table lets two hungry people get their grub on even when they don’t have an actual table around. It wraps around each of their necks, tying them together and forcing them to balance their food between each other. It’s a bit weird, a bit awkward, and 100% the best way to make an awesome impression on a first date. It’ll force you to have a conversation, and you’re sure to have a couple of laughs… if neither of you is too stuck up, that is. After you’re done eating, you can just fold it up and take it with you. Or at least, you could if this was an actual product you can buy. Sadly, it’s just a student project with no real plans at commercialization. That said, once the idea is out in the wild, who knows when an enterprising Kickstarter will pop up?

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Soup Straws Adds Suction As A Way To Enjoy Ramen Noodles

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There is a right and a wrong way to eat certain foods. Ramen noodles are meant to be picked up with chopsticks and slurped. That, fun as it is, doesn’t sit well with many wet-chin-averse Westerners, so Julian Lechner has created Soup Straws. These are hollow chopsticks with a series of holes at the tip to channel that tasty broth all the way up to your mouth, without making a messy detour through your beard. It’s a simple enough idea, but is sadly one that hasn’t been turned into a commercially available product just yet. We’re not sure what’s holding Justin back from Kickstarting this, but with a bit of effort, should be simple enough to do. Or, well, now that the idea is out in the wild and no patent on the design presumably exists, maybe someone else can get on it?

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Liftware Spoon Lets Parkinson’s Patients Feed Themselves

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People with Parkinson’s often have a difficult time feeding themselves due to the tremors associated with the disease. In most cases, someone else has to feed them because it might cause injury or result in a mess. However, this might all soon change thanks to Lift Labs’ innovator Liftware Spoon that automatically tracks and compensates for shaking motions and tremors.

The spoon is equipped with sensors that have a high degree of sensitivity, so they can detect even the slightest tremor that’s made. It then moves in the other direction to cancel that tremor out. During testing, the Liftware was found to cancel out over 70 percent of these tremors, which is enough to allow those with Parkinson’s to feed themselves once more.

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