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For Deadly Frozen Treats: Samurai Sword Ice Pop Molds

Samurai Sword Ice Pop Molds

 

You won’t be able to cut anyone with these samurai swords, but you can give them an icy shot to the face and groin for good measure. That is, before you sit back yourself and cram the rest in your mouth. That’s because these aren’t actual swords (as you can obviously see), but ice pops make from the Samurai sword molds.

Make one for yourself, a pair so you can share with a friend, or half a dozen to spread that icy Samurai love all around. The molds are available online for $12.

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The Vessyl Smartcup Tells You How Many Calories are in Your Drink!

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Not every wish gets fulfilled, but some dreams do turn into reality. For those of you who have long been dreaming about utensils that can tell you how good or bad a particular food is for you, you have just been invited to come one step closer to realizing your deepest desire. Yes, there’s a new smartcup called Vessyl that can recognize a beverage from among thousands of drinks and tell you exactly how many calories it is holding at a given moment. The container has been designed by Yves Béhar and holds 13 ounces of liquid. It’s not only calorie-smart, but it can even tell you whether you’re properly hydrated – and it sends all the information to a special app on your smartphone. Tilt the cup and the display tells all. Not a bad bargain at a pre-order price of $99.

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Fart Code App Evaluates Food According to Fart Power

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Everything you put into your body eventually comes out on the other end. If it’s bad to begin with, then you can expect it to be a wee bit worse by the time it passes through your digestive tract. An app that checks out the nutritional value of food by way of “fart power” is the Fart Code app.

Once it’s all fired up, just use your phone to scan the code on your processed food of choice. The app checks out the food’s individual ingredients and uses an algorithm to determine how toxic a fart would be, based on those ingredients.

Fart Code is available for iOS and you can download it for free here.

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Oh, Sweet Wisdom: Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds

Fortune Cakes Cupcake Molds

Not that you need any, but here’s some extra motivation to get to the bottom of your cupcake: these Fortune Cakes cupcake molds that have a snippets of wisdom printed at the very bottom. They’re silicone molds, so you can spread the love and some wise words, again and again, whenever you get the itch to bake.

If you don’t make, then they’ll make an awesome present for someone who does–and hopefully, someone who’ll share those baked goodies with you.Continue Reading

Japan, The Land Where Pizza Hut Has A Milk Caramel And Marshmallow Pizza

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Unless you’re reading these words from the Land of the Rising Sun, you’re reading them from the wrong place. See, Pizza Hut Japan is selling the above creation, and while we don’t have a sweet tooth, we did just get diabetes by looking at it. It’s a milk caramel and marshmallow pizza, and costs 800Yen ($8) for a medium. It only comes in medium, which is probably good for everyone’s waistline. If you make your way to Japan in the near future, don’t wait around too long: it’s only available until June 30th.

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Smells Like Comfort: Mac And Cheese Air Freshner

Mac And Cheese Air Freshner

 

Who doesn’t love Mac and Cheese? It’s the ultimate comfort food for when you’re feeling particularly glum or tired from a tough day at work. When you’re done chowing down on a bowl or two and still aren’t feeling like your old self, then hang one of these Mac and Cheese-scented air fresheners in your room or in  your car to spread that comforting scent all around.

Nothing gives good vibes like the smell of mac and cheese, but it’s obviously a bad idea if you’re on a diet. It’s available online for about $5.

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PancakeBot 3D Prints Delicious Pancakes

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What do you get if you slap together a hot plate, an Arduino controller, some stepper motors, and an acrylic supporting structure? A PancakeBot, is what. It’s a 3D printing machine that is absolutely unlike the boring old combination of printer assembly and widely used ink cartridges that can only print 2D images of the most delicious pancakes in the world. The PancakeBot’s creations will taste as delicious as they’re elaborate. Simply load up the batter, settle on a design, and watch as the print head lays down an edible Eiffel tower, a scrumptious SpiderMan face, or a fluffy galloping horse.

In the works since 2010 by one Miguel Valenzuela, the current version of PancakeBot doesn’t use its initial LEGO Minstorms structure and is a little more involved in its fabrication. Although not available commercially, Miguel does use this prototype to teach children in after-school programs about engineering, robot building and programming.

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Got Extra Food? Share It With Others Via the Ratatouille App

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Got some stuff in your fridge that you want to give away? Perhaps you’re going on a trip soon, but still have a lot of produce and fresh food in the pantry. Or maybe you’re thinking of changing your diet and have food that you won’t be eating anymore as part of that change. Don’t throw everything down the garbage disposal or let them rot and go to waste.

Give your food away instead to people who might need or want them. That’s exactly what you can do with Ratatouille, where you start by uploading an inventory of the stuff you currently have and want to get rid of.

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PareUp Pairs Restaurants With Customers Who Want to Buy Leftovers

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On one hand, we’ve got people going to sleep on empty stomachs. On the other, we’ve got restaurants throwing away leftovers (AKA perfectly good food) every day when it’s time to close up. It’s unfortunate, but that’s just how things work–or is it? Aiming to change this, even on a small scale, are the folks behind PareUp.

It’s an upcoming app that will let diners “pair up” with participating retailers and restaurants that will be selling their leftovers at discounted prices.

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