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Soup Straws Adds Suction As A Way To Enjoy Ramen Noodles


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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Hang Around Kitchen Utensils Hang On Your Pots and Pans for Added Convenience

Hang Around

Cooking is usually loads of fun, but preparation and clean-up can be a total drag. I find that half the stuff I need to wash are plates and trays where I propped various utensils like ladles and spatula on in between stirring and flipping whatever it is I’m cooking. It’s a waste of resources, but it’s either that or put the utensil on the kitchen counter, and that’s an even bigger no-no for me.

If you’re dealing with this first-world problem yourself, then you’ll be pleased to hear about he Hang Around kitchen utensils that might just eliminate this issue once and for all. Each utensil is made from wood and has a small slit by the handle, so you can perch it on the edge of the pan or pot after using it. That way, you can easily grab it when you need it again without dribbling any sauce or other foodstuff onto your counters or onto spare plates.

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A Knife So Pretty You’re Not Going To Want To Use It


Knives are often utilitarian tools, meant to cleave, slice, skin, filet or chop your food into forms you’ll feel better about shoving down your piehole. But knives can be beautiful too, as demonstrated by the Primitive Knife, by designer Michele Daneluzzo. He drew inspiration from the knives used by early humans, such as flint tools, and is formed from one petal-shaped piece of steel. And it just looks great, in our opinion. The Primitive has no handle, instead relying on a ridge that runs along the top part of the blade to allow holding. It’s available in blast or polished steel, and is stored upright in a stand that comes included. It’s being produced by a company called Del Ben, but navigating that Flash site is so 2005 that it’s giving us headaches. Thus a price can’t be found. By looks alone, we’d say you can’t afford it.


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Panorama Knives Aren’t Exactly Useful, But Do Look Awesome

Remember that time you went to Zurich, and spent your days skiing? No? Nor do we: we’re too broke to go Alpine skiing. But we can bet some of our readers have been and we’d be surprised if they’d have been anything other than smitten with the experience. Why not commemorate it with a set of knives whose serrated edges are the outlines of the Alps? Three panoramas are featured: the Zurich Panorama, the Lake of Constance Panorama, and the Berner Alps Panorama. Granted, these knives are probably better suited on display somewhere in your house, rather than cutting through a block of Emmental, but who are we to tell you what to do? Not to mention we can’t even tell you just how much they’ll set you back, since no price is available. There does appear to be a US distributor however, SwissConnection in Georgia.

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These Aliens Chopsticks are Out of this World!

Aliens Chopsticks

I have little doubt that Facehugger from Aliens is one of the scariest, creepiest extraterrestrials that we humans have ever come across. Throw in Big Chap and Chestburster and you’ve got yourself a totally rocking and terrifying alien party. A lot of people I know were sick to their stomachs after watching scenes from the Alien trilogy that featured these three characters.

But if you happen to be a fan and don’t mind seeing these creatures day in and day out, then you’ll find these Aliens Chopsticks grotesquely fitting to use during your every meal. Grab onto a pair of these Facehuggers and never let go (just as they would do to your face, if they ever got near it.) If you’re brave enough, then go for the Chestbursters instead, though I doubt you’ll be able to keep your food down if you’ve already seen what they can do in Alien.

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Pizza Slicer Also Serves

By David Ponce

If the success of Victorinox and their Swiss Army knives has proven anything is that multi-funtion tools can be popular. The above pizza slicer also incorporates a server so you can go straight from the cutting to the serving.

And that, dear folks, is it. It’s $6. We could go on about the tool and try to make funnies, but it seems frankly rude to make jokes about a topic as serious as pizza.

Pizza deserves respect.

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3-In-1 BBQ Tool Seems Handy

By David Ponce

There are those who believe we’re hardwired to think that something that’s good at only one thing is better than something else that does several duties. That’s why the TV/DVD combos are rarely popular. But looking at the above 3-in-1 BBQ tool, we’re thinking that this idea maybe doesn’t apply to everything. It’s a spatula, a fork and a set of tongs: “flip, grab and stab.” Made out of stainless steel with sturdy wooden handles, at £29 ($46) it seems like the perfect companion for the summer that’s now right ahead of us in the northern hemisphere.

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Hashi Chopstick Aid Should Become Real Product

By David Ponce

At the moment the pictures you see exist simply as the entry of one Daniel Matarazzo into some 3D competition. But we’d like to see this product become a reality and hit the marketplace. It’s called Hashi and is meant to be an aid for using chopsticks. Not only would the plastic device make hooding and using the sticks much easier, but it also features a spoon on the other side. Brilliant! In a way, one could think of this as a Chinese/Japanese/Asian spork.

Now, we found a Shapeways store where Daniel sells some of his custom 3D printed creations, but no sign of this one. Still, it shouldn’t be too hard to get this printed and shipped, would it Daniel?

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