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Realistic-Looking Fake Food Jewelry Looks Good Enough to Eat

Fake Food Jewelry

Look away if you’re on a diet and want to still be on one at the end of the day. Because while we’re talking fashion accessories, they might as well be food because of how close to the real thing they actually look. This line of jewelry was created by Hatanaka, a Japanese manufacturer that specializes in making uber-realistic plastic food replicas for restaurants.

Now they’re expanding their line of business to the fashion industry with their bacon belts, soba necklaces, spaghetti hairpieces, and pasta earrings.

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HashKey Is A 1-key Keyboard For The Hashtag

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Let it be a commentary on our lives today that someone somewhere thought it a good idea to create a one-key keyboard dedicated to the mighty hashtag. The HashKey for the social media junkies out there who spend their days tagging their posts with endless keywords in the hopes that they’ll get picked up in searches, and people will “like” the posts, and they’ll finally be able to convince themselves that it’s not really the posts all these strangers like, but actually them… Or something. The point is you’re looking at a USB-conencted gadget whose only purpose is to generate the ASCII character “#” on your screen. Yes, it’s an actual product but no, you can’t just outright buy it. You’ll have to pledge £18, or roughly $28, to get yours by March 2015. However, the campaign is far from fully funded, and no one is really surprised.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Bubble Wrap Suit: An Outfit That Pops!

Look popping, not smashing, when you don the Bubble Wrap suit over whatever it is you’re currently wearing. It’s a suit made from bubble wrap that you can actually pop–although you probably shouldn’t, because you’ll only end up with a deflated suit at the end of the day. The blazer comes with a hood and Velcro closure, while the pants have an elastic waistband to so you’re snug and comfy.

Or, well, as snug and comfy as you’ll ever be in a bubble wrap suit.

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Looks Good, Tastes Worse: Gravy-Flavored Candy Canes

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Don’t be the Grinch this year– be the seasonal prankster instead! Spread the love, cheer, and laughs by handing out these gravy-flavored candy canes to friends and loved ones. It’s the holidays, so they’ll still love you even though you just gave them a taste of the weirdest flavor of candy canes they’ve ever tasted. Have a little fun and mix it up with regular peppermint candy canes. You’ll only need to look at their faces to figure out if they were unlucky enough to pick the gravy canes.

These gravy-flavored candy canes are available for $6+. Pickle-flavored candy canes are also available, if you feel like being even more cruel.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Green Head ]

Can’t Eat This: Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

Bacon & Egg Printed Shoes

 

 

You’ll make a fashion statement for sure when you’ve got these shoes on, although it most likely won’t be a positive one. These are the Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes for men, and they feature what its name says on the shoes itself: bacon and eggs. The shoes were designed for use in the kitchen, with side ventilation and slip resistant outsoles. They’re comfortable so they should be kind to your feet if you need to be on your feet all day.

The Mozo Bacon N’ Eggs Sharkz Shoes are available online for $29.95.

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Geekologie ]

Thanko Mobile Battery with Handy Mist Keeps Your Phone Charged, Your Face Moisturized

Thanko Mobile Battery with Handy Mist

Where’s that moisturizer when you need it the most? Winter is coming, and the cold air can be harsh on skin. Seeing as most people don’t leave home without their phones (and their power banks!), Thanko’s mobile battery seems like a smart solution to low power and dry skin. Aside from being a portable power source, it comes with a built-in spray that keeps dry skin at bay.

The battery itself has a 2,200 mAh capacity which should give you enough power to make a couple of emergency calls or send messages. To charge it up, all you have to do is plug it to your PC for three hours or so. The Thanko mobile battery with handy mist is available for 4,980 yen (or about $43.)

[ Product Page ] VIA [ Damn Geeky ]

Doritos-Flavored Mountain Dew Being Tested

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Frito-Lay and Pepsi Co. sure week to have been smoking up the good stuff lately. As part of a test at Kent State University in Ohio, college students have been offered the “opportunity” to try different flavours of Mountain Dew being cooked up. One of these was an ungodly mix of Doritos and Dew, cleverly called Dewitos. Yes, the drink is supposed to taste like a swig of Dew after a bite of Doritos. According to Reddit user ‘joes_nipples’ on Reddit, “It tasted like orange with a doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight doritos afterwards though. Weirdest thing I’ve ever drunk.”

Other flavours on trial were Lemon Ginger and Mango Habanero, but we’re particularly intrigued by the Dewitos. Heck, we’d be down to trying some, if anyone wants to ship a few bottles to OhGizmo! HQ.

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[ Kotaku ] VIA [ Technabob ]

Mesoloft Sends Your Ashes to Infinity and Beyond

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Some people choose to have their ashes scattered out into the ocean, while others prefer to stay close to their loved ones in an urn. For those who want to take things one step farther, there’s Mesoloft.

The company offers out-of-this-world services for your final departure by dropping your cremated remains 90,000 feet from the ground.

Mesoloft co-founder Chris Winfield explains: “We know that the ashes will likely travel for months and possibly years as they get carried by the currents in the upper atmosphere. The ashes will eventually descend and settle all around the globe. Moisture adheres to ashes that pass through clouds and the ash will form the nucleus of a raindrop or snowflake.”

Now isn’t tht something else? Unsurprisingly, Mesoloft’s services come at hefty prices, starting at $2,800.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Win the Sumo Wrestling Match, Get a Giant Green Macaron

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Boxers get cash, but sumo wrestlers get an even better prize (subjectively speaking, that is): a giant macaron. At least, that’s what the second placer was awarded at the recent Sumo Senshuraku tournament in Japan. The giant green dessert was prepared by renowned French pastry chef Pierre Hermé, which made sense since the match was part of the France-Japan Friendship Cup.

Now that’s delectable to ginormous proportions!

 

VIA [ Laughing Squid ]