You know how some people can take what’s seemingly garbage and make pretty things out of them? Yeah, artist Yuken Teruya is one of those people. The artist took a take-out bag from McDonald’s (an item which I imagine millions of are tossed each day) and sculpted some unbelievably beautiful trees out of them. Using the bag’s bright coloring for the tree, the bag itself is used as a frame for the sculptures.
Last year, Wendy’s both left the Japanese market – then relaunched the brand. Their re-entry to the Japanese market was heralded by the release of a foie gras hamburger. Things must have gone fairly well for the brand. They’re now back with a new Lobster Surf & Turf Burger and the Premium Caviar & Lobster sandwich.
Apparently there’s been a record haul for lobster this season, which has drastically reduced prices on the meat. Sensing a deal, Wendy’s is offering both of these sandwiches for ¥1,280 (which works out to a tad below $16.50.)
The Lobster & Caviar sandwich (seen on the left in the photo above) includes both claw meat and lobster salad, topped with a mustard mayonnaise and sprinkled with caviar! The Surf & Turf Burger is Wendy’s take on the classic dish: one of their square Wendy’s burgers topped with whole pieces of said cheap Canadian lobster. On an Atkins kick? There is also an Ocean Premium Salad, which contains both whole lobster chunks and lobster salad which will set you back ¥1,580 yen (a few pennies more than $20.)
While I’m inded home typing this after a 16 hour day, that isn’t a typo. You’re really reading about the world’s most expensive Jell-O robot. I also imagine this could have been titled “The World’s Only Jell-O Robot.” It’s a marketing ploy. And from a somewhat unlikely source. In an effort to promote their new Xperia mobile phone, Sony has teamed with Bompas & Parr for some unlikely art inspired by director Wes Anderson’s Made of Imagination ads.
Bompas & Parr are no stranger to oddness. They’ve created some other “edible oddities” – more notably a boating lake made from sweetener. They’ve made some very expensive jellied robots and hidden them around the UK. Why are they so expensive? Besides being made of uber-expensive jelly, the ‘Xperiabots’ are stuffed with some random sillyness, to include golden “gears”, white truffle “valves”, and gemstones for eyes. They’re said to be worth just shy of $10,000 (about 6,000 pounds.) Three were set loose about England waiting to be found. Two have been claimed, one is still on the loose in Manchester as of this post. The lucky folks who find them get to keep them.
It’s part of a larger campaign, where street art and posters shaped like the robots can be claimed for prizes. The grand prize is clearly these expensive somewhat edible robots. If you’re at all curious about the ad campaign you can check out the video that inspired it below.
Taking pictures of the meal you’re about to eat has become common occurrence. I’ve snapped plenty of pictures, either so I can try to recreate it later, crib an idea, or just make someone jealous. China-based Zhu Jingxuan, a student from Donghua University’s Fashion & Art Design Institute, has something that could take that quite a few steps further. She’s created a proof of concept device that both captures pictures and aromas of food and prints them on a postcard.
The ‘food printer’ melds camera, a smell extractor and printer. The camera takes the picture of the food – the smell extractor collects the smell – and the printer makes a postcard with aromatic ink. The food printer was created as part of Sony’s Student Design Workshop.
In an interview with China Daily Ms. Jingxuan said: “I spent several months designing it. What I completed was just an idea and draft sketch. Without the help of Sony’s designers, I could not have made the model.”
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San Francisco’s Zog’s Dogs recently teamed up with a group of engineers and did what any self-respecting hot dog purveyor dreams of doing. They went to space. Well one of their hot dogs did. And back. Armed with a camera, a balloon, and a stout GPS system; a hot dog was launched into space and retrieved by the Zog’s Dogs crew. They even took a bite out of said astronaut dog. We only wonder if they named it Laika.
Check out the video below. To celebrate the momentous launch and re-entry of their interplanetary meat in tube form, Zog’s Dogs is offering a special Space Dog Combo: a Zog Dog with Astronaut Ice Cream for dessert – all for $5. A cosmic deal.
Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies say report that this 24-year-old employee at Jack’s restaurant in Alabama finished his shift Friday and left work. Nothing wrong with that. Sadly, minutes later, he returned with a mask, wielded a gun, and demanded money.
Trouble is, his efforts at disguising himself were so poor that several employees recognized him. They initially thought he was joking. He wasn’t. He robbed the restaurant, taking with him an undisclosed amount of cash. After he left, the manager called 911 and reported the holdup.
It took restaurant worker Yaneth Ardon just seconds to recognize Pace.
‘I was like, ”is this a joke, is he playing or something,”’ Ardon said.
‘When I heard him talk and I was like, ”that is him”, but then I saw him with a gun and I was like, ”why is he doing this?’’’
“Apparently he needs to work on that disguise a little,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.
Sensing that, perhaps he hadn’t bungled the robbery enough, authorities said the robbery suspect showed up Monday to visit with co-workers. That coincided with a visit from a sheriff’s detective who was there doing employee interviews about the robberies.
The 24-year-old criminal mastermind is currently in jail and is expected to be charged with first-degree robbery.