What Your Style of Eggs Say About You by Bite.ca. Not much to say but we’ll let it speak for itself. Either you’re laughing or quietly brooding about something this may have revealed. Enjoy your day. And your eggs.
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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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Whether you’re looking to scare off potential moochers or just to have the coolest fridge on the block, these stickers will get the job done. Fridge Monster Stickers are Inspired by Japanese Kawaii monsters (this took a bit of google-ing but Kawaii is the quality of cuteness in context to the Japanese culture.) Like Hello Kitty, for example.
These Fridge Monster Stickers inspired by the Japanese kawaii aesthetic are reusable and their simple stylized shapes will help you turn your fridge into a cute, charming and friendly little monster. You can use the stickers to make dozens of different combinations and move them around whenever you want.
The Fridge Monster Stickers include three different shapes you can use to make eyes, tongues and sharp fangs and easily create your cute little monster: just choose your favorite design (you’ll find a few suggestions on the back of the package) and put the stickers on your fridge…, you can remove the stickers or change them whenever you like without leaving a single trace…
They’re about $10 a set – pretty reasonable for making your fridge attractive. There’s even a video, which you can watch below.
You’ve no doubt noticed that the Olympics are currently on, even if the coverage is horribly delayed on our US airwaves. You may have also noticed that Michael Phelps has won an awful lot of medals. During an interview he revealed that his training diet consists of 12,000+ calories per day. That’s the better part of a weeks worth of food for most of us. He packs that into 24 hours. Furious Pete is a competitive eater. He saw that as a challenge. If only competitive eater were an Olympic sport.
So then, this is one man – eating 12,300 calories in one half hour sitting. It’s been edited down to a few minutes – you can imagine watching someone eating for half an hour would be about as entertaining as a spinal tap. Check out the video below.
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