The World’s Most Expensive Jell-O…Robot

The World's Most Expensive Jell-O...RobotWhile 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.The World's Most Expensive Jell-O...Robot

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.

Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level – Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your Meal

Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level - Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your MealTaking 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.

Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level - Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your MealThe ‘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.Take Your Food Obsession To A New Level - Print a Postcard That Smells Like Your Meal

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.”

- via Design Taxi -

Fridge Monster Stickers – Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

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.

Fridge Monster Stickers - Have The Coolest Fridge In The Neighborhood

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.

Competitive Eater Furious Pete Takes The Michael Phelps Dietary Challenge – 12,000 Calories In One Sitting

Competitive Eater Furious Pete Takes The Michael Phelps Dietary Challenge - 12,000 Calories In One Sitting

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.

- via Blame It On The Voices -

San Francisco’s Zog’s Dogs Sends A Hot Dog To Outer Space….And Back

San Francisco's Zog's Dogs Sends A Hot Dog To Outer Space....And Back

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.

Alabama Resident Zackary Dexter Pace – Accused Of Being Possibly World’s Stupidest Robber

Alabama Resident Zackary Dexter Pace - Accused Of Being Possibly World's Stupidest Robber

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.