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Edible LEGO Bricks

Take a LEGO mold, Jell-O or gelatin, along with some corn syrup, combine them together and you'll have some edible bricks that can also be used to build things. To be more specific: mix water and corn syrup until your liquid solution is clear; pour the liquid into a pan without turning on the heat; add two packets of gelatin or Jell-O into the pan; heat the mixture on a medium-low heat for 10-minutes while stirring regularly; pour syrup into the silicone mold; leave to set for 5-hours. Continue reading for a video tutorial and a few tricks you can try.

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Handpresso Auto

The Handpresso Auto is basically a portable espresso machine for your car, fitting nicely in any normal-sized cup holder. Powered by your car's 12V cigarette lighter, this gadget simply requires water and E.S.E. coffee pods to start brewing. Once your drink is ready, you'll hear three audible beeps, so you won't have to take your eyes off the road. Get one here now. Continue reading for two videos showing exactly how it works and more information.

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T-Rex Spaghetti Measuring Tool

The "I Could Eat a T-Rex" spaghetti measuring tool by Doiy Design is perfect for those who are counting serving sizes, as this tool lets you eat a tyrannosaurus-rex-sized portion. Simply slide the noodles through the appropriate openings before serving. The accessory itself measures 3.5 x 2.25 inch and is made entirely from acrylic. Get it here now. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Darth Vader Gummy

Photo credit: Crummy Gummy

When are gummy bears not just a candy treat you enjoy occasionally? When you take 1,000 of them and create a life-sized Darth Vader Helmet. That's exactly what "Crummy Gummy" did, and the result is worthy of a museum to say the least. It was showcased this past December at the Wyn317 gallery in Miami, Florida. It took approximately two months to create, "with the last week of that growing delirious with the smell of gummies and drinking a ridiculousness amount of RedBull," according to Crummy. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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Animal Lollipop Japan

Photo credit: Amezaiku Ameshin

No, these aren't CG images, just Amezaiku, the art of crafting realistic animal lollipops that you can actually eat. This skill has been a Japanese tradition since the 8th century, and 26 year-old Shinri Tezuka is an expert at creating these edible works of art made from sugary syrup and starch, with a touch of organic food coloring. He actually has his own shop, called "Ameshin" that sells his animal confectionery for approximately 1000-2000 yen ($8-$17 USD), and also teaches those interested in learning the craft. Continue reading for a video and more pictures.

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Food Cut Into Cubes

Photo credit: Lenart and Sander

Amsterdam-based design studio Lernert & Sander decided to photograph of 98 different types of raw foods - unprocessed fruits, vegetables, and protein - into identical 2.5 centimeter cubes. If you haven't guessed them already, the perfectly-arranged grid includes fruits like kiwifruit, watermelon, as well as lettuce alongside salmon and tuna. All of their original colors and characteristics were left untouched, making them easily identifiable despite being cropped to a much smaller size. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Hello Kitty Restaurant Hong Kong

The world's first Hello Kitty-themed dim sum restaurant has opened in Hong Kong, and diners will be able to order from a menu of around 37 dishes, including these buns, which take 17 steps to make. Owner Man Kwong said: "Hello Kitty is more popular in Hong Kong than in [her native] Japan." These isn't your typical dim sum fare, as owner Kwong plans to "stick to all-natural ingredients," rather than crammed with MSG and what not. The restaurant is officially slated to open on June 1st. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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McDonalds BagTray Bag

McDonalds has unveiled a new takeout bag that has a removable serving tray. To use the serving tray, simply detach the tearaway strip at the bottom - made from reinforced cardboard to ensure stability. This was designed by McDonald's Hungary in conjunction with D DB Budapest. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of magical Turkish coffee that appears to rise out from sand.

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eCool Underground Beer Cooler

Building an off-the-grid home and love beer? The eCool should be on your shortlist. The "Underground Beer Cooler" works just as it sounds, with storage space for beverages below ground, taking advantage of the natural lower temperatures. When you feel the need for some hydration, simply crank the mechanism up top, and out comes a cold one. Continue reading for a video of a prototype and more information.

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Handprint Coffee Maker

Most coffee machines require you to grind the beans, pour the grounds into a filter, making sure the water is filled up, etc. before starting the brewing process. This innovative design by Electrolux simply requires a handprint, as it remembers the preferences you inputted during the setup process. Yes, it accepts multiple handprints and can brew different cups for each person. Unfortunately, there's no word yet on pricing or availability, but if it does ever hit stores, expect this machine to cost more than the high-end Nespresso / Keurig models you see now. Continue reading for more.

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