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Fast Food Anime Characters

Photo credit: Ozumii via Bored Panda

Philippines-based digital artist Ozumii Wizard combines the best of fast food mascots with the world of anime in his latest series. He turns characters like KFC's Colonel Sanders, McDonald's Ronald McDonald, Starbucks' twin-tailed Siren mermaid, and even Wendy's mascot into surreal creations. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Coco Loko Snortable Chocolate

This is not a joke, Coco Loko is a real chocolate powder from a company called Legal Lean, made specifically for people to snort. It contains cacao powder, gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana, which are commonly found in energy drinks, and supposed to boost your levels of serotonin and endorphins to increase euphoria, as well as help users to focus. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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White Jewel Strawberries

Yasuhito Teshima created White Jewel strawberries four years ago, on his farm in Japan's Saga Prefecture, by cross-breeding different types of strawberries and perfecting his growing technique in order to create a large strawberry with white flesh and skin. One important factor is reducing exposure to sunlight to slow decrease the level of anthocyanin, the natural chemical that gives fruits and vegetables their color. Currently, only 10% of his crop turn out white, with the rest featuring red patches. Continue reading for another video and more information.

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IKEA Easy Recipe

With the number of recipes available online, cooking a meal isn't the hardest of tasks, but IKEA aims to make things even simpler, with their Easy Recipe Series cookbook. It may not be packed with a variety of dishes, but all that are included can be torn out, thanks to them being printed on parchment paper with food-safe ink. Simply lay the ingredients out as detailed, roll it together, place on cooking sheet, and you're ready to bake. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and information.

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Too much of a good thing can turn out to be bad, but apparently, this wasn't the case for Anthony Howard-Crow, a 32-year-old stunt dieter from Loveland, Colorado. He consumed only ice cream for 100 consecutive days, drank a small protein shake, alcohol, and managed to lose 32-pounds. "The whole point of these demonstrations is to show you - basically prove, in the best way I can - that you can eat anything you want and still lose weight," said Anthony. Continue reading for another video and pictures of his progress.

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Pink Pineapple

Del Monte Fresh Produce spent the past decade working on a pink pineapple, and they've finally received FDA approval to sell them in the United States. They're currently being grown in Costa Rica and Hawaii, thanks to scientists who figured out how to genetically engineer the variety to produce lower levels of an enzyme present in conventional pineapple that converts the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Hamilton Beach's Breakfast Sandwich Maker works in 5-minutes or less, and it's being offered for just $19.49, today only, originally $29.99. Just choose your bread and layer on the fixings: egg, cheese, precooked meat, or the ingredients of your choice. You can customize your breakfast sandwich with a practically endless variety of fresh ingredients. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video demonstration of the product, and more information.

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Mokase Espresso Smartphone

Espresso makers are nothing new, but having one built directly into a smartphone case, most certainly is. This accessory claims to brew up a 25ml shot in seconds, thanks to a special espresso-filled cartridge heated by the case's integrated battery. Next, the alloy aluminum-silicon pipe pumps the espresso through into a small cup, with this entire process initiated via a companion app. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Tie Fighter Grill

The Star Wars Tie Fighter Grill may look strange, but it's most certainly practical, albeit quite pricey for what it does. Designed after one of the most iconic Imperial fighters, it features a cast aluminum body, 220-square-inches of cooking space, complete with two shelves on either side to hold your cooking utensils, meats, and other grilling supplies. A custom analog thermometer is included in the grill to make monitoring a breeze, while the burner is capable of up to 10,000 BTUs of heat. Continue reading for more strange, yet practical, food inventions.

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Clear Coffee

London-based company CLR CFF has created the world's first colorless coffee, and it's not just an optical illusion. This drink is brewed with high quality Arabica coffee beans and pure water, while promising a 'fresh, aromatic taste and flavor' that doesn't need sugar or milk. The team spent three months experimenting with different brewing methods before arriving at the final recipe, one that has even more caffeine than a shot of espresso. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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