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Why walk to the kitchen to heat up your next meal, when you could just use the Brainwave? This USB-powered microwave oven was created by London-based designer Steve Gates to give "as much time as possible to concentrate on their work. Sure, you may be limited to microwavable dinners, but one cool feature is that it supposedly will recognize what you put inside so you'll never have an overcooked dried out meal again. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Though SpreadThat won't toast your bread while slicing through it, like the concept above, this innovative knife did take home the prestigious 2014 IF product design award. It's capable of slicing straight through a stick of butter, with little effort, without requiring electricity. That's because it is equipped with an efficient heat conducting technology that utilizes the body heat from the user. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.

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Not just any motorcycle, the Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle, manufactured by EVA Products BV, is based on the Track T800 CDI motorcycle. Its 800cc three-cylinder diesel engine has been engineered to run on 100% biodiesel made from bacon grease. Other modifications include, a lowered suspension, upgraded gas tank, fenders, headlights, taillights, and a new seat upholstered with genuine pig leather to boot. The company claims that it gets 100 miles per gallon and can go from 0 to 60 in six seconds flat. However, the best feature is that the exhaust smells like bacon. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing what humans look like in ultraviolet light.

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Akihiro Mizuuchi, an illustrator and designer from Japan, invented a modular system for creating edible chocolate LEGO bricks. In other words, melted chocolate is first poured into specially designed molds that enable the bricks to be popped out in one piece, once cooled. As you can see, these can be used to create just about anything your imagination can conjure up. Continue reading for more pictures.

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For those who don't reside in the US, state fairs are an annual competitive and recreational gathering usually held in late summer or early fall. In other words, it's basically a larger version of a county fair, often including only exhibits or competitors that have won in their categories at the more-local county fairs. In addition to these exhibits and competitions, there's a host of foods for you to try, with many of the popular items being deep friend, like the bacon strips you see above. Continue reading for more.

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At $1200, The Golden Phoenix, which is on sale in Dubai's Bloomsbury's Cupcakes store, is not only the world's most expensive cupcake, but it's made from the finest chocolate and wrapped in edible gold. It features 23-carats of edible gold sheets, Doves organic flour from the United Kingdom, Rachel's organic butter, Premium Amedei Porcelena cocoa from Italy, and gold Ugandan high-quality vanilla beans. Continue reading for a look inside the Dubai Mall and more information about the cupcake.

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Ever wonder what food, particularly a McDonalds cheeseburger, looks like when dipped in pure hydrochloric acid? The University of Nottingham's Periodic Table of Videos has just the clip for you. According to one of the researchers, "As you're watching me, churning away in your stomach is acid which is one of the first stages in which food is broken down into usable components to give you energy or to make you fat." Continue reading for another McDonalds test that you've probably seen at least once before on Netflix or even the big screen.

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With the right camera, lighting, and perfect staging (using fillers to replace actual ingredients), just about any fast food item can look amazing. Unfortunately, the actual products are quite disappointing to say the least. For example, the KFC Big Boss looks like a Big Mac meets fried chicken, but as you can see, the actual product looks nothing like the advertisement. Continue reading for more.

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Josh Renouf, a designer from the UK, has invented an alarm clock specially for coffee lovers. It's called the "Barisieur", and this invention automatically brew a cup of coffee right before the alarm goes off, ensuring that a fresh cup is ready right when you open your eyes. Unfortunately, it's just a one-off design right now, but with enough fanfare, we could see this in stores sooner than later. Continue reading for more pictures and additional information.

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You've probably seen color-changing mugs before, but now physicist Manuel Linares from Spain has created an ice cream version. Called Xameleon, this ice cream changes colors as it melts and contains such ingredients as strawberries, cocoa, almonds, banana, pistachio, vanilla and caramel. When a reporter asked what's the secret ingredient, this is what Linares said: "I am not giving out too much detail because the patents are still going through." Continue reading to see what Xameleon looks like when frozen.

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