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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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Edible Water Spheres

Skipping Rocks Lab wants to rid the world of plastic bottles, and their biodegradable edible water spheres are a start. Simply put, the edible exterior is created by dropping a block of ice into a mixture of brown algea extract and calcium chloride. What results is a seaweed-based membrane that keeps it shape, locking in the water inside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Mario Bros. Bar

Your eyes aren't playing tricks, this is a real Super Mario Brothers-themed bar in Washington D.C., called "The Cherry Blossom Pub". The pop-up bar was set up by The Drink Company, and has been immensely successful to say the least. "Japan has always been a source of inspiration for me and, as a native Washingtonian, cherry blossom season is something we look forward to every year," said Derek Brown of The Drink Company. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of awesome 90s game ads.

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Drip-Free Wine Bottle

Researchers at Brandeis University have developed the world's first drip-free wine bottle, and it's not as complex as you may think. Simply put, the team used a diamond-studded tool to create a circular groove around the neck of the bottle just below the lip. So now instead of overflow dripping down the side of the bottle, it now meets the groove and drops from the bottle, straight into the glass. Continue reading for another picture and more information.

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