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iPhone M&M Candy Sorter

Even though M&M's all have the same chocolate center, some people just prefer certain colors over others. The DIY sorter claims to be faster that most sorters, which uses the iPhone 5S camera, instead of the traditional way of registering a sweets' color using a sensor before dropping them into rotating containers. Simply put, once the camera recognizes the M&M's color, a Bluetooth module attached to an Arduino-powered motor fires off the correct electromagnet gate to do the physical sorting. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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Christmas Tinner

For those who prefer not to spend hours laboring away in the kitchen during the holidays, Christmas Tinner (if still available) just might be the best solution. It's basically Christmas dinner in a can, consisting of 9-layers of processed festive food, including scrambled egg and bacon, two mince pies, turkey and potatoes, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts or broccoli with stuffing, roast carrots and parsnips, and bread pudding. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an amazing homemade Guardians of the Galaxy Groot swing.

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Gingerbread Calories

Christmas is just right around the corner, and you know what that means, excessive food consumption, or at least for those who end up going to more than one gathering. What if there was a way to see just how many calories a gingerbread man contains, or a few slices of Christmas ham? The fine folks a Calorific have gone out of their way and visualized 200-calorie portions of some popular holiday foods. Continue reading for more.

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Cereal Killer Cafe

Anyone who lives in London or is thinking of visiting, might want to stop by Cereal Killer, the UK's first cereal cafe. Everyday from 7am - 8pm, customers will be able to choose from a menu of 100 cereals from around the world. Small bowls cost £2.50 ($3.93), medium bowls will run you £3.00 ($4.72) and the largest size sets you back £3.50 ($5.50). The idea for this cafe came about when identical twins Alan and Gary Keery from Belfast wanted a bowl of cereal in the later afternoon, but none of the usual restaurants in the area catered to their craving. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Coca-Cola Bottle Polar Bear Prize

Buying a bottle of Coca-Cola from a vending machine isn't anything special, but the last thing you'd expect to see coming out is some money and a furry thing. Reddit user "usmc_jpt" found exactly that, but it turned out to be a prize of sorts, in the form of $1.25 worth of quarters and the famous Coke Polar Bear. We're guessing that many machines around town have at least one of these prize bottles, but you may have to buy more than one for a shot. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Johnnie Walker Oxfords

At first glance, this just looks like a finely hand-crafted pair of Oxford shoes, but there's actually a secret compartment built directly into the heel. That's right, these stylish Oxford-style Johnnie Walker Brogues by Oliver Sweeney - limited to 130 pairs - aren't just named after the famous scotch, there's a miniature bottle concealed in every shoe. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and the product page.

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R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

This R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set might not be the most practical, but it certainly can be filed under "cool gadgets and accessories for food geeks". It's more than meets the eye because the body is constructed from 4 different measuring cups (1/4, 1/3, 1/2 and 1 cup including his dome) for accurate ingredient portions. Plus, the droid's are detachable and serve as nested measuring spoons (1/4, 1/2, 1 tsp and 1/3 tbsp). At a svelte 6.5-inches tall, it's manufactured from food-grade ABS plastic that is BPA-free. More information. Continue reading for more.

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Burrito Babies

A restaurant in Seattle has gone viral online because customers have been photographing their newborn babies next to the restaurant's four-pound grande burrito to illustrate just how monstrous in size they are. Gorditos offers a free burrito to parents who submit a photograph, as long as they are younger than 1-month old. The burrito normally costs $9 and can come with two tortillas, a choice of meat, guacamole, cheese as well as sour cream. Continue reading for more cool and geeky restaurants you won't believe actually exist.

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Shrimp Fry Cannon

Japan-based DoCoMo has unveiled a food cannon system that's capable of firing shrimp through the air at breakneck speed towards a drenching of flour, eggs and breadcrumbs before hurtling towards a flamethrower, where they are flash-fried to perfection. In the video, you'll see two ladies pour beaten eggs into a large silver canteen, then inverted triangular containers filled with flour, and last, but not least, a glass air cannon, which the shrimp have been stuffed into. Continue reading for the video and more information.

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DSLR Camera Lens Mug

Caniam's 24-105 DSLR Camera Lens Coffee Mug is currently being offered for only $7.12 shipped, today only, originally priced at $56.99. It can hold up to 12 ounces (355 mL) of your favorite brew and the water-tight twist-off lid features a thumb slider to prevent spills. Product page. Continue reading for a another hands-on video overview and more information.

Notable features:
  • Food Grade Stailess Steel Interior Lining.

  • Open/Close Opening for Sipping while Lid is on so you can drink while traveling.

  • Realistic Rubber Grip.

  • Great Gift Idea.


[via Amazon]

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