Sure, there are anti-antiperspirants, but if you want something a bit less practical, Thanko's clip-on armpit fan should do the trick. Officially called "Waki no Shita Kura" (translates to Under the Armpit Cooling Device), this small AAA-powered fan clips onto your sleeve and is touted to keep your armpits dry for 5-9 hours, depending on which speed setting used. If you want perpetual cooling, simply connect it to a wall charger or power bank via microUSB. It can also be attached to the front of your shirt for keeping the torso and neck dry. Continue reading for more strange items from Japan you won't believe exist, including a washable smartphone.
Japan-based Liberty Walk Performance is known for their outlandish body kits, and this one, for the BMW M4, is definitely no exception. Available in fiberglass ($8,400 USD) or full carbon fiber ($9,900 USD), this kit boasts extended wheel arches, a new trunk spoiler and rear diffuser for enhancing airflow underneath the car. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
UNIHABITAT's Mewgaroo Hoodie became an internet sensation last year, but now, the company has unveiled a new version, just for the summer. Its made from 100% double-knit cotton, keeping the fabric breathable and comfortable in hot weather, while the integrated cinch pouch can hold up to 15-pounds, perfect for your feline friend(s). Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Cockroaches are one of the few creatures that could possibly survive a nuclear apocalypse, but a team of Japanese researchers wanted to find a less destructive solution to ridding homes of these pests. So, the team at Earth Chemicals created a "mega cockroach trap", or in other words, a platform covered in a highly sticky substance. To test its effectiveness, they filmed a lab coat, an athlete, and a sumo wrestler's fruitless attempts to cross it. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of seemingly gravity-defying jumpers.
The sleek Phiaro P75 Concept Cipher is a prototype track car inspired by the famous Gundam series. At just 1,310-pounds, it's powered by a mid-mounted 1.5L four-cylinder engine that produces 142-horsepower @ 6,600 rpm and 123 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Click here for more pictures of the P75. Continue reading for another video and more information.
What better way to show off your love of fine automobiles, than with a transparent garage? The Garage Terrace House in Japan was designed with that in mind, and features a row of floor to ceiling windows from the garage to the adjacent kitchen and living area. Other areas of 1,800-square-foot home feature raised timber ceilings and stamped concrete floors. Click here to view the firsat image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video giving you a first look at Nintendo's Star Fox anime.
For those unfamiliar with Kiki's Delivery Service, it's a Japanese animated fantasy film produced by Studio Ghibli that tells the story of a young witch, Kiki, who moves to a new town and uses her flying ability to earn a living. Now, a real-life Kiki's Bakery from the anime has opened in Yufuin Floral Village in south-west Japan. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
The Psycho-Pass story takes place in an authoritarian future dystopia, where omnipresent public sensors continuously scan the Psycho-Pass of every citizen in range. The sensors measure mental state, personality, and the probability that the citizen will commit crimes, alerting authorities when someone exceeds accepted norms. To enforce order, the officers of the Public Safety Bureau carry hand weapons called Dominators. Cerevo has made these guns a reality, and it will hit stores in March, at the price of $680. Continue reading for a video and more information.
Bandai's Darth Vader Samurai may be just a toy, but this video brings the mythical character to life. To be more specific VS Gag pitted the villain against Kamen Rider Black RX - a fictional henshin superhero character featured in Japanese tokusatsu. "It seems that it takes VS GAG about three months to make one video, so we'll be waiting quite a while for the next one. But we're definitely looking forward to whatever they produce," according to Rocket News. Continue reading for a video review of the figure you see above.
Meiji University professor Kokichi Sugihara specializes in creating impossible illusions that seem to defy gravity, including these mind-boggling slopes that you see above. How is this possible? Technology of course, as he used a computer program to interprets two dimensional line drawings as three dimensional objects. "Sometimes the program turned these objects into real objects, and that's how I discovered that some impossible objects are not really impossible - they can actually be built as solids in three-dimensional space," said Sugihara. Continue reading for two more of his impossible illusions.