Phases of the moon cups


This neat little cup shows you the phases of the moon as you drink your traditional rice wine. I think this would make a neat gift. For me! Someone get on that. OK. Neat, right?

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The crazy Tree of 40 Fruit grows 40 fruits


This an artist’s rendition (not the actual tree) of the Tree of 40 Fruit created by artist Sam Van Aken. It’s a hybrid tree he created by grafting trees together, because there are people who do that sort of thing. It can grow over 40 varieties of stone fruits, hence the name.

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.

National Geographic recently interviewed Van Aken. Here’s video.


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(via Laughing Squid)

Japanese spa offers ramen baths because of course it does


Ramen, it’s not just for eating anymore.

Yunessun Spa House in Hakone, Japan, is apparently offering baths in pork broth because it’s high in collagen and the idea is that bathing in it is good for your skin because collagen is an essential for skin elasticity and diminishes as we age. It looks like silly fun, though any purported benefits from bathing in it are probably bullshit. And what benefits the (synthetic) noodles are supposed to have is anyone’s guess.

One woman said, “It feels like bathing in a real noodle bowl,” which may or may not be supposed to be a selling point.

If this looks appealing to you and you can’t afford a trip to Japan you could probably buy yourself a couple hundred packs of ramen noodles at the dollar store.

Yunessun also offers coffee, tea, sake, and red wine baths.

(via First we Feast)

Jelly Belly scented pillows

jelly-belly-pillowSometimes when you go to bed at night, I bet you think to yourself, “I’d have way better dreams if my pillow smelled like Jelly Bellies.”

Now you can have those dreams when you buy Jelly Belly scented pillows at Costco, or on Amazon. But not if you live in Canada (unless you can get them shipped to a friend through the U.S.) The pillows come in tangerine, cherry, and watermelon flavours and are sold in a two-pack for $9.99.

Jelly Belly also makes Jelly Belly-scented nail polish, bubbles, and school stationery, apparently.

(via Nerdist)

Bigfoot is hiding in a bundt cake

Here’s a bundt cake. It’s not just any bundt cake, it’s the bundt cake where Bigfoot is hiding. I just realized I don’t actually know what a bundt cake is, but I assume it’s some kind of cake.

I would eat this.

You can get the recipe at Nerdist and make it for me.

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salad dressing that tastes like Cheesy Pizza, PB&J, Chocolate, & Honey Berry


This is a little odd. I don’t know how successful it will be.

These salad dressings by Chef Kidd’s are designed to make kids eat their veggies, with flavours like Cheesy Pizza, PB&J, and Cocoa Berry. Honey Berry is the most normal sounding of the bunch. Luckily my kid already likes salad. Though I shouldn’t say that since she has a habit of turning suddenly and adamantly against her favourite foods for no apparent reason, and now I’ve jinxed it. Regardless, if she ever does decide she hates vegetables, I don’t know if pouring chocolate or peanut butter on them is really the way to bring her back around.

You know what this reminds me of? This. Remember this? Just Like Mom! Those were good times. I miss the 1970s.

(via Foodbeast)

Send a bag of dicks as a gift


This is actually a little kinder than sending glitter, because it’s not as messy. Send a bag of dicks! 

“Send a bag of dicks to that special someone in your life. that ex-girlfriend, annoying co-worker or terrible president that tries to shove healthcare down your throat. Shipping keeps you anonymous but with a friendly reminder to the recipient to get their daily dose of vitamin D.”

And they can actually…wait for it…EAT A BAG OF DICKS. Because they are gummy dicks, which rhymes with yummy dicks.

The site says in its “About Us” section, “This site was created to put a smile on peoples faces. It’s not meant to be a threat or a way to bully. If you are sending this with the intent to ruin someones day, then maybe its you who needs to eat a bag of dicks.”

I don’t get the part about vitamin D.


How to become gluten intolerant

This video is way over-long. And at first I thought the exaggeration for effect was overdone (YES, I thought it over exaggerated and that is totally not redundant here), but then I remembered the time I was at an event that actually had an abundance of food options for people’s various intolerances and proclivities and this woman made the biggest production over the fact that a knife that had been used on a with-gluten cake had touched a non-gluten cake. And, sure, maybe she had Celiac disease, but it’s funny, you know, because the one and only card-carrying Celiac person I actually know would NEVER behave that way.



News you need: Eau de Whopper coming from Burger King


I don’t know if this is a whopper of a a lie (HA. SEE WHAT I DID THERE? OMG I NEED A COCKTAIL) but apparently Burger King is launching a “Flame Grilled” scent on April 1.

It smells like burgers, as far as I understand it, and will only be available for for 5,000 yen (about $40) for one day and one day only, and only in Japan. Get your plane tickets NOW.

(via CNN)

Guy tapes Mentos all over his body and jumps into bath of Coca Cola


Quick, look at this instead.


(You’d never know from this post that I am a professional writer and editor. What I should have written is “PARTY ON, JAPANESE GUY!” Because the way I wrote it looks like there is a party on the Japanese guy, and not like I am suggesting he continue his apparently lifelong party, which is actually my intention. Oh, well. It’s too late now. )

(Via Neatorama)