Dole Has Created the "Wearable Banana" With LED Peel (Yes, You Can Eat It Too)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

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You know what I always hated about bananas? That you can't wear them.

And you know what sucks most about running? Not having a banana while you do it.

Thank GOD Dole has remedied those terrible problems. For the Tokyo marathon, two runners will have "Wearable Bananas" strapped to them that will monitor their speed, distance and heart rate, and display it on the peel in real time. Then, when the race is done, the banana gets eaten.

I wonder if adding value to the peel this way is meant to dissuade runners from tossing it under the feet of their toughest competition. There are a lot of things I wonder about the whole concept, in fact.

But a wearable banana exists now. And nothing will ever be the same again.

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In Iceland, They Make Beer From Sheep Shit and Whale Testicles

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:30 am

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Brugghús Steðja Brewery

This is interesting marketing, to say the least:

Hvalur 2 Þorraöl Steðja is an ale we brew for the season of Þorri. What makes this beer special is that, it´s ingredients is Pure icelandic water, malted barley, hops and sheep shit-smoked whale balls. Icelanders have used this method of smoking for centuries, so we choosed to handle the whale balls the same way before we use it in the brew. Because a lack of trees in Iceland, we use dry sheep shit to smoke. This gives the beer an excellent smoke tast, a smoke tast you havn´t tryed out before... The balls also gives its flavour to the beer......
Is this beer, or fan fiction?
Every winter, Icelanders gather to eat traditional food that sustained our ancestors for generations. This is very popular here in the countryside, and we wanted the beer to be released at the same time of the festival. The dishes we eat include boiled sheep heads, liver sausage, ram testicles, fermented shark, wind-dried fish, smoked lamb meat, and blood pudding.
Yummy.
The testicles are cured according to an old Icelandic tradition. The testicles are salted, and then smoked with sheep dung. A whole testicle is used in every brewing cycle, and then the beer is filtered and pasteurized. We put a lot of effort into this, and it's a long process.
I'm sure. Long and hard. And obviously salty. I appreciate how Icelandic seamen come together to load the taps for this frothy brew, that's for sure. I hope it has a good head on it - that would make it a great pairing with a sausage festival.

h/t Lisa Derrick

Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: A Mom's Favorite Commercials

Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 am

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In which ex-cop/crazy cat lady/mom-in-law Martha Boyd answers your questions from the coziness of the Joshua Tree desert.

Boy, I saw a survey on TV this last week that I can't believe: 48% of people surveyed said passengers should not bring food on an airplane. What? When I was little and flew, food was part of the ticket price and you were served a meal, sometimes 2 depending on the length of the flight. Today you are lucky to get an ounce of mixed nuts. The prices of food on the plane are excessive for what they serve in the little plastic box, oh and the planes will only take a credit card - no cash. I still fly several times a year. Always bring food as I refuse to pay $10.00 for a fruit plate.

Granted, I can see an objection to some foods that totally stink up the entire plane, so when I travel I bring food that has no grand, in your face smell. Typically on the flight I bring cookies, chips and some sort of sandwich - chicken, ham / cheese, PBJ etc. I love tuna but leave it at home as it does tend to have a smell. I pack it in a small lunch pack with an small ice block. I even have small travel containers for the food so I am not making additional waste with wrappers and disposable plastic containers. I think until airlines improve service we should be welcomed to pack a lunch. Okay, that's my soapbox for the week.

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Quesarito? So Five Minutes Ago. Taco Bell's Now Testing the Quesalupa.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm

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Because there's nothing in the world that isn't better stuffed with cheese, Taco Bell has taken the crispy, fried Gordita shell that is the trademark of their Chalupa, and crammed it with queso.

And just like such major, future agenda-setting decisions as who will be our next president, it all comes down to Ohio:



Holy Toledo, Fat man! If Ohio doesn't come through for our glob-given right to make every kind of food worse for you, I say we kick 'em out of the Union.

via Foodbeast


Danny Trejo Joins the Brady Bunch (in a Snickers Commercial)

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:45 pm

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"Machete, Machete, Machete!"

Danny Trejo has appeared in many different projects in his day, so it's usually no surprise to see him show up anywhere, but Snickers' Superbowl commercial takes him the one place he's never been...the Brady household.

And he's brought along a friend...

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A UK Gallery Made a Giant Ball Pit for Adults, and the Jokes Just Write Themselves

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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Pearlfisher Gallery

These women have balls all over their bodies. They're total ball-divers. Kickin' it in the balls. Enjoying an experience that busted many ball sacks. Balls.

Oh, but it gets better. The place this ball pit is located is called the Pearlfisher Gallery. So the balls are basically giving them Pearlfisher necklaces. Being a real Pearlfisher means going balls-deep. It's no wonder this place is so popular that it's by appointment only: you have to make it hard to enjoy the full effect of the Pearlfisher's immersion in balls.

There is also a bar in the gallery. I really hope they serve warm nuts.

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Ask Luke's Mother-in-Law: Superbowl, Strange Magic and Snipers

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 6:30 am

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In which ex-cop/crazy cat lady/mom-in-law Martha Boyd answers your questions from the coziness of the Joshua Tree desert.

Well, here we are in the the last week of the month, January is over already - bummer. It goes by faster as you get older. Some big doings will be happening the first week in Feburary here in the desert. This will be the 9th year, I believe, for King of the Hammers. It is a huge off-road racing event that is held out in the Johnson Valley area. This is North on Hwy 247 between Landers and Lucerne Valley. From what I understand racers from all over the world attend the event. For more information check out ultra4racing.com

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BDSM Domino's Ad Shows Your Tongue in a Sex Dungeon to Describe New Flavor [UPDATED]

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00 am

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adsoftheworld.com

If you guessed this is not an American Domino's Pizza ad, you'd be right. Something this unholy could only come from...um..the Holy Land? Yep, Domino's Israel think that stretching your tongue till it looks like SpongeBob's best pal as an amputee Gimp, and scourging it with whips in a bondage dungeon, is a great way to promote the yummy taste of their new sriracha pizza.

I imagine Mel Gibson immediately ordering 50. But everyone else, not so much.

UPDATE: Aww snap, Domino's Big Corporate reacts.

via Jezebel

KFC Found a Way to Make the Double Down Even Worse for You

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 11:30 am

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image via Andy Cook

Yes, that's a fried chicken breast wrapped around a cheese-stuffed chicken hot dog. And no, it wasn't invented at an American county fair - it's only available at KFCs in the Philippines, and only 50 are sold in each store. Presumably because they're waiting to see how many people drop dead after eating one, and anything 50 or under gets covered by liability insurance?

I think Sean Connery needs to comment on this...

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Weekstarter: Apocalypse Ponies, Cyborg Biker and 18 Other Things You Need to See Today

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

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Tenacious Toys

Apocalypse ponies! Batmobile stroller! The ferocious frilled shark! Choosing your own adventure on Twitter!

These and 16 more items you may have missed over the weekend are here to start your morning out right.

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