Super Terrific Japanese Thing(s): Cafe Colon and Placenta 400,000

Trends in Japan has cruelly highlighted two new beverage experiences in Japan. On the left is Cafe Colon, a coffee for older people who need more regularity in their pooping. I can more of less get behind that. But on the right is Placenta 400,000, a brand-new Japanese health drink made from?you guessed it?placentas. Pig placentas, to be exact. Apparently, placentas are good for health, and thus this drink costs a whopping $8 in USD. The blog’s Michael Keferl has tied it, and says it’s rather peach-flavored, but I imagine I’ll be killing myself well before I get close to finding out for myself if that’s true or not.