Super Terrific Japanese Thing: Infinite Edamame

If you’re a fan of sushi, it’s 99% likely you’re also a fan of edamame, the delicious soybeans you pop from the pods directly into your mouth. They’re tasty and fun! Japan has decided to replicate the fun (but remove the deliciousness) with Infinite Edamame, a small toy that lets you pop tiny plastic, tethered beans?with a variety of faces, shown above right?from a tiny plastic soybean pod as many times as you want. I guess it’s supposed to be soothing, kind of like that infinite bubble wrap popper from a while ago. But I’m betting I’d get frustrated, try to eat them, and then end up with a stomach ache and plastic soybeans in my poop. (Via Trends in Japan)