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Swiss Watchmaker Created 100% Swiss Watch Made From Real Swiss Cheese

Luxury watches made of exotics and precious materials are not uncommon, but one independent Swiss watchmaker, H. Moser & Cie, has taken exotic to a new level of high by using, wait for it… real Swiss cheese. Wait, what? Yes, freaking real Swiss cheese it is. The edible milk derivative as we know it, being used on a timepiece. I know it sounds a little insane, but rest assure that the Swiss Mad Watch by H. Moser & Cie is as real as you and me, and it is also one of the rare Swiss timepiece that can actually claim to be 100% Swiss (the first in the market, btw). Continue reading Swiss Watchmaker Created 100% Swiss Watch Made From Real Swiss Cheese

A Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog Finally Made Sense

This video is actually nearly a decade old now but hey, if we never heard of it, it is still newsworthy, right? Anyways, I am sure you have heard of the famous pangram, “a quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.” You know, the sentence which everyone picking up the art of typing will need to master? Well, if that sentence makes zero sense to you, apart from containing all the alphabets, then Jashi, a quick (and super adorable) brown fox, is here to help you make sense of it. In this video, Jashi playfully tried to jump over Romi, a nonchalant Akita dog and eventually succeeded, and thus dispelling the argument of the pangram makes no sense. Continue reading A Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog Finally Made Sense

Thanks To Genetic Modification, Arctic Apples Will Not Turn Brown

There are a bunch of inconveniences in life that we learnt to put up with and seeing in horror a cut or bitten apple turning brown is one of them, but that won’t be the case with Arctic Apples because the outfit has succeeded in genetically modifiying apple to put a stop to browning. Before you throw your hands up in disrepair about how a lovely fruit had turned into a processed fruit, you have to know two things: first, it is not processed fruit and second, it is completely harmless to human. You see, what enables the browning in apples is when a thing called polyphenolics oxidase, or PPO, found in one part of cell of an apple mixes with polyphenolics in another cell. Continue reading Thanks To Genetic Modification, Arctic Apples Will Not Turn Brown

Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

Bicycles with big, fat tires are all the rage now and to be honest, I will never understand how the extra fat will help in the ride experience both on and off-road. I mean, logically speaking, the wider the contact surface, the harder you will have to pedal, ain’t it? However, notwithstanding my own skepticism, I do somehow find bikes with fat tires oddly attractive. So, just imagine my excitement when I saw this custom bicycle that rolls on actual car tires. Created by Instructables member Mr-Mash, Car Wheel Bicycle, as it is called, was a result of trying to pick up the art of welding. Continue reading Custom Bike With Real Car Tires Is What Dark Knight’s Bicycle Would Look Like

Kissenger Lets You Send Simulated Kissing Sensation To Your Love One

This has to be the weirdest stuff we come across today. It is a called Kissenger, the world’s first mobile kiss messenger (hence, the portmanteau ‘Kissenger’). Kissenger is exactly what it sounds like: sending kisses as messages. And just to clarify, the kisses sent here are not by the way of emoji; it is physical kisses, well, kind of. In order for Kissenger to work, it has to be used as a pair. The hardware has a placeholder for your smartphone and there’s a pad packed with sensors and actuators that will simulate kiss with another human. You basically lock lips with the pad and the hardware, aided by a companion app, realizes the kissing sensation on the receiving holster. Continue reading Kissenger Lets You Send Simulated Kissing Sensation To Your Love One

Japan’s Meat Patties For Buns Burger Is The Holy Grail Of Meat Burgers

A burger is much like a sandwich, which means it is usually made up of meat (or even veggie patty) and other ingredients sandwiched in between two pieces of bread or in the case of a burger, buns. Having said that, is a burger still consider a burger if the buns are replaced with meat patties or to be exact, 240g of beef patties? Well, I guess that’s debatable, isn’t it? This dietitian not approved meat-patties-for-buns ‘burger’ is exactly what Japan’s burger and bar establishment Shake Tree has to offer with its ‘Wild Out’ burger (still debatable at this point, btw). Continue reading Japan’s Meat Patties For Buns Burger Is The Holy Grail Of Meat Burgers

Narita Airport Has Toilet Paper To Rid Germs Off Your Smartphone

Lets have a show of hand of how many people uses their smartphone while using the toilet. Well, I guess most of us do. Wait, you don’t? Oh, come’on, don’t be shy. It’s ok to admit it cos’ you are definitely not alone. In any case, whether you do use or not, you may want to know that according to “Unexpected Places where Germs Grow During Winter” on “Weekly SPA!,” a smartphone display is said to pack five times more germs than that of a toilet seat which is a cringe-worthy revelation. But don’t throw your phone away in disgust yet cos’ one of Japan’s biggest telco, NTT Docomo, has pull a sleek marketing campaign by equipping 86 toilets at Narita Airport in Tokyo with, wait for this… smartphone toilet paper and it is exactly what it sounds like. Continue reading Narita Airport Has Toilet Paper To Rid Germs Off Your Smartphone

Life-like Silicone Avatar’s Na’vi Babies: Creepy, Cute, Or Both?

We can’t recall if James Cameron’s sci-fi fantasy Avatar did feature any baby Na’vi and not sure if the sequel will have any. In any case if you are curious what the sentient alien humanoids’ tiny ones will look like, well, Spanish hyperrealistic baby doll maker Babyclon is here to satisfy your curious mind. Meet the Life-like Avatar Silicone Babies. At €1,950 a pop (around US$2,040), these baby Na’vi are as real as they can gets, boasting insanely realistic, if not creepy, features and it is totally poseable and not to mention, soft to touch (which add to their creepiness). Continue reading Life-like Silicone Avatar’s Na’vi Babies: Creepy, Cute, Or Both?

Gatebox Virtual Home Robot Has The Potential To Be Like The Real-Life Her

Spike Jonze’s sci-fi drama Her (Annapurna Pictures, 2013) offers a grim insight into how tech can affect us emotionally. It tells of a story about a lonely writer who develops an unlikely relationship with an highly intelligent operating system and eventually falling in love with ‘her’. The notion behind Her sounds farfetched, but sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. The time where humans could be ‘hooked’ on a virtual person like Joaquin Phoenix’s character did is on the horizon and we think Gatebox Virtual Home Robot is the gadget that will start the ball rolling. Continue reading Gatebox Virtual Home Robot Has The Potential To Be Like The Real-Life Her

Velvet-wrapped Maserati Ghibli Is A Ride Fit For The Royalty

When getting your ride all chromed out was deemed insane, people thought why not matte paint job too? Since then, chrome or even gold-plating car is not a thing that wows anymore (well, at least not as much as before). It was the matte paint or wrap which was all the rage. Just when you thought car paint job couldn’t get any wilder, this Velvet-wrapped Maserati Ghibli Luxury Sedan came along. Yes. You heard that right. Velvet. You know? That material that’s soft to touch and seems to change color when you rub it in a particular direction? Yup, that kind velvet. Continue reading Velvet-wrapped Maserati Ghibli Is A Ride Fit For The Royalty