The Best Vacuum Add-On Is the One That Saves You From Choking to Death

As news stories about elderly Japanese people choking on the sticky rice dish, mochi, have wormed their way into our post-New Year's consciousness next to hangovers and Twilight Zone marathons, it was only a matter of time before our gadgets started catching up. Now, a simple vacuum attachment wants to get shoved down… » 1/07/15 11:54am 1/07/15 11:54am

This giant drop of water is actually a cake

If sorcery exists in this world, I'm pretty sure Japan has already discovered it. They can't quite turn water into wine but they can turn it into dessert. That water droplet you see above? It's actually a rice cake dessert, or shingen mochi, that melts in your mouth as you eat it. It's like eating a delicate water… » 6/06/14 9:03pm 6/06/14 9:03pm

Man Makes Canoe with Seven Thousand Chopsticks

Shuhei Ogawara spent two years of his life collecting 7,382 wood disposable chopsticks from his office cafeteria, glued them together in three months, and applied a polyester coat to build this 13-foot long, 66-pound canoe. This is heavier than a regular canoe, so he still doesn't know if it's going to float or not.… » 4/07/08 2:15pm 4/07/08 2:15pm