Fruits And Vegetables Are More Aware Than You Think

You might not think that spinach knows what's up, but the produce in your fridge is still alive and aware. Which is creepy. But kind of awesome. According to new research, fruits and vegetables still have circadian rhythms up to a week after being harvested. And they respond to light patterns by producing chemical… » 6/23/13 10:48am 6/23/13 10:48am

How To Turn Fruits And Vegetables Into a Delicious Musical Instrument

If you wanted to learn an unconventional instrument, maybe you'd opt for the accordion or the glockenspiel. J.viewz decided to build his own. Out of fruits and vegetables. Sure, he didn't have to use fruits and vegetables to create the effect, but it just wouldn't be the same without them. Song's not half bad either.… » 3/03/13 9:00pm 3/03/13 9:00pm

Dedicated Pepper Prep Tool Rescues Utterly Incompetent Chefs

Before the Food Network, it was Julia Child's cooking show that encouraged America to ditch their TV dinners and get back to experimenting in the kitchen. And it worked, although it encouraged inventors to come up with a glut of overly-specialized food prep tools that promise to make life in the kitchen a lot easier. » 9/06/12 1:20pm 9/06/12 1:20pm

Asian Vegetable-Sellers Don't Let a Little Thing Like a Passing Train…

How close is too close when selling fruit and veg beside a train line? A foot away from the tracks? For these Asian market-sellers, the tracks themselves are valuable store-shelves for their wares. Make sure you watch until the end to see them spring back into business like nothing actually happened! [YouTube via… » 4/15/11 5:20am 4/15/11 5:20am

Kids Can't Drink Tokyo's Tap Water Because of High Radioactivity

Parents have been warned that infants should not drink tapwater, even as far away as Tokyo, after the radioactive iodine levels were found to be above the legal limit for their age. Everyone else is fine to drink the tapwater in Tokyo reportedly, though everyone living in the Fukushima prefecture have been told not to. » 3/23/11 5:55am 3/23/11 5:55am

Apples or Oranges? This Smart Scale Can Tell the Difference

I happen to love the automated checkout lines at the supermarket, but I hate the five or six seconds of my day that are wasted there when I have to manually input the name of the produce I'm weighing on the scale. Lucky for me, and for other lazy people who absolutely have to have those five seconds back, there's a new … » 8/03/08 6:00pm 8/03/08 6:00pm

Plant Sensor Tells You Exactly Why You Suck At Gardening

In yet another attempt to further plant and human inter-communication, a company called PlantSense is now offering a USB stake that monitors the soil around your greens and gives you advice on how to keep them healthy. Great for people like me, who have trouble getting even herbs to grow right. » 6/29/08 3:30pm 6/29/08 3:30pm

Functional Concept: Slice-o-rama, The Vegetable Table Saw

The Slice-o-rama is just a design prototype for now, but this cutting board table saw has rails to guide the built-in table saw into your lettuce, potatoes, apples and yams. It uses the kind of saw that removes casts from your arm, so it supposedly won't cut into your fingers. I haven't been lucky enough to experience… » 7/27/06 5:45pm 7/27/06 5:45pm