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Pikachu + Chewbacca = Pikachewie

Pikachu + Chewbacca = Pikachewie
Given all of the things that Disney has purchased over the years, we’re surprised they have yet to buy Nintendo or at least the Pokémon franchise. If they did, they’d probably create some crazy Star Wars / Pokémon mashup merch.

Japanese Convenience Stores to Get Robots to Stock Shelves

Japanese Convenience Stores to Get Robots to Stock Shelves
Technology and efficiency are definitely two things you’ll encounter in abundance when you visit Japan’s modern cities like Tokyo and Osaka. Now, FamilyMart one of Japan’s biggest chains of convenience stores (aka “konbini”) is aiming to increase its efficiency by adding robots to its staff.
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This Weird Japanese Gadget Detects If You Stink

This Weird Japanese Gadget Detects If You Stink
I like to think that I’m a pretty clean person. I take a shower at least once or twice every day, use deodorant, brush my teeth regularly, and don’t roll around in the trash like Pigpen.

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Egg Cups Are All They’re Cracked Up to Be

Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head Egg Cups Are All They’re Cracked Up to Be
Eggs. I love them scrambled, over-easy, in an omelette, on top of a burger, poached, or boiled. And potatoes aren’t too shabby either, but they’re just not as healthy for you as eggs are. Well, now you can enjoy potatoes with your eggs without the added carbs, thanks to these Mr.

The FunKey S Is the Smallest Handheld Gaming System We’ve Ever Seen

The FunKey S Is the Smallest Handheld Gaming System We’ve Ever Seen
Like many of you, I love to play retro arcade games. I even have a custom built MAME cabinet in my basement for when I’m craving a little game of Pac-Man, Dig Dug, or Donkey Kong.

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?

Would You Trust This Robot to Stick a COVID-19 Test Swab Up Your Nose?
I’ve been fortunate enough not to have needed a COVID-19 test yet, but my friends who have had one have described the part where they stick that swab up your nose as incredibly uncomfortable – as if the thing could touch their brains.

Burger Socks: Hold the Pickle, Hold the Lettuce Between Your Toes

Burger Socks: Hold the Pickle, Hold the Lettuce Between Your Toes
Hungry? How about a delicious, juicy cheeseburger? That sounds yummy to me. What if I told you somebody’s stinky feet had been touching your sandwich? You’d have second thoughts about cramming it into your mouth for sure.

Pac-Man Inspired Coasters: Drinka Drinka Drinka

Pac-Man Inspired Coasters: Drinka Drinka Drinka
Running around a maze with ghosts on your ass and gobbling dots all day works up quite the thirst. It’s important for a Pac-Man to keep hydrated. While Pac-Man Energy Drink is hard to come by these days, there are plenty of other thirst quenchers to choose from.

Star Trek Starfleet Uniform Bedding: Sleep, the Final Frontier

Star Trek Starfleet Uniform Bedding: Sleep, the Final Frontier
When you do something bad on a Starfleet ship, you’re likely to end up confined to your quarters. Frankly, that doesn’t sound so terrible to me, as it’s an opportunity to catch up on your rest.
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