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Tag: Weird

Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots

Lolita Knives are Handmade and Will Julienne the Crap out of Carrots
Check out these wacky knives. These aren’t any normal knives though, they are made in Japanese Lolita style. They don’t roll off an assembly line somewhere; they are made by fourth-generation Japanese bladesmith Shingeki Tanaka. One of them is a girly looking pink with hearts carved into the blade and is called “Lappin.”

Tomatan Is a Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

Tomatan Is a Wearable Robot That Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run
Tomatoes. You are crazy about them. And you need to run. In your head, the Chariots of Fire theme is playing, alternating with Eye of the Tiger. On your shoulders sits a robot. A robot that feeds you tomatoes.

The Free Hug Sofa Gives You Hugs All Day Long

The Free Hug Sofa Gives You Hugs All Day Long
Hugs are awesome. Humans need that kind of physical contact, especially when we are lonely or sad. Hugs really make everything better. Even animals do it. That’s probably why designer Eun Kyoung Lee created this piece of furniture for the A’ Design Award and Competition.

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out

IBM Japan is Making a Real Life Version of Sword Art Online, Will Hopefully Let Players Log Out
Reki Kawahara’s popular light novel and anime series Sword Art Online is about a group of gamers who become trapped in a virtual reality fantasy MMORPG. The gamers wore headsets that connected to their brain, stimulating all of their senses to create an extremely realistic experience.

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw

The Pnitty Mouse Feels Like a Cat or Dog Paw
Oh Japan, is there no end to your wackiness? No. There is not. That’s okay. That’s just the way we like it. Japanese inventors have done it again. They have created a computer mouse with a pad that simulates the feeling of pressing against the gentle paw of a six-month-old puppy or kitten.

Kyoto Café Offers Cat Parfaits: Catfaits

Kyoto Café Offers Cat Parfaits: Catfaits
In Japan, odd foods are nothing new. In fact, odd seems to be the norm. We don’t get much of the whimsy that Japan likes here in the states. Take these cute and tasty looking cat parfaits.

Kate Clark’s Human-Headed Taxidermied Animals: Zooanthropomorphism

Kate Clark’s Human-Headed Taxidermied Animals: Zooanthropomorphism
Centaurs, who doesn’t love ’em? But chop off the torso and you get the entire spectrum of reactions. That’s been the experience of Brooklyn-based artist Kate Clark, who loves to make taxidermied animals that have realistic human faces.

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana

Automated Voice Recognition Typewriter: Secretary Cortana
Operating systems have built-in voice dictation, but YouTuber Zip Zaps wanted an old school output device. So she made an awesome-looking set of fingers that manually operates a typewriter. Zip Zaps didn’t actually modify the typewriter itself. 

Duck Chauffered by RC Car: Because, Internet.

Duck Chauffered by RC Car: Because, Internet.
What the duck is going on here? This duck is being pulled around by an RC car, because why not? That duck is obviously royalty and it is being given a parade/tour of the house, because it probably demanded it.

Upside-Down Wine Glass: Drink up! Or Down?

Upside-Down Wine Glass: Drink up! Or Down?
Hey lady, you’re doing it wrong. Wait. Never mind. Looks like you are doing it right after all. If you walk around the party with this glass in your hand, people will think that you’re already drunk on too much wine.

Sake-flavored Kit Kats: Drunk on Chocolate

Sake-flavored Kit Kats: Drunk on Chocolate
Japan is home to all manner of strange snacks. I can only assume that the Japanese love Kit Kats most of all. After all, they even wrap Kit Kats in gold leaf, and have an entire store dedicated to special Kit Kat flavors.

Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Viability of Underwater Datacenters: Messages in Bottles

Microsoft’s Project Natick Tests Viability of Underwater Datacenters: Messages in Bottles
Thanks (or no thanks) to Microsoft, someday we could have clouds under the sea. The software giant recently shared details on what it calls Project Natick, an experiment about constructing and operating an underwater datacenter. The datacenter in these images is Project Natick’s prototype Leona Philpot, named after a character in the Halo universe.

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera

Eyeborg Filmmaker Replaces Damaged Eye with Camera
Back in 2009, we talked about a dude named Rob Spence who had put a red LED into his false eye. Spence lost his eye in an accident when he was a child. Spence is back and he has done something a bit stranger than the first time.

Pikachu Sleeping Bags for Smartphones: Activate Sleep Mode

Pikachu Sleeping Bags for Smartphones: Activate Sleep Mode
It’s no secret that Japan has some very weird stuff. Much of that weird stuff comes out of vending machines. What you see here are tiny sleeping bags that can be found in gachapon toy capsule machines in Japan.

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D

Gatebox Hologram Communication Robot: Siri 3D
Have you ever wondered what is going to replace the likes of Siri, Cortana, and Alexa? You may be looking at their next logical stage – this holographic digital home assistant. Japanese startup vinclu Inc. is showing off a concept video for a holographic assistant called Gatebox.

Birds in the Buff with Weapons: Armed Avians

Birds in the Buff with Weapons: Armed Avians
Look at these images. They are so weird. They are birds with human-like butts and toes with guns. It looks like some sort of deranged FPS lost its main characters. It’s almost like Howard the Duck decided to get some revenge for all those bad movie reviews.