You never know where things are going to lead when you follow a simple link. It started here:
Cheeseburger in a can. I just love the photo, with the fresh lettuce hanging out the side and a bun that is taller than the actual can that the cheeseburger is supposed to come in. I can't think of anything as disgusting as a cheeseburger in a can. But if I found it on a shelf I'd probably buy it just to find out how horrible it really is!
But you know. It's a slippery slope. It wasn't long before I was researching other odd products on the net.
I was amazed to discover this, for example:
I actually found references to placenta shampoo everywhere, including a discussion about whether this was human placenta, animal placenta, or vegetable placenta. I never knew there was such a thing as vegetable placenta.
So when I went looking for a picture of a bottle of placenta shampoo, I came across this.
You probably don't want to know what it is. But it looks like ciabatta bread on the outside.
This looks a little better (but not much)
This aparently is a day's worth of food in one dish, from the eggs to beans to sausage to fruit, all in a lovely mold with mayonnaise tying it together. I may pass. (It gets worse the closer you look at it!)
Here's a lovely invention for the couple that wants to cut the cost of their smoking habit, but don't really want to give up cigarettes entirely. Finish this sentence: "The couple that smokes together....."
For the conservationists, there is a solar powered bra...
which can generate enough electric energy to charge a mobile phone or an iPod. Unfortunately it only works in the sunlight, so unless you want to wear your bra without a shirt, it doesn't really do anything. "But it does send the message of how lingerie could possibly save the planet," the inventor said.
Finally, the Japanese, ever the leaders in really weird products have come up with a camouflage to prevent attack by street muggers.
You just slip on this little costume (bottom right...see the feet?) and everybody thinks you're a vending machine. (I'm not sure how you get home, though...or what happens when someone slips a coin in a slot and expects a coke to appear!) There is apparently a companion ensemble piece which looks like a manhole cover. You slip your valuables in it and toss it onto the street to foil would-be robbers.
I think all this proves that there is no end to the creativity -- or lunacy -- of human beings!