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In this strange but highly amusing Japanese video, shrimp are fired from an air cannon. What’s more, as they hurl towards their final target, they fly through a gauntlet that batters and fries them. I wish I could use this machine at home. Though, in all honesty, I’d probably shatter all of my windows.

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Kids love to play with their food and this colorful woodblock sushi set lets them have at it without creating a mess. A special limited edition was originally made for Design Ah exhibition but this set comes with a lid making it perfect for playtime and easy to keep track of all the pieces.

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Flying Dog Brewery has created a special edition brew called Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale to celebrate Old Bay’s 75th anniversary.

If you’re wondering how a seafood seasoning tastes in a beer, Flying Dog has your answer:

Dead Rise OLD BAY Summer Ale will highlight the indelible character of OLD BAY through bright and refreshing citrus hop character and a crisp, tart finish. OLD BAY is added to the whirlpool imparting a bold aroma followed by hints of flavor throughout the beer. The finish is dry, snappy, and perfect for our hot and humid summers.

The ale will be on shelves Memorial Day through Labor Day in Maryland, DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and North Carolina. Proceeds from the sale of this special edition will benefit True Blue, a restaurant certification and consumer awareness program that promotes sustainably harvested Maryland Blue Crab and rewards restaurants that serve Maryland crabmeat.

Sounds like a great beer to have with your next crab dinner. Plus, the label by Gonzo illustrator Ralph Steadman is pretty darn cool.

(via Gothamist)

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Believe it or not, there’s actually a sushi chef in Japan that makes sushi using only a single grain of rice.

In a short video shot by Reuters, the man behind the mini-sushi mentions that it all started as a practical joke for a customer. But once he started making the tiny treats, he kept wanting to experiment to see how small he could make them. Fun fact: it takes him five minutes to make each piece, while in comparison, it takes him only one minute to make a normal piece of sushi.

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There are all sorts of crazy Doritos flavors out there but this latest one might be the weirdest. It’s a new limited edition shrimp mayonnaise flavor that’s available through the middle of March. As you’ve probably guessed, you can only get them in Japan.

(via Neatorama)


It’s a turkey stuffed with an octopus. With crab legs sticking out from the sides. With three slices of bacon on top because bacon makes everything better. The “Cthurkey” was made by Rusty Eulberg of Lubbock, Texas a few years ago with the help of his wife, Jenny. According to an interview in Gothamist:

“We wanted to do something unique for Christmas dinner with friends of ours. Jenny is a big fan of Cthulhu so we went and bought some crab legs and some octopus and bacon and cooked them all separate and slapped them together on a plate, and that was it. The next year I made a Cthicken; the same thing using squid instead of octopus and a chicken.”

I don’t care how much delicious bacon they wrap this thing in, there is no way I’m eating that for dinner. No. Way.

(doc-birdman via Kotaku)

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Talk about talented: A Japanese sushi chef who goes by the name “Tama-Chan” creates sushi rolls that are pure works of art.

He recreates classical pieces of art, like Edvard Munch’s The Scream or Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, with pieces of sushi, and just to make it even more amazing, “Tama” puts all of the relevant ingredients together with the idea that once the sushi is assembled and then cut into rolls, then (and only then) will the cross-section resemble said pieces of art.

Is your mind blown, yet? Talk about a pretty detailed imagination.

Tama has started teaching classes in Tokyo’s Omotesando neighborhood too. So, if you’re ever in town, go check him out!

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Ever wonder what a dragon roll is really supposed to look like?

Instagram user @mydefpony knows the truth. Thanks for the clever pic!

(via Foodbeast)