Scottish Company Debuts Haggis Flavored Potato Chips

December 10, 2010 at 10:52 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

-Photo from press release by Mackie's of Scotland

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Robots on Bicycles Serve Chinese Diners

December 8, 2010 at 8:38 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

"Our specials today: Klaatu, Barada, Nikto" -Photo from odditycentral.com

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Vending Machine Uses Time-Honored Science of Phrenology to Help Wet Your Whistle

November 15, 2010 at 9:57 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

-from flickr user Muffet

Reuters is reporting that a Japanese vending company has been testing a vending machine that uses facial recognition to suggest drinks to users. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Moments in Human Innovation: Jones’ Bacon Soda

November 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , )

"And then, the angel opened the seal on the 4th scroll and when he did, the world was flooded with some ungodly carbonated beverage..." Rev. 6:18

Not to be outdone by other companies peddling bacon-flavored mayonnaise, bacon-flavored dental floss, bacon-flavored breath mints, or bacon-flavored vodka, the makers of Jones Soda have stepped up and introduced their new Bacon Soda Holiday Pack (Retail price $9.99 for those of you playing along at home…) in conjunction with J & D Foods, makers of Bacon Salt.

Each package includes: Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Moments in Human Innovation: Spoonachos

November 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm (Gastro-Nominal, Great Moments in Human Innovation) (, , , , , , , , )

There comes a time in every person’s life when they look around them and take stock.

Have you accomplished the things you dreamed of as a child?  Are you the person you always wanted to be?  Do you have the life you spent countless hours dreaming about while waiting up on that rooftop with that rifle, taking half-hearted potshots at garden-invading woodchucks?

For me, that day came in the fall of the year 2001.  It was a harrowing time full of confusion, sadness, anger and fear.  But there was one bright spot that served to almost alleviate the palpable dread that permeated every waking moment: Read the rest of this entry »

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