semi-coherently explains: "...a ceremony in the Newar community in Nepal in which pre-adolescent girls are 'married' to the bel fruit (wood apple), which is a symbol of the god Vishnu, ensuring that the girl becomes and remains fertile. It is believed that if the girl's husband dies later in her life, she is not considered a widow because she is married to Vishnu, and so already has a husband that is believed to be still alive."
Man so hungry he experiences auditory hallucinations.
Hatanaka, a Japanese maker of plastic food replicas for restaurants, has branched out into the jewelry business. Among the eye-catching fashion accessories it's offering are a spaghetti hairpiece and a curry rice necklace. See more of its jewelry line at OhGizmo.com
. You can purchase these things
from Hatanaka, but it looks like they're currently out of stock.
Pizza Hut is testing a new "subconscious menu" in some of its UK restaurants. Just look at the food choices on the screen of the tablet, and the eye-tracking technology will determine which food your eyes are lingering over longest. [wash post
This made me think of Paul's post from a few days ago about the octopus in the farm yard
, which demonstrated that our eyes "dwell on objects that are discrepant with expectations." So if there's an octopus on the menu, you'll just have to eat octopus pizza.
Perhaps this would taste good. But without having tried it, the idea of tomato jello just doesn't sound appealing to me.
However, here's a person who's actually made the stuff!
Nearly four million views, but perhaps new to you!
A new book going on sale soon in Japan teaches the art of making "radish animals." All you need is a pile of grated daikon radish. Then mold it into the shape of whatever animal strikes your fancy. And delight and amuse your guests. [via RocketNews24
Also known as acorns marinated in urine. Source: The Chinook Indians
, by Paul Kane in The Canadian Journal
, Jan 1857