Category:
Chindogu

Anti-Aging Mouthpiece


Searching for that youthful look? Forget expensive surgery or dangerous therapies! Japan has the answer and it is as simple as it is, well, unusual. Just pop the colorful Pupeko gently into your mouth, clench your jaw and breath in and out. This will then start training and tightening your cheek and jaw muscles, helping to offset the signs of aging and bringing a fresher, youthful look back again to your cheeks!

This easy-to-use beauty and skincare product was developed by an ordinary housewife. Chikako Hirama was simply concerned about her own age and wanted an easy way to combat those telltale lines. Just try the yellow or pink Pupeko daily using such techniques as puffing out your cheeks or sucking them in while breathing through the mouthpiece. Then you can try it while keeping your head upright to give your neck and other muscles further exercise training.

Buy yours here for $36.

via Book of Joe

Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 28, 2016 - Comments (16)
Category: Inventions, Chindogu

Kaywoodie Chinrester

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Posted By: Paul - Mon Sep 21, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, Chindogu, 1950s

Four-Screen TV

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Original article here.

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Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 19, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Television, Chindogu, 1970s, Europe

Ostrich Feather Fan

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Just in time for summer!

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 19, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Chindogu, Appliances, 1930s

Wearable Tomato Project

This has gotten quite a bit of attention from the Internet. But just in case some of you haven't seen it, this is the "Tomatan" — the end result of the "wearable tomato project" sponsored by a Japanese vegetable juice company to promote the idea that tomatoes are good for you and would be great food-on-the-go for runners.



Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 26, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Food, Inventions, Chindogu

Sodaburst



A solution without a problem. So much easier than scooping a dollop of vanilla ice cream into a glass of root beer. Now with limited flavor choices!

Posted By: Paul - Wed Feb 25, 2015 - Comments (12)
Category: Advertising, Chindogu, Junk Food, 1960s

Artificial Morale Booster

Posted By: Paul - Thu Dec 18, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Chindogu

The Snogometer

Posted By: Paul - Tue May 13, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Sexuality, Chindogu, 1960s

Digital eyes

A Japanese inventor, Hirotaka Osawa, has created glasses (which he calls AgencyGlass) that display a pair of digital eyes, sparing wearers the burden of having to express emotion with their eyes. The NY Daily News reports:

Just as robots can reduce the need for physical labour, the AgencyGlass — which looks like two small TV screens set in spectacle frames — aims to cut down its user's emotional demands by carrying out their eye movements for them.

Posted By: Alex - Wed Apr 23, 2014 - Comments (5)
Category: Inventions, Chindogu

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