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
     Category: Food | Inventions | Chindogu

This thing would be so much cooler if the arm moved with the speed of a mousetrap
Posted by crc on 02/26/15 at 10:03 AM
Remember when tomatoes had a nice acid twang to them? When they were only 'roundish' and some of them had a bit of green or yellow on them and you had to sit them on the windowsill for a day or two before they were perfect? Remember when you first found out that they were fruits?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/26/15 at 10:17 AM
IIRC, the tomato is a member of the nightshade family. The first person to eat one was taking a chance.

From the subtitles: "Exercise generates excess active oxygen. It causes 'rust' in the body."

How so? Did I miss that day in my physiology class?

The whole wearable tomato dispenser brings to mind that this guy is probably a reject of the "Fruit Of The Loom" gang.
Posted by KDP on 02/26/15 at 12:55 PM
It wasn't until one guy was brave enough to eat one in public (June 28, 1820) that everyone finally started believing they were not poisonous.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/26/15 at 05:13 PM
After his trial, they fed Socrates tomato soup. He didn't die and enjoyed it.

After the appeal, they fed him hemlock!
Posted by BMN on 02/26/15 at 05:51 PM
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