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This Hands-Free Toothbrush Will Brush Your Teeth In 10 Seconds

Working in any facet of the food industry, having clean and healthy teeth is a must, especially if you fear the dentist more than a late-night visit from Satan himself.

The new Amabrush is supposed to change the teeth-brushing game completely. Apparently it’s the world’s first “hands-free” tooth brush that is capable of brushing your teeth in a mere ten seconds.

There are three parts that make up the gadget: the mouthpiece, the hand piece, and the toothpaste capsule.

Made from antibacterial silicon with built-in micro channels, the mouthpiece connects to the handpiece, which creates strong vibrations needed to get your brush going correctly. Each toothpaste capsule is FDA approved and should last users about a month.

Because the average person should spend about 180 seconds brushing their teeth twice a day, the device is estimated to save them about 100 days worth of time.

If you’re interested in cutting your toothbrushing time in half, or wish to give your teeth that extra TLC needed from all those hours spent stuffing your face, you can find out more about the Amabrush on their Kickstarter page.

Fast Food

Burger King Thinks People Are Horses, Reveals ‘Hands-Free’ Whopper Holder


While I appreciate anything that makes my life easier, wasn’t there a way to make this thing seem less . . . equestrian?

A video of a “hands-free Whopper” holder has been making its way around the internet these past few days, as part of a promotion for Burger King Puerto Rico to mark the chain’s 50th anniversary there. According to the Consumerist, the item was sent to about 50 BK fans and isn’t available for purchase in stores. Which is probably a good thing, because I for one feel enough like a slave-driven workhorse without fast food chains making me actually look like one.

Is the “have it your way” thing still applicable to livestock?

H/T + PicThx Buzzfeed


The Popinator Voice Activated Popcorn Launcher Will Completely Change the Way You Snack

[UPDATE 9/20/12: CNN has officially dashed all our dreams and revealed the Popinator is actually remote-controlled, not voice-activated, though it does look like the brains at Thinkmodo are working on making this dream version a reality. Next time better be it, though. My heart can only take so much disappointment.]

On first glance, it’s hard to decide whether it’s more of a game inspired by food or food inspired by games, but whatever it is, the Popinator is still kind of genius.

Completely removing fingers from one of the world’s most popular finger foods, the Popinator uses your voice to calculate the near-exact location of your mouth. Just say the magic word “Pop,” and it’ll deliver a single particle of popped corn into your oral cavity—thereby streamlining the whole snacking process. Just imagine 50 years from now, we’ll be telling our kids how we used to have to eat popcorn with our hands! Oh, those were dark days, sonny boy. Dark, dark days.

As explained by Popcorn Indiana’s “Electrical Engineer” Ted, no two pieces of popcorn are alike, so there may be a tiny bit of maneuvering required to make sure the Popinator’s packages get exactly where they need to go, but hey, it’s all just “part of the fun.” And for all its inexactitude, the binaural microphone array used by the Popinator is still surprisingly remarkable (i.e., if you recorded someone saying “pop” on a smartphone, the Popinator would most definitely fire its projectiles at the phone). Take that, Apple.

Tragically, there has been no word yet regarding whether Popcorn Indiana plans on ever commercializing the thing, but if they don’t, I’m sure we’d have grounds to sue them for submitting us all to extremely cruel and unusual punishment.

Watch the Popinator show off in the video below: