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You Can Actually Buy A Working BANANA PHONE

A phone with appeal.

No better pun could describe what potentially will be the most sought-out food-themed gadget to hit the markets: the banana phone.

Created by a group aptly named Banana Phone, the device is shaped like the bright yellow fruit beloved by monkeys and humans alike.

The phone is actually a bluetooth enabled handset that connects to your smart phone. Once paired with your device, it’s able to receive and make phone calls. Through Siri/Google Assistant, you won’t even have to dial.

One percent of phone profits will to towards Gearing Up For Gorillas, a nonprofit that focuses on the conservation of the rare mountain gorilla in Virunga National Park.

The banana phone is estimated to cost a suggested retail price of $50 once it goes on sale, but you can back it for $40 on the company’s Indiegogo page, where you can also find more information about the product.

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Innovative Coffee Cup Eliminates The Need To Tilt Your Head For A Sip

Drinking coffee can definitely become a hazard at times.

The main problem with consuming the caffeinated drink outside your home, or any hot beverage that you can’t drink from a straw, is that you’ll have to tilt your head back to take a proper sip. Unfortunately, that can impede your eyesight and potential put you in danger in a variety of everyday situations.

To remedy that, Ruumi has created a cup that completely eliminates the problem of not being able to see when you drink. The revolutionary cup is designed so that your nose fits into a groove of the lid. This means, you won’t have to tilt your head back and your vision won’t be impeded as you drink that sweet roasted medley of caffeine and sugar.

You can buy the Rev-Air Travel Cup directly from Ruumi here for $12 in three different colors.

Might actually grab one for my morning commute.

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For The First Time Ever, Mountain Dew Is Offering SPIKED Lemonade

We’ve seen tons of Mountain Dew variations over the years, from their most recent Black Label all the way back to the early days of Taco Bell’s exclusive Baja Blast. Let’s also not forget the Moonshine version a few years back.

In their latest iteration of product, Mountain Dew just announced the release of a brand new line of beverages from the PepsiCo brand where it includes their first foray into the world of spiked lemonade.

The two new Mtn Dew Spiked Lemonade drinks are primarily made with crushed lemons, sugar, and a shot of prickly pear cactus juice. It will also be available in two flavors: lemonade and raspberry.

Sadly, they’re non-alcoholic. However, the whimsical design on the can gave us quite the chuckle as to why a non-alcoholic drink is called Spiked Lemonade. It features a cactus spine, or spike, going through a lemon. Thus creating “spiked” lemonade. Oh and remember the aforementioned prickly pear cactus juice? Yeah, that’s part of the spiked gimmick as well. Nice one, guys.

Joining the two new lemonade drinks will be Mtn Dew Green Label and Mtn Dew White Label which will feature citrus and apple kiwi flavors, respectively. The new line of Mtn Dew beverages are available nationwide at participating grocery retailers.

All this Mountain Dew talk suddenly has us craving Taco Bell.

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This Simple Gadget Will Make Salads In 60 Seconds

Salads, arguably a healthier alternative to a fried egg between two Pop-Tarts, can be pretty cumbersome to make. You have to individually wash every component of the dish, cut them up, and toss them together before you can throughly enjoy your greens.

A revolutionary new item on Kickstarter discovered a way to make an entire salad in about a minute. The 60 Second Salad Maker is a kitchen gadget that lets you wash, drain, slice, and toss your salad all at once.

Made with BPA-free cutting board material, the salad maker is specially designed with slits you can run a knife through to dice you veggies up. You can then rotate the chamber and continue dicing. Once all your greens and veggies are cut up, give it a shake and serve your salad.

The campaign was met with overwhelming response, garnering more than $170,000 in funding of a simple $5,000 goal at the time of this article’s publication. To get one of the salad makers a $14 minimum pledge is required.

We’d definitely eat more salads if we had one of these. And maybe cut back on the Pop-Tart egg sandwiches a bit, too.

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You Can Actually Buy Jack Daniel’s Coffee That Tastes Like Whiskey

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As much as we’d like to start our workday with some Jack Daniel’s Whiskey, it’s usually frowned upon, but there’s finally some middle ground that’ll give you a booze-flavored fix without actually getting hammered during your morning meetings.

The whiskey brand has just announced a partnership with World of Coffee, Inc., resulting in a sweet new beverage called Tennessee Whiskey Coffee.

Made with 100 percent Arabica coffee, the beans are roasted medium and infused with Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. Unfortunately, it’s non-alcoholic.

The coffee is sold in both regular and decaffeinated, and is available in 8.8 ounce collectable tins, or 1.5 ounce gift bags, at $21.95 and $6.95 respectively. Customers will be able to order the coffee at the Jack Daniel’s online store now.

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News Products

Woman Had The Same Number As The Cuisinart Recall Hotline, Answered Phone All Weekend

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Last week, Cuisinart issued a major recall of about 8 million food processors due to faulty rivets. These rivets caused about 30 or so lacerations, and prompting the voluntary recall from the company. Consumers were instructed to call a hotline if they had one of the many products being recalled, to get a replacement or return theirs. Unfortunately for one woman, her number was nearly identical to the help line associated with the historic recall.

To be specific, a Virginia woman shares the same telephone number as the Cuisinart hotline, reports 13NewsNow. Save for one overlooked digit, the numbers are pretty much the same for anyone just eager to get their food processors replaced.

The woman, Jacqueline McDonald, received many calls she initially believed were wrong numbers until she noticed the pattern: they were all regarding Cuisinart.

That is because the first seven digits of the company’s recall number are the same as McDonald’s (minus dialing the 1). McDonald believes that folks with a landline aren’t dialing the 1 to get to the hotline and the call goes straight to her.

She doesn’t blame the callers though, who she knows are just trying to get information about the faulty products. McDonald does hope Cuisinart will change the hotline number, or tell customers to dial the 1 first.

If you own a Cuisinart product, you may want to check out the story behind the major recall.

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This Machine Claims To Make Omelettes On A Stick

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Making an omelette can get messy. If you’re not one who dreads tackling those dishes after making a hearty breakfast of eggs, maybe there’s a machine that’ll keep things simpler.

The Rollie creates an egg dish simply by cracking a few eggs into the machine and uses what they call “vertical cooking technology” to take the breakfast staple the rest of the way to flavor town ville. You just leave a skewer stick in the middle of your egg and when it’s done, the machine spits it back out in a cylindrical form that pretty much resembles … a log.

Yes, you can now eat eggs in long churro-shaped logs. While supposedly retaining the taste and texture of an omelette, the breakfast protein can be eaten on a stick or cut up like mini banana slices.

Yum. 

Because sarcasm doesn’t transfer too well in textual form, we think it’s gross AF. We’re just going to deal with doing those dishes and eat some real eggs.

If you are interested in the Rollie, however, you can purchase a unit from their online store for $25.

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Beer Products

This Machine Will Turn Any Bottle Into A Reusable Glass

If you have a hard time letting go of your favorite beer bottles, there’s a machine that’ll let you hang on to them forever. It just takes a quick slice.

Since most beer bottles only allow for one use before having to be disposed of or recycled, there really isn’t much value in keeping the alcohol container around the house once your’e done with its contents.

However, the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter, by Bottle Cutting, will slice through your bottle and turn it into a reusable glass. You then just sand down the edges until safe enough for use. As you can see from the video, the process looks pretty painless.

You can buy the machine for about $49.99 here.