Wednesday, January 20

Lesson #51 - Some Of The Best Inventions Come From The Japanese

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I was reading some article yesterday about this cute little monkey that was born in a Japanese zoo. Don't ask me which one...I wasn't paying THAT much attention! It made me realize that I wanted a monkey to call my very own...and then I remembered that taking care of the man AND the babe is quite similar to having a monkey in the house. Alas...no little orange monkey for me, I suppose! Unless, of course, I overfeed the babe only orange solid foods...then she'd turn orange and it would be even more similar to the little monkey. It has happened, people, it is true!



So anyways, then I decided to do a search for other neat funny rare oddities straight out of Japan. I then came across this CLEAR fish!! The caption for the picture read: "Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin, as pictured in this handout photo from Mie University."

 

Really?? I mean, I didn't know there was a market for something like a clear goldfish. When I was kid we only orange...maybe a black or white one...and IF you got to the pet store on their delivery day then you MIGHT be lucky enough to find a multicolored one - but that was a HUGE if! So then I really got on a roll and decided to search specifically for Japanese inventions.

 

Did you know that since the refrigerators in Japan are so small that researchers found a way to force watermelons to grow in the shape of a square?!?! It is true!! That way the fruit an easily fit on the door and not take up so much space in the main part of the fridge. GENIUS if you ask me!! Makes me want watermelon...and summer :(

 

The final invention I have for you today is the "hayfever hat"...don't we all wish we owned one of these around allergy season?? I don't suffer from seasonal allergies, but I know people who do...and they use a TON of tissues! What could be better than a roll of toilet paper on your head at all times?! Talk about an awkward interview!!

**NOTICE: I do not have anything against the Japanese or the country of Japan...in fact, I have traveled to Japan 4 times to visit family on my mom's side - she is Japanese.

17 comments:

Much More Than Mommy said...

The fish is kind of freaking me out. The TP hat... Well, I think I want one of those for my girls when their little noses are all sniffly and everything! To me, that's a much better alternative than their hand or their sleeve! :-D

Joshua said...

I'm in love with that monkey. I love orange and that monkey is awesome.

If you want to turn the child orange, you need to feed them a steady diet of carrots and tomato juice; one turns you yellow, the other red.

Good luck? And don't tell DFACS.

Samantha said...

Somehow, I just don't think a watermelon would taste the same shaped as a square...

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love this!!! I am laughing so hard, at the toliet paper picture, I just spit coffee out on my new pajamas!!!!
The fish was gross, and the watermelons were so creative!!!!
love this-

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Those are some interesting watermelons...but I bet they are easier to cut.

Shell said...

That hat is hilarious!

The Princess of Sarcasm said...

God bless the Japanese......for every useless invention they crank out, there are at least 5 life altering ones they make too!

Christina Lee said...

AHHH those were great-- that square watermelon always freaks me out!

Mae Rae said...

okay, the fish creepy. The square watermelons...ingenious!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

OMG! That hat is hysterical! Who thinks of this stuff? Oh yeah. The Japanese!

Annie said...

seriously LOVE the watermelon idea. I say that on an e-mail once. We NEED those here in the USA :)

Alyssa said...

I LOVE the "hayfever hat"...I've been in need of a makeshift one for a long time.

Alyssa said...

And think of the multiple uses...

Helene said...

Okay, with the clear goldfish aside, all those other things are really ingenius! I still have a runny nose from a cold I caught from one of my spawn like a week ago and getting up and down to grab kleenex is working my last nerve. I could totally use a hat like that!

My feeling about the goldfish is that if God wanted everyone to be able to see a heart beating, he would've put our hearts on the outside of our bodies. 'Nuf said.

Amy said...

wow an orange monkey.. AmaZing..

blueviolet said...

I'm almost positive that I'd rather carry my tissue in my pocket! ;)

Dondi said...

I left something for you over at my blog :) Happy Wednesday

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