For those who feel that the act of chewing is too much effort, we anti-celebrate the top five food innovations for the laziest among us.
5. The self-stirring mug. Is lifting a spoon getting you down in the morning? Let the self-stirring mug do the work for you via a rotating part in the base of the cup that creates a small tornado. Nobody should have to mix in their own creamer.
4. The secret to being an eating champion. Apparently, there is none. Professional eater Crazy Legs Conti offered his advice on how to win an eating contest to Wired this month. It doesn't involve extensive training, just picking a food you like and avoiding throwing up.
3. The Cupmen. Human figures designed to fit over the lid and side of your Cup o' Noodles, Cupmen change color in order to reflect the doneness of your Ramen. This is easily the most clever invention on the list; however, it would seem to be slightly extraneous if you own a watch or a phone, or possess the ability to keep time. The reason this is extraneous? When was the last time you noticed anything different about the package of Ramen you ate?
2. The Motorized Ice Cream Cone. Open mouth, stick out tongue, push button. That's the effort required to eat ice cream with the motorized ice cream cone -- a plastic cone that spins the scoop for you. It's not like your tongue is the strongest muscle in your body or anything....
1. The McRib. It's a sandwich from McDonald's, where the boneless rib meat has been formed into the shape of ribs like some sort of pork Voltron. The McRib has been off and on the menu since 1981. So, when you want the appearance of bones but not the pesky job of removing meat that should be tender enough to fall off without chewing, this is your sandwich.
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