Toy maker Uncle Milton has introduced Force Trainer, a game that utilizes NeuroSky’s brainwave-controlled gaming technology. In a manner similar to the Mind Flex we got our heads on at CES, the young Jedi dons a wireless headset that communicates with a simplified EEG. If you focus well enough, the “training sphere” rises in a 10-inch tube. Seems pretty harmless, no? At least until your humble child starts lifting rocks and choking people by simply furrowing their brow and gesturing menacingly. If you find this an acceptable risk (or you feel the need to work on your own mental prowess) the thing should be available this fall for just under $100. Gotta pre-order one of these….for use only at their mom’s home of course!
Ok, I admit to writing this post because I liked the title I could use. Two sushi bar owners paid more than $100,000 for a Japanese bluefin tuna at a Tokyo fish auction Monday, about ten times the average price and the highest in nearly a decade, market officials said.
The 282-pound (128-kilogram) premium tuna caught off the northern coast of Oma fetched 9.63 million yen ($104,700), the highest since 2001, when another Japanese bluefin tuna brought an all-time record of 20 million yen, market official Takashi Yoshida said.
Yoshida said the extravagant purchase – about $370 per pound ($817 per kilogram) – went to a Hong Kong sushi bar owner and his Japanese competitor who reached a peaceful settlement to share the big fish. The Hong Kong buyer also paid the highest price at last year’s new year event at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s largest fish seller, which holds near-daily auctions.
Typical tuna prices at Tokyo fish markets are less than $25 per pound ($55 per kilogram). But bluefin tuna is considered by gourmets to be the best, and when sliced up into small pieces and served on rice it goes for very high prices in restaurants.
Premium fish – sometimes sliced up while the customers watch – also have advertising value, underscoring a restaurant’s quality, like a rare wine. I would hate to be hit with a $1k bill for a meal including this rare tuna.
I little out of my price range but still looks hot!
The Vertu Boucheron 150 is made from “solid gold” and is meant to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Boucheron jewelry house in Paris. According to the designer, it took 1,000 hours to cut into shape, 700 hours to hand polish, and more than 500 hours to build.
No wonder kids today are so messed up. I found this at my local Walmart. The severed tongue is my favorite. But these folks must know what they are doing because my 11 year old was very excited when he saw this and kept telling me to take a picture of it already so he could open it up.
Update: The severed tongue is really gooey and if you throw it on the wall it sticks!! All the items smell like paint thinner so I am guessing these will be recalled shortly because little kids will be puking and getting high. Rush out now to get your own “Body Parts” as I am sure these will be on Ebay for $100 a bag soon!