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What will the Chinese come up with next?!?!

Designer Daizi Zheng has come up with “The Coke-Powered Cell Phone” — of course that won’t be it’s name, but it explains that it’s basically a cell phone that gets its power entirely from Coca-Cola!!!! No joke!!! It uses enzymes to generate electricity from carbohydrates — so I guess it would work with 7Up as well! haha

The craziest is that this Coke-powered Nokia phone can last four times as long as a normal lithium battery charge!! “The concept is using a bio battery to replace the traditional battery to create a pollution free environment.”

It is still obviously in its early prototype stages, but I gotta say: COOOOOLLL!


Cows might not think it’s the real thing but Coca Cola is about to launch the next big thing: fizzy milk!!!

Yep– Fizzy milk!! It’s actually part of a wider Coke initiative called Project Life to develop milk-based products.

The drink, called Vio, contains skimmed milk mixed with sparking water. Mmmm are you thinking like me?! It doesn’t sound that tasty, hey?! Well, Coke knows what it’s doing! To make it more interesting, the drink is sweetened with cane sugar and comes in 4 “natural” flavours like peach mango, very berry, citrus and tropical colada!

What’s scary is that it doesn’t need to be chilled and apparently will not curdle thanks to the aluminum bottle it is in.

The best part? It apparently tastes like “a birthday party for a polar bear”!! lol

Would you drink fizzy milk?!

Every year the Ig Nobel Prizes, a parody of the real thing, are awarded to researchers for their truly tought-provoking discoveries!!! Ten achievements that “first make people laugh, and then make them think” are acknowledged & seriously make you wonder how these scientists succeeded in receiving grants to do these studies!!! I think THAT’s the real achievement here!

The 2008 Winners (for you scientists at heart, I’ve linked the actual studies!!):

Nutrition: 2 British reasearchers won for electronically modifying the sound of a potato chip to make it appear crisper and fresher than it really is, demonstrating that food tastes better when it sounds more appealing.

Economy: 3 researchers from Mexico proved that 10$ exotic dancers earn more when ovulating.

Biology: French scientists discovered that dog fleas jump higher than cat fleas.

Archaeology: a pair of Brazilian archaeologists determined armadillos can change the course of history by mixing up the contents of an archaeological site.

Chemistry: It was a tie!!!!!!! 3 scientists (from Harvard none-the-less!) won for discovering that Coca-Cola was an effective spermicide AND 4 others from Taiwan won for accidentally proving it was not!!!

Cognitive science: Japanese researchers discoved that slime molds can solve puzzles (Seriously–how can you even study that!!!).

Literature: David Sims, from the U.K., won for his study “You Bastard: A Narrative Exploration of the Experience of Indignation within Organizations”.

Medicine: Duke University behavioral economist Dan Ariely won for his study that found more expensive fake medicines work better than cheaper fake medicines (go placebos go!).

Physics: 2 California researchers proved that heaps of string or hair will inevitably tangle. They called it Spontaneous Knotting !!! (I could have done this one!)

Peace: The Swiss Federal Ethics Committee on Non-Human Biotechnology and the citizens of Switzerland for adopting the legal principle that plants have dignity.