Encourage Kids To Play With, Possibly Eat Their Vegetables With ‘Open Toys’

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If you’re having trouble getting the kids to eat any fruits or vegetables, Open Toys might be able to help.

The 3D-printable accessories will transform that produce into airplanes, submarines, and hovercrafts. Perhaps after playing with an apple and carrot long enough, they’ll work up an appetite, and eat their vehicle.

Open Toys are unfortunately not available for sale, but the templates to print your own can be found here. Just in case you have a finicky eater, some produce, and a 3D printer .

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[link, via Colossal]

Dangerous Popsicles, Frozen Treats Shaped Like A Cactus and Viruses

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Popsicles are supposed to be yummy pleasurable treats. That is unless they’re shaped like spiky cacti and viruses.

Dangerous Popsicles are brought to us by artist Wei Li, and are meant to provide an alternate sensory experience. Even if delicious, the eater needs to get past the visual of spikes and cooties to enjoy it. Mmmm… MRSA.

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[link, via The Fox Is Black]

These Two Seventeen-Year-Olds Invented A Ketchup Cap That Doesn’t Squirt Water First

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See the two young gentlemen in the picture above? Well they’re our new great American heroes.

Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson, high school students and ketchup enthusiasts, have come up with an ingenious new invention that keeps the first squirt from a ketchup bottle from being a watery mess.

During a year-long research project about their favorite condiment, the two seventeen-year-olds conceptualized and designed a bottle insert that could change condiment application forever. But does it work for catsup?

[link, via 22 Words]

M.C. Escher Cookies

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If you have a big M.C. Escher party coming up, and will be needing a dessert, then you might consider some M.C. Escher Cookie Rollers. That’s exactly what George Hart was thinking, who holds such an event, and was in need of some cookies. So he went ahead and 3D-printed some cookie rollers to mimic the works of the Dutch artist.

George was also nice enough to provide the templates to print your own rollers, so you can have the most mathematical cookies at the next bake sale.

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[link, via MAKE]