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Another Interesting Stumble… Sashimi Anyone?

If you are wondering why I am posting this random stumbled instead of a review… the answer to that is that I’m too tired to write up a review today.  =P

Instead, I thought that this might interest you guys instead.

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Japan Spends More Money on Bread Over Rice

I came across this interesting (but rather random) article and though I’d share it with you guys.

Seems like Azuma from “Yakitate Japan!” can rejoice as a recent survey done in Japan has showed that Japan households spend more money on bread over rice.

“The average household spent £214 on rice last year, marking a 4.1% drop in rice purchases compared with the previous year.

Meanwhile, spending on bread rose by 0.2% to £218 per household, according to findings of an Internal Affairs Ministry survey.”

I’m definitely skeptical over how the survey was conducted and how accurate it is but… I think it’s interesting to note that there definitely is an increase in bread consumption in Japan.

So my question to you is, what’s your bread consumption like? How often do you eat it?

Personally, I grew up eating rice and I’ve only started to eat bread everyday out of convenience.

If I were left with a choice of either having rice or bread for the rest of my life, I think I would have to stick with rice. What about you?


Banana Phones and Pizza Box Laptops?

Okay, this is not Anime-related News, but I just wanted to share it with you guys anyway.

It seems like a research group at the University of Tokyo’s Ishikawa-Oku Lab have been experimenting with the idea of “Invoked Computing” – a way to turn everyday objects into computer interfaces and communication devices.

“The group’s ubiquitous system won the grand prize at Laval Virtual 2011 in France, and was on display at the Digital Content Expo in Tokyo with two proof of concept prototypes. One involves turning a banana into a phone, and the other has a pizza box flipped open to reveal NOT ANCHOVIES, but a projected computer screen! Read the rest of this entry