funny products: February 2012 Archives

275x250.jpg Sitting in a traffic jam on the M25 isn't exactly our idea of a good day out, but apparently for some people it must be…

Bosses of the Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company say their £15 coach tour of the M25 has proven a bizarre hit and sold out.

Complete with a commentary detailing "interesting facts about the motorway’s evolution" and pointing out landmarks the tour takes in the entire 117-mile London orbital.

A spokesperson for Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company said: "We’re keeping it as a surprise whether we’ll travel clockwise or anti-clockwise but all the great opportunities to see the amazing sights around this iconic motorway will be available."

Sights include including Epping Forest, Heathrow Airport’s Terminal Five, Lakeside, the magnificent Dartford River Crossing bridge and much more… apparently.

275x250.jpg Some people complain about the cost of drinks in coffee shops, but not Logan Warren -- he recently ordered the most expensive Starbucks drink possible.

Armed with a Starbucks Rewards card entitling him to a "free birthday drink", the computer technician from Nacogdoches, Texas, decided to see what was the most pricey drink one of the barista could prepare for him.

Looking around online, the most expensive he could find was $14 (£8.80) and Logan knew he could do better, especially as there was no fine print or price limit on the offer.

So after consulting with the baristas for half an hour, the result was a $23.60 (£14.95) Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup with 16 shots of espresso and syrups, shots and powders.

Speaking of the drink, 22-year-old Logan told NewsLite: "We started with the most expensive base drink--a java chip frappuccino, and added 16 shots of espresso, along with a myriad of powders and fruits.

275x250.jpg Every bride knows she needs something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue at her wedding… but what about something explosive?

Food artists Bompas & Parr are launching a food explosion service for weddings where for a fee a trained explosives technician will lay charges within your wedding cake ready for you to detonate.

A spokesperson for the firm said: "Traditional wedding cakes are a triumph of spectacle over taste. Bompas & Parr’s food explosion service pushes this ethos to its ultimate conclusion.

"The ritual of cutting the cake is significantly enhanced through the explosion, the sense of occasion heightened by the blast and your guests are spared eating flavourless fruitcake."

The service starts from £800 and includes a risk assessment and an explosive technician liaising with your cake provider to tell them how their creation will be destroyed.

275x250.jpg A open-minded website has started offering romantic getaways with a difference -- they are for three people.

That's right it's a break intended for fans of free love, those in polygamous relationships or couples with a tag-along member.

Experience day website Wish.co.uk started offering the ‘Romantic Break for Three’ following an enquiry from a trio wanting to enjoy a romantic night together.

The £399 getaway is for three people, staying in a double suite at the Windermere Suites in the Lake District

It also includes breakfast for three and a complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival… if they remember to leave out three glasses.

275x250.jpg Chocolate, oysters and Champagne are all foods typically associated with Valentines Day -- bull testicles… not so much.

But that hasn't stopped a chef from creating a testicle-filled pie which he claims will act as an aphrodisiac this Valentines Day.

The aptly named 'Cock and Bull Pie' from artisan ready meal firm Charlie Bigham’s contains only ingredients selected for their aphrodisiac and arousing qualities.

As such the £7.99 pie -- available exclusively from Ocado -- features ‘Mama Juana’ liquor and Ginseng alongside the bulls’ testicles.

Rich in testosterone, the potent properties of bull’s testicles have long been used in India where lovers swear by their power to increase sexual vigour. But will you have the balls to try it this Valentine’s Day?

275x250.jpg There's something satisfying about a glass of beer with a pizza, but for a couple in the US it was too much hassle, so they combined the two -- meet the pizza-flavoured beer.

Tom and Athena Seefurth from St Charles, Illinois came up with the odd brew five years ago and since then their Mamma Mia! Pizza Beer has become a success in the US.

And now the uniquely flavoured beer -- which has tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic added during the brewing process -- is on its way to the UK
 
Creator Tom Seefurth said: "It tastes like normal beer when it's on your tongue. But when you swallow you get an aftertaste of pizza topping.

275x250.jpg Valentine's Day is the time of year you get to show a loved one exactly how much they mean to you… which is why you probably shouldn't send them this card.

UK supermarket chain ASDA has launched an economy card which costs just 7p, though it does feature the supermarket's value 'Smart Price' logo on the front.

Inside the card -- aimed at cash-strapped lovers -- there's the cheeky message "My love for you is priceless".

While the card could make the ideal surprise if your partner has a good sense of humour, thrifty shoppers should act with caution.

Because, though you only have to pay 7p for the cheapo card, it could actually cost you your relationship.




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