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Designers Create Meat Eating Furniture

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the eating-the-couch-potato dept.

Idle 120

Sonny Yatsen writes "NPR's Robert Krulwich explores the work of several designers who are working on carnivorous furniture. These creations, include a clock that feeds on dead flies, and a table that lures mice into a guillotined death. 'We want robots to be able to get their own energy from the environment,' says co-designer Prof. Melhuish. Let's hope they come up with a lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soon."

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Om nom nom (1)

kammat (114899) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137206)

This is one idea that literally does have a chance of biting you on the ass.

Office chair (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137480)

I need an office chair made out of this stuff to give to my boss for a present. Just don't include any warning labels or instruction manuals with it, please.

Re:Office chair (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138072)

I'm sorry you have the sort of boss who would look at chair warning labels before sitting or might even go so far as to read the manual for said office chair.

Re:Om nom nom (1)

donotlizard (1260586) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138364)

Perfect for those who live above a Chinese restaurant.

*gasp* (2)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137220)

"combined with a form of fusion, the machines would have all the power they would ever need"

wait a minute... (1)

memnock (466995) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137238)

"We want robots to be able to get their own energy from the environment."

so The Matrix was started by furniture designers?

Re:wait a minute... (1)

Moryath (553296) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137268)

I'd be more worried about this sort of thing [reddwarf.co.uk] .

Re:wait a minute... (1)

imakemusic (1164993) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137574)

Any part in particular?

Re:wait a minute... (1)

ReverendLoki (663861) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138706)

Actually, my first thought was toward this sort of thing [wikipedia.org] .

Re:wait a minute... (1)

Bieeanda (961632) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138434)

Ikea: Swedish for 'Robot Overlords'.

Lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soon (1)

alexander_686 (957440) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137254)

What about a bed that eats bed bugs?

Maybe then we would not have to put quarters in for the magic fingers.

Re:Lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soo (0)

frenchbedroom (936100) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138406)

What about a bed that eats bed bugs?

Already "invented", it's called washing your goddamn sheets / replacing your 20 year old mattress / NOT making your bed right after getting up [chronic-illness.org]

Re:Lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soo (4, Informative)

FrozenFOXX (1048276) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139774)

What about a bed that eats bed bugs?

Already "invented", it's called washing your goddamn sheets / replacing your 20 year old mattress / NOT making your bed right after getting up [chronic-illness.org]

Dunno about that last one but I strongly doubt you have any experience with bed bugs if you think the prior two have anything to do with them. You seriously cannot do a single google search for bed bug causes [google.com] without pulling up several hundred citations but here's a few highlights:

  • Dirt does not cause bedbugs.
  • Age of mattress does not cause bedbugs
  • Dirty clothing does not cause bedbugs
  • An astonishing number of things DO NOT CAUSE BEDBUGS

As a corollary, some of the following ARE of interest relating to bed bugs:

  • Cluttered houses make them harder to get rid of, but do not cause them
  • You cannot leave traps for them as they feed on blood (unless you fill yourself with Clorox I suppose, though you'd have bigger problems)
  • They can survive for a good 14 months or so without feeding
  • They can survive extreme cold (think freezer) for days without issue
  • They can survive extreme heat almost without issue
  • Changing sheets/destroying mattresses/other have WORSE effects since you only end up spreading them
  • They're small enough to live in your freakin electrical outlets, computer case, under your desk at work
  • The only way to kill the bastards is a complex, multi-front, all-out ASSAULT involving quarantine, chemicals, and a shitload of other invasive stuff
  • Even after you *think* you've got it contained, they could just be resting for a few months or so (maybe a year, even) to start up all over again. God help you if you made the mistake of having carpet.

Seriously, they're an unholy nightmare, plain and simple, and telling someone, "wash your goddamn sheets," is downright insulting to anyone that's actually had to deal with these bastards.

Re:Lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soo (3, Interesting)

MattSausage (940218) | more than 3 years ago | (#35140212)

Actually heat is the one way pest control companies say you can be certain to be rid of them. They cannot live above a temperature of 100F or so. So in many cases they literally hook giant fans up to the windows and pump your house up to 120 or so for 24 - 48 hours to heat up everything in there, and you can rest assured any bedbugs in the building at that time are dead as doornails.

Re:Lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soo (1)

Ihmhi (1206036) | more than 3 years ago | (#35140920)

Amen brother. Little bastards ruined my vacation a few years ago. I stopped counting at 150 bites on my arms, legs, and neck.

I've seen something similar before... (1)

notommy (1793412) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137258)

> 'We want robots to be able to get their own energy from the environment,'

Umm ... isn't this a bad idea? I'm part of the environment. And I've seen movies where... you know... with trinity and all.

Ah I'm sure nothing will go wrong this time.

Re:I've seen something similar before... (1)

skids (119237) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139400)

Not a bad idea at all. The environment also includes things like dander, dust mites, and mold spores.

Now, a roomba or air filter that could power itself off what it picks up --- that could be pretty damn handy.

Nothing with a face (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137266)

what if I want my furniture to be vegan?

Re:Nothing with a face (1)

SharpFang (651121) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137352)

I don't know... all the furniture I use seems to be breatharian. Somehow I never thought I ever need to power up my table.

Microsoft Surface (2)

tepples (727027) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138100)

Somehow I never thought I ever need to power up my table.

Then perhaps you need to upgrade your table to a Microsoft Surface, the successor to cocktail arcade cabinets.

Re:Nothing with a face (2)

magarity (164372) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137356)

Vegans are way to picky. I just want a sofa that eats cracker crumbs and drinks grape juice. It's not often the kids spill a steak on it.

Re:Nothing with a face (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137534)

Amen, brother. I'd hate to have to fight my sofa for a cut of meat.

Re:Nothing with a face (1)

DinDaddy (1168147) | more than 3 years ago | (#35140902)

Indeed, then they'll start demanding toflies, like the tofurkeys and tofu dogs human vegans seem to want.

Never understood why, if you object to eating meat, you form your veggies into meat-like products. I don't make carrot shapes out of my ground beef.

Re:Nothing with a face (1)

Beardo the Bearded (321478) | more than 3 years ago | (#35141660)

Never understood why, if you object to eating meat, you form your veggies into meat-like products. I don't make carrot shapes out of my ground beef.

I'm a vegetarian, mostly vegan (some eggs and dairy) and I'll tell you why.

Meat is delicious. It's an great source of protein, fats, and nutrients. People like meat, and vegetarians and vegans are, in fact, still people. I spend a lot of time on my diet working out what to eat and eating healthy choices. I don't eat salad and granola three meals a day. As the saying goes, "You can't get full on salad!" That's totally true, and no real vegetarian or vegan would eat just salad because you'd get really sick. Yesterday, I had: 1/2 a bagel with peanut butter and banana with a glass of soy milk, grapes for the 10:00 snack, leftover vegan Chinese food for lunch, more fruit for the afternoon snack, and chili for dinner. I had popcorn while watching a movie as the late-night snack. Other days I'll have fajitas; soups are big hits with the kids. Vegetarians and vegans eat the same things as you do, we just don't eat meat. We sub in other protein sources for meat and find ways to bake without eggs. Vegan pancakes and waffles are super easy to make and I can eat raw cookie dough without risking salmonella.

Some people object to meat for health reasons (like myself). I don't have a problem with other people eating meat. I don't want to put that crap in my body due to the way it goes from being a cow into being ground beef. As a side effect, most fast-food joints are out of the meal plan as well. As you can imagine, I have a very low HDL count.

Other people object to meat for ethical reasons. If your food isn't actually made out of meat, then it doesn't matter what shape it's in since it's not animal-based. If you make a burger out of tofu and liquid smoke, then it's not meat no matter how you slice it.

Either way, you then get to participate in social events with your friends. If you've got BBQ day at work, you can slap a few Tofurky sausages on the grill and hang out with your co-workers. If your friends are having a cookout, grab some veggie burgers and some beer and go to the party. It's hard to BBQ soft tofu.

In addition, the vast majority of human cooking knowledge is in meat-based cooking. Why can't I adapt a recipe to work with tofu or simulated meats? Do I not get to celebrate Thanksgiving because I don't want to eat Turkey? What about the yams, the roast potatoes, the pumpkin pies?

Obligatory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137278)

What could possibly go wrong?

I think I'll pass...... (4, Funny)

NiteShaed (315799) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137292)

Dad: "Honey, where are the kids?"
Mom: "They're playing by the couch"
Couch: "Burp"

Re:I think I'll pass...... (1)

asifyoucare (302582) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138318)

Oh, I see. I hadn't correctly divined your attitude towards your children. You see I mainly design slaughter houses. Yes, pity. Mind you, this is a real beaut. I mean, none of your blood caked on the walls and flesh flying out of the windows, inconveniencing the passers-by with this one. I mean, my life has been building up to this.

Re:I think I'll pass...... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139776)

I see a new one in the "Honey, I Drunk the Kids!" franchise.

Excrement (4, Interesting)

arisvega (1414195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137296)

Does the furniture also crap?

Re:Excrement (2)

BigSlowTarget (325940) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137678)

It's got to either crap or have really bad gas. It's hard to use everything in a fly for anything but being a fly but you could burn the leftovers.

Re:Excrement (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137738)

Right - because then we'd have fly ash!

Re:Excrement (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138112)

Depends on how you "burn" them. You might just have ionized gas particles (plasma) bearing a suggestively flyish spectral emission spectra. Or if you really "burn" them you could be left with a few subatomic particles and interesting curvy trails on the back side of your couch from anti-matter decay.

Re:Excrement (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139492)

Depends on how you "burn" them. You might just have ionized gas particles (plasma) bearing a suggestively flyish spectral emission spectra. Or if you really "burn" them you could be left with a few subatomic particles and interesting curvy trails on the back side of your couch from anti-matter decay.

I think around the furniture folks, that could be what's considered "artistic" and "designer", thus raising the price of your sofa by 10x!

well put it this way... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139812)

Would you rather have to kill a mouse in your house, or swat that fly, or would you rather just have to clean up couch and table feces??
Answers seems obvious to me :)

 

Re:Excrement (1)

garutnivore (970623) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139908)

Boy: "Mooooom! The couch crapped all over the carpet again!"

Mom: "It's okay, Timmy. Our carpet is coprophage."

In reverese (1)

JohannesJ (952576) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137328)

Not so long ago, there were these rubbers and plastic army men and Rubber Dog poop that did the opposite .
    They Ate the Furniture ,They took the finish right off down to and beyond the bare wood

Mouse-eating coffee table.... (2)

janestarz (822635) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137330)

The coffee table eats mice to power itself.

But what does it need power for? It's pretty much a coffee table without the energy the mouse will provide!

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (3, Interesting)

tigre (178245) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137452)

The coffee table eats mice to power itself.

But what does it need power for? It's pretty much a coffee table without the energy the mouse will provide!

It needs power so that it can eat mice, duh!

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138236)

If we assume a very efficient mouse consumption and digestion (E=mc^2) and take 30g as a typical mouse mass [answers.com] then you get about 2.696x10^15 Joules per mouse. After that first mouse, I bet the table could be quite the aggressive mouse hunter.

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (1)

Zenaku (821866) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139006)

Where will it get the anti-mice it needs to attain that level of efficiency?

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (1)

Defenestrar (1773808) | more than 3 years ago | (#35141012)

The table is anti-mice

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (1)

horza (87255) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138506)

Yup. It's only us humans that suffer from 'philosophy'. Food, sex and death for everyone else.

Phillip.

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (1)

Neil Boekend (1854906) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137564)

To brew coffee? Now use the surface to grow coffee beans and invent reusable coffee filters that actually work and we have a perpetual coffee producing machine!

Re:Mouse-eating coffee table.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35138376)

Its not perpetual - you would have to keep it supplied with mice.

Solar Power? (1)

II Xion II (1420223) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137346)

I would think solar power would work better and be more readily available.

Is there a reason for it not being as considered as one would think? Is it too expensive? Technical problems? Or is it being increasingly used in robotics?

Re:Solar Power? (1)

BisexualPuppy (914772) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137632)

Maybe because there is no sun indoor ... ?

Re:Solar Power? (1)

II Xion II (1420223) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138206)

Not all robots are designed for exclusively indoor use. And a house can be built in such a way as to allow in plenty of sunlight. I'm not an engineer when it comes to solar technology though so I can't say for sure how useful that is as an energy source, especially for larger robotics.

Re:Solar Power? (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139764)

Then how does my solar powered calculator work!?

pointless (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137358)

first, why does a table need energy? does it get tired of sitting there in the living room all day?
second, before you go designing meat eating furniture, don't forget that as humans we too are meat.

Re:pointless (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35138078)

The only reason i could ever see a table needing energy would be if:
1) it had a monitor in it
2) had a game in it
3) both of the above + general PC
4) 3 + a humorous artificial intelligence who keeps you company throughout the evening after a long days work.
5) heated sections to keep plates warm, if it was for eating off of.
6) was called The Heater Table 1000

I'm all for number 6. Although i might wait for the model 3000, 1st one for testing how fatal it is, 2nd for testing how damaging, 3rd tends to be safest revisions.

Re:pointless (1)

kaizendojo (956951) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139658)

Maybe it's an occasional table.

Welcome!! (0)

splinterBR (452234) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137390)

*obligatory* And I, for one, welcome our new robotic man-eating furniture overlords.

More power (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137412)

How much power does your furniture require?

Re:More power (1)

nedlohs (1335013) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137460)

Sure, but does your coffee table smell of rotting dead mice? Didn't thnk so.

Insectivorous furniture (5, Funny)

RNLockwood (224353) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137426)

"Hey, see my new high tech chair? It gets its energy from eating cockroaches. (Wonder what it does with the energy?) Hmm, in order to stay alive it will need a continual supply of cockroaches so I'll need to make sure that my dwelling stays infested; but if it gets them all perhaps I can buy crickets at the pet store. This should bump up my value as a prospective mate a lot and help to get me laid. At the very least it will be great to sit in and watch Fox News."

Re:Insectivorous furniture (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139288)

:crickets:

Practical application (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137430)

I don't know about a mouse-easting coffee-table or fly-eating clock, but why couldn't we retro-fit our houses with similar devices placed around that gather mice, bats, flies, expired pets, grandma, etc., and store the energy to be used in common household items? Similar to the solar panels on the roof, they'd store energy for use to reduce the amount needed from the grid.

Re:Practical application (1)

ddd0004 (1984672) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137608)

So what you are proposing is some sort of carrion battery and then this carrion battery being used as maybe an ottoman or a mattress. This sounds like a great idea except for all the people who have tried this sort of thing before have been labeled as "crazy" or "serial killer", but once you get past that it should be smooth sailing.

Re:Practical application (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137986)

More like devices hidden or out of the way, like the water heater or furnace. They would be accessible for repair but basically working in the background. I don't see the need to incorporate them into everyday living other than to use the power they'd provide by consuming some unlucky "organic power source".

Re:Practical application (1)

Schadrach (1042952) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138154)

I could see uses for things like a bugzapper lamp that "eats" the bugs to offset part of it's own power consumption (maybe all? how efficient are these insect-powered cells?).

I could also see uses for a mousetrap powered by digesting it's previous meal and storing it in a battery. Preferably one with less passive energy use than the ones we already use (y'know cats?), so it can lay in wait longer between meals. Something about a mousetrap that feeds on the lives of mice to power killing more mice amuses me, probably because mine likes to cuddle with me and purr.

Re:Practical application (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139024)

Yes, I see this new device complementing the other traditional basement or closet devices. Maybe you don't put it out in the parlor, but you still feel good knowing yours is working well, there in the dark. Not like that poor guy across the street who buys a cheap one and then has to have it fixed everytime he puts another body in.

Re:Practical application (1)

CharlyFoxtrot (1607527) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138220)

The amount of energy you'd get out of such a scheme would be ridiculously low, much lower than the energy needed to build the equipment. You'd be better off generating energy from biogas produced by effluent and dumping expired pets in the septic tank.

Re:Practical application (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139842)

Just when I was wondering what I was going to do with all the stray cats in the neighborhood...

Think of the hippies (1)

arisvega (1414195) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137456)

How about a vegetarian line, for their New Age clientele?

Re:Think of the hippies (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35140058)

How about a vegetarian line, for their New Age clientele?

You idea might produce a lot more power, since vegetarians are considerably larger than mice. Just use tofu instead of cheese to attract them into the blades.

Somebody has to... (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137458)

There is a moderately obscure(and deservedly, it isn't all that good) 1977 horror film on this very subject.

"Death Bed: The Bed that Eats"

Re:Somebody has to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139064)

LMAO, its one of my favorite Bs.
The DVD reprint is in my collection next to "Blood Car"

Re:Somebody has to... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35140914)

you mean, the worst movie ever made?

What?! (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137462)

What does a coffee table need energy FOR?! It looks like such HARD work to sit there all day in front of the tv.

That's right stay at home mom, you heard it here first: Coffee table does your job for the cost of a few mice.

Pet furniture (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137538)

What happens when you forget to feed it? Will it turn on its masters?

Re:Pet furniture (2)

RealGrouchy (943109) | more than 3 years ago | (#35140816)

What happens when you forget to feed it? Will it turn on its masters?

The coffee table won't, but the lazy susan probably will.

- RG>

Progress in a nutshell (1)

Twinbee (767046) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137584)

This is what you get when the greenies take over ;)

Re:Progress in a nutshell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137740)

Considering the resources wasted to make that deathtrap look like a table, I'd say, it only caters to the morbid, not the environmentally concious.

The Curious Sofa (1)

mbone (558574) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137634)

The Curious Sofa, a "pornographic illustrated story about furniture," by Edward Gorey (writing as Ogdred Weary), goes into this. Let's just say that, like most Gorey stories, it doesn't end well.

Re:The Curious Sofa (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139302)

"Eat me,sofa! Oh yes, eat me form behind!" I could be curious enough to watch that..

The obvious power source for a chair is... (3, Funny)

outsider007 (115534) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137672)

Farts. I'm charging mine right now.

Re:The obvious power source for a chair is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137768)

Had to chuckle...

Re:The obvious power source for a chair is... (1)

RNLockwood (224353) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138606)

Farts. I'm charging mine right now.

Better hope it doesn't go proactive when hungry!

This Is Great (1)

mattwrock (1630159) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137742)

I was wondering when we would build blood thirsty robots(tm)! All we need is a hacker to release a virus to crave humans. Even if you don't think this is fiction, the sad thing is that is would be a better movie than the summer blockbusters scheduled this summer. Of course machines using humans as fuel was in movie... what was the name of that movie?

Hopefully this is a first step towards... (1)

dreemernj (859414) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137780)

Hopefully this is a first step towards FINALLY getting my chairdog.

Can it eat the food my kids spill all over it? (1)

kj_kabaje (1241696) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137790)

Can it eat the food my kids spill all over it? If so, I'm sold!!

What could possibly go wrong? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35137820)

The Muppet News Flash tells you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcdO9tipNIg

Skynet goes carnivorous? (1)

Drakkenmensch (1255800) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137900)

At least the army had the good sense of developing their self-refueling organic-eating robot to only go for plant matter!!!

Anthill Inside (1)

Errol backfiring (1280012) | more than 3 years ago | (#35137960)

This must surely come from the Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic!

Tables? (1)

OhHellWithIt (756826) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138000)

Why the heck would a table need any energy at all?

Re:Tables? (1)

HalAtWork (926717) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138200)

To stand! If you don't replace the batteries in your coffee table, the legs don't have enough energy and it will just fall down flat! This device is definitely worth the price of mice infestation and child frightening!

Re:Tables? (1)

Rhacman (1528815) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138526)

What else is a table going to do with all the decomposing rats in the rat decomposition receptacle? Besides, you are going to need that excess energy to power the other microbial fuel cell robots that aren't fully self sufficient or their little fly harvesting robotic arms will stop working.

I... (1)

guybrush3pwood (1579937) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138110)

I, for one, welcome our new wooden overlords. (I had to to do it...)

chair resistant cocrhoaches (1)

kikito (971480) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138160)

the little beasts will adapt soon enough

the things people think of.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35138444)

I hope this furniture can eat bed bugs.

In Soviet Russia.. (1)

pablo_max (626328) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138586)

the chair craps you!

Fleet Street? (1)

Megane (129182) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138604)

Looks like Sweeny Todd has found someone to make him a new barber chair!

Robots in Disguise... (1)

jameskojiro (705701) | more than 3 years ago | (#35138668)

So it eats flies and mice and craps out energon cubes... I guess we could call it an exterminate-icon....

from the eating-the-couch-potato dept. (1)

knarf (34928) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139028)

from the eating-the-couch-potato dept.

That would be vegetarian furniture.

Finally... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139378)

I wont be having that ridiculous Lady Gaga sitting upon my fine furnishings.

Bug free house (1)

zurmikopa (460568) | more than 3 years ago | (#35139564)

I don't think I would really want those items, but if my furniture were able to lure and dispose of bugs in such a way that I would never even know about the bugs, I think I could go for that.

Hey! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35139904)

My fat neighbor needs an ass-eating chair!

I dont know about you but... (1)

Charliemopps (1157495) | more than 3 years ago | (#35140042)

I think the path in which we make our devices green by having them consume our flesh is a path we should tread lightly upon.

How delightful (1)

axx (1000412) | more than 3 years ago | (#35141122)

Just what we need, new ways of killing.

It adds a new meaning to the saying “killing for convenience”.

Genetically modified plants (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35141708)

What would be really cool is if they genetically modified some plants to function as comfy furniture. Then they could throw in some pitcher plant genes to digest any bugs or crumbs that fell in the cracks.

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