Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Smart Plate - just in time for holiday bingeing!

Ok, I know this has nothing to do with Ukrainian music. But, food is a universal Ukrainian meme. And it looks like a Ukrainian has just invented a cure for gluttony.

... [the] smart plate ... knows how much you've put on it, and if you even try to eat more than is good for you, prepare to be told off. Yes, by the plate. 'Stop right there!' the plate will say, or 'Where's your willpower?' ...

This is the brainchild of Ukrainian scientist Dr. Hryhory Chausovsky, who is clearly not one to offer second helpings. It may look like a normal plate, but it has special weight sensors which let it tell you off when your eyes are bigger than your belly. Of course, you could always cheat by keeping within the weight limit and going back for seconds, but if you think you might be tempted, Dr. Chausovsky has also designed a belt that does the same thing. Ouch. Sadly, this isn't yet available for sale: whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, only you can tell...

Well, I say, (recovering) gluttons of the world, unite ... and demand that it be made available!

Full article here.

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