Any time you’re faced with a problem, surely you’ve racked a few stupid ideas through your mind before you found a practical solution. But once in awhile, it seems those outlandish solutions might just actually be solutions. Here’s 15 times those crazy ideas actually worked.
Subscribe to Talltanic 6. Goggles For Dogs Do dogs really need an accessory? Surely all the cutesy clothes and even collars we place on them is enough. However, as ridiculous as the phrase “dog goggles” seems for anyone, it’s a business venture that’s worked out in the dog goggle manufacturers favor. The inventor of the product known as the “doggles” is Jill Doyle and while most would quip that these things look ridiculous, the goggles protect your dog’s eyes from the UV rays of the sun. Since dogs need to run around outside as much as possible, some owners would like to take the extra precaution. The company that sells doggles makes around $5 million in revenue every year and also includes products that are prescribed lenses for dogs with visual impairments.
5. Dropped and Shipped Speaking of conscientious dog owners, let’s take a look at the opposite side of the spectrum. Dog owners in the Madrid suburb of Brunete, Spain were said to have a bad habit of not picking up after their dogs. This problem was becoming such an issue, that efforts were made to stop this problem. And instead of just issuing fines, officials found a better way to to deal with the unsanitary problem. A group of volunteers would look out for the dogs and their owners, bag the poop themselves, and then send it in the mail back to the owners. The practice has said to be highly effective, with the number of dog droppings around Brunete being considerably fewer.
4. Fisherman Wearing Masks A lot of animals aren’t particularly stupid, especially a beast like a Bengal Tiger. However, just because they’re not stupid doesn’t mean they’re super aware of human devices, even one as simple as a mask. Fisherman in the Ganges Delta were dealing with Bengal Tigers sneaking up on them as they tried to do their job and it was becoming a dangerous problem. Instead of hurting the tigers or just moving the a different location, it seemed all that was needed was a prop. To scare away tigers approaching them behind, the fisherman were instructed to wear these masks of a human face, which seemed to trick most tigers into thinking a human being had spotted them. Or the face on the mask is just that displeasing that it just scares them off.
3. Bottled Air You’ve probably heard about people complaining about bottled water, how it’s all a sham and that clean drinking water should come free anyways. So then think about the concept of bottled air. Now that you’ve thought about it for a bit, just know you can buy said product. Vitality Air was created by a Canadian startup company who sell cans of what is said to be “100% pure Rocky Mountain air” for about $32 each. Sounds crazy, sure, but the little novelty product has made loads for itself and it’s said places with higher air pollution are the locations of the biggest buyers of the bottled air.
2. Shade Balls The phrase “shade balls” could mean a lot to people if you weren’t aware of context. But what they actually refer to are the millions of plastic balls that were dumped into the Ivanhoe Reservoir in Los Angeles 2 years ago. The reason stems down to the continuing drought that the state of California has been going through. Placing the 4 inch thick plastic balls in the water would help shade the water from the hot sun, reducing rapid evaporation. Thus, things like bacteria and algae would be less likely to form, and certain chemical substances wouldn’t be able to be produced.
Pigs With Munchies Stigma against legalized marijuana has slowly been falling away, especially not that places like Washington State have implemented it legally. But farmers in said state have also implemented the plant, and not in the way you probably think. Instead, cannabis has been incorporated into the pig feed and it’s said to increase the weight of the pigs to up to 30 pounds more--for reasons you can imagine. Eating this new feed has made the pigs here bigger than pigs in other parts of country usually are, which only means good things for the farming trade in Washington.
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There are apples and bananas, strawberries and oranges, and then there are types of fruit you couldn’t dream up in your wildest dreams. Here are 26 Types Of Fruit You Never Knew Existed. Subscribe to Talltanic #10 - The Miracle Fruit The interesting fruit pictured here is somewhat of a magician. If you eat the fruit by itself, it’s lackluster and not very interesting at all. However, if you combine this fruit or the juice of the fruit with a citrus juice, the entire concoction becomes sweet, along with everything you eat after, including lemons. The reason behind this “miracle” is the molecule in the fruit called miraculin which actually distorts the sweet taste buds on your tongue! How nuts! #9 - Buddha’s Hand The scary Halloween prop hands pictured here are actually a type of fruit that is related to lemons and oranges. The catch is that they are citrons, which means although they have a citrusy flavor, they lack any pulp whatsoever, which may have people cheering for joy. Since this fruit doesn’t have “flesh” to feast on, you’re stuck just using this to make zest for flavor or for making marmalades. #8 - Jabuticaba This grape looking fruit grow directly on the bark of the tree which is super strange in the world of fruit trees. When you crack one of these bad boys open, you get the same sort of translucent flesh that would with a regular grape. Also like grapes, the jabuticaba fruit is eaten raw and used in making jams, wines, and liqueurs. The reason you won’t find a basket of jabuticaba at your farmer’s market is because of the fruit’s super short shelf life making it so the fruit can only be sold near where it was grown. #7 - The Sugar Apple This picture shows the apple of a thousand names, well, it seems like. Although South Americans refer to this piece of fruit as a “sugar apple, ” it goes by different names in other countries. This fruit’s outer shell may look like that of an artichoke, but the fruit inside is supposed to taste like a sweet custard. And it seems rather odd, but this fruit is commonly made into wine. #6 - The Hala Fruit You may want to “holla” after hearing the name of this exotic fruit, but once you learn how hard it is to get to the sweet seeds inside the pods, or “keys, ” you’ll probably be singing a different tune. The fruit pictured here looks like a sun mated with a flower, and together they made a fruit. It looks absolutely beautiful, but a lot of people think that it isn’t worth the hassle and they use the “keys” to make lei wreaths instead. #5 - Rambutan The crazy looking fruit pictured here looks more like an anime character, rather than something that was edible. If you did find the courage to eat such a fruit as this, then you would be enjoying something that tastes a lot like a grape. Although it does look extremely rare and exotic, it is commonly found in Malaysia, Borneo, and Vietnam. #4 - Physalis Being a member of the Nightshade family, you might think that taking a bite out of the fruit in this picture would spell disaster, but it’s safe to eat this fruit, so don’t worry. It looks just like an orange cherry tomato, and it turns out that it tastes much like one too. It comes in strange little brown husks, but it acts just like a tomato, which isn’t a scary food product at all. #3 - Red Fleshed Apples From Apple Redlove comes the strange looking fruit you see in this picture. The company brags about being the only makers of the original “red fleshed” apple. You can see from this image that the inside of this apple is indeed red. Having apples on this list might seem rather bland, but we like the fact that they have a different colored inside than we are used to seeing. It’s cool. #2 - The Purple Mangosteen Just look at how interesting the fruit in this picture is! Its outer shell resembles that of a giant blueberry. However, inside, the sweet and sour flesh is more like what you would find in an orange. In 2007, it became legal to import them into the United States. When they were first introduced, they cost $45 - $60 a pound at specialty stores in New York. It is said that the only other place they are sold is in Florida. We wonder if they have broadened their horizons. #1 - Durian This fruit really does try to ward off predators, just look at its ugly appearance. Not only is it covered in spikes on the outside but this is supposed to be the smelliest fruit in the world. With a winning combination of onions and old gym socks, it’s a wonder that people even get close enough to this fruit to eat it. If you do somehow manage to get past the incredibly horrid stench, it apparently tastes like a heavenly custard. Go figure.