From the world of the future known as “Japan” comes the latest crazy invention that we all kind of want but will never be able to import, afford, or operate: the Gopan rice-bread machine. This terrific instructional video (in English) lays out how the Gopan transforms rice and a few additives into a loaf of what seems to be totally ordinary sandwich bread. Advantages: Different kinds of rice yield different sorts of bread! Also: Eating rice is patriotic in Japan! Other than that, a bit mystifying, albeit awesome-looking. Plus: a blockbuster seller.

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