WTF of the Day: Meat-Eating Furniture


Have you been searching for just the right piece of furniture for your living room, but struggled to find anything that looks carnivorous enough for your tastes? Problem solved! Designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau make meat-eating furniture, like an insect-powered clock and a coffee table that assassinates mice, in an effort to simulate the theater inherent in nature. Or as Auger explains, “A fly buzzing around the window suddenly becomes an actor in a live game of life, as the viewer half wills it towards the robot and half hopes for it to escape.” Click through to watch a video of a prototype of the bloodthirsty fly-paper clock in action; and, in case you were wondering about energy efficiency, eight dead flies will keep it powered up for 12 days.

[via The Atlantic]