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YouTuber builds a fish tank STROLLER so he can take his pet goldfish on walks around town with him 

Fin-tastic invention! YouTuber builds a custom fish tank STROLLER so he can take his pet goldfish on walks around town with him

  • YouTuber Huang ‘Jerry’ Xiaojie has developed a custom fish tank stroller
  • The tank portion is made from acrylic and sits in the middle of the stroller
  • It comes with a battery-powered filtration system, an air pump to supply the fish with oxygen, and even a lighting system

From lickable TV screens to electric chopsticks, some weird and wonderful devices have been unveiled in recent months.

But the latest invention may the wackiest yet, and certainly raised a few eyebrows when it was unveiled on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan, last week.

Huang ‘Jerry’ Xiaojie, a YouTuber based in Taipei, has developed a custom fish tank stroller so he can take his pet goldfish on walks around town with him.

Huang ‘Jerry’ Xiaojie, a YouTuber based in Taipei, has developed a custom fish tank stroller in the hopes of taking his pet goldfish on walks around town with him

It comes with a battery-powered filtration system, an air pump to supply the fish with oxygen, and even a lighting system

It comes with a battery-powered filtration system, an air pump to supply the fish with oxygen, and even a lighting system

In a video posted on his YouTube channel, Xiaojie can be seen welding a metal chassis to form the main frame of the stroller, before putting it on wheels.

The tank portion is made from acrylic and sits in the middle of the stroller, ensuring the goldfish get a 360-degree view during their walks.

It comes with a battery-powered filtration system, an air pump to supply the fish with oxygen, and even a lighting system.

The tank portion is made from acrylic and sits in the middle of the stroller, ensuring the goldfish get a 360-degree view during their walks

The tank portion is made from acrylic and sits in the middle of the stroller, ensuring the goldfish get a 360-degree view during their walks

In a video posted on his YouTube channel , Xiaojie can be seen welding a metal chassis to form the main frame of the stroller, before putting it on wheels

In a video posted on his YouTube channel , Xiaojie can be seen welding a metal chassis to form the main frame of the stroller, before putting it on wheels

Xiaojie took his three goldfish for a walk around Taipei on board the stroller, and passers-by were flabbergasted, with many doing double takes as he passed by.

While the invention is fairly wacky, it’s been praised by many fans.

One user commented: ‘As a fisherman, I think it’s awesome!!! I can see others walking dogs, cats and rabbits outside, but I can’t walk the fish.’

Another added: ‘With such a crazy project, Xiaojie really fills the audience with surprises and imaginations every time.’

And one joked: ‘As soon as the light was turned on, I was laughing like crazy!’

Xiaojie took his three goldfish for a walk around Taipei on board the stroller, and passers-by were flabbergasted, with many doing double takes as he passed by

Xiaojie took his three goldfish for a walk around Taipei on board the stroller, and passers-by were flabbergasted, with many doing double takes as he passed by

Believe it or not, this isn't actually the first time a device has been developed to allow fish owners to take their pets for a walk. Last year, Japanese firm MA Corporations unveiled a portable fish tank called the Katsugyo bag

Believe it or not, this isn’t actually the first time a device has been developed to allow fish owners to take their pets for a walk. Last year, Japanese firm MA Corporations unveiled a portable fish tank called the Katsugyo bag 

Believe it or not, this isn’t actually the first time a device has been developed to allow fish owners to take their pets for a walk.

Last year, Japanese firm MA Corporations unveiled a portable fish tank called the Katsugyo bag.

The handheld fish tank is shaped in a long tube with a transparent middle section to show off the fish with a handle on top and gauge that monitors the oxygen saturation of the water.

While the device is marketed as a way for seafood lovers to show off their expensive market-bought fish, it could also be used by pet owners to take their fish out for walks.  

Trying to reduce your salt intake? Japanese scientists develop ELECTRIC CHOPSTICKS 

Researchers from Meiji University have developed electric chopsticks that transmit sodium ions to your mouth via a wristband, to recreate the sensation of saltiness. 

Co-developed by Professor Homei Miyashita from Meiji University and beverage maker Kirin Holdings Co, the chopsticks enhance tastes using electrical stimulation and a mini-computer worn on a wristband.

Researchers from Meiji University have developed electric chopsticks that transmit sodium ions to your mouth via a wristband, to recreate the sensation of saltiness

Researchers from Meiji University have developed electric chopsticks that transmit sodium ions to your mouth via a wristband, to recreate the sensation of saltiness

The device uses a weak electrical current to transmit sodium ions from food, through the chopsticks, to the mouth where they create a sense of saltiness, said Professor Miyashita.

‘As a result, the salty taste enhances 1.5 times,’ he said.

The taste-enhancing chopsticks may have particular relevance in Japan, where the traditional diet favours salty tastes. 

The average Japanese adult consumes about 10 grams of salt per day, double the amount recommended by the World Health Organisation.

Excess sodium intake is related to increased incidence of high blood pressure, strokes and other ailments.

‘To prevent these diseases, we need to reduce the amount of salt we take,’ said Kirin researcher Ai Sato.

‘If we try to avoid taking less salt in a conventional way, we would need to endure the pain of cutting our favourite food from our diet, or endure eating bland food.’

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