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This Japanese Robot Will Dispense Whole Tomatoes Into Your Mouth While You Run

An 18 pound humanoid robot that perches on the shoulders of runners and feeds them.

Japanese ketchup company Kagome is trying to make tomatoes the next “it” thing for distance runners. This past weekend at the Tokyo Marathon, the company, in conjunction with kooky design firm Maywa Denki, debuted Tomatan, an 18 pound humanoid robot that perches on the shoulders of runners and feeds them whole tomatoes as they go.

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How I Reassured Myself I Would Be Okay After My Cancer Diagnosis

In late 2006, I underwent a clean, routine mammogram. Six weeks later, I found a small lump in my left breast.

In late 2006, I underwent a clean, routine mammogram. Six weeks later, I found a small lump in my left breast. Two weeks and two surgeries after that, on January 23, 2007, I was diagnosed with Stage 2-3 breast cancer. It was the lobular type that doesn’t show up on mammograms.

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Running has always been a huge part of my life. More than 10 years ago, I began developing running events. In an effort to create a non-threatening running environment and to celebrate the joy of physical activity, I created The Color Run. The Color Run, also known as the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet,’ is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality. The event is a five-kilometer, untimed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in color - creating happiness and lasting memories. The idea caught on and today The Color Run is the largest event series in the nation.

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