This Japanese Robot Feeds You Tomatoes While You Run

By Sean Buckley on at

Okay, it's not exactly a robot—but I bet it's still the craziest thing you've seen all day. Japanese juice and ketchup company Kagome built a wearable tomato dispenser for a runner at the Japan Marathon over the weekend.

The video pretty much speaks for itself:

What's really going on here? Believe it or not, it's a PR stunt to promote tomatoes over bananas. Dole Japan has sponsored the Japan Marathon since 2008, and reportedly provides giant bins of bananas every year to keep runners going. Kagome would obviously love if those runners picked tomatoes instead.

But Dole came to this year's marathon prepared with the world's first wearable banana.

Yeah. [Kagome, Dole via Vice Munchies]