– [Narrator] From an electric
heated carpet, to a crazy inefficient keyboard,
sometimes it seems like other countries get all the cool stuff. So I’ve compiled a list
of the top 20 weirdest products you need from other countries. (calming music) – Amazing. – [Narrator] Number 20,
condiment tubes in Scandinavia. In Scandinavian countries
like Sweden, a wide variety of foods come in toothpaste-like tubes. Mustard and mayo are
two examples of things I’m used to seeing in bottles. You can even get several
kinds of cheese and bubblegum in a tube. As it turns out, the Scandinavians have the right idea. Because the product is squeezed out very little air gets into
the tube, making the food stay fresh for longer. This leads to less waste and less of that dried mustard crust
on the outside of the bottle. However I’m not sure I’d
wanna eat all the things they put in tubes in Sweden. They can keep that anchovy cream, sounds a little fishy to me. Number 19, funky drink flavors. Japan has an interesting selection
of sodas I’d like to try. Particularly Pepsi varieties. A few years ago they introduced a salty watermelon Pepsi. Which would sound like
an expensive cocktail if it wasn’t for the Pepsi part, just the name makes my mouth water. The soda giant also thought Japanese consumers might enjoy ice cucumber Pepsi, introduced in 2007. It’s definitely one I’d like
my taste buds to experience. Then in 2011 they released Pepsi pink, a strawberry and milk flavored beverage which I’m guessing would taste glorious, a little like a carbonated
strawberry milkshake. Another popular variety
in Japan is Pepsi White which apparently tastes like yogurt, now that’s something I’ve gotta taste. Number 18, Japanese Vending Machines Sodas aside, Japan is
known for the wide variety of other products you can
purchase in vending machines. Called jidohanbaiki these
vending machines offer everything from eggs,
to hamburgers, to beer. Forgot your necktie and
need to get to a meeting? Just grab a new one
from a vending machine. They even sell a barely
legal mix of dappo herbs that promise a few hours
of interesting experiences. Stay away from these machines though, as one woman died after
smoking a batch in 2012. Number 17, candy Here are two popular candies
you can’t get in America. But they taste absolutely delicious. First up, Guayabitas. Which are chocolates filled with guava jelly and
happiness, from Costa Rica. Apparently they’re sweet
with a little sugar crunch. But if you’d prefer the chewy sensation you should try percy
pig gummies from the UK. They’re seriously one
of the tastiest things I’ve ever eaten. Number 16, clever ironing board When I’m short on space
I often solve my problem by kicking everything under the bed. A South Korean inventor had a better idea, an ironing board that folds
up and hangs on the wall. But it’s not awkward because
the bottom of the ironing board is actually a mirror. Users can iron their clothes, then see how they look in them. Number 15, clever bench. South Korea’s also home
to the rolling bench. No, it doesn’t roll away like a bed. The bench itself is made of
wooden slats on a cylinder that turns with a crank. If it rains, you simply
turn the crank and roll away the wet side, exposing the dry surface. Now if only I could get
a floor that did that every time I spill something. Number 14, amazing cake cutter Cake is a big deal in Finland. But the Finnish people
don’t have to deal with cutting a piece of cake,
then struggling to get it on a plate before it falls apart. The Magisso Cake Server is curved and even though its closed on both ends it acts like tweezers so you
can squeeze the slice of cake as you remove it. It also cuts a piece of variable sizes, perfect for when you’re on
a diet, so you only want a little piece. Number 13, champagne-flavored stuff I like to live a champagne
lifestyle on a beer budget. That’s why I have to move
to Denmark where they sell champagne soda. Even better, you don’t have to be 21 to buy it. The bad news is, there’s not
actually any alcohol in it. And what if you’re in the
mood for a frozen treat? Champagne and chocolate flavored
popsicles are also common. Denmark may have just the
right amount of luxury for my budget. Number 12, whisky flavored condoms For a slightly more
sophisticated and adult gift go to Scotland, land of
scotch-whisky flavored condoms. They’re called McCondoms
even though they have nothing to do with the place that
sells burgers and fries. Come to think of it, that
would make a great prize to put in an adult happy meal. Number 11, utes I’ve heard of the mini cooper,
but what about the mini pick up truck? In Australia, these are known as utes. Much smaller than the typical truck they’re similar to an El Camino. Which fell out of popularity
in America decades ago. They remain trendy in Australia
and eventually evolved to have a pick up style rear. Often this has a cover so it operates like a trunk. Some utes have even popped up America thanks to a Colorado company that pitches them as modern El Caminos. Some critics call them the
mullet of the automobile world. But fans love the design and
the size of the cute ute. Number 10, mosquito oil One thing I don’t find cute, mosquitoes. Neither do people in Spain,
where they have a handy plug in mosquito oil device. With prallethrin, an
ingredient that keeps a room free of bugs, its like
night light to drive away those flying monsters. Number nine, heated carpet My bedroom would also be
more comfortable with this electric heated carpet,
available in Japan. No need to step on a cold floor, it’s made by Panasonic,
and the temperature can be adjusted up to 114 degrees. Not only is it stain
resistant, its also waterproof. Number eight, home dry-cleaning machine I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I had a
dry-cleaning machine at home. Usually right after I spill something on a dry-clean only shirt. In Japan, my clumsiness
would be easier to deal with because they have the Aqua
Home Dry-cleaning Machine. It’s front loading and uses
bacteria killing chemicals to clean your clothes. So despite the ironic name of aqua, there’s no water required
to use the machine. Number seven, futuristic door. This Japanese door looks
like something you’d see on Star Trek. An automatic door that doesn’t just slide out of the way, but opens just enough for your size and shape to get through. Designed by Tanaka Seisakusho, the door is made up of strips
and uses infrared sensors to determine the size
and shape of the person, animal or objet about to pass through. The door also has a security
feature that identifies people and can refuse to open for
those not on the owners list. Aside from keeping out people
you don’t want to deal with the door also reduces the
amount of pesky things like pollen, bugs and dirt that can get in through ordinary doors. Number six, chestnut paste If you love Nutella, get
ready for the French version, chestnut paste. Called Cremes de marrons de l’ardeche. It’s been popular in France
since the late 1800s. The paste is made from steamed chestnuts, chestnut flakes, sugar, and vanilla. Like the hazelnut spread known as Nutella, it can be spread on toast or
crepes, since this is France. It’s also sometimes used
as a topping for ice cream or spread between layers of cake. While it does have a delicious
taste on your tongue, unfortunately its name doesn’t
quite roll off the tongue like Nutella does. Number five, funky chip flavors I thought American potato chip flavors were getting ridiculous with Lays encouraging
consumers to submit new flavors like chicken and waffles. But apparently they’ve got
nothing on British potato chips. Walkers makes a cheddar
cheese and bacon chip as well as a sweet chili chicken flavor and builders breakfast flavor,
which apparently tastes like a full English breakfast. Wait, does that logo look
familiar to anyone else? If so, it’s because Lays bought Walkers and rebranded it in 1989. They decided to keep
the old name to ensure brand loyalty in the UK,
but that didn’t stop them from sending some of their
famously crazy flavors overseas. Meanwhile Yorkshire crisps
offers chardonnay wine vinegar chips because that just sounds
so much more sophisticated than salt and vinegar, like we call them on this side of the pond. I’m not sure I’m suave
enough to eat those, but I’ll definitely be avoiding
the haggis and black pepper flavor from Mackies. Number four, toilet sinks I have to applaud Japan for
a few more amazing products. Starting with their toilet technology. Japanese toilets are known
for having lots of buttons and this one even features
a bidet that plays music to drown out the sound of the
user taking care of business. There’s also this
amazing sink toilet combo where the sink is built
on top of the toilet, and the waste water flows down
and collects in the cistern. When you then flush the toilet,
the water you used to wash your hands is recycled into
the toilet for your next flush. Now that’s smart. Number three, smart trains Japan is also known for its
fast, efficient and comfortable bullet trains, which we really need. Some even have on board
spas that help people relax during their trip. In 2014 JR East launched the first bullet train with two foot spas, each of which seats four people. Travelers are allowed to soak their toes for 15 minutes per trip. Number two, street crossings. This is another thing the
Japanese have figured out pretty well. At home we can usually only cross from one street to another, so
if we need to get across to another street diagonally,
we need to cross two streets. In Japan though, they have
diagonal street crossings, to make it all so much more efficient. The most famous one is
the Shibuya crossing, which is Tokyo’s most iconic intersection. And you can see why they need it, because it gets bombarded by
thousands of people every day. Number one, crazy keyboard And the first prize goes,
once again, to Japan. For this drum set, wait,
what is that again? No, it’s not a drum set, its a keyboard. This is a bit complicated
and was developed by the Google Japanese input development team in an attempt to make the
keyboard more efficient. Although not currently widespread, the keyboard may be helpful
if you type in Japanese. According to Japanese reports,
banging on these sets of keys in a pattern is so much
simpler than using the standard QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard uses characters in the Japanese language, that
can be entered with a single key stroke. So instead of having to press
conversion keys all the time, characters can be inputted much faster. It also supports emoticons,
so you can easily express your feelings with a single shot. And to save you from
stretching to hit the keys, they use a set of drum
sticks to hit the keys. But forget that, where
do I find the delete key on this thing? Because I’m pretty sure
I’m going to need it. So if you stumble upon a
Japanese office of drummers, they’re likely just using the computer. The team explains that
they plan to start selling these things directly as soon as possible. Which product would you most like to have? And what weird products have
you seen in other countries? Let me know in the comments
section down below. And thanks for watching. (soothing music)