I bet you never thought you’d see that headline on the blog, did you?
Up until now, trash cans have been stationary monoliths sitting in the corners of our rooms, their gaping mouths waiting for us to launch trash into them. Sometimes you hit the trash can, but other times you miss, and you end up crawling around on your hands and knees to pick up that dirty tissue or that crumpled piece of paper.
Thanks to a Japanese inventor, there is now a trashcan that will detect when trash is being thrown at it, and it will move so that it catches the airborne trash every time. Even if you have terrible aim.
Yeah. This is a real thing. Welcome to 2012.
If I’ve embedded this video correctly, you should start watching at 2:25 so you can see this miracle machine in action [Update: I haven't embedded it correctly. Please manually skip forward to 2:25.] Check it out: