New rice bra, more grains than brains?

May 12, 2010

JAPANBlog Guy, I know you have a background in agriculture. I’ve read that nations are running out of room to grow vital crops to feed their people. What is being done about this?

A very good question. Japan, for example, has begun to require women to grow rice in their brassieres.

Rice in brassieres? Is there a grain of truth in that?

Absolutely. Indeed, bra rice is very convenient when you’re cooking.

How so?

Well, say a recipe calls for two cups of rice…

rice bra crop 240Hmmmmm. It takes time to grow rice. What if I’m  just wearing a bra for a few minutes?

You grow instant rice.

I don’t know about this, Blog Guy. What if my bra gets ripped off in an evening of passion?

Where do you think wild rice comes from?

I think this is just stupid. Besides, I wear a padded bra.

So? Hence the expression “rice paddies.”

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A model wears Triumph International’s “Grow-Your-Own-Rice bra” in Tokyo May 12, 2010. The bra, which transforms into a rice growing kit, allows the wearer to cultivate rice anytime, anywhere. It was created in hopes that more people will become familiar with farming and develop awareness of the importance of agriculture, the lingerie maker said. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

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This is just plain ridiculous…. I covered my mouth to laugh and that caused my manager to look at me!!!
I could be in for a talking-to…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Wild rice! Oh, you slay me. That was good. :D

Posted by Gardenwife | Report as abusive

Hey, do you think it would work for mushrooms? Our climate is a bit cold for rice cultivation.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

:snicker:

Don’t forget ‘Boil in a Bag’ rice…just sit in a hot tub for 10 minutes.

:D

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

See, I walk away from my desk for just one minute…and something pops up on my up to the minute news source(I’ve been learning French, and just yesterday, we learned the meaning of “double entendre”)!
Perhaps the young woman pictured is growing long grain rice on her left side and short grain rice on her right side. I think it’s causing some spinal curvature or something!

Posted by Jibberish | Report as abusive

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Speaking from an agricultural standpoint, I still prefer the bras that produce melons.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I can’t help wondering where you are supposed to keep, well…the things that are normally stored in your bra, during the growing season.

Posted by knit_nurse | Report as abusive

I understand they’re working on something analogous for males, which allows the wearer to sow wild oats.

Posted by HaroldW | Report as abusive

money plants? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Those silver tags going up the strap – are those merit badges?

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Need any help harvesting?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Always wondered where Rice Milk actually originated.

Posted by Logrus | Report as abusive

Harvest her rice, make sake, get her to drink lots of said sake, get her out of that bra, on second base going for third.

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive

And for religious holidays, Uncle Ben’s converted rice.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

I’m not going to make a sticky rice joke. I’m not, I’m not, I’m not.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

That’s very mature of you, CrowGirl. Thank you for being the only regular commenter who did NOT try getting a sticky rice joke through me today.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

only Japan could come up with something like this

Posted by SkimpyDog | Report as abusive

I wondered what the purpose of the ‘water bra’ was. Now I know.

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

This is…. still… just plain… ridiculous…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

There is nothing ridiculous about being economical by growing your own food! :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

First we had implants, now we have outplants.
Boobies – is there no end to their uses?

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Now I’m craving Rice Krispie Squares!

GAAAAAAH Baz, you have GOT to stop doing this to me!!

:/

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Now, Mr.Pilot, would you like a rice-growing bra??? Honestly!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Honestly…no. As I stated previously I prefer the melon-producing bras. :)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

All new Uncle Bob’s Boobie Rice.
Available in a range of sizes from A-cup to DD-cup.
Just add, uh, water? And shake vigorously.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

And dont’I look gooooooooooooooooood! ;)

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

That is not you… Definitely NOT your jelly belly… you cant fool me at all…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

And one more thing…. since this is a bra, nevertheless, what will she wear on top of this? I mean… when the rice grows, wont it be prickly????

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Unca you may say so yourself! ;)

Shra, I can suck it in with the best of em! :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I was under the impression bras supported a part of the anatomy destined to feed babies, not everyone!

Posted by justM | Report as abusive

Well, you know how the Japanese are, dontcha M?

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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