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There are a lot of objects out there, and occasionally they stump even us.

This, for instance, is a Kuro Cube. We aren’t sure how it works, but it’s supposed to sit ominously in your refrigerator and soak up odors. Occasionally, you put it out in the sun to recharge and get rid of the accumulated apple smells, but it pretty much just sits there being monolithic.

The word “object” has never been more appropriate. It has no moving parts, and you don’t use it to do anything. It just sits there and scares the hell out of your maid.

And there’s nothing pretty about baking soda.

—R.B.

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  • Russell Brandom