Sure, Eat Ice Cream from a Toilet

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This might be the least appetizing ice cream I've ever seen. And if the toilet wasn't enough, there's a bug hovering above the soft, brown swirl.

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But it's a paper bug, you say! And that's not real poop. This is "Ku-Sofuto", a word play on the Japanese for "soft serve ice cream" (ソフト or sofuto) and the word for "shit" (クソ or kuso).

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Served up in the rural town of Hokuto in Yamanashi, Japan, Ku-Sofuto comes in a squat-toilet shaped dish and is priced at around 500 yen (US$5).

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If you don't like ice cream that literally looks like doodoo, you can also get it in vanilla or strawberry—which actually look worse.

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The sign says, "After laughing, eat or after eating, laugh."

The whole thing is a total gag and all in good fun. This isn't supposed to be serious! And it does feel like a roadside ice cream stand version of Taiwan's toilet theme restaurant, Modern Toilet.

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Of course, nothing looks worse than this.

The Ku-Sofuto shop has appeared on Japanese TV and seems popular with bikers, too.

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Photos: ごちゃぶろぐ, Tok2, Life with DF200 & BB, ダンボール箱, T_Unnya, nauhts, MetalGod, 走りまくれ!, GeoCities

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