Leave it to Gizmodo to discover the weirdest things and leave it to the Japanese to invent them.
When I first saw the below pics, my initial reaction was what a silly invention, a device to make it appear as though you had a six-pack. Boy was I wrong.
The below pic is of a rubber belt that separates the fat in your stomach, side and back into tiny easy-to-manage segments. Apparently, this allows for increased metabolic consumption of calories, which increases blood flow, which equates to more heat which equals more fat burning. Whew!