6 Hilarious Reasons Runners Will Want to Buy a Tomato Robot
Runners, Marathoners and folks just running really late to work need to pay attention. Japanese tomato juice company Kagome is here to help.
With a robot.
A robot that feeds you tomatoes while you run, actually.
For real. And it's actually a pretty good idea. Here's why:
1. Tomatoes are a Runner's Best Friend
Before we jump into the robot craziness, let's pause and understand that this creation is here to help. The water, vitamins and nutrients packed inside a bright red tomato are exactly the kind of thing that helps runners fight fatigue!
Still not convinced? Well, take into consideration that...
2. It's Cute
Seriously, that thing's adorable. Who wouldn't love having a robotic cutie pie along for the ride? Especially one that helps you fight fatigue!
Above, that's an employee of the company running a 5k. He seems psyched, right?
4. It's Really Heavy
Stick with us here.
Sure, Tomotan is cute and handy in a tomato-eating sorta way. But he also weighs a ton. 18 pounds to be exact. While that might sound like a turnoff at first, it's a great thing for your legs and heart.
A little extra weight training will have you buff. Plus, with all that added tomatofied energy you'll be burning off you'll probably never even notice the robot.
5. Yes, There's a Smaller Version for Quitters
Okay, fine. You like the idea of tomatoes while running, but aren't into adorable cyborgs feeding them to you during a marathon. Fair enough. Your loss.
Kagome has you covered with the Petit-Tomatan. That's a 6-pound model seen above. The catch? You have to feed the tomatoes to yourself...like a sucker.