Last Call: We could all soon own glass rinsers just like bars have

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First Wave Glass Rinser

Pay attention to your bartender and you’ll notice they often give beer glasses a quick rinse before filling them, using a special fountain-like device mounted behind the bar. That quick swish rinses out dust or particles that may have settled there, penetrating even corners where a sponge couldn’t go. I’ve long envied such technology, and now Delta Faucet Company’s innovation arm is crowdfunding a home version called First Wave that fits in a standard sink setup. The initial campaign is already full, but I’ll keep an eye out for a mass-market retail debut in a few years. [Kate Bernot]

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Check out this headless chicken monster

Actually, “monster” is a strong term: It’s just this thing that looks like a headless chicken floating along the bottom of the ocean in Australia. As The Washington Post noted, “A recent sighting by Australian scientists marked the first time this particular sea creature has been seen in the Southern Ocean.” While some people are a bit taken aback by the strangeness of this particular guy, as my 11-year-old son pointed out almost immediately, “What’s the big deal? It’s just a sea cucumber.” Moral of the story: We should all be watching more nature shows (like he does) if only to get to check out more cool stuff like this. [Gwen Ihnat]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

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So I have this cool appliance in my kitchen. It's basically one of those bar water things but it is upside down and hangs above my sink. It doesn't have as much pressure but you get the effect of gravity and it can do hot water in addition to cold. It's pretty rad.