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Top 100 Bizarre Trends in 2015

From Purple Potato Lattes to Animal Vision Helmets

— January 24, 2016 — Unique
The top 2015 bizarre trends reveal ideas in food, fashion and product designs that push the boundaries of convention. In a consumer's quest for share-worthy experiences, concepts like these are certainly are memorable.

Some of the most unconventional food products include candy-covered pizzas, hook-shaped ice cream cones, salmon-flavored confections and lattes made from purple potatoes. With the rise in foodie culture, the average consumer has become more adventurous with what they are willing to put on their plate.

Beyond the dinner table, some of the most novel experiences that people are participating in include Bompas & Parr's walk-in bar where alcohol is ingested through the nostrils, alpaca rentals in Japan, as well as special Halloween promotions that ship products to shoppers in custom life-sized coffins.

The 2016 Trend Report provides greater detail on some of the high-level patterns that are shaping consumer behaviors.
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Taste-Improving Noses
Taste-Improving Noses
The Olfactic Dog Nose Enhances the Food Tasting Experience
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99
Frog Juice Concoctions
Frog Juice Concoctions
Frog Juice is Being Used in the Andean Mountains to Alleviate Illness
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98
Water Bottle Undies
Water Bottle Undies
In Japan People are Able to Purchase Bottle Panties From Vending Machines
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97
Ramen Chicken Ice Cream
Ramen Chicken Ice Cream
Chikira's Japanese Ice Cream Turns a Hot Dinner into a Frozen Dessert
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96
Livestock Road Signs
Livestock Road Signs
This Ad Uses Farm Animals as Road Signs to Encourage Safe Driving
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95
Spider-Proof Sheds
Spider-Proof Sheds
This Garden Shed is Perfect for Anyone Suffering from a Case of Arachnophobia
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94
Healing Artichoke Water
Healing Artichoke Water
ARTY's Healthy Water is Made from Artichokes
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93
Restful Commuter Hammocks
Restful Commuter Hammocks
Recruit's Campaign Makes Sleeping on the Train Comfortable for Students
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92
Consensual Cuddling Conventions
Consensual Cuddling Conventions
This Portland-Based Valentine's Day Event is Called Cuddle Con
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91
Luxurious Shaggy Slippers
Luxurious Shaggy Slippers
These Gucci Furry Slippers are the Epitome of 70s Shaggy Chic
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90
Bizarre Dating Games
Bizarre Dating Games
Mousou Mansion Lets You Go on Dates with Food, Animals & TV Characters
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89
Alpaca Wedding Rentals
Alpaca Wedding Rentals
This Hotel Allows Couples to Rent an Alpaca for Their Wedding Service
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88
Soothing Polar Campaigns
Soothing Polar Campaigns
Halls' Medicine Marketing Offers 'Animal Thereapy' with a Polar Bear
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87
Realistic Fossil Chocolates
Realistic Fossil Chocolates
Sarah Hardy Turns Real Fossils into Novelty Chocolate Treats
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86
Electricity-Generating Urinals
Electricity-Generating Urinals
This Urinal Prototype Turns Your Pee Into Electrical Power
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85
Chocolate Coffee Potatoes
Chocolate Coffee Potatoes
This Recipe for Grilled Chocolate-Covered Potatoes is Highly Unusual
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84
Automotive Yoga Studios
Automotive Yoga Studios
Momo's Yoga in the Car Classes are Taught in the Back of an SUV
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83
Foam Brick Bags
Foam Brick Bags
The Mary Katrantzou Foam Clutches Capture Innocence and Youth
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82
Spaghetti-Topped Cakes
Spaghetti-Topped Cakes
The Meatloaf Cupcake is an Unusual Twist to a Traditionally Sweet Dish
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81
Urine-Repellent Walls
Urine-Repellent Walls
These Walls in Hamburg, Germany Take on Public Urination Perpetrators
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80
Dirt-Based Posters
Dirt-Based Posters
Marian Bantjes Created a Poster for AGI Using Sand and Dirt from Her Travels
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79
Satirical Misfortune Cookies
Satirical Misfortune Cookies
These Sarcastic Fortune Cookies are a Twist to Traditional Treats
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78
Food Paste Chocolates
Food Paste Chocolates
Cadbury's Vegemite Chocolate is a Wacky Part of the #ChocPlusWhat Collection
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77
Ghost Hunting Photography
Ghost Hunting Photography
Elizabeth Moran Explores a Spiritual Presence in her Former Home
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76
Cat-Inspired Cosmetics
Cat-Inspired Cosmetics
Felissimo's Fragrant Hand Cream for Humans Smells Like a Cat's Paw
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75
Quirky Language Illustrations
Quirky Language Illustrations
These Australian Idiom Graphics Teach You to Speak 'Strayan'
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74
Adoptive Cat Cinemas
Adoptive Cat Cinemas
Great Kittens' Cat Cinema is a Place to Watch a Movie with a Feline Friend
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73
Candy-Covered Pizzas
Candy-Covered Pizzas
Chocolate Pizza Toppings Cook Up the Ultimate Meal for Sweet Tooth Eaters
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72
Bizarre Mammal Lotions
Bizarre Mammal Lotions
Hippo Milk Body Lotion Uses Actual Hippo Milk as Its Main Ingredient
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71
Bizarre Birthing Apps
Bizarre Birthing Apps
This Frozen App Helps Anna Deliver Her Baby
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70
Chocolate Bar Sandwiches
Chocolate Bar Sandwiches
First Kitchen's Kit Kat Sandwich Turns a Snack into a Meal
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69
Fish-Flavored Candies
Fish-Flavored Candies
This Unique Candy from UHA and Sanrio Looks and Tastes Like Salmon
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68
Lung Exercise Horns
Lung Exercise Horns
Disguised as a Party Blower, This Japanese Device Improves Lung Capacity
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67
Insect-Infused Alcohol
Insect-Infused Alcohol
This New Type of English Gin is Made with 62 Ants Per Bottle
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66
Sauce-Covered Burgers
Sauce-Covered Burgers
Mos Burger's Newest Menu Item is a Crazy Burger Drenched in Sauce
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65
Inside-Out Jeans
Inside-Out Jeans
The Movie 'Back to the Future' Inspired These Unique Jeans
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64
Cat Food Cooking Schools
Cat Food Cooking Schools
'Cooking School for My Cat and Me' Teaches How to Cook Pet Food
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63
Brow-Stretching Devices
Brow-Stretching Devices
This Device Helps to Prevent Forehead Wrinkles from Forming
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62
Purple Potato Lattes
Purple Potato Lattes
Subspace Coffee Specializes in Making Colorful Taro Lattes
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61
Heroic Fruit Carvings
Heroic Fruit Carvings
These Images Show Carved Kiwis as Pop Culture Icons Such as Batman
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60
Gender-Bending Celebrity Images
Gender-Bending Celebrity Images
These Images Paste Actors' Faces Onto Traditional Chinese Ads
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59
Ramen Noodle Vending Machines
Ramen Noodle Vending Machines
This Unconventional Vending Machine Provides Savory Noodle Dishes
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58
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
Eccentric Roadkill Food Trucks
This Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Up Pest Dinners
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57
Gourmet Mayo Shops
Gourmet Mayo Shops
The Brooklyn Empire Mayonnaise Store is Definitely Niche
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56
Hot Dog Pizza Crusts
Hot Dog Pizza Crusts
The Latest Hybrid Pizza from Pizza Hut Features a Unique Frank-Filled Crust
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55
Female-Replicating Handbags
Female-Replicating Handbags
The Lemaire Boob Bag Features the Female Form Made Out of Leather
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54
Alien-Eyed Sunglasses
Alien-Eyed Sunglasses
Dolls Kill's Extraterrestrial Sunglasses are Out of This World
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53
Dog Surfing Photographs
Dog Surfing Photographs
This Surf Dog Contest Includes Costumes and a Red Carpet
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52
Werewolf Dog Muzzles
Werewolf Dog Muzzles
This Bizzare Dog Muzzle Turns Puppies into Ferocious Beasts
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51
Abstract Human Figurines
Abstract Human Figurines
This Abstract Sculpture Series Shows Creatively Mutated People
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50
Stretchy Ice Cream Treats
Stretchy Ice Cream Treats
This Restaurateur Has Developed Ice Cream with an Elastic Texture
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49
Female Urination Devices
Female Urination Devices
This Pee Funnel Helps Women Urinate in Public Places Without Toilets
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48
Opulent Palatial Trucks
Opulent Palatial Trucks
This Luxury Truck Was Designed to Meet the Needs of a Member of Royalty
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47
Anatomical Balloon Sculptures
Anatomical Balloon Sculptures
This Inflatable Art Project Recreates Organs of the Human Body
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46
False Bloody Bandages
False Bloody Bandages
These Boo-Boos Band-Aids Make Your Injuries Look a Lot More Intense
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45
Half-Human Sculptures
Half-Human Sculptures
These Abstract Sculptures Represent Human Body Parts in Provoking Ways
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44
Morbid Delivery Coffins
Morbid Delivery Coffins
Coolstuff.com Will Deliver Your Order in a Life-Sized Custom Coffin
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43
Bizarre Full Body Onesies
Bizarre Full Body Onesies
The Dame Gi Onesie Ensures You Stay Warm and Cozy
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42
Bacon-Wrapped Sandwiches
Bacon-Wrapped Sandwiches
'BuzzFeed Food' Has Whipped Up the Ultimate Grilled Cheese Recipe
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41
Sagging Face Photography
Sagging Face Photography
This Series by Flora Borsi Shows Distorted Faces to Boast Surrealism
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40
Pee-Powered Socks
Pee-Powered Socks
These Pee-Powered Socks Can Convert Urine Into Electricity
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39
Spooky Black Contacts
Spooky Black Contacts
These Eerie Blackout Contact Lenses are Perfect for Halloween
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38
Gummy Bear Lightboxes
Gummy Bear Lightboxes
The Mayice Presentation Box is Made from Colorful Melted Candies
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37
Venetian Carnival Couture
Venetian Carnival Couture
The Vivienne Westwood Spring Collection Promotes Crazy Circus Looks
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36
Pizza Condom Packaging
Pizza Condom Packaging
This Clever Packaging Design Combines Pizza and Condoms
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35
Avant-Garde Wedding Gowns
Avant-Garde Wedding Gowns
The Yumi Katsura Fall Collection Offers Wildly Bizarre Bridal Looks
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34
Cannabis-Inspired Restaurants
Cannabis-Inspired Restaurants
'Cannabistro' is a Pop-Up Diner Serving Gourmet Herb Dishes
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33
Novelty Macho Restaurants
Novelty Macho Restaurants
The 'Macho Meat Shop' in Tokyo Features Muscular Male Servers
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32
Shaggy Heeled Footwear
Shaggy Heeled Footwear
The Maison Margiela Furry Heels Channel 'Cousin It' From the Adams Family
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31
Gorgeous Garbage Gowns
Gorgeous Garbage Gowns
Garbage Gone Glam Hopes You Choose a Garbage Dress for Your Next Function
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30
Animal Vision Helmets
Animal Vision Helmets
Anne Cleary and Denis Connolly's Helmets Helps Humans See What Animals Do
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29
Realistic Fashion Model Replicas
Realistic Fashion Model Replicas
This Model Doll is a 3D-Printed Version of a Real-Life Model
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28
Limb-Like Selfie Sticks
Limb-Like Selfie Sticks
The Selfie Arm is Handy for Reaching Your Most Photogenic Angle
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27
Nose-Ingested Alcohol Clouds
Nose-Ingested Alcohol Clouds
This Bar Combines Meteorology and Mixology for a Boozy Adventure
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26
Humanized Leather Accessories
Humanized Leather Accessories
Konstantin Kofta's Unique Backpacks Resemble Human Skin and Limbs
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25
Exaggerated Collaborative Fashion
Exaggerated Collaborative Fashion
This VFiles S/S Line Features Designs by Five Youthful Creatives
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24
Booze-Concealing Tampons
Booze-Concealing Tampons
These Booze Tubes Help Conceal Alcohol in the Form of a Tampon
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23
Tub Smartphone Holders
Tub Smartphone Holders
This Inflatable Bath Accessory Helps You Relax on Your Phone in the Tub
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22
Freaky Victorian Portraits
Freaky Victorian Portraits
This Portrait Series Regally Depicts Real-Life Sideshow Freaks
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21
Secluding Dome Pillows
Secluding Dome Pillows
Head Tent Muffles Sound and Keeps Out Light for Optimal Sleeping Conditions
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20
Wristworn Ant Farms
Wristworn Ant Farms
The Ant Watch Creates a Small Ecosystem for You to Flaunt on Your Arm
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19
Leg-Illuminating Skirts
Leg-Illuminating Skirts
The Hemline of the Hikaru Skirt is Dotted with LED Lights
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18
Kaleidoscopic Origami Domes
Kaleidoscopic Origami Domes
'Light Origami' by Masakazu Shirane & Saya Miyazaki is Illuminating
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17
Surreal Body Portraits
Surreal Body Portraits
These Portraits by ÁNgela Burón Play with the Perception of the Human Body
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16
Distorted 90s Cartoons
Distorted 90s Cartoons
Anhia Santana Gives the Iconic Rugrats a Perplexing New Look
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15
Hooked Ice Cream Cones
Hooked Ice Cream Cones
New York Food Truck Play J Ice Cream Offers Phallic-Looking J Cone Treats
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14
Inside-Out Homes
Inside-Out Homes
This Andrew Maynard Architects Design is Intentionally Incomplete
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13
Contorted Body Portraits
Contorted Body Portraits
This Image Series Features a Man Posing in Pretzel-Like Shapes
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12
Gripping Gang Portraits
Gripping Gang Portraits
Jono Rotman Photographed Haunting Portraits of Mob Members
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11
Bejeweled Runway Masks
Bejeweled Runway Masks
The Givenchy’s Spring Runway Show Featured Romantic Lace Masks
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10
Intergalactic Runway Collections
Intergalactic Runway Collections
The Anrealage AW15 Collection Boasts Alien Brains and Silhouettes
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9
Lava-Charred Steaks
Lava-Charred Steaks
The Syracuse University Lava Project Experiments by Cooking Steak with Lava
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8
Members-Only Coffee Shops
Members-Only Coffee Shops
This Small Cafe in New York Offers Bottomless Coffee for a Monthly Fee
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7
Terrifying Japanese Desserts
Terrifying Japanese Desserts
Panapp is a Treat That Will Really Make You Scream for Ice Cream
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6
Raindrop Condom Installations
Raindrop Condom Installations
This Interactive Light Installation Has Hanging Water-Filled Condoms
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5
Fantastic Masquerading Furnishings
Fantastic Masquerading Furnishings
A Series of Hybrid Sculptural Seating Assumes Everyday Objects
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4
Distorted Fashion Photography
Distorted Fashion Photography
Asger Carlsen Puts His Own Spin on Resort Fashion for The Cut
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3
Bust-Toning Hand Massagers
Bust-Toning Hand Massagers
The Breast Gymnastics Hand Massager Helps Create a Perkier Bust
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2
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
Morbidly Funny Photo Books
The 'Crap Taxidermy' Book is Full of Badly Stuffed Animals
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1
Octopus-Inspired Stilettos
Octopus-Inspired Stilettos
These Unusual High Heels Feature Intricate Octopus Tentacles
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