From Octopus Coffee Stands to Root Vegetable Ice Creams

 - Aug 31, 2014
A very common theme throughout the site's top August 2014 unique ideas is unusual food. The notion that people will eat anything today still stands. From deep-fried exotic insects to plant ice cream and vegetable-flavored alcohol, the choices for outlandish dishes are seemingly infinite.

David George Gordon -- also known as 'The Bug Chef' -- went beyond many people's comfort zones by deep-frying tarantulas from Texas creating the ultimate creepy-meets-crunchy meal.

Haagen-Dazs Japan is revolutionizing the way consumers interpret ice cream with its three new flavors inspired by root vegetables -- pumpkin, chestnut and sweet potato. The bizarre flavors are to be featured in the brand's limited-edition fall line.

Outside the realm of food -- but equally unique -- are the jail cell Airbnb rooms up for rent. Guests are required to stay for a minimum of two nights and not permitted to leave the room.

For more research about and insight behind the top August 2014 unique ideas, check out Trend Hunter's Unique Trend Report.