Japan is weird (part I)

Via Boing Boing, there’s this: Gun-shaped teddy bear crackers ready to liven up wedding receptions.

Teddy Bear GunSunamiya, a paint firm based in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, announced the development of the device, which blasts a teddy bear equipped with a parachute into the air. The teddy bear parachutes down afterwards.

Developers hit on the idea after noticing that it had become a trend for people to throw teddy bears into the air instead of bouquets at wedding receptions.