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Entirely Real Photos: Can You Guess What This Product Is?

Stefan Raab presents his new product during a press conference in Cologne, Germany.
Sascha Steinbach
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Stefan Raab presents his new product during a press conference in Cologne, Germany.

Now and then, as I am wandering through the photos from the last day or two, I come upon one that I see as a thumbnail and absolutely have to click on, simply so that I can figure out what the heck is going on.

In this case: What exactly is this guy holding?

Is it a speaker?

Is it a videogame component?

Is it for finding vibrations underground to locate poisonous snakes?

What is he holding?

I want you to ponder what you think he's holding for a moment. See what you think it is before you read further.







The answer is: it's a shower head called "Doosh."

That guy is Stefan Raab, and he's a German entertainer. And he invented this shower head. When Google Translate took a news story in German about what exactly is going on here and translated it for me, I got this entirely coherent explanation: "Occasion of Raab's trip to the product developer area is a barbecue was, with which many women would have liked a shower, would stay dry in the head and hair."

If that isn't crystal clear to you, watch the video. She stays dry in the head and hair! Something something barbecue! I love you, Germany!

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.

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