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Suppli Gaming Pills - Japanese Snake Oil at its Finest

by April 09, 2008
They probably wont do anything

They probably won't do anything

Reuters had an interesting story out today about a new supplement that hit the market which targets gamers. Dubbed "Suppli" the new Japanese-based supplement is said to help gaming addicts with sore eyes and tired brains by helping them 'perk up'.

According to the advertisement for the pills (taken from www.cybergadget.co.jp):

"We concentrated on developing a supplement for those who love games"

Maker Kyowa-Yakuhin produces two different supplements for the "Game Suppli" range: blueberry tablets that are meant to be good for the eyes, and transparent capsules containing Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, a fatty acid that supposedly enhances concentration.

If you really want to read some weird stuff, run their web page through Google Translator. Here are some real gems:

When we want to concentrate on, I want to study when you are GEMUSAPURI DHA. DHA, fish in a particularly high concentration of DHA have been FUKUMA orbital tuna oil (part of the eye behind oil) using the easy-to-enjoy softgel processed. Brain training, English language test, such as intellectual training kanji test purchasing a software layer particularly strongly recommended. DHA intake to the concentration game!

Of course look what happens when we run the first paragraph through using (incorrectly) Chinese to English:

Prophet Moses commanded. However, Islam is... who love! Things to their partners who thought things Lo Kai prix sent down to you. However, Moses commanded... Lot! ... Islam who enter the righteousness to their partners and the health, chaste goodly... Islam... is not for the... Prophet Joseph, Plaza...Lo relationship between their deep! Moses. However, Region...Lot who, composition soon use a browser..., shape Surely But O We do a prix-place... And themselves.

Aha! We think we may have uncovered some sort of terrorist plot! Our guess is that this company will probably have some really interesting gaming cables out soon which will be soaked in kosher chicken fat, cryogenically frozen and placed in a hermetically-sealed container any day now...

In general, Japan's convenience stores are typically stacked with drinks and capsules claiming various health and beauty benefits, sometimes without any scientific evidence. That's part of what happens when old meets new in a society with a ton of history and tradition behind it.

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Clint DeBoer posts on April 11, 2008 09:32
Chinese is definitely not Japanese…

Holy cow that was funny! You are absolutely correct - my mistake!

Goes from this:

Prophet Moses commanded. However, Islam is who love! Things to their partners who thought things Lo Kai prix sent down to you. However, Moses commanded Lot! Islam who enter the righteousness to their partners and the health, chaste goodly Islam is not for the Prophet Joseph, Plaza Lo relationship between their deep! Moses. However, Region Lot who, composition soon use a browser shape Surely But O We do a prix-place And themselves.

to this:

GEMUSAPURI game is a matter of loving people to take supplements has been developed. Playing games with people's health and life better for the game, the game user cousin supplements, ingredients and flavor, shape or losing development.

That's makes just a little bit more sense… Though I think I just uncovered a terrorist cell communication methodology!
backpackingnerd posts on April 11, 2008 00:51
Well if you check you Google Translate Link…

Well, if you check the original Google Translate link it says that the page is being translate from Chinese. This doesn't result in lots of garbled text because the Kanji character set is shared across both Japanese and Chinese. If you take the original URL and put it into Google Translate and have it translate from Japanese you'll find it's just another homeopathic remedy.


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