Every year we go to the IFA tech trade show, and every year we see bigger demonstrations of corporate wealth and visitor stupidity. Join us.
Every year we go to the IFA tech trade show in Berlin, and every year we see bigger demonstrations of corporate wealth and visitor stupidity. We thought we'd share some of the more interesting sights from this year's visit, concluding with a photo of one Crave writer eyeing an uber-long sausage.
But first, we present you with this photograph. Since freak shows are illegal these days, Vodafone offered the next best thing: a grown man playing air guitar with a giant inflatable instrument. He was one of many guests offered the chance to compete in Vodafone's air-guitar competition, during which other passersby got to have a hearty giggle at each contestant.
Up next, see what happens when a man with a beard meets a lady with a razor.
If you're going to show off kitchen appliances, you're going to need a woman, and that woman's going to need fingers. This one is showing off how many remain on the hand she isn't inserting into a blender. Clever.
This was Samsung's dorkiness challenge in full swing. The premise was simple: who can look the dumbest in 3D glasses. All contestants won joint first prize, because it's impossible not to look like a total goon.
The recession has hit some sports teams hard, with as many as two football players made redundant every arbitrary number of weeks. To keep up with the bills, some took jobs at trade shows so geeks could take photos of them.
Sadly, IFA is open to the public, and that means you'll spot a child here and there. This one wasn't being told off for playing, but rather being given a demo of a new Acer laptop. Don't underestimate the spending power of children('s parents).