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 we saw from this year's visit, concluding with a photo of one of Crave's writers eating an enormous sausage. Be prepared: it was twice the size of his head.
But first, we present you with the photograph above. Since freak shows are illegal these days, Vodafone offered the next best thing: a grown man playing air guitar with a giant inflatable instrument, and a pelvic bulge of questionable girth. He was one of many guests offered the chance to compete in Vodafone's air-guitar competition, during which other passers by got to have a hearty giggle at each contestant.
Up next, 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 hit some sports teams hard, with as many as two football players made redundant every arbitrary number of weeks. To help pay for the women they signed up to shower with gifts, 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 the odd child. 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).