Last year, the Nissin Foods company celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of its famous instant ramen noodle mix called Cup Noodle. As we’ve previously mentioned at Neatorama, one of the ways that the company celebrated this birthday was by releasing a line of ramen-flavored sodas. At the end of December unveiled another novel product inspired by Cup Noodle: a dry mop.
The company created this mop for use during the annual Winter Cup basketball championship—a high school-level basketball competition. It also made a huge animatronic Cup Noodle with a dog rising up to watch the game.