Those of you who follow me on Twitter might remember this little gem of a tweet I posted a couple of months ago:

You probably thought I was crazy, right? Some of you might’ve even stopped following me. Well guess what? Some people are even crazier than me! No, really!

Seriously, you can stop laughing now.

Apparently someone thought of an even weirder “stylus” for the iPhone, very useful when it’s freezing cold and you don’t want to take off your gloves to tweet your daily ramblings: snack sausages. These sausages from CJ Corporation are, electrostatically speaking, close approximations of the human finger and as such can be used for input on the iPhone’s touchscreen. And if you think this is just something gimmicky that nobody actually uses check out this report: sales of Max sausages in convenience stores have surged a full 39 per cent over the same period last year, presumably because of how popular they are becoming among iPhone users.

So I end this post with a little challenge: what else can you find that works as a stylus for the iPhone?

Via kottke.org and The Register.