Czech people eats lots of bread, hams, and cheese. We went to TESCO near our new flat and found a bread slicing machine in the middle of the store for the first time. You can just stick whatever the bread you want to slice and push the button.
Then I was thinking that such a machine would not be sitting around in a store in the US, as kids would play with it (stick something else in it) or could cause a serious accident. Like me... I was thinking that it would be a great machine to slice up daikon for nabe, but of course I didn't stick a piece of daikon in it :)