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October, 2009

Rent-A- Ruminant: Unusual Livestock Landscaping Company

When you move into a property that has become overgrown with brush, it's a big job to have it all removed so your lawn area is transformed into a beautiful useable green space. Sure, you could hire a typical landscape to get the job done for you, but wouldn't you rather say that you used a more unique sort of service?


Look Out! Wearable Eyeball Robot Ads New Level of Gaming for iPhone

"Hey, Bill?  What's that on your arm?"

"What?"

"That.  The eyeball."

"Oh, that!  It's my new robot interface."

Twitter Lists Inspired By Tweetdeck, Google Wave & Enterprise Microblogs

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, you might want to consider "making your list and checking it twice."Lists are the new order of business in Twitterville. Some say it will take the place of "Follow Fridays." Others think its jumping on the the Google Wave and Enterprise Microblogs' bandwagon.

Limited Edition Futuristic Titanium Watch Horological Machine No 2.2

For those watch fanatics out there, there's a new design on its way that will make you drool. It comes from a partnership between a Swiss watch maker and French designer, and it kind of resembles a cassette tape but with a modern look.

Dearly Departed Tours: See Hollywood From A Morbid Perspective

 

Celebrity grave purchases are a big business, and one that's even more in the making since many of the biggest celebrities in pop culture today. Following the death of Michael Jackson, I talked about businesses getting involved in the sales of plots near celebrity grave sites  but there are also businesses that cater to those just looking to gawk, rather than make an investment in their eternity.

Victorian Inspired Braided Hair Jewellery By Grau Wal

Hair can be your greatest fashion accessory when you have a great cut or color; but it can also quickly become a major style faux-pas when you don't.  But what about hair that accessorizes when it doesn't really belong to you, at least not genetically. Do the same rules apply with hair jewellery?


Blood Thirsty Lamp: Eco-Dangerous?

Some people sign contracts and oaths with blood. Others suck your blood. Designer Mike Thompson has taken it upon himself to make a bloodthirsty lamp just in case we run out of resource to power things up.

Mini Pig Keychain LED Light v2.0 Lets the Swine Shine

The Mini Pig Keychain Light v2.0 is a welcome update on the cute Pig LED Keychain Light featured here a couple years back. Oink if you want one!

Transparent OLED Monitors Displayed in Japan

New for this year's FPD International, two major display manufacturers are showing off new transparent OLED technology. While it probably won't help you in real life anytime soon, it certainly is impressive to look at.

Be Careful What You Say. This USB Drive May Be Listening...

This little USB flash drive isn't a Transformer - but it's definitely more than meets the eye...

Rat Brained Robots! Rat Brained Robots! Gaaaahhhhh!!!!!!

Cyborg rats are taking over the world!

Okay, so that's a lie.  But there are robots with little rat brains out there.  And you'll be surprised what they're being used for.

Halloween Inspired By Our Scary Financial Woes!

This year in addition to influences from the movie industry's horror flicks, the financial decline in the US appears to be just as scary, if not more horrifying than "Paranormal Activity" and "Saw 2,3,4,5,etc." Let's take a look at how our current financial crisis might be affecting "All Hallows Eve" this year!

Color Light DVD Turns Your TV Into A Giant Mood Ring

Tired of a blank TV screen taking up space when you're not watching anything? Looking for ambient lighting in maximum colors for the minimum price? If so, the Color Light DVD will really turn you on!

Branded Fashion: Temporary Barcode Tattoos On Etsy!

When I was a teenager, I really wanted a barcode tattoo, and for someone who desperately didn't want to find herself labelled; who knows what I was thinking. Fortunately, I got over that idea before I brought it to fruition, but I could have curbed my craving with a more temporary option.


Deliciously Sinful Subscription: Dulcinea Baked Good Delivery

Some bad habits don't need any encouragement at all, but if your sweet tooth is one habit that does, there's a convenient subscription service available for New Yorkers.


The Bad Driving Gene: 30 Percent Of Americans Have It!

There is no commercially available test to determine if you have the BDNF gene variant.... But how's your driving?

Modern Dogs Demand Doca Pet Bowls For Ergonomics & Style

If you love modern and want to give your dog strain-free access to his food, the Doca Pet bowl stands are some stunners! Their creative designs are by Luke Wong, the Studiowai furniture designer in Chicago. He joins a number of other interior designers with a eye for pet ware. Here are three dog feeding stands in sizes that should fit the Yorkies, the Corgies, and the Danes.

LED Eyelashes Light Up Your Lids

False eyelashes not getting you enough attention? LED Eyelashes from Korean designer Soomi Park will have you turning heads so fast you might be sued for causing whiplash.

My(Separate)Space.com - Social Network For Lousy Spouses!

For those familiar with the TV Show "Survivor," one knows you have to "outwit, outplay and outlast." And while that same philosophy is sometimes jokingly applied to failing marriages, LousySpouse.com's slogan of "endure, survive and prevail" plays it a little closer to the vest. Yes, there is a social network for those in the thralls of divorce, whether it be pre-, post or during.

Flexible E-Reader From Bridgestone (Yes, That Bridgestone)

Claiming to be the world's first flexible e-reader, this new device from Bridgestone provides a little extra durability and pop to your virtual books.

Google's GPS Speeds Past Stand-Alones

Ubiquitous Google is out there once again speeding past anything it finds in its way on what we use to call the Superhighway! This time its taken to the gadget world by transforming their Android phones into mobile GPS navigation systems - and its free!

Air Board Is Your Personal Hovercraft

Combining a lawn mower and hovercraft, the Air Board is the next great personal mobility device for the rich and tasteless.

Daisy Roll Holder Displays Toilet Paper With Taste

Tired of your bathroom looking like the day after Halloween at Larry David's house? Of course you are - and the Daisy Roll Holder was designed to get those rolls looking pretty, pretty good.

Two Web Companies Find Lost Pets With Different Methods

You may have already packed up your pet's necessities for the possibility of an evacuation. But have you centralized all the information you will need if your pet gets lost or stolen? I can tell you from more than one experience, it's hard to think straight when your pet disappears. Here are two more resources I would add to your list now: Amber Pet Alert™ and Find Toto.

Liquid Bookmark Lets It Bleed While You Read

Bloody good book? Show others your grasp of goth chic with the Kyouei Liquid Bookmark. Handmade individually from silicone, this eye-catching bookmark gives you all the fun of real blood - without the mess.

9 Unique Halloween Costumes Inspired By The News And Media This Decade

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you still don't have a great idea for a unique costume, you'd better start working fast. Here are Inventor Spot, we've covered Halloween costumes from a number of perspectives, from the hilarious to the terrifying, to those that make you gag. To put a little twist on things, I've created a list of costumes that come from the inspiration of the top media and pop culture events that have taken place in the new millennium. These costumes weren't necessarily the most popular ones used for dress up each year outlined, but they sure would have gotten people talking and given attention hogs their own piece of the media frenzy!


LED Toothbrush Shines The Light On Dental Health

The LED toothbrush from Beldente lights up your mouth as you brush. Not only does this make it easier to see where your toothbrush is going, the LED light is set at the wavelength periodontal bacteria hate the most.

Grenade Christmas Decorations: Pretty, Glittery, And Political

Partnering with Suck UK, Britain's inimitable producer of both the humorous and seriously absurd in design, Ctrl.Alt.Shift will use the proceeds from its Grenade Christmas Tree Decorations to further efforts to call for world attention to the "silent majority."

Twilight's New Moon & Social Media, America's New Stimulus Plan?

What is so hot about the Volvo's XC60 coupe? Described on their Web site as a cross-over "with a big attitude," one would expect a car of this type to be owned by soccer moms driving their kids to practice. With a couple of well-placed product placements in a hit teens' & 20-somethings' movie, that same car is going to be on a lot of Christmas wish-lists this holiday season.

Beautifully Recycled Ice-Breaking Bowls For The Holiday Tension

During the holidays a beautiful bowl filled with delicious snacks or treats can make all the difference in the tension of a room. The attractive bowl can be an icebreaker or just a place where everyone gathers around to comfort themselves by stuffing their faces with food. Below is a short list of unique beautiful ice-breaking bowls made of recycled material.

Geeky Gamer Fashion: Funky And Fun Tetris Dress

Tetris has inspired many fashion items, and it's still up for debate whether it's reserved for the geeky gamer or the whimsical fashion lover. If you've yet to choose sides, this one of a kind dress design just might sway you.


Get & Go Express: Store Without Employees Operates Like Giant Vending Machine

Vending machines might be the ultimate businesses of convenience, but often they do have limitations with what they can hold and they type of products available.  To bridge the gap between store and vending concept, the Get & Go Express was created.


The Business Of Halloween Horror: 5 Historical Haunts To Horrify You This Halloween

Halloween is a huge business, but sometimes the classic historical haunts get overlooked. The businesses based on haunting history, do however offer some of the most horrifying experiences available in the United States, and here are some of the top 5 historical haunts that you should let horrify you this Halloween!


Nissan Personal Mobility Device Looks Like Deathtrap

Created by Nissan and AIST, this personal mobility device combines the function (and hazards) of the motor, rollerblades and skis. We don't anticipate anyone will actually get very far on them.

Social Media That Happens In Vegas Doesn't Have To Stay in Vegas!

The catch-phrase that transformed Las Vegas' failed attempt at becoming a 'family destination' back into its original 'Sin City' image is now taking another turn. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas," was not only a brilliant ad campaign slogan, it also became a pop culture mantra used every time someone wanted to alert someone else about keeping things on the DL.

Google & WOWD Putting Humans Back Into The Search Equation

Like Mahalo, ChaCha, Eurekster and a few other social search engines before them, adding humans to the search function seems to be having a resurgence in popularity. After all when Google jumps into the fray, people do stop and listen.

Canine Water Therapy: Big Time Doin' The Dog Paddle

Dogs across the U.S., Great Britain, Canada and Australia are lining up to join canine swim clubs! Water therapy for dogs is a recent bloom among the canine natural therapies, which include chiropractics, massage therapy, and acupuncture. 

Work Poop: Disgusting Website Tracks How Much People Get Paid To Poop At Work

Perhaps it's an evaluation of just how productive you are at work, or maybe it's a website that truly is crappy - but, whichever way you look at it, it's certainly a tool to help you waste time at work. Sorry employers!

NEC Eyeglasses Translate Foreign Languages

These interesting eyeglasses would serve as a virtual interpreter, allowing two people speaking completely different languages to hold a coherent conversation.

Fashion For The Tree Hugger: Reclaimed Birch Bark Etsy Purse

Tree Huggers support environmental activism, but some of them also just really like trees, and this is a unique fashion accessory for the latter, though it does also have eco-friendly properties!

Yike Bike Electric Bicycle

The Yike Bike is an outside-the-box electric bicycle designed for urban commuting. It's not for everybody (or much of anybody), but it certainly is interesting to look at.

5 Horrifying Halloween Masks: Costumes That Induce Nightmares

Masks are under used for Halloween because they're stuffy and uncomfortable, but for those looking for easy, last-minute Halloween costume ideas - they can create a memorable effect whether they have people laughing or peeing their pants in terror!


Transformers Tigatron and Jaguar USB Memory Flash Drives Guard Your Data

First came Transformers the action figures, then came Transformers the movie, now comes Transformers the USB flash drive. Let Tigatron or Jaguar store your precious data, then transform into fearsome guardians few evildoers will want to mess with!

Why The Fail Whale Is Here To Stay!

While the Fail Whale comes and goes. - sometimes its absence is missed as much as its presence. Ever wonder why the ubiquitous Fail Whale cannot disappear forever? Here's the rationale of some of the top thinkers on the subject.

Adorn Brides: Luxury Jewellery Rentals For Your Wedding Day

You hear about jewellery stores lending out expensive designer necklaces, rings and broaches to celebrities for major events, but with their name and pocketbook on the line, this is an option that's available only to the rich and famous. Now, one jewellery company is offering the same luxury services to women on one of the most important days of their lives.

Lo Fresco Healthy Vending Machines In Europe

Vending machines haven't traditionally catered to those looking for a healthy afternoon snack. Most vending machines feature chips, chocolate bars, cookies, and occasionally, the odd granola bar or apple accompanied by a wealth of carbonated beverages. Yo! Naturals was a healthy, organic vending machine that we spotted before, and now they've got competition!


Nike Work Boot Inspired Sneakers: The Nike Air Royal Mid Quickstripe

Nike is jumping on all of the trends these days, earlier this week it was the cool weather inspired kicks that were a topic of conversation, and now it's the line of sneakers inspired by work boots!


Getting Personal: Classic Stories Customized To Make You The Hero Or Heroine

We've seen businesses that put you in the starring role of Hollywood movies, and those that make children the main character in a tale, and continuing right along with the story customization theme is Getting Personal.


Foursquare Clique Has A Ticket To Ride On The BART

Odd that Foursquare, the Location-Based Social Network with it roots in Manhattan should strike its first transit deal with the Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco versus the New York Subway system. Is the new location-based social network attracting a narrow demographic of West Coast clique-ish gamers?

This Skull Is Cooking Tonight: Trash To Treasure

Just incase you thirst for more eco-Halloween (You do, don't you?) I found another trash to treasure skull that is worth the time of day to see. It is huge and incredibly innovative. Take a look below.

Toshiba Introduces Fuel Cell Charger

Taking fuel cell technology to the next level, Toshiba introduces the Dynario fuel cell charger, providing a clean, new way of charging your gadgets.

Barnes and Noble Delivers E-Reader

The long-rumored Barnes and Noble e-reader will hit stores in November. The Nook features a list of impressive technologies that are sure to make e-books more attractive and convenient than ever.

Men's Leggings Excite Thighs and Whispers on Tokyo Streets

Men's leggings, or "Meggings", have been spotted on the streets of Tokyo. Is the apocalypse really at hand or is it just some bad fashion afoot?

Indivijual Custom Eyewear: Personalized Stylish Accessories For Your Face!

For those who wear glasses, their eyewear is one of the most noticeable and eye-catching fashion accessories since glasses create a frame on the face. Although it's possible to choose your own style and design, like clothing, glasses are available in generic sizes. But Indivijual Custom Eyewear makes sure that those who need eye glasses don't have to suffer the embarrassment of being seen in the same style as someone else.

Barcode Plus: Company That Believes In Full Consumer Disclosure

There's a black market for stolen goods in many countries around the world that get passed off as legitimate. Not only is this misleading to unsuspecting consumers, they can encounter legal ramifications for purchasing counterfeit goods. In order to help businesses and consumers verify the legitimacy of their purchases, Barcode Plus has been created.

Microsoft Windows 7 Whopper: Big Launch With An Even Bigger Lunch

Microsoft celebrated the launch of their highly anticipated Windows 7 operating system worldwide with a smorgasbord of offbeat promotions, but nothing could top Burger King's 7-patty Windows 7 Whopper in Japan. DO have a cow, man!

Let Them Eat Cake With The Schleckfingerbesteck

Now, Marie Antoinette, wild as she was, would never have hesitated to run her pretty little index finger through the creamy icings of these Viennese (or French) pastries....

Learn Japanese or English with a Geek Goddess at Idols Foreign Language Academy

Japanese Idols... they're not jeweled statues you'll find in a temple. These idols are pretty young girls who show off her cute looks and debatable talents on TV, at websites, in magazines and now... in a unique Akihabara language school.

Bing & Google Rockin' Real-Time, Baby!

When Bing filed for a trademark earlier this year, it appeared that 'local search' was in its cross-hairs. Now it has set it sights on 'real-time search' as well. And not to be outdone, the ubiquitous Google followed suit. Rocking real-time, baby is something both of these search engines needed to stay relevant in today's search engine arena.

Retro Form + Techno Function = HiPhone (not iPhone)

It's a phone! It's a music & video player! It's NOT an iPhone, but the HiPhone F320 has a few other things going for it, not the least being its quirky, retro, phone dial wheel style.

Feel Good Ripple: A Canadian Project Built On Kindness And Giving Back

If we could, most of us would take the opportunity to give back and put a smile on the face of someone else, but we just don't always know where to start or don't have the ample financing available to make our aspirations a reality.  The Canadian Credit Union Servus has spearheaded a project just focused on good deeds.


The 7 Weirdest, Tackiest, Creepiest and Sickest Halloween Costumes of 2009

They say Halloween is the day where you get to see people bring their inner desires to life, so what does it say about a person who has a zombie fetus escaping from their womb or a man with another man's body coming from his butt? If your costume does reflect a bit of your innerself then these people are total weirdoes.

The Sound of Progress Luxurious Tiffany Diamond Headphones

Matix Clothing has recently expanded their line to gadgets, and one product has already got people talking even though it's not set for release until January 2010. It's a luxurious item that will be music to your ears.

Spectre Performance Sets New Gasoline Powered Land Speed Record

Speed is one of the few obsessions we as a society will almost certainly never get away from. Every time someone sets a new speed record, regardless of how and using what, we feel the need to break it. This past month has proved not to be the exception.

Roadkill Cat By Shintaro Kago Is One Flattened Faux Feline

Inspired by Neko Funjyatta, or "I Stepped On A Cat", as the piano favorite Flea Waltz is called in Japan, this delightfully disgusting roadkill cat toy promises loads of faux feline-fatale fun for the whole family - if you're the Addams Family.

Coca Cola's Magic Mystery Social Media Tour

Coca Cola will access the power of social media to create some international buzz for the brand around the globe commencing January 1, 2010 and lasting for a full year. As part of their "Open Happiness" campaign, the year-long quest to find out what makes people happy will go under the code name, "Expedition 206," and will take a team of Happiness Ambassadors from Aruba to Zimbabwe.

Top 5 Most Terrifying & Disturbing Restaurants To Visit This Halloween

It seems like no matter where you go around the world, there's a unique experience offered that might just want to make you run screaming home to momma. With Halloween approaching, there's no better time to terrify and disturb yourself or your loved ones, so here are some of the top 5 most terrifying and disturbing restaurants that you just can't miss this year.

10 Ghost Chairs That Will Scare The Living Sit Out Of You!

You know the feeling of readying yourself to sit on a chair that someone else is guiding?  You're never sure which way he is going to move the chair -- toward you or away from you.   In the case of these "ghost chairs," it's not another person's intent that scares you, it's the illusion that the chair may not really be there at all.  If you're inebriated or just klutzy, better stay away from these....

Create Your Best Pumpkin Carving Artwork

What's better than smashing pumpkins on Halloween? That's right, carving them! Get out your knives and Dremels and get ready to enter a pumpkin carving contest.

Robot Swine Flu Patient Sweats, Cries, Moans... and Dies!

A new patient simulation robot now used to help train medical professionals in Japan has been programmed to not only exhibit symptoms of H1N1 swine flu, but to respond to proper - or improper - treatment.

Nike Unveils Cold Weather Inspired Sneakers For The LA Fashion Lover

Those in warm climates miss out on all the good fashion trends, although winter designs are starting to enter the wardrobes of LA fashionistas. Nike has unveiled a line of cold weather inspired kicks that you might not want to make the exception to the rule if you're in a warm climate.

As Seen On TV: The Ionic Whisper

I think we can all agree that breathing is a good thing, right?  Well, Bell & Howell (via As Seen On TV) has brought us a really small air purifier.  But does it work?

Olympic Medals 2010 Made Of Recycled Parts and Beautiful

There are a lot of firsts and innovative ideas going into the 2010 Olympic medals. There are also a lot of people making a great effort to make sure that the 2010 Olympic medals are worthy of their Olympic winners. Two of these people are Corrine Hunt and Omer Arbel.

ThredUp: Convenient Clothing Exchange, Netflix Style!

Everyone's got clothes in their closet that they no longer plan on wearing, but just can never seem to get around to donating, exchanging or selling. Clothing exchanges aren't new, but they're not always convenient either - so there's one site that makes it easy to swap your sway.

Nissan Land Glider Drives Like Jet and Leans Like a Motorcycle

The Tokyo Motor Show is looking more and more like the focus will be put on the zero emissions scene, rather than the hybrid realm. Not to be outdone, Nissan is also planning on bringing out their latest all electric city scrambler, aptly named the Land Glider.

Nintendo Amusement Park: The Dream Business That Will Become A Reality

No matter what generation you're from, you've probably spent your fare share of time with a Nintendo game, and you've probably always wondered what it feels like to stomp on the head of a Goomba or bounce off the top of an oversized mushroom. Well, dream about it no more, because soon this will become a reality!


Top Ten Mad Men Parodies

If impersonation is the sincerest form of flattery, parodies have to be its kissing cousin. When it comes to Mad Men, one of the most intelligent and entertaining dramas on the tube today, everyone seems to want a piece of Dan Draper and Peggy Olsen...and making fun of them is...well... the icing on the cake!

Blackberry "Smart" Watch Throws Email Notifications Onto Your Wrist

Tired of pulling your Blackberry in and out of your pocket? Get the inPulse Blackberry watch and get access to email updates and previews with or without your Blackberry out.

Trick or Treat? Ghoulish Halloween Advertisements

I think the world would be more interesting if companies utilized their Halloween ad campaigns throughout the entire year...

KangoGift: Gift Giving By Text Messaging For The Lazy Consumer

Lazy gifting companies aren't new to us, and really aren't all that surprising since people thrive on having everything provided to them as convenient as possible. Now, there's a new company that takes this ideology to the next level, making use of the world's favorite method of communication in the spirit of giving.

Planeshop: Glasgow Airport Features Revolving Door Retail Site

We've seen pop-up shops which are temporary in that they can fold up shop and move on when the mood strikes them, but otherwise, a store's a store, and until its lease is up it typically stays in one place. Well, that's what we've been taught to think, and of course, that standard in retail has now been broken with one innovative shop.

Hipstery Ships Mystery T-Shirts Based On Personality Profiles

Most people like to choose their clothing, but for those that don't there's Hipstery, a unique clothing company where everything's a surprise!

Nissan Develops Crash Avoidance System by Studying Fish

Crash avoidance systems have been at the top of nearly every automaker's list when it comes to research and development, and for good reason. In an interesting press released, Nissan has revealed what could be the next generation of these systems, and the unique idea that led the engineers to it.

"New Kids On The Block" Experiment With New Form of Payola!

Remember the days, when record companies use to slip a radio station a few extra hundred bucks to promote their favorite artist's latest record? The term, "payola" derived from that practice. Today, those pay-offs are being replaced by a new 21st century social media updated version.

GlideTV Navigator Simplifies Internet Content On Your TV

The GlideTV navigator is a must-have accessory for those that use HTPCs. Eliminating extra devices and providing more control, the remote will revolutionize your HTPC experience. 

eBook Plus! Exciting Android Alex™ Revolutionizes eReading Experience

The ultimate e-gadget for geeks young and old is just around the corner. It's the first Google Android-based e-book with full browser capability and a Duet Navigator™, a dual screen display that "holds" text on one screen and related hyperlinked material on the second. Designed by Spring Design and called simply Alex, it's sure to be a hit with research, educational, and entertainment markets.

Twitter, Google SideWiki & Wikileaks Can't Be Gagged!

It's becoming more and more difficult for traditional gatekeepers like the government to control the flow of information to the people. In years past when the authorities issued a "gag order" against the media, they could easily enforce it. Not the case in today's social media world!

The Bread Chair, A Little Slice of Seating Paradise

Luxuriously soft, light & fluffy, and undoubtedly doughy: a couple slices of oh-so-fresh bread or a lounge chair to die for? Maybe both... in this case, the Bread Chair from Japan.

Mazda Drops Preview of New SKY Clean Engine Series

It is no secret that Mazda refuses to separate driving excitement with environmentally friendliness. The engineers and designers are adamant that a car can be fun to drive, and still be clean and efficient. It is from this thinking that Mazda has been able to create the SKY clean engine concepts.

Suzuki Prepares 3 Fuel Cell Concepts for Tokyo

It has been known that Suzuki is planning on bringing the hybrid powered Swift to the Tokyo Motor Show for quite some time. What they didn't tell us, was they have been working on 3 other fuel cell powered vehicles they are going to unveil alongside the Swift Hybrid.

Top Ten Social Shopping Networks (Just In Time) For The Holidays!

Holiday Shopping habits are going through a transition states OneUpWeb.com. The recession has changed consumer habits and according to their report on shopping trends, "social" search engines will be used more than traditional search for data regarding holiday purchases. And beyond Twitter Search, the social networking niche gaining the most traction in this area is social shopping network sites.

German Farmers Turn To Vending For Sales Of Local Produce

These days all types of businesses are taking advantage of the convenience of vending machines to market their products or set up their own virtually self-sustaining franchise. The latest industry to get in on this trend is farming.


Top 9 Sexy And Strange Shoes: Tall & Crazy Heels And Platform Shoe Designs

If you haven't heard enough about shoes, and let's face it, that's not exactly possible, here are some of the craziest shoe designs that we've come across recently. Many of them are scandalously tall, and unique in design. They're fun to look at, but you might need a dose of bravery to actually wear some of these unique shoe designs.

Mixi & Poupeegirl vs Twitter Strategy in Japan

Can Twitter become a game-changer in Japan, where it just recently launched a new mobile platform? Or will cultural differences and native social networks like Mixi and Poupeegirl thwart its efforts?

How To Tell If Your Baby Has A Fever: Use Innovative BabyGlows Detecting Fashion

An innovative new technology in clothing is set to be released this month in the UK, and it's geared towards making the lives of mothers easier. This new technology in baby clothing is darn cute and designed to help babies communicate distress even though they don't have the vocabulary available.


Budget-Friendly Gourmet Fare: Economy Breeds Fine Dining That Meets Fast Food

Even in a down economy, people still have refined tastes. The bad news is, their wallet might not be in agreement with their taste buds - so to address this issue, there's a new trend in fine dining.


7 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes Ideas Mother Nature Would Appreciate

There is still time to make your own Halloween costume. Take a look at the list of eco-Halloween ideas I have gathered below. The costumes are made with recycled material and of themes Mother Nature would appreciate.

Flying Panties Are A Thong Of Beauty

Japanese anime has been a huge influence on comic book, TV and movie animation for decades. Does it still have the power to captivate and charm? Follow the flying panties and find out!

JVC Speakers Get Diet Down To Flat Panel Size

Cutting down the footprint of your home theater system, JVC has introduced the SP-FT--speakers so thin you'll forget they're there.

Honda Bicycle Simulator: Not As Fun As You Think

Thinking about trading your sedan in for a bicycle? Consider getting up to speed on traffic safety before that first commute.

Top Ten Social Media Halloween Costumes

As much as social media occupies our everyday lives, I was surprised at how few social media costume actually were being packaged for sale. Perhaps retail manufacturers are in such an economic slump, they are focusing more on unloading existing inventory versus created new merchandise. However on the "home-made-create-your own" front, there are dozens of folks who have spent their time and creativity to craft some very unique social media costumes for this Halloween.

Anatomically Correct Hello Kitty... Not What You're Thinking

A ghoulish collaboration between Japan's Sanrio, designer Dr Romanelli and trendy toymaker MediCom has given the first anatomically correct Hello Kitty to a world that really wasn't asking for one.

Tick Tack Music Watch: The Musical Wrist Watch

It seems like everything plays music these days, and now there's just one more wearable gadget to enter the ranks in an attempt to compete with the iPod. This new gadget's a design concept only to date, but might just start a new functional fashion trend.

Dominos Delivers To Uncharted Territories: Extending Services To Beaches And Parks

The food delivery industry is a tough one; although we've seen some unique businesses that do offer food delivery services to more uncharted territories, most deny the convenience of food on demand to those without a fixed address to provide. One well-known delivery service is changing all that in hopes to transform the food service industry.


SIMPLE Concept from BMW Leans Like a Motorcycle, Seats 2, and Gets 118mpg

Back in 2002, BMW revealed a tricycle-based concept that called the CLEVER. It stood for Compact Low Emissions Vehicle for Urban Transport and was light enough to be powered by a small compressed natural gas engine. Now, BMW has released another of their tricycle-based concepts that has been dubbed the SIMPLE.

New Wi Fi To Provide Simplified Connection Between Devices

A new Wi Fi specification has been announced by the Wi Fi Alliance. It will make connecting between devices a seamless experience for users, providing the next level of connectivity. 

Clockman, Blood Type Alarm Clock With A Bloody Annoying Personality

Hate your alarm clock? Wanna hate it even more? Clockman has got loads of personality but what it really needs is a digital display - and a Mute button.

Falcon's Faux-Flight Of Fancy, the Reality Show?

It started with a helium aircraft  hovering over Fort Collins, Colorado and the belief that a  6-year-old boy climbed in and floated away Thursday, October 15, forcing officials to come up with a rescue plan to save him. Update at 3:35 p.m. ET:The balloon slowly spun to a crash-landing, surrounded by rescuers. Mystery widens, no one was inside balloon? It was at this time we learned that the father was a stormchaser, thus the balloon, and the family was involved in ABC's "Wife Swap," thus the reason for part of the craziness that unfolded. But the story didn't end there. The rest is only something that could make up a real-time Reality Show! Was it Truth or Hot Air? Or Balloonacy?

The Mono-copter: Unconventional, Ungainly, and the Future of Flight Design?

Flight has always been an obsession with some inventors.  Around 1914 two gentlemen, Alphonse Papin and Didier Rouilly, came up with this crazy flying device with a single blade of 130 square feet in area that rotated around the device's center of gravity.  During initial testing it became unstable and was abandoned in the water.

Yet inventors keep striving for this odd, single bladed flying machine...


Will Twilight's Twitter Account Reach 1 Million Followers & Shift Age Demographics?

On October 12th, with just a few hours of tweeting under the new Twilight Twitter account's belt, it had already tallied 22,000 followers. Three days later and as of the time of this posting, it has more than tripled its fan base to reach 78,000. Can it reach a million and will it shift the age demographic on Twitter? Take our POLLS and find out.

PR2 Robot Knows When (and How) to Take a Break

What's that you say?  A robot that can open doors, find an outlet, and plug in to get some sweet power?  All by itself?  That's crazy talk!

Holiday Inn’s Hotel Of Cards: New Trend In The Hospitality Industry?

Hotels are hotels in a lot of cases, and it takes a grand gesture in order to make one stand out from the other in order to attract clientele looking for a unique experience. Last month, one of the biggest brands perhaps set a new trend in creating a house of cards.


Cufflink Lighters For The Dapper Gentleman Or Psychotic Pyromaniac

Cufflinks have been known to define a man; it allows them to represent themselves through an accessory that is typically both subtle and classy. Well, not all cufflinks fall into these categories, though they do definitely tell us something about the wearer; particularly these hot items.

New Active Safety System to Debut on Next Volvo S60

Few automakers can match the safety and reliability Volvo has been able to work into nearly every one of their vehicles. Their innovative methods and cutting edge technology have gotten them more than a few life-long customers and more are sure to come. Their latest piece of safety hardware could very well be one of the key factors in driving these new customers in.

Ugly Purse Design: Rick Owens Mink Fur Toad Purse

Every woman likes to have a fabulous accessory on her arm that gets people talking and holds her stuff. Sometimes it's a man, sometimes it's a purse, and sometimes, when it's a new horrifying design, she's better off leaving it at home.


Large, Sperm-Like Snowmobile Concept

A new concept in the world of snowmobiling, this design promises to perform better than it looks.

Lotus Engineering Releases Range Extending Engine Design

Over the years, we have come to expect great things from the Lotus Engineering team, which they have been more than able to provide. The research and development they accomplish has been used in a myriad of applications extending far beyond their automotive realm. Recently, they unveiled a new range extending motor that will most likely follow the same path of global application.

Nokia Offers Its Own Netbook: Booklet 3G

The new Nokia Booklet 3G is a new netbook from the cell phone maker. It will be available for $299 with an AT&T service agreement.

Rent Out Your Body As a Living Advertisment

Want to make a little money while doing basically nothing?  If so - and you have no problem tattooing a logo on your noggin - you should read this article.

Cassette Tapes Are Back To Haunt Us All: Amazing Trash To Treasure Skulls

About a week ago, while spring cleaning (yes, I know a little late), I came across my favorite cassette tapes, sighed and told my husband I was ready to give these up and consign with the other stuff. He grabbed the box and argued, "Who would want them?" I snapped him an angry look, "People find ways to recycle them!" and shut him up.

If The Price Is Right, Is $1 Million Worth 1 Million Twitter Followers?

How much would you pay for additional Twitter followers? Pennies, Two-bits, a dollar? Would you pay $1 million for one million followers? In an unprecedented move, Drew Carey, comedian and host of the Price is Right rose to that challenge and in exchange for a million followers, he has offered to donate a million dollars to Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Foundation.

Create a Full Community From Your Tent

This concept tent provides a simple upgrade to the standard camping tent to increase social interaction and make for a more enjoyable camping experience.

Western Digital My Book Elite External Hard Drives With E-Labels

Tired of sorting through hard drives? The new WD My Book Elite external drives provide a unique labeling solution that will keep you organized.

You Say Potato, I Say AHHHH! Creepy Potato Portraits

Lebanese artist Ginou Choueiri takes plain old potatoes and gives them a face only a mother could love.

Folding Bike Concept With Foldable Wheels

This folding bike concept provides urban commuters with a new level of portability. Break it down, pack it up and shove it under your seat.

When Lufthansa Tweets Your Whereabouts, Who's At Risk?

At first glance, Lufthansa's new service called MySkyStatus sounds like a very cool and cutting edge social network feed. However upon closer scrutiny, one needs to ask the question: Is a service that automatically posts the current position of your flight a dozen times or more to all your followers and friends on Twitter and Facebook such a good idea? Isn't there a security risk involved?

Warplane Models Come Cheaper On The Installment Plan

Building an exceedingly complex 1/16 replica of one of Japan's historic World War II warplanes won't cost you an arm and a leg when you buy weekly parts kits on the installment plan.

Brooklyn Brew Shop: Apartment Size Home Brew Kits

Setting up equipment to brew beer at home requires a lot of space, and specific housing conditions which make it a more convenient and desirable option just to run to the store for a 6-pack rather than putting in the effort. Now, the Brooklyn Brew Shop makes it possible to brew beer with limited space through the unique product that they offer.


Fake Moustache Trend Applied To Winter Woolly Gloves

The fake moustache trend was fun while it lasted, but I think we might have finally seen enough. That's not, however, to say, that people still aren't coming up with new ways to incorporate a fake moustache into their wardrobe, and this novelty fashion item is ready for winter.

It Took 4.4 Million Years To Tweet About Our Oldest Ancestor!

If you are an Evolutionist and a member of the Twitterverse, new evidence dates our human ancestory back 4.4 million years. Move over Lucy, YOUR ancestor pre-dated you by over a million years. "Ardi" is her name, and being acknowledged on Twitter is her game.

Etsy Store Creates Unique Children’s Halloween Costumes Inspired By Sushi

Coming up with a unique costume for your child it wear at Halloween as hard. There's already hundreds of trick-or-treaters planning to dress as Harry Potter or a Disney princess. One creative Etsy store has come up with some unique designs that are sure to be the only of its kind on your block.

OMG BFF, Has Miley Cryus Started The Twitter Exodus?

Almost 2 Million followers before she stopped counting. She ain't living for Twitter any more. Miley Cyrus is one of the first celebs to pack it in on Twitter. Was the bright light that shines on Twitterville too much of a spotlight and will others take her lead?

Tagged.com Is The 3rd Largest Social Network?

While I've been known to have slept under a rock in the past, I thought I was up to speed on all the social networks online today. Not only did Tagged.com slip in under my radar, its Web site boasts being the "3rd largest network in the US" while amassing over 80 million members worldwide.

Vent By Phone: Pay Someone To Listen While You Swear Your Heart Out

Everyone needs to vent, particularly after a bad day at the office or at school, but it seems there's no real safe way to do that these days with angry rants finding their way on YouTube and social networking sites, in turn giving the enraged even more reason to need to vent. A new company wants to take advantage of our anger, and our need for privacy, and it's in the form of a pay-per-minute service.


Twitter Can Determine Where "Paranormal Activity" Appears

Just in time for Halloween, you can vote for the scariest movie since "Blair Witch." Yes, you can now vote for where you want a new motion picture to appear and if you can assemble a million followers via social networks like Twitter and Facebook, you can "demand" that the movie be distributed nationwide.

App To Help Men Score & Tweet (by Pepsi)

Tired of a night out clubbing only to come home with a limp ego? Then try AMP UP BEFORE YOU SCORE, an actual iPhone app that helps you change your game and increase your chances to score with any type of woman, whether she's a "rebound girl," "aspiring actress," or a member of the ever-growing herd of "cougars."

Japanese Ogori Cafe: Would You Dine Where Every Meal Is A Surprise?

Sometimes when you go to a restaurant, you read through the meal descriptions and it's the luck of the draw as to whether or not it meets your expectations once your food turns up at the table. There's additional adventure involved when eating at a restaurant where you don't speak the language that the menu is written in. But what would you think of eating somewhere that makes sure every meal you have is a complete surprise?


C-String: Sexy Or Scary Lingerie Swimwear For Women

As if it wasn't enough that someone invented the Camel Ammo  to give women a panty line- free fashion experience, there is now the C-String, designed to be worn inside or outside of clothing. Believe me, the C-String is both sexy, and a little bit scary.


All That Twitters Is Data-Mining Gold

Rumors are running rampant about talks between Twitter and the top search engines. Is Twitter striking separate data-mining deals with Google and Microsoft where they'll receive a full feed from the microblogging service?

StumbleUpon Reinvented = Google + Twitter

Like Madonna, socialbookmarking services like Digg and Reddit have been reinventing themselves to stay relevant within social media circles. With over 8.5 million users and 35 million Web pages "stumbled," StumbleUpon has gone one step further than its competitors.

Maternity Jeans: Fashion That Grows With The Denim Loving Hot Momma

Maternity clothing is improving, but few moms look forward to having to give up their everyday wardrobe when they can no longer comfortably wear it due to pregnancy. It's a sacrifice that of course is worthwhile, but not if there's a way around it. One fashion label is offering expectant mothers a unique service that will keep them in their jeans.


Sharp NetWalker Netbook/Smartphone Crossover

The new NetWalker from Sharp is a compact netbook that seeks to fill the gap between smartphone and netbook.

Spending Big Bucks On The Zhu Zhu Pet Hamster -- And It's Just A TOY!

Supposedly the hottest toy for Christmas will be the Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters. Get them now if you want them, or you'll end up in the dog house like my family did the year we couldn't find a Cabbage Patch Doll for the kids' Christmas.   Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters are cuter than the Cabbage Patch Doll, but you're going to end up in the poor house if you buy them.

Twitter's FIGS Speaks In Tongues

Hablo Espanol? Parlez-vous Francais? Spriten Ze Deutsche?  "Gazouiller" and "Cinguettare" translates to "Twitter" in French and Italian. But how do you translate English into other languages on the microblogging site?

Confection Commercials Convey Candy Coated Comedy

Notice those giant bags of candy in the aisles of your local market? That means Halloween is almost upon us!  But candy manufacturers don't need a holiday to roll out the marketing machine, wisely integrating some top-notch humor in to sweeten the deal.

Casket Furniture Company: Halloween Gifts You Can Take To The Grave

Caskets seem like a bit of a frivolous expense when it comes down to it; however necessary, kind of like wedding dresses, caskets only really get their glory for one day. This Halloween, buy someone you love a unique casket design that serves a different purpose until the time comes for it to provide transportation to a final resting spot from a company that believes caskets can serve in life and in death.


Ageless Fantasy: Perfume That Turns Back Time On The Aging Process

Although women are beginning to embrace the aging process more readily - there's few that you could ask who would say that they wouldn't like to turn back time on the aging process.


A-DATA Waterproof HDD Offers You More Protection

The A-DATA SH93 external hard drive is ready to stand up to your toughest (or clumsiest) test. Protect your files through all the wet and wild trials of modern living.

Gyrowheel Makes Kid Cyclists Feel Good About Themselves

For young children, Gyrowheel could be the coolest invention since the water pistol. Eliminating the need for training wheels, the wheel helps children to learn how to ride a two-wheeler.

iSnack2.0 Was No Vitameatavegamin!

It sounded like a good idea. Create a viral buzz campaign built around a contest to rename Kraft's Vegemite's cream cheese spread first launched in 1923. Out of 48,000 Australian entrants, the food company selected the winner who submitted the name "Vegemite iSnack2.0" because of its inference of making something new out of something old. So what went wrong?

Sony Introduces the VAIO X "Lightest Notebook Ever"

Sony has released full details on its impressively-lightweight, carbon fiber VAIO X notebook. Preorders are available now, so get the details and decide if it's worth your cash.

Flip.to, Social Media Tool Creates Evangelists, Buzz & Sales

To promote a brand in today's Web 2.0 milieu, one no longer needs the excessive advertising and promotional budgets that have been previously required in the past. In today's business climate, its important to select social media tools that are cost-efficient, create evangelists,generate a viral buzz and produce sales. With the recent launch and beta test of Flip.to, brands and social media specialists now have access to a tool that can accomplish all those goals.

Antiviral Business Suits Fight H1N1 Swine Flu With Science & Style

Exposure to the H1N1 Swine Flu virus is an extra hazard Japan's frazzled "salarymen" simply do not need. Fear not, honorable office warriors, Haruyama Trading Co. is riding to the rescue with a new line of snazzy looking, flu-fighting business suits!

ACG Surfboard Roof Rack For Your Bike

This interesting surfboard bike rack puts the board over your head. Mount one of these overhead board racks to your Schwinn and tote your surfboard to the beach without using a drop of gas.

Buns And Guns: Beirut Restaurant Delivers Authentic Military Experience

If this Halloween you have dreams to dress up like a member of the military and tote your own selection of guns and hand grenades, there might be a great way to get the experience if you're too old for trick-or-treating, you'll just have to travel to Beirut.


Proaesthetics: Supportive Medical Devices With A Fashionable And Artistic Interpretation

No one likes to wear or use necessary medical devices, but when it's a case of incapacitation versus fashionably crippled it's a worthwhile sacrifice to make. But now there's a designer who has made sure you don't need to with fashion-friendly medical wear.

Drop The Chargers With Powermat Wireless Charging

Powermat is an interesting new charger that wirelessly charges devices such as iPhones, Blackberries and Nintendo DS units. Drop the extra wires and streamline your charging.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Chemistry: Ribosomes Bring Life To DNA

Our DNA would mean very little if it were not for ribosomes, because ribosomes transform DNA into living matter. But scientists did not know exactly how ribosomes function or even what ribosomes look like until the works of Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, Thomas A. Steitz, and Ada E. Yonath shared their knowledge of the structure and workings of these life-giving structures. These scientists are the 2009 recipients of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Social Media Nazi Says "No Twitter For You"

Anyone that remembers the classic Seinfeld episode, "Soup Nazi" will be able to relate to  the current prohibition of Twitter and Facebook in the workplace. Working 9 to 5,  what can an employee do when he or she gets the urge to dip his or her toe in the Twitterstream? Unfortunately, there are too many Social Media Nazis out there throwing the hammer down on this type of activity.

Tea Cup Pigs Are The Hottest Pet Trend In Britain! Here's The Low Down On Them

Tea cup pigs have become the hottest household pet in Britain. They certainly are adorable, affectionate, and clean. They don't bark, are easy to house train, they're non-allergenic, and love people and other pets. New Harry Potter star Rupert Grint reportedly has one; other Brits are having trouble finding them. But not to worry... Pig breeding is about to become the hottest profession in Britain....

Best Chinese Knockoff Ever? Sony VAIC TT

There's something ingenius about taking an 'O' and making it a 'C.'  It's so subtle. So clever. It boggles the mind with possibilities: Orec cookies anyone? Maybe a little Cvaltine to wash it down?  Ok, maybe not. But that's generally the idea behind this 'Viac' 'Vaic,' a shanzhai version of the tiny Sony Viao.

Win Big Making Your Very Own Homemade Halloween Costume

Have you noticed that Halloween really brings out the creativity in people? I have. In search for earth-friendly Halloween innovations I came across one costume contest after another after another and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the cute and/or gory things people can create out of recycled material.

$4000 Speakers Look Like Tin Cans

These speakers from RAAL Audio Loudspeakers provide a distinct, cylindrical look while giving the listener omnidirectional sound and plenty of flexibility.

The Corner Litter Cabinet Is About As Refined As A Litter Box Can Be

One of my favorite cat-loving designers of cat furniture, The Refined Feline, has just come out with a really sharp Corner Litter Cabinet to match your decor and keep kitty's litter business discreetly away from your family and guests.

Bicycle Parking Concept Raises Bikes Like Flags

An interesting new solution for urban bike commuters, this long-term bike parking facility rethinks the way that you store your bike. As with any new idea, the design brings both positives and negatives.

6 Furniture Designs With Split Personalities From The Palindrome Series

The way to perfect 3-D symmetry is the mold and cast. British designer Peter Marigold has achieved just that in the split-personallity furniture he calls the Palindrome Series.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Physics: Core Developments In Communications Networking

Where would Google, Facebook, and Twitter be today without the inventions of Charles K. Kao, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith?  Non-existent.  Likewise, Apple, IBM, and the hundreds of other companies that exploit the inventions of these men might not even be around.  And then there are the many millions of people all over the world that are users of these technologies: we'd still be in the dark ages of communication.

Trendy Sex Industry: Surrogate Sex Workers Address Sexual Dysfunction

If you thought that surrogate motherhood was about as personal as it gets when it comes to lending your body to another person, think again, because there's another surrogacy trend that isn't exactly comparable, but also involves the most intimate parts of the body. Unlike surrogate motherhood, this either type of surrogacy is considered a form of therapy.


Tweetup In Space, The Final Frontier

Twitter has conquered a lot of international territory around the world, but tweeting into Space is definitely allowing man to go where no man has gone before. Astronauts Nicole Stoff and Jeff Williams who are currently circumnavigating the globe at five miles a second will attend a Tweetup while in space.

Learn the Alphabet the Painful Way Through Art

Artist Thijs Verbeek has created a unique way of spelling out the alphabet; with clothespins and skin. Can you spell 'Ouch'?

Hammock Bliss Ultralight Travel Daypack

This backpack is so compact and light, it's doesn't look like a backpack at all--up until you need it to be.

Twitter's Landmark Tweet Against Impostors

Twitter's landmark case strikes the first blow at Internet anonymity and identity theft with the issuance of one single tweet. But where is that 140 character message that was responsible for breaking new legal ground? Inquiring minds want to know.

The 2009 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine: The Protective Role Of Telomeres In Cell Division

The 100th Nobel Prize® ever awarded was given today to scientists Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Carol W. Greider, and Jack W. Szostak for their work in the discovery of "how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase."   They received the 2009 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine.  It was the first time in the Nobel Assembly's history that two women have received the honor at the same time.

Breakthrough Study Finds The Missing Gene That Allows Spread Of Cancer

In a breakthrough discovery, scientists at the University of Cambridge have found the gene responsible for the spread of almost half of all breast cancers and say it is possible that the same gene contributes to the spread of other cancers such as prostate, ovarian, bladder, and bowel cancers.

Amusing Wearable Travel Accessory Promotes Comfort And Bondage

Isn't it irritating when you fall asleep on a plane, train or bus when travelling and wake up with such an awful crick in your neck that you seem to lose mobility for days, sometimes making your vacation or business plans a challenge (if that's why you were travelling)? You might look a little bit silly wearing it, but I've found you a solution!


Morbid Indian Graveyard Cafe: Historical Tribute Or Halloween Scare?

Ghost stories always surround buildings, homes and other establishments built over alleged graveyards and burial sites, but while there is folklore, it's rare that a business built over a piece of history pays tribute to the past, at least not in the way that one Indian eatery does!

2009 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded To 10 Distinguished Researchers And Innovators

The 19th first annual Ig® Nobel Prizes were awarded on October 1, 2009 at Harvard University's Sanders Room in front of a standing room only audience! Check out these awards. You will learn about things you've always wondered like why don't pregnant women tip over, how can your girlfriend help you during a chemical war, and whether beer bottles make better candle holders than head busters. Ten awards you'll want to vie for next year: Ig Nobel Prizes in Peace, Literature, Physics, Medicine, Economics...

What To Bring To Your Next Dinner Party: Christ Blood

Many bring a good bottle of wine to a dinner with friends, but how many hosts get a bottle of Christ Blood?

Camp Millionaire: Educating The Youth For Future Economic Certainty

While many have a different perspective on why and how North America has found itself in the financial position it is today, some blame lack of education from a young age regarding money management and the accumulation of wealth. One business, Camp Millionaire is aiming to change this by educating today's children to become the millionaires of the future.


Uniqlo Showcases Tokyo 2009 Collection With Interactive Online Runway

Uniqlo is a Japanese design house that goes the extra mile to make sure that fashion lovers get a good look at their clothes. Their website is one of the most innovative spotted to date, with an interactive fashion runway that's just as good as being at a runway show with one added perk.

Top Ten Social Media Sex, Lies & Videotaped Tales

On the one hand, social media has connected us with our fellow man (and woman) in a much more upfront and personal way. On the other hand, social media has connected us with our fellow man (and woman) in a much more upfront and personal way!

LemonAid Beverage Company: Drink For A Great Cause!

Sometimes what makes a company stand out from the crowd is their unique name. LemonAid Beverages simply changes the way the name of a common beverage is written and makes people wonder whether it resulted from an unfortunate clerical issue or something else entirely. Rest assured, the spelling of LemonAid is intentional, and you'll want to read on because this is one business that supports a good cause.


Video Game Inspired Clothing By Mark Ecko: Halo Master Chief Hoodie

We all know someone who just can't seem to put down their Video Game controller, and Halo is one game that's creating addicts all over. For those who want to take their obsession with them even when they're not sitting at home in front of the TV, and what better way to do it than with gamer fashion?

The Perfect Natural/Unnatural Teddy Bear Gift Leads to More Sustainable Toys

In a recent skim through of environmentally friendly e-newsletters in my inbox I came across one headline that I could not skim past. What in the world is a Placenta Teddy Bear? I had to click through.

Utilikilt: Skirt Styles Made For Real Men

Utilikilt is the answer for men who like the freedom of traditional kilts, but just don't find that they're practical for everyday use. It takes a real man to wear a skirt, and these are fashion designs with them in mind!


Panda Dung Makes Short Work of Waste

Panda dung is green... who knew? Evidently researchers from Kitasato University in Tokyo did, and now the many hours they spent analyzing the leavings of leaf-eating giant pandas has them smelling like roses. 

McDonalds McTweets Born Too Late?

McDonalds has finally set up shop in the Twitterverse. But is it too late? McDonalds' movies, videos, blogs, social networks and Web sites have been cropping up all over the social media landscape for the last five years. And unfortunately they are not singing the praises of the hamburger joint giant.

Fox to Add Interesting Features to Blu-ray Discs

Fox is planning a host of new upgrades to make the Blu-ray experience more engaging for the viewer. Access new content, enjoy faster loading and expect an overall better Blu-ray experience in the future.

Evacuate Your Pets Quickly With The Pre-Packed Pet Emergency Evacuation Jacket

As usual, the jacket's Japanese designers leave nothing out when it comes to pet care, and nothing when it comes to the efficiency of the Emergency Jacket. And, no pun intended, this utilitarian jacket even has quite the fashionable flare!

Chemical Evolution: Body Product Company For The Caffeine Addict

If the first thing you think when you wake up is "where's that caffeine" and can't seem to open your eyes until you've had a few healthy doses, you might want to look at some alternative products to give you that pick me up. Chemical Evolution is a company focused on delivering that caffeine fix in different forms.

Decorated Contact Lens Cases Offer a New Vision of Cuteness

Having covered every square inch of their cell phones with faux gems, roses, tiny cakes and Hello Kitty faces, Japan's legions of cute-obsessed girls are moving on to other daily use objects like contact lens cases.

New Living Fashion Accessory: The Birdcage Backpack For Your Feathered Friend

Tiny dogs are a popular fashion accessory amongst many celebrities and fashionistas, but now a different type of animal can be toted around for its aesthetic value. Keep on reading to find out what it is, but I'll give you a hint, and his name is Johnny Depp!


The Business of Grave Plot Sales: Buying Burial Plots with Celebrity Neighbors

Unless you've buried a love one, you probably don't realize just how big of a business the sale of grave plots happens to be; it's an industry in itself that seems like it might operate on poor moral grounds, taking advantage of the bereaved. That aside, it's a profitable industry, especially when it comes to dealing with the sale of graves near the final resting places of celebrities.

Volkswagen L1 Claims Title of World's Most Fuel Efficient Automobile

Since first being introduced in 2002, the Volkswagen L1 Concept has been dubbed the most fuel efficient automobile in the world. While this is a lofty claim on the part of VW, the evidence to support this title seems to be sufficient.

Beautify Your Interiors With Deadly Bacteria: Bev Hisey's 8 Dirty Dishes

Bev Hisey, Toronto textile artist, has created quite an interesting group of carpets for home interiors... Dirty Dishes. Not your left over chicken bones, broccoli spears, or potato skins; no, we don't want to see that... Hisey's Dirty Dishes are hand-knotted, all-wool representations of magnified deadly bacteria and viruses on petri dishes. Did you ever think you'd see an e coli rug?

Jewnail Cosmetics Look Good, Sound Nasty

Jewnail, a range of women's nail care and cosmetic products from Jill&Lovers of Japan, may have an unfortunate name but it's really about fashion, not fascism.

Loving The Plush Life: 6 Weird Art Stuffed Toys

Weird art plushes When I was a young girl, I competed with my friends to have the largest collection of stuffed animals. Now that I’m an adult, I have noticed that I must not have been alone as there seems to be plenty of artists focusing their work in the realm of plush toys. While some of them are a bit strange, they are always fascinating. Funny enough, now my house is still filled with stuffed toys, only now I only collect weird artistic versions.

One Billion Hours Of Sex In Second Life?

In slightly over six years, the members of Second Life have lived out over one billion hours in a virtual world. To give you a sense of the popularity of SL, one billion hours equates to slightly over 115,000 years. With that much time on our hands, you can imagine what kind of trouble we can get ourselves into!