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10 Magical Ways To Use Mushrooms In Your Decor

In folklore, mushrooms eat bugs, or protect the leprechauns from the rain, or relish rock and roll music! But, the mushroom, in most cultures, is good, good luck, and yes, some of them are magical mushrooms. Here are 10 mushrooms that will bring magic, and maybe some good luck, into your home.

OLED Television Wallpaper Gives You a Room With a View

Future homes may not have televisions or room lighting, at least not as we know them. Research by Toshiba using OLED paper and nanotechnology may make tomorrow's wallpaper a glowing, interactive wonder.

Who Watches The Watchmen? I Know I Will...

Listed as one of Time Magazine's 100 Best Novels, Watchmen has long been considered the pinnacle of graphic novel storytelling. Many considered it impossible to adapt into a film, but Zack Snyder (director of 300) has helmed a big-budget blockbuster adaptation due to hit the screens in March, 2009. An innovative marketing campaign has emerged to hype the film--and I, for one, like what I see.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It! Fashionable T-Shirt Subscription Delivers The News

T-Post is a fashion brand that combines fashion with news. The t-shirt subscription service sends out a unique t-shirt based on a current news story to its subscriber base every six weeks; keeping the public informed about current events while ensuring they're also dressed fashionably.


Rubberbands, Not Clothes Make The Man: Great Idea?

Patent# US D522914 represents Homunculus Constructed from Common Rubberbands, which is an idea for an invention that raises one question above all else; namely why? The recycling of rubberbands is clever and responsibly green, but it would be an odd child indeed who would be drawn to this mummy like creature. But then again, odd is even sometimes these days.

Magic Frog to Prince: Your Very Own Prince Charming in a Box!

 Who says you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince?   With the Magic Frog to Prince kit, you get both for one low price.

Learn a New Language at Busuu

Busuu is a do-it-yourself approach to learning languages.  If you want to get a little linguistics exercise, but don't have the time or money to spend taking formal courses at your local community college (ugh), then Busuu is for you.  Right now, Busuu offers free basic courses in English, German, French, and Spanish.

The Groundbreaking Shanghai Tower

When Shanghai Tower is completed in 2014, its twisting design will be self-sustainable and able to withstand the high winds of a typhoon.

99designs®: The Crowdsourcing Spot For Graphic Designers

Leading a growing trend on the Internet for groupsourcing, the group 99designs® has set up a very popular spot for SMB's (small to medium businesses) and graphic designers to come together on projects. The idea is very simple: the business sets up a "contest" through 99designs and graphic artists from anywhere in the world can compete to win the contest. There are hundreds of contests going on at a time.

Seeing Red? Study Finds That Anger May Kill You

Have you ever been so mad that veins start popping out in your head? Researchers have found that anger and other high emotions may trigger deadly heart rhythms in certain people.

2009’s Most Fashionable Vending Machines: Shoe Dispensing Hits UK Streets & Nightclubs

After a long night of dancing and partying at the hottest nightclubs, especially if you like to let loose Studio 54 style, there's nothing worse than having to walk home in the high-fashion heels or stilettos that you started the evening with. Fashionable and convenient vending machines popping up all across the UK to give club goers (and those suffering from other emergency shoe dilemmas) the convenience of comfortable shoe dispensing when they need it most.


Torrent Relay Lets You Download Torrents Right Through Your Browser

Torrents are the biggest P2P file transfer protocol on the web.  TorrentRelay lets users connect to a torrent by using its website as a torrent client, bypassing firewalls and router port-forwarding.  You can use it from your desktop, and even your mobile device!

SPOT Satellite Personal Tracker: Handheld GPS Device is a Lifesaver

If you’re a parent that has spent many a restless night worrying and wondering where your children are and if they are safe, there’s an award winning device that you may be interested in.

NetSquared Mobile Innovation Challenge 2009

How can mobile phone applications enrich people's lives, helping individuals or groups to live better? If you have a solution for a mobile application, and think you know how to make it work, you should enter the N2Y4 Mobile Innovation Challenge, sponsored by NetSquared.

World’s Fastest Electric Dirt Bike Hits the Trails

A short while back we brought you the story of the World's Fastest Electric motorcycle. While that was good news for many, others were more interested in the slightly less refined and commonly muddier cousin of the motorcycle. If this sounds like you, the 2009 Zero X has got you covered.

My Dog's A 50, What's Yours? The Sleep Number Pet Bed

I stopped going to the chiropractor and acupuncturist, and my dog threw away his crutches!

Mannequin Lamps "At Your Command"

Consistent with my theory that today's designers just want to have fun, comes Daniel Loves Objects, an industrial designer from Singapore, who clearly had a great deal of fun creating his "At Your Command" mannequin lamps.

Wear a Fin and Pretend To Be A Dolphin: Great Idea?

The Dolphin Fin Swimming Accessory known to those in the aquatic know as Patent#US D494652 is an idea whose time may or may not have arrived even though it is sort of here anyway. Perhaps someone needs to ask the dolphins how they feel about it? After all, inquiring minds always seek to know.

Strange Business Idea: Online Shopping Website Hugs Its Shipments

Soul's Calling, an online shopping website that features inspirational products, may seem like a normal business, but to see why it's so strange, you need to look at it a little bit closer. The owner of this weird and wacky home business, believes in Positive Energy Transfer which she instills in her products through prayer, meditation, and of course, hugging.

Who Needs A Canvas? Fabulous Facepainting Art

This artist paints his face with all types of cool and strange artwork, especially fruit.