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12 Weird, Wild, And Wonderful International Zoo Ads

Zoo ads are conceived to show you just how weird, wild, and wonderful our fellow creatures are, and how each time you visit them, you not only have fun, but you learn things from them as well as about them.  This is one area of advertising that always delivers what it promises! Here are another 12 very clever zoo ads from all over the world for your enjoyment.

Travel to the Tombs of Ancient Egypt with Musée de la Civilisacion

Musée de la Civilisacion, as you may have guessed, translates from French into "Museum of Civilization" and is located in Quebec, Canada.  Their latest exhibit takes you back to ancient Egypt to learn about the process behind mummification, and the significance of the rituals these desert dwellers engaged in to secure a blissful afterlife.

Convenient Farmer’s Market For Commuters Supports Local Economy

Non-profit group Sound Food, which aims to support the consumption and sale of locally grown produce, is bringing the ultimate farmer's market convenience to ferry commuters in Seattle. Understanding that not everyone can find the time to go to local farmer's markets, which are often hosted during the week when the majority of people are at work, Sound Food is bringing the farmers markets to them at an affordable price.

The Haramaki: Samurai Fashion Turned Winter Wear

Following an ancient samurai fashion tradition is the Haramaki. Once used to protect the stomach and kidneys from sharp swords, this fashion item is now used to protect against much less harsh elements; namely the weather. Read on and decide if the Haramaki is a fashion statement for the future, or if it should have gone extinct with the Samurai's.


Eight Surgical Masks to Survive Swine Flu in Style

Got your mask on? Due to the deadly Swine Flu outbreak people in Mexico are wearing surgical masks like they're going out of style - except they're not, just the opposite in fact. Here are the top ten weirdest variations on Japan's (and now the world's) most healthy fashion accessory, the personal surgical mask.

Zumreed Rain Drop Speakers - Perfect for Singin’ in the Rain

Chances are pretty good you haven't seen MP3 speakers quite like these before!   The uniquely-shaped Zumreed Rain Drop speakers are sure to be great conversation starters.

Want to Increase Your Fuel Economy? Try Buying A GPS

In car navigation has very quickly become one of the most relied on pieces of gadgetry inside the vehicle and with good reason. No longer having to print out directions from the computer or rely on memory alone to get from point A to point B is a huge benefit. Coupled with live traffic updates and road work conditions, GPS units have become a very useful device. They may be even more useful thanks to a recent study done by a research firm called NuStats that points to an decrease in the amount of money spent on fuel by GPS owners.

Shark Submarine Allows Divers A Close-Up View Of The Ocean's Greatest Predator

Sharks are scary.  So imagine having the cajones to not only swim near great whites, but with great whites.  Fabien Cousteau has created the ultimate shark research tool: a shark submarine.

The Coolest Way To Read In The Dark: LED Reading Glasses

The newest thing in reading at night makes more sense than a lamp, an LED book light, and certainly a flash light.  It not only creates maximum efficiency by focusing on what you're viewing, but it can be used for more than just reading!

Innovative Electricity Generator is Powered by Prayer

Buddhist prayer wheels are a common site in China, Tibet, Nepal and India. Spun hundreds of times daily by passersby, you might think that some wise guy would wire them to generate and store electric power - and, wise guy Taikkun Li has done exactly that.

Got the Swine Flu Blues? Check Out Idemc.org

With swine flu giving the world the willies about traveling, hand washing, and even breathing, it would be great to have an up-to-date referrence as to what the situation is around the world.  If you've been following the media's coverage of the pandemic, you get blasted every day with a dose of fear that can only be good for ratings.  Why not see how things are really shaping up?

NKOTB's Tink! Takes on a Life of Its Own

Jordan Knight promised to release the true meaning of "tink!" and has announced the winner of the New Kids on the Block's NYC Today Show contest. Virally, Jordan's one-word tweet of "tink!" has exploded onto the Twitterverse into a global frenzy exciting a fan base who just can't get enough! From tens of thousands tweets to tink! cartoons, tink! products and even an Ashton Kutcher Platinum Tweet Award, tink! has taken on a life of its own.

Let No Haggles Play Hard Ball & Find You A Great Deal On A New Car!

Buying a car can be a trying process; first you have to locate the dealership with the best price, then you have play hard ball to try and negotiate the price down, and then you have to secure the financing at a good rate because you don't have the cash. By the time the process is complete, you have a new car, and quite likely a few new grey hairs to go with it. To save the stress, a company appropriately named No Haggles does all the haggling and legwork for you to get you in that new car.


High Fashion Octopus Dress: Unique Clothing For Women Who Never Have Enough Hands

High fashion doesn't always appeal to the masses, but fashion that hits the international runways often finds itself a major topic of conversation. Memorable, modern and mystic, the Octopus Dress finally gives women the opportunity to live out their fantasies; while most girls dreamed of being the Little Mermaid, there are some fashion lovers out there who had darker tastes and lusted after Ursula.

Wheely Bugs – Great Rides for Kids

This is the type of critter any mom can love! Wheely Bugs, from Prince Lionhart, are award-winning ride-on toys that are guaranteed to be great big hits with little children and parents too.

Hood Mounted Air Bag Could Provide Much Needed Protection for Pedestrians

As long as there are cars on the road, there will be accidents. Because of this auto manufacturers have spent substantial amounts of time and money trying to develop safety features that will decrease the chance of a serious injury in the event of a crash. While this is all fine and dandy, what about when the object being struck by the vehicle isn't another vehicle, but rather a pedestrian? What can we do to improve their chances of survival? This is exactly the question that a team of crash specialists from Cranfield University have set out to answer.

Fun Facial Hair: 10 Most Weird And Wacky Moustaches And Beards!

On May 23, 2009, the annual Beard and Moustache Championships competition will be taking place in Anchorage, Alaska. Inventor Spot first introduced this strange sport to readers in the "Top 10 Sports From Around The World", and in honor of this strange competition rolling around again, we're counting down the most weird and wacky moustaches and beards from the Beard and Moustache Championship photo gallery!


The Business Of Boys And Their Toys: Heavy Equipment, Construction Amusement Park For Men

They have always said that boys love their toys, and I think we all know that it's an expression that refers to the over 18 male demographic. Some men prefer their video games, or their set of garage tools, but there's others that prefer entertainment that's a little bigger and little dirtier. At Mannerspielplatz, Germany's playground for men, men get to play out their construction worker fantasies and leave their suits and ties behind at the office.


New Transparent OLED May Take Place of Rear-View Mirrors

It seems as though auto makers can never decide in what arena they would like to challenge the competition. One day it's all about horsepower, the next it's about fuel economy and by the end of the week it's about in-car technology. While this drives prices down and brings the overall quality up, it also eventually leads to the question of "do I really need that?"

Giant Cell Phone Building Calls Out for Attention

When Japan's Bic Camera wanted their electronics store in Tokyo's Ikebukuro ward to really stand out, they made a few calls on their cell phones... and got the idea for a memorable building everyone can recall.