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Color-Changing Citroën's Got It Made In Two Shades

Don't it make your brown sides blue... or purple, in the case of a cool but crazy color-changing Citroën spotted in a Beijing, China, used car dealer's lot. Perhaps the owner got tired of bystanders asking what the car's true hue really is.

Resistance Training Is An Innovative New Fitness System

P90X, Zumba, Tai-Bo, Crossfit: you have probably heard of all of these or at least a couple. These are all fitness systems that became very popular--so popular that they made their founders a lot of money and one became its own sport. LoneDrone Innovations is looking for its new fitness system, Resistance, to do the same thing.

Want to Peel a Bag of Potatoes in Under One Minute? Here's How...

This is a unique innovation that I wish I had thought of when I worked in a school kitchen and had to peel enough potatoes to feed 350 kids.  I'm not sure if this device would pass a health inspection...

Dance Therapy Improves Pain And Gait In Elderly

People with a slow gait are more likely to be dependent on others for care, more prone to falls and the concomitant broken bones, and more dependent on pain relief medication.  Researchers at the University of St. Louis looked into the possibility that dance, a once very popular activity of the elderly (during the 1940's and 50's, for example), might help increase and stabilize gait as well as help reduce pain and stiffness in the hips and legs in older persons.

Nexcare Acne Covers Suck The Life Out Of Your Zits

There are a ton of creams and washes on the market that claim to combat acne. Some work; some don’t, but they are all kind of a hassle to use. Nexcare has come up with a new kind of acne product that looks to be a lot simpler.

Want This New Innovation? Titanic Gravy Boat

For some reason, despite all of our hopes, dreams, and best intentions, family dinners tend to turn into emotional disasters. With a Titanic Gravy Boat you can symbolize the impending disaster, flood your mashed potatoes, and get the kids to stop asking why it is called a gravy boat when it doesn't look like a boat. It's a win-win-win. And it's darn cute too.

MG3 Trophy Championship Concept: Like An IROC?

Meet the MG3 Trophy Championship, a track-ready concept car built to entice British racing enthusiasts into an IROC-like single manufacturer racing series. Chinese-owned MG brought the two-toned track terror to Goodwood Festival of Speed to show it off... and maybe do a little trolling in the bargain.

Cold Roller: Advanced Athletic Recovery

Name something you do for sore muscles. If you were playing Family Feud, two of the top five answers would probably be "ice" and "roll or massage them." With the Cold Roller from Trigger Point Performance, you get both of these recovery strategies in one product.

Want This New Innovation? Zombie Boot Camp

Are you really ready for a zombie apocalypse? Are you sure? You may have your zombie survival kit and your zombie survival guide, but do you have the skills in place to fight back when the war begins? You can take care of that one "minor" detail by enrolling in Zombie Boot Camp and learning all the techniques you will need to know to save the human race.

Alaska Couple Converts Pickup Truck To World's Largest Radio Flyer Wagon

Restoring an old Mazda pickup truck is one thing, restoring childhood memories is another. Why not both? Fred & Judy Keller of Wasilla, Alaska, answered that question in the affirmative by converting their 1976 Mazda B1600 pickup truck into running, roadable and VERY red Radio Flyer wagon.

Need This New Innovation? Beer Beards

Is your beer strong enough to grow hair on your chest? No? Then how about strong enough to grow hair on the can? Still no? Then you need to get your can of brew a Beer Beard. With this bunch of bristles your beer can can go totally redneck and stay really cool. Not only that, your beer will really look like it has flipped its wig.

Do You DeuSEL? This Bus Does, Running On Biofuel Made From Euglena Algae

Japan's Isuzu Motors and the Euglena Company have teamed up to promote the use of DeuSEL, a biofuel made from processed algae. The joint venture project's rolling ambassador is a brightly colored bio-diesel sipping Isuzu bus and efforts are underway to expand the service to public bus routes by 2018.

Want This New Innovation? Star Trek Boxer Briefs

There are times when you can really let your geek flag fly and other times, well, not so much. If you work strategically you can still be in Nerdvana on the sly so that no one will know, unless you tell them -- or give them a flash. The trek to this peace of mind starts with these cool Star Trek Boxer Briefs in the uniform colors of the original series.

5 Independence Day Beauty Looks To Celebrate the Red, White, and Blue

Celebrate in red, white, and blue style during this year's Independence Day. You can shine just as bright as the fireworks at your Fourth of July party. Some looks may be bolder than others, but hey, you need to let your country know you love it! Here are five beauty looks to inspire and get your creative juices flowing.

Chinese Internet Entrepreneurs List Luis Suarez Biting Bottle Opener Keychains

Serial biting soccer player Luis Suarez may have been banned nine games for blatantly biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini during a 2014 FIFA World Cup Match but thanks to enterprising Chinese entrepreneurs marketing “The Suarez Bottle Opener”, his dastardly dental deed has achieved a sort of immortality.

Infinity Hammock Puts A Modern Twist On The Traditional Hammock

The hammock is one of the ways humans have integrated the comforts of home and nature--it's the ideal means to lounging and enjoying the breeze and scenery. The Infinity Hammock puts a modern twist on the traditional hammock and gives your backyard or patio a modern appeal.

Want This New Innovation? Hobbit Feet Socks

There is just something about The Shire from J.R.R. Tolkien's books that makes it so attractive. Perhaps it is the pastoral peacefulness. Perhaps it is the lush, green landscape with those cute Hobbit holes cut into the hillsides. Whatever it may be, to be able to fit into life in The Shire you need a nice pair of Hobbit feet -- and you can with Hobbit Feet Socks.

Zoku Fish Pop Molds Are Perfect For Little Hands

Popsicles and summer go hand in hand. Popsicles and my one-year-old twin boys go poorly. But it’s summer and they want what their big sister has. Short of using a hand-held mesh food bag that allows them to gnaw on frozen fruit or letting them lick a popsicle while I hold it, I haven’t found a way to let them enjoy one of summer’s best treats. Until now. Zoku, the company who gave us the Quick Pop Maker, now offers Fish Pop Molds. These pops are the perfect size for little hands.

Wearable Tech: Phone-Control Garments Charge Fashion Runways

You have a phone that just makes calls and allows for Inetrnet access and e-mail? How passé and non geek-chic can a person get? Read on to discover the amazing wearable tech phenomenon known as phone-control garments!

LEGO My VW! The Strange Tale Of The Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

One car two car red car blue car... make that red and green and yellow and blue car! The innovative Volkswagen Golf Harlequin was the ideal choice for indecisive carbuyers who just couldn't settle on an exterior paint color. Resplendent in blue, yellow, green and red, exactly 264 quad-hued Golf Harlequins left VW's factory in Puebla, Mexico, and 18 years later a dedicated registry devoted to them lists 116 survivors.