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Want This New Invention? Dinner for One ONLY

"Table for one" has long been one of the most damning phrases ever uttered. Trying to eat at a restaurant without a drive-thru when you are on your own can be challenging and emotionally crushing. People keep asking if you are waiting for someone, they put you at the worst table in the place, or the wait staff ignores you outright. One restaurant in the Netherlands opened this month with the express purpose of being there for the single diner. It is called Eenmaal.

No More Tangled Headphones With The Cord Cruncher

If you've ever owned headphones (and if you're reading this, I'm sure you have), then you've had to deal with the wad of a tangled mess that they can become when stuffed into your purse or gym bag. And, I'm sure when this has happened, you've said, "Why doesn't someone just invent headphones that don't tangle?" Enter the CordCruncher Headphones.

Denmark's Government Is Spreading The Word About Its Country With Minecraft

On the list of innovative ways to get the word out about your country, this one ranks pretty highly: The Denmark Ministry of Environment today announced that it has mapped out its entire country on a 1:1 scale in Minecraft. In other words, if you've ever wanted to explore Denmark, now's your chance.

Stinky Pets? PPP Pet Waterless Shampoo: Product Review

If your pets are anything like my dog and cat, they like to roll in stuff.  I say 'stuff' because I don't want to use a four-letter word, either in the literal or figurative sense, to describe what it is that they find so appealing, even exhiliarating, but they do love it. 

Get Four Camping Gadgets In One With The Eton Scorpion

The Eton Scorpion is like the Swiss Army knife of camping gadgets. With its rugged exterior, this sturdy, solar powered device is really four devices in one. It may just be the one thing you need in your camping trip or off-the-grid emergency.

Need This New Invention? Expedition Shoe Lights

There nothing quite as alluring as the idea of going off to explore. Not all of your exploring is going to happen in well-lit areas or during the day. So National Geographic and Uncle Milton came up with these totally cool Expedition Shoe Lights Just snap them on to almost any kind of shoe and away you go -- checking out new territory.

Want This New Innovation? Wine Glasses With A Nose Job

Wine glasses have been around for a long time and while they come in different shapes and sizes, there has been little change to the basic design. That is until the Silhouette Sense-Enhancing Wine Glass came along. With its unique shape it allows the wine drinker to fully enjoy the nose. For wine drinker with big noses it allows them to enjoy the taste without hitting themselves in the nose with the glass.

Empire Avenue's [X]PendaPalooza 14 Opens To Limited Media Fanfare, But Lots Of Grass Rooters Rooting!

If one was to search for "[X]PendaPalooza 14" on Google News, you'd be hard-pressed to find any coverage. On the other hand, typing those same keywords into a standard search you'll be presented with "about 5,750" links. However those SERPs [search engine result pages] will take you to links created by Empire Avenue's founders or from veteran EAers. . .

Want This Strange Innovation? Squeeze Bacon

Now Swedes are not exactly known for their cuisine. Aside from their meatballs most people have never eaten Swedish food. In some cases this is a good thing -- like the horror that is Lutefisk (a whitefish that has been cured in lye). Then there is lefse, an item similar to a tortilla that non-Scandinavians have been known to mistake for a napkin. However, there is one product coming out of Sweden that should be extremely popular in America (both the U.S. and Canada) -- Squeez Bacon®.

Quadzilla's Fear Not; Barbell Denim Has Created Jeans That Will Fit

Ladies and gents with massive, muscular legs, do you often find that jeans shopping is like a fruitless quest for the holy grail? Fret no more. Barbell Denim has created functional denim jeans for the athlete. Even if you aren't an athlete, Barbell Denim jeans will fit you comfortably.

Morphex Is A Robotic Ball That Will Play With Your Kids So You Don't Have To

Norwegian engineer Kare Halvorsen has come up with a rather novel means of keeping his son entertained when he's too tired to play with him: he's built a robot. Morphex is a ball-shaped automaton which propels itself along on six feet, rolling and scuttling delightfully around.

New Ultrasound Device Will Detect Risk For Heart Attack And Stroke

Plaque is not a good thing, especially when it develops in our arteries. When ultrasound procedures reveal that we have atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, or peripheral artery disease, what our doctors don't know is how likely we are to suffer a stroke or heart attack from that condition, because current ultrasound technology cannot make that assessment. 

The Hair Pillow: Save Your Hair As You Sleep

Bed head. We all get it, and we all hate it. Having creased, frizzy hair is not a fun way to start the day, but there's a new pillow on the market that may prevent all that. Maybe sleep and beautiful hair can finally work together.

U.S. Fights Terrorism One Tweet At A Time

We've seen how Twitter has motivated grass-roots movements such as the Arab Spring, when dissenters took to the streets to protest and unseat governments. This skillful use of social media proved so successful over the years, jihadists have taken this lead to use Twitter to recruit and add sympathizers to their ranks. In turn, the U.S. government followed suit.

Want This New Innovation? Pocket Watch Terrariums

Terrariums are not a new innovation, but what you can find them housed in these days is. A company called The Slug and The Squirrel has created amazing lines of terrariums by blending the repurposing of vintage and heirloom glass pieces, such as pocket watches, with creating tiny fantasy landscapes.

KFC Japan Gives You Donut Balls

You'll get Donut Balls from eating at KFC Japan but fear not, the condition is harmless unless you're a tad hypoglycemic. As part of the company's “KFC × RONALDO” campaign with soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, three-piece orders of Donut Balls are served hot along with a packet of gooey Honey Maple dipping sauce.

PlanToys Are More Than Toys: They Have Plans For Our Kids' Future

We love our kids. And sometimes, sometimes, we buy them stuff. But the toys our kids play with should be more than toys. PlanToys was the first company in the world to manufacture wooden toys from rubberwood, an eco-friendly wood. Through their ideas and materials, the company continues to improve their manufacturing process while providing our children with fun and sustainable toys. PlanToys have several new products on the market, but two that go above and beyond being just toys.

Is Your Mom A Geek? 10 Mother's Day Gifts For Geeky Moms

Whether your Mom is a mathemetician, scientist, physician, gamer, or bookworm... if she's into Star Trek, Doctor Who, or Game of Thrones... Maybe she's just a generic geek.   We've got 10 Mother's Day gifts for the geek mom to make your shopping easier!

North Korea's Crashed Drones May Have Been Made In China

North Korean drones that recently crashed in South Korea bear an uncanny resemblance to the Sky-09P, a bargain-basement UAV made by China TranComm Technologies.

Palcohol: Powdered Alcohol Revolutionizes The Booze Business

Alcohol comes in many forms - wine, beer, liquor, and so on - all of which share one major characteristic in common. The fact that they are liquid. You can mix them, blend them, and shake them, but their original form still remains true to that descriptor. But, your mind will be blown to hear that alcohol may be liquid-only no longer; at least not if one innovative booze business has its way.