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Russian Dogs Lend Helping Paws to Financial Crisis

In Siberia, man’s best friend is doing his and her part to help with family expenses by becoming walking billboards for specific products. Read all about the city of Novosibirsk’s innovative Promo Dog Agency and…arf!

A Gift Idea for the Toddler Motor Head

LEGOs have to be one of the most versatile building tools ever created. With pieces of every color shape and size, the possibilities are truly unlimited. A fact that once again has been proven with the introduction of an air powered Lego built engine.

I Am Saint Nick Launches Personal Santa Service

Through annual letters to Santa, the young and old alike divulge their biggest secrets; they reveal what it is that they'd truly like for Christmas. Until this year, we normal people haven't been privy to this classified information, but now I am Saint Nick makes it possible.

Pepperfruits Gum Packs Heat in Every Bite

Snacks are big business in Japan, and not a day goes by without some new gum, candy or other sweet confection hitting store shelves. Pepperfruits, the new gum from Kracie, just might be "crazy" enough to make a lasting impression.

GYM Concept Runs Clean and Keeps You Fit

Motorized transportation is one of the biggest enemies of the gym. Of course we need vehicles to get us there and back, but have we begun to rely on them too much? Short trips across town, distances we could very easily walk, are being taken care of by exercising only our right feet. This is exactly what the GYM Concept is hoping to end.

What Do Hamsters Want For Christmas?

Now, there are new toys for hamsters and I think they are safer designs than the hamster ball, because they contain wheels. A wheel gives a small animal an exact place to step. He can establish a rhythm and be secure that when he slows down or speeds up, his options remain the same.

Study: Headbanging is Hazardous to your Health

Listen up all you hardcore heavy metal music fans! A new study has shown that head banging at just the right angle may cause damage to your health.

Is the Smoker Hat Hazardous to Health and is it a Great Idea?

United States Patent #4858627, better known as the Smoker’s Hat, represents one inventor’s attempt to save the environment from the ill affects of smoking. Despite lofty intentions, silly is still the operative word when it comes to describing the meaning and purpose of the Smoker’s Hat. Read on and see if you agree.

Whatever Floats Your Wine Bottle... But A Chain?

Yes, that's a wine bottle floating in the air with a chain around its neck.

A Time-Honored Perpetual Calendar: Timor By Enzo Mari

...perhaps it's fitting that Enzo Mari designed "Timor," a perpetual calendar displayed in many of the world's modern art galleries and museums... and one that's being produced by the Italian design store Danese.

China’s Amazing Economic Growth: From Mao Till Now

Rising from the ashes, like a phoenix from the fires of Mao’s cultural revolution of the 1970s, China has emerged as a mega consumer-oriented nation. This is an amazing trend considering that for 35 years its primary items were limited to cigarettes from Albania! Read on and be amazed at this story of economic growth and development.

Customized Travel Guides: Great Idea That Leaves Me Wanting More

Offbeat Guides may look like a typical travel guide, but it's the only version that provides up to date information to future voyageurs by allowing you to create a live version immediately.

Snowball, The Dancing Cockatoo, Disproves An Evolutionary Theory

Snowball is a dancing bird. He keeps time with his head and he dances with his legs and claws. He's precious, and it's really hard to watch him with any degree of objectivity. So I don't know how Aniruddh D. Patel, of the Neurosciences Institute and the University of California, San Diego, was able to watch Snowball's videos over and over again, in order to study the bird's movements in relation to the music he was hearing.

Bizarre 'Liquid Lamp' Puts Fright in Your Light

The Liquid Lamp from Caina, a Japanese design retailer, adds a touch of film noir surrealism to any room. Depending on whether you select white or red, the lamp appears to be spilling milk or blood.

Max Wallack Wins Grand Prize in Design Squad "Trash to Treasure" Contest

If anyone deserves a special gift this Holiday season for his kindness and his innovative ideas it's ninth-grader Max Wallack from Natick, Massachusetts. He has already won a few rewards for his inventions. His latest invention won him thousands of dollars and has the potential to help the homeless and clean the environment all at once.

Keep Time With These Samba Dancing Kitchen Timers From Pylones

"Beeeep?" "Ting-Ting?" or "La-la La-la-la. Tschoo-te-tscha-te-tscha-tscha?"

Okay, so I can't write rhythm, but you get the point? If you have a timer in your kitchen, which one would you want to hear when the hour is up? My choice is a member of the band of samba playing, dancing, wind-up dolls from the fanciful French house of Pylones.


Pillow With Retractable Umbrella: Great Idea?

United States Patent 6711769 refers to a Pillow With a Retractable Umbrella, the beach accessory to end all beach accessories. This invention is comprised of a pillow that transforms into a pillow with a retractable umbrella to offer optimum protection if a user is lying in the sun. Should you get one? I would wait if I were you.

Does Your TV Do Beer? The v-POD Does!

Does your new digital TV dispense beer?

Cell Phones in Russia: Nokia Leads The Way

Russia has a passion for cell phones, especially glitzy and different ones that enable them to keep up with the Russian equivalent of the Jones’s (whoever they are anyway.) Read on and learn about Nokia’s cultural hold over the Russian people.

Taste Sensations Better in Girls than Boys

Here is one more reason why girls are better than boys: a new study has found that girls have a better sense of taste than boys do.