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Coffee Cups That Refuse To Serve You: Mug Pie

....You have to commend Mr. Harper's ingenious rendering of these coffee and beverage mugs, considering he was developing a product inspired by the word refuse. It's not a word that usually inspires new products. But what was actually created, was a very functional design in an interesing and elegant presentation.

Camcorder for Kids: LEGO Animation Station Video Camera

Digital Blue has joined forced with the folks at LEGO to come up with another colorfully creative product for kids.   The soon to be released LEGO Animation Station Video Camera is sure to be a great bit hit with LEGO lovers everywhere.

Don’t Let Others Off The Hook: Keep Track Of Favors With Friendly Favor

 Have you ever done a favor for someone only to find it was never returned? While it may not sound like your gesture was out of good will; let's face it, we do live in a "your scratch my back, I'll scratch yours" world. Friendly Favor lets you keep track of the favors you've done for others; swap favors with a friend or family member and ask for help around the house or with childcare. This new startup makes sure favors don't fall between the cracks so you can make sure you and your friends are living up to your end of the favor dispensing bargain

Shop For Vintage Clothing Without Leaving Home: Online Vintage Shopping With Retro Dress

Finding that perfect vintage piece to make a unique fashion statement typically requires sifting through clothing rack after clothing rack in trendy vintage stores. While for many vintage shoppers, the hunt that takes place at boutique stores city wide may be part of the appeal; for everyone else, there is Retro Dress. Like the convenience of shopping at home and have a love for vintage clothing? Read on and shop online at Retro Dress.


Praying with the Birds: For The Birds or Great Idea?

The Religious Meditation Apparatus which is also known as Patent# US 6837185, provides a means to commune with nature and enhance the experience of prayer. The only question seems to be what the birds get out of it. Read on, but try to avoid wings and feathers for just for a little while.

For Dogs With Hind Leg Injuries, A Wheelchair May Help

Hind leg weakness is quite common in older dogs, but there are some medical conditions that can affect young dogs, as well. Whether your dog has lost full use of his hind legs, has weakness in them, or has a degenerative disease affecting his back legs, he may be helped by use of a dog wheelchair, aka dog cart.

Crayola MP3 Player for Kids

Your children will have hours of fun listening to tunes with their very own MP3 player.  The colorful player, from Crayola, is sure to be a great big hit with the younger crowd. 


5 Seriously Fun Tools For Kids In The Kitchen From Head Chefs™

Stand them, bend them, wiggle or jiggle them, Fiesta's Head Chefs™ are the most fun functional cooking tools around to encourage kids to help in the kitchen. Like characters in a band, they all play a cooking instrument. The measuring cup, pastry brush, spoon, spatula, and whisk ... each so appealing, parents will want to play them too!

Beautiful Girl Clock Ensures You Wont 'Miss' a Minute

'Bijin Tokei' means Beautiful Girl in Japanese, and this downloadable desktop widget from Phiria Design gives you bijins a-plenty - a new pic every minute, as it happens. Watching the clock was never so much fun!

5 Finalists Selected For 2009 European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture

The European Union Prize For Contemporary Architecture, named for a grand architect of the 20th century, Miles van de Rohe, has honed its 2009 finalist list down to five outstanding European architectural works, from 340 submissions. Architecture is no longer just about building grandiose structures. The works are all very different and reveal how the architects responded to each particular environment and the cultural needs of the community.

Russian Pirates Beware: Shiver Your Own Timbers!

A new fire-fighting robot to fend off pirate attacks has been designed by Russian engineers. Known to wash away pirates and their weapons, even the dastardly Blackbeard himself might have reconsidered before attacking a ship so equipped that it could have forced his early retirement (not to mention, funeral). Read on, as those who deserve it shiver in the pants as well as their timbers

Mrs. Doe Pee: Laugh & Cringe At Funniest Business Name & Gross Business Opportunity

During hunting season, hundreds of burly woodsmen slather themselves in doe pee to attract and lure their prey with their shot guns at the ready. Wearing pee like perfume certainly isn't glamorous, but it's a necessary part of hunting for sport. If you think that wearing deer pee is disgusting, think about the poor businesses responsible for collecting the doe pee. Mrs. Doe Pee in Iowa specializes in pee farming; be prepared to pity these people because business doesn't get much less glamorous than this.


Interactive Drum T-Shirt: Fashion That Lets You Be A Rock Star!

ThinkGeek.com keeps up with current trends, but imprinting fashionable music and rock related graphics on their t-shirts. However, their fashionable and innovative t-shirts not only help you look like a wannabe rock star; they also help you become one in a way that's slightly geekier than rock.  With the interactive drum kit t-shirt, you too can be a drum hero, without having to buy a drum set or learn how to play; but prepare yourself for a lot of inappropriate contact when others want to beat your drums.


Cake Mix For Dogs! Just Add Love And Stir

It's kind of against my religion to bake with cake mixes.... On the other hand, I checked out the ingredients, and there's nothing artificial in the Puppy Cakes, no preservatives, nothing you can't pronounce. In fact, Buddy's Best Banana Cake and Fifi's Favorite Carob Cake look like they'd be pretty healthy for your dog.

CookThink will Satisfy Your Cravings

CookThink makes it easy to search for recipes that have all your favorite ingredients in them, or find distinct dishes that feature something different in them.  The home page  has an idea box that lets you click a bunch of different ingredients if you don't already have your appetite made up already.  You can also search by dish, type of cuisine, or whatever mood you're in that day.

Wearable Hydration: Camelbak Racebak and Shredbak

New wearable hydration garments from Camelbak decrease weight, bulk and shifting, creating 72 ounces of water that fits like a glove.

Aquamantra's New BIO Bottle: I Am Green! I Am Green!

Aquamantra, the company that brings you mantras on your bottled spring water, will introduce a new biodegradable PET bottle that will recycle in one to five years, the company says, even without sunlight. Maybe the bottle's new mantra will be I am green.

Site Announcement - March 7, 2008

InventorSpot.com is pleased to announce the addition of another writer to our blogging team. Chris Weiss is a freelance writer who has dabbled in everything from politics to travel. Like many men (and women) out there, Chris is somewhat obsessed with the latest gadgets and technological breakthroughs. As a snowboarder, mountain biker and all around outdoor sports nut, Chris has a particular affinity toward gadgets that are designed to pull you out of the hairiest wilderness survival situations or simply make the outdoors more fun. Chris will be covering gadgets with a slight emphasis on outdoors and fitness-related items. You can check out his amazing finds here.

Wine: A Glass A Day Can Reduce Risk Of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. today. In thirty years, esophageal cancer has grown 500 percent! But the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has discovered that certain diets and a glass of wine can curtail the risk of a precursor to esophageal cancer, called Barrett’s Esophagus.

DVR Sunglasses - A New Way To Record Porn?

Are you being recorded right now? You may want to pay close attention to those glasses worn by the guy at the end of the bar. There may just be a camera in his shades.