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Spot's Illustrated 2008 Dog Swimsuit Issue

We've been scoping out dog swimsuits and their models all spring and, finally, on the official first weekend of Summer, we're ready to announce the 10 winners of Inventor Spot's Illustrated 2008 Dog Swimsuit Contest! The top dog swimsuits are winners in 10 categories, including Best Itsy-Bitsy-Teeny- Weeny-Pink-Polka-Dot Dog Bikini, Geekiest Dog Jammers, Best Butt Dog Jammers, and If You've Got It, Flaunt It Dog Bikini. Come on in and see them....


Everything You Wanted to Know About the History of the Portable Music Player..And Stuff You Didn't

Even though mp3 players are the main portable music players today, they wouldn’t be here without their predecessors.

Caviar Substitute 'Cavianne' Saves Cash, Calories, Fish

Cavianne may do for caviar what margarine has done for butter... become an artificial substitute that approaches the original in both looks and flavor. It could also do something for caviar's source, the Caspian Sturgeon - chiefly, help save it from extinction.

A New Amp For An Acoustic Sound

Talented acoustic guitarists take note: there’s a new amp on the market that’s about to change design techniques and your sound quality.

First Solar-Powered Speedboat to Hit the Water

Solar-Powered cars are nothing new. People have been refining and revamping the design for quite some time now. As we shift toward more eco-friendly modes of transportation, it was only a matter of time until those ideas and designs were put to use elsewhere, even if elsewhere isn't on land.

Partner Stealing The Covers? Couples Sheet Keeps Score

Adjusting to life as a couple is fun when you're in love, but sometimes sharing a bathroom or a bed, for that matter, can get a bit irritating... especially when it comes to your partner stealing the sheets in the middle of the night. This Couples Sheet shows you just how much sheet your partner (or you!) is stealing.

Taking Birdwatching To The Next Level

To some, birdwatching can be as dull as sitting in a kid’s pool without any water. You’re not interested, the curiosity is just not there and you feel like you’re wasting time looking through binoculaurs. But what if you could get a closer look at the feathered wonders?

Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas Help You Stand Out in a Cloud

Umbrellas don't just protect you from rain & sun, they also can be just plain fun! That's the idea behind these Rain Parade Mini Umbrellas from Japan.

Toyota Corolla Goes Electric...Sort Of

The Toyota Corolla has been a fine automobile since it's introduction in 1966. It has undergone several redesigns and hundreds of slight changes. Recently, a company based out of Finland decided it needed another change, but not nearly as subtly as some body lines. They plan on replacing the internal combustion engine with an all electric system.

New Les Paul Guitar Has Unique Style And Feature

Gibson has always been known as an innovator when it comes to music, but their new Guitar of the Month is changing more things than just technology.

Gettin' Widggy With the Chumby

Who says you are too old to play with toys? It's soft, it's small, it's cute and it's socially acceptable to play with by those over the age of 19. I introduce to you, the Chumby .

Scientists Photograph a Light Pulse

Researchers have taken a photograph of a light pulse that is just 2.5 femtoseconds (10-15 seconds) long - the shortest pulse ever to be imaged.

They didn't use a tiny camera, but rather another even shorter light pulse. The flash lasted just 80 attoseconds (10-18 seconds), making it the shortest light pulse ever generated.

Wonder No More: Watch How-to Videos on

If you're looking for a how-to video on ... just about anything, you might find it on, a community search engine that indexes over 130,000 instructional videos.

Man's New Best Friend: The Remote Golf Caddy

With the help from one specific company, a routine 18 holes is about to become even more fascinating.

Pedalling Million Dollar Bike To Beijing

Just when you thought the competition at the Olympics was tough, technology takes it up another notch.

Electronic Cigarette Lights Up In A Healthier Way

Thinking of quitting smoking but having trouble starting that process? One new invention has created the opportunity to make quitting an easier task.

Pat and His No-Dig Gardening Grow

Thanks to innovative farming methods Pat Marfisi learned in Australia and other parts of the world while working on organic farms, his successful and popular garden are the talk around town because of what he gardening method doesn't require -- digging or much watering.

Shake Up The World With Creepy Snow Globes

Artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz construct eerie detailed artistic scenes hidden inside of snow globes.

Mangosteen, the Queen of Fruits!

Mangosteen, a small purple fruit relatively unknown outside of East Asia owing to its perishable nature, is about to make a big impact as a health enhancer. "Mangosteen Mania" has struck Japan - your country may be next!

First Reverse Vasectomy Ever Performed On A Horse!

The Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo just disclosed that surgery was performed late last year on a horse to reverse a vasectomy originally performed in 1999. This was the first reverse vasectomy ever performed on a horse. It was not just any horse: it was the National Zoo's endangered Przewalski horse, one of a few hundred wild horses alive today.