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Washable Toilet Seat Liner Warms Hearts, Saves Power

If your pet peeve is a cold toilet seat and you're dreading the onset of winter weather, Japan's got something that'll warm your heart (and more): fluffy, furry, reusable and washable toilet seat liners. Next time nature calls, don't let American Standard give you the cold shoulder - plop your posterior on a poodle instead!

Call it Edgy: The Parental Advisory iPhone 4 Case

Got a few choice words to tell those bleepin' telemarketers? Making prank calls to Tipper Gore again? The polycarbonate plastic, custom designed Parental Advisory iPhone 4 Case lets the world know you're the “Bad Apple” of the bunch.

Eco-Friendly Heat Pad Pencil Combo Composts As You Compose

Care to shave a few cents off your monthly heating bill? Looking to be the next hot writer? Say “yes!” to both, provided your purple prose is penned with the Heat Pad Pencil!

Faux Apple iShampo for 'Original, Revolutionary, Surprising and Elegant' Hair

Introducing “iShampo”, yet another Apple tribute (copy, knockoff, ripoff) that seeks to parlay the promotional power of the iconic tech colossus. Why change the world again today when you can change your hair care regimen tomorrow?

Polar Bear & Penguin Ice Cube Cups Raise Environmental Awareness While Cooling Your Drink

Global warming poses grave consequences for polar bears and penguins. Raise awareness of their plight while you raise your glass... cleverly chilled with global warming warning ice cubes from cups conceived by Japan's Atsuhiro Hayashi.

LED Emergency Flashlight Pig Needs No Batteries, Won't Hog Energy

The cute, practical & eco-friendly 'Dynamo Torch Pig Shape' from Chinese online gadget emporium Shanghai Donya may have an unwieldy name, but this flashlight swine will rise & shine when storms strike and power outages leave you in the dark.

10 Overly Cute Japanese School Buses That Go the Extra Smile

Too cute for school? Not in Japan, where settling at mere cuteness means you're not trying hard enough. That high-pitched sound you're hearing isn't a school bus in need of a brake job, just its pint-sized passengers squealing "KAWAII!" in unison.

Classy or Crass? China Cranks Out Steve Jobs Memorial iPhone and iPad Covers

Was it a crass way to commemorate a class act or a stroke of entrepreneurial genius anticipating huge public demand? Within mere hours of Apple founder and tech icon Steve Jobs passing away, memorial iPhone and iPad covers were flooding out of Chinese factories and onto retail store shelves.

Scratch Music From The World's Best Scratchers: Cats

Leave it to Suck UK to advance the cause of scratch music by creating the ultimate scratcher for the ultimate cool cat. Here's DJ Fellix with the latest in scratch technology - the Cat Scratch deck.

 


Leg Hair Font Adds Kick to Your Cursive

Desktop publishers rejoice! If you thought every possible typeface theme had already been explored, you haven't seen Leg Hair Font. Created by 20-year-old Japanese art student Mayuko Kanazawa, Leg Hair Font is a kinky, curly, shag-adelic cursive that comes in both upper and lower case.

Double-Edged Frozen Food Knife Cuts Cold Turkey and More

The innovatively designed CHIC Frozen Food Knife from Japan makes short work of ice-cold meats, poultry, seafood, bread and more thanks to its wickedly sharp, double-sided molybdenum-steel blade.

Handmade Guitar Backpack Can Carry More Than a Tune

This finely detailed, handmade Guitar Backpack from Japan's Ito Manufacturing is based on Gibson's legendary Les Paul electric guitar but gives you more... like a soft, lined interior suitable for storing all your light favorite travel needs.

Let Your iPhone Shine with The Swarovski Ball Earphone Jack Accessory

Bored with your plain-jane iPhone, smartphone, iPod or MP3 player? Check out the Swarovski Ball Earphone Jack Accessory. Plug in any one of the 15 different crystal colors and you'll be shouting “iBling, therefore iAm!”

Recolo Time Lapse Digital Recorder Camera Speeds Up Your Life

Lights, camera, inaction! If you're one of those people who enjoys watching the grass grow, you've got entirely too much time on your hands... or, you've got the Recolo Interval Recorder from Japan's Compact Impact.

Obama Fried Chicken, You're Gonna Get Served!

Why call on a mere Kentucky Colonel when you can chow down on chicken cooked by the Commander In Chief? Obama Fried Chicken was set up to serve students from nearby Beijing Aerospace City College campus... unless KFC China's lawyers "serve" the store's owners first.

Meet 'Pepsi Pink', Japan's New Strawberry Milk Flavored Cola

Just in time for Japan's “winter party season” comes Pepsi Pink, a blush-tinted cola which should sell well in the homeland of Hello Kitty. According to Pepsi Japan, new Pepsi Pink is bursting with the rich aroma and refreshing taste of strawberry milk.

Ten Even Weirder and Funnier Japanese Condoms

Following up on our previous look at The Top 10 Weirdest and Funniest Japanese Condoms, these 10 amusingly odd male contraceptive packages illustrate Japan's undeclared intent to make laughs, not babies.

Tsunami Survival Capsules Offer Hope for Japan's Next Great Wave

Ready for the next tsunami? Then you've really got balls: enhanced fiberglass “Noah” capsule balls, to be exact. Japan's Cosmo Power designed these bright yellow survival spheres so users can escape onrushing floods and ride the relentless quake-spawned tidal waves to rescue.

Get Smartphone: China's Counterfeiters Create an Adidas Handset

The Adidas S-808 Sneaker Flip Phone is a triumph of cellphone styling seemingly inspired by Maxwell Smart, Agent 86. Adidas, however, is less than impressed considering the Germany-based sports apparel manufacturer doesn't actually make mobile phones. Sorry about that, Chief.

Flag Stickers for Galaxy Phones Show Off Your Home (Button)

Samsung Galaxy smartphone owners, raise the flag when you lift your phone! 'Touch Me!' Button Stickers from Japan's Strapya World allow patriotic Galaxy S and S-II owners to customize their Android handsets' Home buttons to show off their national flag.