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Tokidoki Turntable Watch is Simply Divinyl!

The Tokidoki Turntable Watch recalls the good old days of vinyl records and record turntables... without all the scratching, warping and bulky cardboard sleeves.

When Can A Bialy Save Your Life? When It's A "Nanobialy"

New York bialys are every bit as great as the New York bagel, but who ever thought a nano particle would be named after one? The newest addition to nano-names makes the bialy a veritable hero!

A DIY Lab On A Chip: But When?

Soon, they say, a "Lab On A Chip In A Kit" will be available for home use so that we can test ourselves for certain illnesses. Also, we'd be able to check a chicken breast for salmonella and test the air for toxins. It's doable, but will it be available to help the boomer generation?

NASA Finds The Baby Boom Galaxy!

Naturally, NASA named the new-found galaxy after us, calling it the Baby Boom Galaxy. And, of course all the babies are stars! (We were always over-achievers!)

Modern Barbie Gets Kinky

There are some deviant minds in the product development and marketing suites at Mattel’s Barbie™ division.

Kenner's Blythe Doll Takes on New Life in Japan

Girls of a certain age may remember playing with Blythe, a big-headed doll introduced by American toy company Kenner in 1972. A generation later, Blythe has taken on a new life in far-off Japan. Blythe's most devoted Japanese fans hold her in such deep esteem, one might liken it to mania!

Shake It, Baby! Madonna Does!

Madonna shakes it. Shaquille O’Neal, Lance Armstrong, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jane Fonda, and LeBron James, Claudia Schiffer and Natalie Imbruglia are among other celebrities that are said to shake it. What do they shake? Everything. They do whole body vibration exercise (WBV) and there are several good reasons why....

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!

Agave Sweetens Naturally; Just Taste Your Tequila

What does Wholemato Ketchup have in common with your favorite tequila? A succulent plant called the agave. The natural sweetener that Wholemato Ketchup uses is agave nectar culled from the flower of the agave plant. Tequila is distilled from sap in the heart of the blue agave.

Bring Home Harmony With a Weekend Zen Garden

Got a yen for Zen? We're talking about the garden-variety type here; a little piece of heaven just steps from your back door. Though the art of Japanese gardening is many centuries old, in just one weekend you can create a reasonable facsimile of a classic temple garden in a secluded corner of your yard. It requires a minimum of materials, not much money and best of all, needs very little maintenance.

Selling Cellphones to the Gray Generation

Society may be aging but the older generation still wants to enjoy the benefits of technology. Marketers like Japan's NTT Docomo realize this and their new Raku Raku ("Easy Easy") Phone Basic S cellphone brings hi-tech back to basics.

A Multi-Functional Hearing Aid That Makes You Really Happy!

This man is jumping for joy. He can hear all the sounds in his environment, just like fully-hearing people can. He can also wirelessly connect to his mp3 player, watch TV, and make and receive cell phone calls... all through his hearing aid!

As Phonak, the maker of his Exélia™ hearing aid, suggests, the picture represents the joy that comes from finally experiencing a full life.


Cosmetics For The Deceased Make The Late Look Great

Kotoko Sato used to do the make-up for actors who had to look injured or dead in their scenes. Upon viewing some of her work, her father asked, "If you can make people look like they are dead, could you also make the deceased look alive?"

Threat Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Stroke Spotted By The Endotect™

Endotect™, recently released by Israeli medical tech company Cardiatec, looks as nonthreatening as a blood pressure cuff... and it is. Endotect tests endothelial function, the function that ultimately determines whether you live or die as a result of a cardio-vascular incident, such as sudden cardiac arrest or stroke.

Wear Your Dearly Departed Pet as a Diamond Ring

It's the ultimate Pet Rock. A Japanese company specializing in crafting memorials to passed-on pets can transform your faithful furry friend into a true jewel of denial - a glittering diamond ring or pendant.

Brilliant Invention! Vanguard System For Better Breast Cancer Detection

This new MRI table and accompanying breast detection software not only take better pictures, but they allow immediate medical intervention, if needed. That's why the Vanguard System inventor, Cameron Piron, President of Sentinelle Medical Inc. just received a Best Innovator 2008 Award from the Ontario Premier.

Great Invention Idea? Easy Clean Baby for Mother's Day

Have you ever seen a kid so dirty you wish you could just tie him up to a tree and spray him down? Or perhaps the kid in question is too young for such measures, so you think about grabbing the child by the shoulders (neck?) and repeatedly dipping him into a warm tub filled with soapy water. Unfortunately, the modern tub is too big to accommodate little tykes safely for either method. Thankfully, the United States Patent Office once again comes to the rescue of American families everywhere.

Aging Skin? A New Stem Cell Rejuvenation Cream In The Pipeline

Some say that the first 1000 year-old person is already alive! If I am that person, I sure don't want to have 1,000 year old skin! Heck, I don't even want 50 year-old skin! Maybe a new stem cell cream will keep my skin as young as my uh... body.

Coffee Clash - Look Out Starbucks, Here Comes McCafé!

If your impression of McDonalds is wall-to-wall plastic, "fries with that?" and a garish clown named Ronald, then you've never enjoyed coffee at a McCafé. Which is precisely what McDonalds has in mind. Be afraid, Starbucks, be VERY afraid!

Great Invention Idea? 5 Mother's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom

Mother's Day is around the corner. What better time is there to honor the women who give us life and who make up the cornerstones of psychoanalysis? That's why I'm recommending the following five patents as perfect, non-traditional gift ideas for your mom - whether you like her or not. C'mon dude, she had you!