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13 Strange and Bizarre Gifts For The Weirdos In Your Life

Know someone hard to shop for? Are you sick of looking for something they'll actually like? Why not try something sure to confuse them instead? These strange goodies will be great ways to throw off the preconcieved gift ideas people already expect from you.

Fake Sideburns for Sunglasses: Great Idea?

Patent#Des 376,811, also known as Fake Sideburns for Sunglasses would appear to be a distant relative of the Groucho Marx masks that were so popular many years ago. These sideburns, however, are designed for the inner Elvis that resides within some of us even if the outer Elvis left the building three decades ago.

Psst! She Loves The Dog More...

Surveys are coming out right and left these days, as retailers try to find out exactly what people will buy when they really shouldn't be buying anything at all. And don't think the pet industry has been asleep at the wheel. The American Kennel Club (AKC), the purveyor of the well-bred dog, released data from its survey yesterday.

Psst. She loves the dog more.


This Place Smells Really Fishy!

The sports center in Callao, Peru will never be the same. Oh, it will probably look the same, but after this past Sunday, it will likely never smell the same.

A Fork That Tells You When To Eat: Great Idea?

US patent #5421089 also known in polite circles as the Alarm Fork is reminiscent of a ride along a busy highway. You stop for a light and proceed when it changes to another color. The alarm fork works the same way, creating a dictatorship and rule by the minority over the desires of the majority to eat whenever one desires. Read on, but watch that alarm. You may miss your chance for another bite!

Hijacker Injector: Great Idea?

Patent #3,841,328, the Hijack Injector, dates back to 1974, and although amusing in nature, is shrouded in a topic that couldn’t be more serious. One man’s idea about how to control a mid-air hijacking situation may be off base, but it is to be commended, sort of. Read on and watch your seat!

Cheese Filtered Cigarettes: Great Idea?

Patent# US3,234,948, also known as the Cheese-Filter Cigarette, dates back to the 1960s, when smokers and cigarettes still ruled the earth. This invention concerns a cigarette filter comprised of a mixture in which particles of hard cheese are blended with charcoal to produce a cigarette that tastes like…well, like it shouldn’t. Read on and wonder why.

Retractable Toilet Table Top: Great Idea?

Patent# US6983493, the Retractable Toilet Table Top, concerns the concept of toilet inspiration, you know, those great ideas that seem to come out of nowhere when it’s “john time.” The royal throne, as the inventor refers to that instrument of necessity we plebes know as a toilet, has been transformed into a respectable workplace.

Just Who Do You Think You Are? 3 Chairs That Tell You

In an exhibit entitled The Power Of Seat(ing) at Milan Design Week 2008, designers Sung-Hyun Kyung, Jesse Weser, and Gesthimani Papadopoulou used their collective talent to create chairs that reflect individual psyches, either who a person is, or who he wants to be.  Which of the chairs represents you? The Queen, Superman, or The Thinker?

Caffeine Inhaled Rather Than Imbibed: Great Idea?

Most agree that there’s nothing quite like the smell of coffee in the morning, but even the most die-hard aficionados confess to the need for caffeine as the real reason people love coffee. So why not find a quicker way to get the caffeine inside you? Why wait for the coffee to brew? Why indeed?

Talking To Plants and Getting Answers: Great idea?

Patent # US 7113911 is definitely way out there even for people who consider themselves very middle-of-the road! The Voice Communication Concerning a Local Entity is from another alien cosmos, a place where only those who howl at the moon are fit to enter. Read on, but don’t howl. They might hear you.

The Dad’s Cab: Fun Gag Gift Inspires New Business Idea

The Dad's Cab is a neat gadget that breeds an interesting business idea. How about charging children for the services we provide as parents, including carting them around to their many activities and engagements?

That An Axe in Your Bag Or Are You Happy To See Me?

Apparently, the artist that made these suitcase designs wanted to experiment with the idea of what we see and how it compares to how we perceive it. How we judge a book by its cover, you may say.

Decoy Hunting/Observing Blind: Great Idea?

US Patent # 6,415,807 also known as the Decoy Hunting/Observing Blind is a patent that dates back to the summer of 2002. Read all about how it works, although the question of why bother to make this may not be answered.

Motorized Picnic Table: Great Idea?

US Patent 6637349, the Motorized Picnic Table made its entrance in 2003. Was it an attempt to escape from invading ants or merely a conveyance designed to provide the appropriate setting for “eaters on the run?” Read on, but you may not get your answer.

Life Expectancy Timepiece: Great Idea?

Patent # 5,031,161 refers to a Lifetime Expectancy Timepiece, which is designed to inform those among us who simply must know everything exactly how much time we have left to live on this planet. If this sounds god-like and presumptuous, that’s because it is, and so much…more. Read on and wish with all your heart that you were somewhere else.

Forehead Support Apparatus: Great Idea?

It is not known if the inventor of Patent #6,681,419 was a drinker or no, but that would offer one explanation for this bizarre Forehead Support Apparatus, designed for resting a standing user’s forehead against a wall above a bathroom commode or beneath a showerhead. Read on and…be amazed.

19+ Best Interactive Pet Gifts: Toys For Cats, Dogs, Horses, Birds, Ferrets and Fish!


Pets are like kids: they love new stuff and they get bored easily. So, in looking for perfect pet gifts this year, I focused on pet toys that have the potential of holding your pet's attention for more than a few minutes on more than one occasion. High on my list are those toys that don't require the owner to participate in the play, which is what I mean by interactive. read more »

Anti-Eating Face Mask: Great Idea?

US Patent #4344424, also known as the Anti-Eating Face Mask, surely represents a new low in the world of dieting and food-deprivation, not to mention a direct and simplistic but rather silly way to go about the house on a daily basis.

Odors to Treat Male Impotence: Great Idea?

US Patent # 5,885,614 dates back to March of 2000 and hails from Chicago, the city of wind (hot and otherwise), and sometimes, silly invention ideas. Presented as an alternative to Viagra, the only stimulation required for this invention to work is your nose. I know, don’t ask, but read on and sort of be informed.