The Pig LED Keychain Light from AudioCubes features twin LED lights that shine out from this cute pink (or black, or white) plastic piggie's nose to shine the light of reason into the heart of darkness - or at least, your car or home lock. read more »
Imagine a giant sock monkey. Rockford city did and they named him Nelson. He is 5'8" tall without his hat; 6'2" with his hat and 7'2" including his tail. Nelson, named after John Nelson (the man patented the first sock knitting machines in 1869, 1876 and 1879) is made out of 44 Rockford Red Heeled socks. He is the original giant sock monkey and you can visit him at the Midway Village and Museum Center.
Now take a few more minutes and then imagine another giant sock monkey, but this time imagine an anatomically correct sock monkey. Having a little trouble? read more »
According to a 2005 survey of more than 1,000 moms, lots of blunders happen in the bathroom. For example, 85 percent have fallen into the toilet when the seat is left up. One quarter surveyed have resorted to using toilet paper for a wet child emerging from the bath when no towel was in sight. Better yet, 33 percent of moms have sleepily brushed their teeth with something other than toothpaste. read more »
The USB Mini Fridge keeps canned beverages chilled and within reach when deadlines are looming and thirst is calling. read more »
Pinocchio: Truth or lie, the long standing debate continues, in the shape of a funnel. read more »
When I think of really fun pillows, I think of the ones that nature blessed women with. But for those folks who want a bit of variety in the soft places they want to rest their tired heads, I've put together a collection of 10 Fun Pillows to Suit Every Mood: read more »
The Cartoon Network has a television cartoon series called Dexter's Laboratory. In it, boy genius Dexter hides away in his secret bedroom laboratory to save the world, and avoid his ballerina sister Dee Dee.
This cute cartoon from Dexter's Laboratory really captures the ups and downs of the invention process. read more »
The Hello Kitty Static Electricity Key Holder is much more than just a cute key chain, it's a powerful static electricity absorber that takes the sting out of closing your car door. read more »
What looks like a phone and sounds like a phone, but acts like a clock? The Zihotch Showa Retro Wrist Watch, of course! read more »
Making a boring and mundane chore very interesting...The Ironman. read more »
It has been years since I've ridden a bike, other than a stationary fitness bike. I've thought about it a lot, but never really did anything to get back on one. Besides, there aren't many places around where I live to ride a bike without needing to drive several miles to a park. I could risk the busy streets, but I think my bravery flew out the window as soon as I had kids.
Then a few months ago my daughter received a bike as a gift and it got me thinking about how nice it would be to go bike riding with her, even if just at the park. It would give us a chance to bond more and exercise together. read more »
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Our Guest Blogger, Steve Levenstein, is a writer, copywriter and
Japanophile from Toronto, Canada. The tide of wild, wacky and wonderful
products from Japan seems to beg for commentary, and Steve has happily taken on the burden of doing just that. Steve is the Assistant Editor of The Driver Magazine and has just set up his portfolio website here.
He has some great inventions from Japan to share with the readers of InventorSpot.com. Here's his article: read more »
Here are Fortune Cookies that hold more than your days fortune... read more »
I've always bee a sucker for a good advertisement. These are some of the best out there. Playful, interesting, disturbing, funny; you'll find a wide variety in this compilation from Bored.com read more »
Ladies can replace that period with an exclamation mark as feminine hygiene goes lethal with The Pink Stinger, a stun gun creatively disguised as a tampon.
Dr. Yoshiro NakaMats has shattered the world record for most patents held that was formerly held by Thomas Edison. He currently holds over 3000 patents and is Japan's most prolific inventors. One of this most influential inventions was the floppy disk, which he invented when he was 23 years old as a student.
BBC's series "Adam and Joe go Tokyo", interviews Dr. NakaMats. Adam and Joe Go Tokyo was a eight episode series that was aired on BBC Three and BBC One in 2003. The show was originally rumoured to be called Asian Invasion, and showed Adam and Joe looking at Japanese culture, music, meeting famous Japanese people and unforgettably trying to become famous in eight weeks.
This invention video is an amusing and fascinating opportunity to see Dr. NakaMats, one of the most prolific inventors of all time, show off a few of his inventions. I wonder how sales for his Love Spray is doing. You can learn more about Dr. NakaMats on his website Dr.Nakamats.com
The video is about 6 minutes long. Enjoy. read more »
When I was a kid, I remember every Thanksgiving following my uncle into the hallway so he could retrieve the phone book from his closet.
He would hold it high above his head, shuffle to the table, and with a flourish, place it firmly on the black vinyl dining room seat.
Here's a video on 10 Weird Inventions presented on the Jon Stewart Show:
Amusing? Stupid? Weird? or Brilliant? You decide... This video is about 5 minutes.
Enjoy. read more »