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Inventive (But Ill-Advised) Ways to Keep Cool


This is the first entry by Christian Hoopes as a featured blogger. Christian knows how to win friends and influence people; he just chooses not to. He grew up in a desert and therefore is an expert on beating the heat, albeit not exactly in style. He also thinks they should bring back Peanut Butter Snickers.

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Summer is in full swing with no signs of letting up any time soon-these may in fact be considered the ‘dog days’ of summer. Why the dog days? Because it’s so hot that you pee anytime someone rings the doorbell, and you can’t stop panting and licking yourself. It’s not pretty.

Therefore, we at American Inventor Spot have decided to leap to your rescue. Everyone wants to find a better way to beat the heat, but not everyone has the luxury of taking the day off and splishing around at the local water park-some of us have jobs, you know. It is for these unfortunate individuals that we direct our assistance. read more »

10 Types of MEN You Need to Avoid

Well, I had committed in the 10 Types of Women You Need to Avoid article that I would write about Men to Avoid.

I really regretted suggesting I would do that as it was almost impossible to find male dolls that were not "adult", and I really did not enjoy looking at all the stupid looking adult male dolls (...and yes, I may someday do an article on them if I can get it through our censors). It only took me about a week of scouring the net to finally realize that dolls for men are called "action figures". Duh!

So here's my dating advice on the 10 Types of Men You Need to Avoid, as highlighted by dolls, I mean male action figures:


How To Never Write Anything You'll Regret


So, have you ever been in a situation where you pounded out something hateful or embarrassing on your keyboard, pressed send and then immediately regretted it?

Me? I've done it so many times I can't even begin the remember them all.

Well, I found a solution to that problem that too many of us have...diarrhea of the hands. The solution is ingenious really.
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"PITCH TO AMERICA" INVENTION VIDEO


Found this great little video. I believe it's from INPEX. Enjoy. read more »

Weird Jewelry : My Idea of Inventive Art


PinPinAre you a fan on one-of-a kind pieces of rare jewelry?

Well, as you know, Michelle (one of our bloggers here at AmericanInventorSpot.com) posts here regularly on inventive and innovative art.

I thought that with this classic collection of sculptural pieces, I was pretty sure she would never get around to sharing it with you. I thought she wouldn't mind (hehe) if I used the idea to share my own take on Inventive Art with you.



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Hair Tragedies: Inventive Appearance


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Just a quick post to a link I have seen around the web the past few days (like BitsandPieces.blospot.com). Too funny not to share, in case you haven't seen it already. read more »

10 Father's Day Gifts That Actually Make Sense 2006


(Editor: This article was originally published for Father's Day 2006)

Father's Day is the worst. Every year, it's the same lame presents. Come on, you know what I am talking about! If I never see another tie, cologne, BBQ set, belt, wallet socks, underwear, shirt, sweater or lame ass book, I will die happy. Listen up, guys and let me know if you agree with me. I think I have come up with some really novel gift ideas for dear old dad (other than the obvious stuff he really wants but I can't afford like a Porsche, the model girfriend or the giant flat screen tv). Here's my picks for what to get the old man, depending on what type of Dad you have (together with some choice ad content from their vendors)...
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10 Things To Make You Want to Puke

What is the weirdest thing you ever ate? I can eat almost everything as my big frame can attest, but there are limits to even my gluttony.

I realize that foods that one eats and enjoys are culture based and the love of sushi, kimchi, and a rare steak are cultivated based on where you were raised, but some things are just plain disgusting (at least to my plebian brain).

Here are my choices for the 10 Weirdest Things That People Eat:

Inventive Appearance: Beard World Championship


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Well, our site has gone through alot of trauma over the past few weeks with constant problems with our servers and the ultimate failure of the complete loss of a server from our hosting company Midphase.

I need a drink, and since I can't have one (I won't bore you with the details), I decided I needed a little levity.

I decided that since the other bloggers at AmericanInventorSpot.com are all posting on different types of inventions and innvoations, I'd get into the act to and do my own special feature in inventive appearance. read more »

Cars and What They Say About You

People often choose cars to express themselves. You buy a Hummer and that screams out "I'm a really big man" or "I Think Green". You buy a Bentley and that screams out "I'm rich son of a b***h". You buy a VW Bug and that screams out "I'm adorable - don't squish me".

People are wacky. Wacky people often have wacky cars. I don't know if they intend to be wacky, but I think it just happens.


10 Things You Don't Need

Sometimes I have the urge to buy something, anything. I get this craving to go and spend my money and feel the adrenaline rush of finding something that others don't have and imagining how cool everyone will think I am once I show them what I found. Do you ever get like that?

I am thinking lots of people do as I really don't have another explanation for why certain things get bought. They don't really have any practical purpose. I know that people sometimes call this stuff "novelty items", but as soon as the novelty wears off, what do you have?

Want Cosmetic Surgery? Some Wacky Options to Consider

Do you feel like you need plastic surgery? Would you increase your bust, get a new chin or nose or trim off your belly?

Our nation is obsessed with looking youthful and beautiful. We spend billions a year on getting more shapely, youthful and attractive (as such is defined by our societal norms today).

Well, rather than plastic surgery - which is basically going to go get something cut, crushed, sucked, threaded, sawed off, or pumped into your body - I thought of some products that can dramatically help you change your appearance without resorting to cosmetic surgery. I mean frankly, with all the options available to change the way you look, I don't know why people would have to resort to going under the knife.

Gifts You Should Never Give Your Mom For Mother's Day!

In honor of Mother's Day and all the fine mothers out there, there is a ton of advice going around about what to get Moms as a gift for Mother's Day.

Instead of the usual suggestions for flowers (Cheap Mother's Day Flowers)and chocolates (Amazing Chocolates), what I think is truly valuable advice for readers would be to share with folks my hard learned lessons and helpful advice on what to not give your Mom for Mother's Day. You may not have realized it yet but the perfect gift for Mother's Day can determine whether Mom is an angel or a pain to you for the rest of the year...so you better get her something perfect!

Not for the Anal-Retentive - A Brief Safe


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This is truly a product for the non-anal-retentive person or someone with a seriously wacky sense of humor. Sometimes, I just need to let the product speak for itself...but of course, I won't as I like to hear myself talk. read more »

Wackiest Products for Your Dog

It is clear, we are a nation of extreme wealth. Otherwise, we would not lavish the type of dollars we do to keep our dogs "happy". At times, I think dog owners are simply crazy, not just crazy about their dogs...just crazy, cuckoo, wacko - as in not quite in touch with reality. I may be wrong. But then, could you please explain to me these wacky products for your dog:

Feeling a bit prickly?


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I am feeling a litte peeved and alot prickly today. So wearing something like this spiked backpack could make alot of sense. It's like one big flashing neon sign, get the $&%$ away from me. Or perhaps this would be the perfect gift for all those folks you think are a big pain in your back(side).

This wacky product is made of soft plush so like many things, it looks more fearsome than it actually is. You can find it at here.

French Fried Wacky Products


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I love french fries. Love love love them!

It's pretty safe to say that we are a nation obsessed with thses lovely little morsels of hot crispy salty yum. read more »

Is this a Doll You Identify With?


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I think the reason the Naya doll went to the next round of the AI TV show is because the judges thought that little girls can identify with the doll.

Well, here's a doll tries to represent a segment of our society that perhaps many of us can identify with. So is this product wacky or brilliant? Either way, it's going to be another fine addition to our
Wacky Products Gallery
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Need Grass for Your Ass?


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Is your backyard a bit boring? Need to bring a little interest to the old back yard, and your standard trees, bushes and flowers just won't do the trick?

Well, today's wacky product is the thing for you. Grass for your ass!

The description says:"The Grass armchair is self assembled, each pack contains 14 corrugated cardboard frames and 100g pack of grass seeds. You will need about 240 litres of soil, to fill in the frame. First find the right spot, because once the armchair has grown you won't be able to move it!! You can put up to 20cm of gravel with in the frame then the soil. Spread the seeds evenly using only 4/5 of the bag of seeds. Press them in and water slightly so that the soil is humid. Water the armchair everyday. read more »

AMUSED: Got an Itch You Got to Scritch?


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Today's Wacky Product of the day is a back-scratch t-shirt, so that you first can really scratch your itch just right.

This helps you map your back and point to exactly where you want your friend to scratch you. Inventive or Wacky? I kinda like the idea.