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Want Leafy Vines Instead of Miles Of Electrical Cords?

If there is one thing that our explosion of technology has given us is miles of electrical cords that crawl all over the house like a colony of demented octopi. You can try to hide them. I've thought of braiding them into a decorative design but I think that a new company called ElectroVine has the right idea. They have created a 6-foot extension cord that looks like a nice green vine of ivy.

Want A Cookbook You Can Eat?

Just about everybody thinks they have got a cookbook in them so you have to have a pretty strong angle or gimmick to get one to actually sell. Even the "gimmicks" are running rather thin -- from every kind of diet plan under the sun to those for every charity under that same sun. The latest idea is a really tasty one -- literally. The novelty of this particular tome is that it is the one and only Edible Cookbook.

Want A New Star Trek Movie Funded By Kickstarter?

It has been nearly 50 years since The Great Bird of the Galaxy Gene Rodenberry, had his view of where no man has gone before head out into the minds of the American people. His "wagon train to the stars" television series has spawned a movement of people called Trekkies, several spin-offs and movies, and billions in merchandising. Now a new independent Star Trek film is heading into production thanks to the success of a couple of Kickstarter campaigns -- Star Trek: Axanar.

10 Funny And Bizarre Children's Toys That You Should Never Buy Your Kids

Children’s toys gone wrong, this is the stuff of nightmares.  It’s unsettling when we come across toys that seem to cross our society’s wholesome boundaries, however, we can’t help but be a tad bit intrigued.  Here are some toys that make you go “Hmmm…”  Let’s dive in and I’ll explain as we go.

Want To Become A Coral Reef When You Die?

The subject of dying is one that we normally don't want to spend time thinking about, but if there is one thing for sure in this world it is that we are all going to die. What happens to our remains is up to us. Standard burials have been eating up the land to the point that the space could one day run out. To that end more people are now opting for cremation, but what to do with the ashes. One really awesome idea is Eternal Reefs where the ashes of the dearly departed become a part of a new ocean reef.

Want A Truly Novel T-Shirt With An Entire Novel On It?

T-shirts have long been a staple of the world of apparel and they have gotten pretty creative, but when was the last time you saw a truly novel one? One company, Litographs, is working hard to make sure that all of their t-shirts, posters, and tote bags are novel -- or poetry, short stories, or non-fiction. They do this by printing the entire book in a style that appears artistic from a distance and completely readable close up.

Want A New Way For Refugees To Live With Dignity?

There are a number of reasons that people can become refugees -- from geo-political conflicts to the effects of climate change. It is a devastating thing for people to lose everything in the path of these forces and then be faced with trying to rebuild a life from nothing. Designer Abeer Seikaly has come up with a different kind of shelter for refugees that gives them a small home of their own that is more functional than your average tent.

Want This Way Cool Steampunk Ring That Turns Into A Telescope?

There are few of us who haven't dreamed of living the life of a spy -- dashing about the great capitals of the world, being chased by evil agents bent on destroying our freedoms, and, best of all, getting to make use of super spy gadgets. Just like James Bond (in an alternate universe) you can get this way cool Capt. Jules' Extraordinary Telescope Ring with an awesome steampunk look.

Want To Ride A Longboard While Strolling With The Kid?

What if not giving up some of your childhood joys was a key to helping save the planet? For some people keeping their skateboard as a mode of transportation stays with them for a number of years. When the spouse and children come along it seems time to grow up and get rid of the board -- but what if you didn't need to? The Longboard Stroller Project is looking at how skateboarding may still be a great idea -- complete with baby on board.

Chinese Facekini Fad Inspires French Fashion Mag Photoshoot

Those freakish “face-kini” masks worn by legions of sun-avoiding Chinese women have made the jump to haute couture thanks to a photoshoot featured in former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book.

Want To Keep You Hands "Toasty" Warm While On The Computer?

Cold weather is closer than we like to think. For some it is as close as someone turning on the air conditioning. When you are working at the computer it is really easy to end up with freezing cold hands for some reason. One great way to keep your hands toasty warm is with these cool Toasty Handwarmers. Not only are they warm as toast, they are pretty damn adorable too.

Want To Go Old School And Build Your Own Camera?

These days everyone is snapping photos with their cell phones. For some folks they get out a digital camera to do a bit of shooting. The die-hards still use film. You can take a trip into the past with Viddy, the pinhole camera. Not only does it require you to go old school with 35 mm film, you even have to build it yourself out of cardboard from a DIY kit.

Want To Wake Up To A Fresh Cup Of Coffee?

One of the hardest things that any of us face in the course of the day is getting up in the first place. And for nearly as many of us we aren't worth squat until that first cup of coffee has been fully infused into our bloodstreams. There have been coffee makers with timers that have been readying the java for decades, but now you can have an alarm clock by the bed that has that first cup ready to go when it goes off.

Want Guitar Picks Recycled From Yesteryear?

The music industry was built on mountains of vinyl, or stacks of wax as they used to be called. Those old records have been filling up landfills for decades now as they have gotten broken, worn out, or were just plain discarded. One company has taken these old and no longer viable platters and started making them into Recycled Vinyl Record Guitar Picks for your music-making pleasure.

Want Your Gummi Bears Evilly Hot?

You aren't a kid anymore and there are times that you want you candy indulgences to be just as grown up as you are, but with the nostalgic touch of reminding you of your childhood. A dash of wicked humor would not go amiss either. Enter the Evil Hot Gummi Bears -- the somewhat sinister sibling of those fruity little bears of your childhood that you loved so much.

Want To Take Your Selfie To The Mayonnaise Level?

This whole selfie trend seems to be getting more and more out of control. Not only do we share them with everyone on the planet, they are starting to take a larger part of the stage in popular culture. So why not just go all the way and have your selfie portrait done in mayo on your burger? Okay. This "trend" is an advertising stunt, not something headed into your kitchen.

7 Terribly Funny Children's Book Parodies For Adults

Parodies of classic children's books geared towards adults are all the rage these days.  Revisiting your favorite childhood stories with a unique and vulgar new spin is a great way to laugh your way down memory lane.  Check out these 7 terribly funny children's book parodies.

Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt Brings Lingerie Out Of The Shadows

The Men's Sheer Bra T-shirt emblazons the shadowy image of a black bra across the back. Sold online by Japan's Village Vanguard, the subversive shirt sold out almost immediately after being listed due to unexpected demand.

Hanaga Tap Nose Electrical Outlet Cover Is Worth Picking

The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.

The Sucky Way To Get Fuller Lips With Fullips

The new lip plumping beauty product Fullips sucks.  Literally.