Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

There's Gold In That There Sugar Cube!

Have you ever thought the statement "Now I've seen it all!" is a very transient thing? It seems that every time you turn a corner someone has come up with something even stranger, weirder, or more . . . well . . . crazy. Case in point: Gold Sugar. Not sugar that is made to look like gold for confectionery purposes, but regular sugar, in a cube, covered with edible gold leaf.

What Do You Get When You Put A Worm's Brain Into a Robot?

When I wrote the title for this article, my mind immediately went to an image of a bizarre, snake-like metal machine that would slither across the floor in a quite disturbing manner.  Of course reality is quite different from my Sci-Fi addled brain.

Sheesh! Kabobs Anytime In The Microwave?

There is nothing like a good kabob to make a special meal. Usually you do this only when you are going to do some grilling. For most of us that limits making kabobs to the summer months and sometimes you'd just like to have them year round. Well, with a Lekue Kabob Cooker you can make them anytime in the microwave.

One Way To Rock Your Snow Globes

At this time of year it is common to give a snow globe as a gift. Naturally all of the standard Christmas icons have been done to death. Major cities have also taken up their share of this market. How about one that is a pile of rocks? To the uninitiated that is what this Cairn Snow Globe looks like it is holding. This stack of rocks is so much more than that.

Move Over Grilled Cheese - Bourbon Chocolate Slices Have Hit The Scene

Can you imagine chocolate, packaged in the same way as conventional processed cheese slices? Yes, that’s what the innovative people at Japanese company, Bourbon, have created.

Sometimes Cooking Requires A Master Plan With A Master Pan

There are just times in life when you've just got too much cooking going on and can't stand the thought of washing all those pans. With a Master Pan you can make a master plan and cook an entire dinner in just one non-stick pan. There are five different compartments to allow you to make your meat and side dishes all at the same time -- and on just one burner.

Can You Spare a Square? Toilet Paper Tube Sculptures

What can you do with empty toilet paper rolls besides throw them at people? Make art with them, of course!

Into Escargot? Grow Your Own!

Most of us only know snails as a pesky garden pest. To the French snails are a fine delicacy to be enjoyed at the start of a gourmet meal. Not all snails are edible or palatable so you can't just run out and gather a meal up off of the patio. However you can get a Grow Your Own Escargot Kit and start raising your own herd of tasty morsels.

We Wish You A Geeky Christmas

It may be Christmas but that doesn't mean that you need to give up being a geek for the holidays! Your Christmas stocking can reflect your favorite form of geekery with a Star Wars R2-D2 Stocking, a Doctor Who TARDIS Stocking, or even a Game of Thrones Stocking. Each one is officially licensed merchandise of the franchise each belongs to.

Be Naughty: Give The Gift Of Coal This Christmas!

Once upon a time it was a common practice in some cultures to put a lump of coal in a naughty child's Christmas stocking and leave out the toys. The disappointment was supposed to give these children the incentive to be a good child in the year to come. While we don't do that anymore, you can have some fun giving someone a bag of You've Been Naughty Popcorn Coal this year.

Anyone Have Change for a Dollar? Dynamic Dollar Art

Have you ever had one of those days while riding public transportation, looking down at your crumpled money and thought, “Damn, I wish I could turn this dollar bill into Cartman”?

Clip In Man Bun Gives Guys More Styling Options

Who doesn’t love an impeccably groomed man in a great suit with a not-too-contrived man bun to top off the look? The Clip In Man Bun has arrived and it just may be the holiday accessory you’ve been waiting for.

Treat Yourself To A Bit Of Rattlesnake Or Alligator

With the holidays here your heart and mind are probably fixated on food. All the traditional stuff is great, of course, but sometimes you want something different. Let me introduce you to Mountain America Jerky. This is a mail order company that will REALLY let you try something new and different. A can of rattlesnake or alligator meat would barely scratch the surface of their offerings.

May Your Thanksgiving Be Free Of Giant Robots!

We've all had those days when a giant robot's hand wanders around during dinner.  Well... at least Hogarth Hughes has had this happen...

This Hanukkah Bring Your Menorah Into The 21st Century!

It is nearly time to light the candles again for Jews all over the world. Of course this can be a fire hazard -- especially for those with a klutz in the house. So it may just be time to go digital -- well, sort of. This cute 8-Bit Light-Up Menorah will allow you to stay safe from fire AND totally geek up your Hanukkah! Live long and play with your dreidel.