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Need This New Invention? Fantasy Coffins As Art

The art of making special, beautiful coffins is many hundreds of years old -- from the sarcophagi of ancient Egyptians to the figurative caskets for the chiefs and priests of the Ga people in Africa. Over the past few decades this has evolved into an amazing art form practiced by artists in Ghana. You can be buried in pretty much any kind of coffin you choose -- from a Mercedes, to a Coke bottle, to a chicken.

Great Invention Idea? Human Turd Scale!


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I have a friend who tries to calm my food fears by reassuring me that something that doesn't weigh a pound cannot make me gain a pound. Fine! But what about the bag of chocolate covered nuts (they're filled with protein) I ate this morning? The one I forgot to weigh on my food scale? How much of that have I got sitting inside of me, threatening the needle of my bathroom scale? read more »

Need This New Invention? T-Shirt Imprinted With Tide-Infused Ink

Manufacturers actually adding Tide to clothing ahead of time is not exactly a go-to thought. Since it is a gimmick aimed at the chronically laundry-challenged -- college students -- it makes a lot more sense. The t-shirts come with a variety of scenes of mothers crying over the enormous pile of laundry their kids have brought home for them to do was created by Leo Burnett, the company's ad agency in Poland.

EXIT: Scary Business Has Visitors Escape From 'Saw' Inspired Situations

There is a big business in scaring people, and it is a concept that doesn't just find people knocking down its haunted doors for Halloween. Many major tourist areas across North America feature haunted houses and mazes that have people lining up to pee their pants as people jump out of the shadows. While the more traditional scare providers are still successfully operating, there is a new type of terror in town competing in the market, and it creates a unique and scary experience that rivals some popular, nightmare inducing movies.

Need This New Innovation? The Lazy Zipper Zip-On Tie

Tying a tie isn't the sort of skill that everone excels at, even if they have been recognized by the Scouts for their knot-tying skills. Of course, your could always go with a clip on tie, but that can look cheesy and won't hold up if someone grab's you by it. While normally this is not a problem, it could become one if someone is trying to save you from falling into a pit of vipers. In that case the Lazy Zipper Tie is just the answer.

Need This New Innovation: Fluffy Monster Chair

Who wouldn't want a giant fluffy, furry round monster taking up some corner of their of their home? Well, okay, there are some people who are so conservative that they wouldn't want this in their home, but to be honest, I don't know very many of them. The Gigantic Hairy Fish Ball ‘Moyee' is a wonderfully amusing piece of functional art by Singaporean designer Jason Goh, and comes from one of his childhood daydreams.

Need This New Innovation? Candlelit Meal At McDonald's For Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is upon us once again and it is time to be making those all-important plans to impress your significant other with how romantic you can be. This can be a pricey proposition, and if you have left it until the last minute, reservations at that special restaurant are likely long gone. And if your wallet is a bit on the slender side these days you could use a break anyway. So how about a nice candlelight supper at McDonald's.

Need This New Invention? Rubber Band Machine Gun

There are just times when you really feel llike going all Rambo on the world, but you just aren't the type to go out an buy a semi-automatic gun and go postal on your coworkers. Still, there are ways to get out your agression. If you really want to go Rambo you could get yourself one of these really WAY cool Rubber Band Machine Guns.

Beer Vending Machines In Sochi Spread Canadian Generosity

You don't have to look to far past television sitcoms, or big-screen comedies to see Canadians presented as generous, polite, and friendly human-beings. As an actual Canadian, won't burst your bubble and imply that these social perspectives aren't universal norms. Instead, I will further promote that ideology by showing you what Canadian is doing to encourage global connections in Sochi - through beer.

Need This New Invention? A 3D Model Of Your Fetus

For most people having a baby is one of the most wondrous and miraculous events in their lives. Now people can really get up close and personal with their baby before it is born by ordering a 3D print of their fetus. Is it cool? Is it disturbing? It is apparently up to the taste of the couple considering making the product. They sell for between $200 and $600 depending on the size you choose.

Need This New Innovation? A Skateboard That Stores Your Stuff

Corporate America has been changing a great deal over the past couple of decades. Unlike generations past, today's workplace is filled with adults who just don't want to scrap all the stuff they loved as a kid just for the 9 to 5. Will the briefcase go the way of the tie? Maybe not with the invention of the BriefSkate -- a skateboard with a storage compartment built right in.

Lotteria's French Fries With Chocolate Dipping Sauce: A Salty & Sweet Valentine's Day Treat

Valentine's Day is on the way and Japan's Lotteria fast food restaurants have got an extra-special unexpected sweet treat for you and your nom-nom-nomming significant other: fries with a side of chocolate dipping sauce!

Need This New Discovery? The Proper Way To Eat A Hamburger

It is a problem that has plagued mankind for decades -- how to eat your burger without all the extra goodies sliding back out onto your plate and making a mess. For burger purists this has never really been an issue with just a little ketchup and mustard, and maybe a pickle slice or two. For those of us who like to add the cheese, onion, tomato, lettuce, and whatever else comes to mind it is serious business. Now researchers have the answer.

Here's A Tip: The Touch Point Stylus Pencil Topper

Sometimes a real simple idea can make a big difference in how we accomplish things.  I think this very small, simple gadget has the capacity to do just that, and it comes out at a time when most of us can use it - and chuckle while we do....

Need This New Ummmm Invention? Creepy Sleepwalking Statue

There is a statue of a sleepwalking man in Massachusetts. It is so lifelike that it is totally creepy and it is creating a lot of controversy. It is not that the work of art is not well done. The big kerfuffle is over the combination of how real it looks and where it is located -- on the campus of the all-woman Wellesley college, The statue also answers that age old question -- boxers or briefs.

Need This New Invention? Gold Toilet Paper

This definitely comes under the heading "strange but true." Toilet Paper Man, a company in Australia, has actually created a useable roll of 22-carat-gold toilet paper. If you feel that your butt deserves the very height of luxury then this product is just the thing for you. This loo roll is going to set you back a bit though with a price tag somewhere north of $1.3 million.

Video Games And Security: Kinect Is Montitoring The Korean Border

If you own an Xbox, Kinect probably isn't watching you. That's a very good thing, especially considering it's definitely got the capacity to basically be Big Brother. Just how strong is that potential? Well, let me put it this way: A Kinect-based security system is now monitoring the Korean DMZ.

Japanese Five-Sided Oranges Look Weird, Taste Great, Won't Roll Off The Table

These new and “improved” five-sided oranges from Japan look weird, taste great and they won't roll off your table. Even more awesome, an alternate way of reading the kanji characters used to describe them makes these freaky fruits great good luck gifts for anxious students.

Need This New Innovation? Drone Beer Delivery

Beer delivered to your door by drone -- it is the stuff of beer drinkers' dreams. The idea was the brainchild of Lakemaid Beer of Minnesota. The basic idea is (or was) to use drones to deliver beer to ice fishers out on frozen lakes. With the release of a promotional video it seemed to be an idea created in marketing heaven -- right up until the FAA stepped in.

Geek Chic Unique Engagement Ring Is Heroic Like Batman

Selecting an engagement ring, is one of the biggest decisions a man will make in his life. This is a fact both because of its meaning - it isn't just jewelry, it is a lifetime commitment after all - but also because it is the one item that most women will wear every day. Making a meaningful selection that is symbolic of the relationship, while meeting her aesthetic preferences is important.  Sometimes this means a traditional diamond; other times the choice is a bit more heroic.