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Businesses of Convenience: 2008's Most Weird and Wacky Vending Machines

Vending machines offer the consumers the convenience of finding products and services at hand wherever they go. Many companies are profiting on this growing business trend, and are branching out beyond the typical candy and soda vending to provide some very unique and wacky services. Learn about the top 5 vending machines that exist in 2008!


Building Blocks Made From Bottle Caps: Recycling Gone Astray

If beauty fades but stupid is forever, what can anyone say about US patent # 4202456? Toy building blocks made from bottle caps might seem thrifty and practical, but how could they be so when it cost thousands of dollars to patent such an idea? A bit contradictory, no? Read on for some details and a bit more ambivalence.

Men's Premium Bra Offers Hope for Japan's Overly Endowed

Show us your moobs! Well, at least show them off with the new Men's Premium Bra from Wishroom. It's no joke either, Men's Bras are the number one ranked seller at Japan's Rakuten online store.

If You Need Them, Flaunt Them! 4Occhi Fashion Eyewear

If anyone could make a work of art out of a measuring spoon, it would be industrial design master Guilio Iachetti... and he has! Iachetti creates art out of the ordinary tools we use every day. Best known for his ultra-modern table and kitchen ware, Iachetti's designs are captivating and practical. And so is his new departure into fashion eyeglass frames: 4Occhi!

10 Best Gifts For Your Dumbest Friends

Okay, so maybe you don't have any dumb friends. Maybe the only dumb people you know are relatives or people at work. Either way, dumb is dumb, and sometimes you just can't believe you are giving them gifts at all. But it's a family Christmas party or one of those office parties where you pick a name and the one you got is the biggest jerk in the whole place.... You can probably find just the right gift for her or him pretty cheaply right here.

Light Bulb Changer:Redundancy Illuminated

Who out there does not remember those old light-bulb jokes? You, know, the ones that went, ‘how many whatevers does it take to change a light bulb?’ Answers were precursors to Polish and other bad ethnic jokes, but the patent for the light bulb changer, (#6826983 to be exact) is neither. It is, however, quite ridiculous, and as such, belongs here now. Read on and realize you simply haven’t seen it all.

Soda Pop Bra and Panties Easy On The Eyes Better for The Environment

Designer Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch's has done something very interesting and sexy with recycled aluminum this time. If you've seen the picture above you know I'm talking about lingerie. That's right, she has made lingerie out of recycled soda cans.

Invasion Of The Robot Snatchers Coming To A Nursing Home Near You

Guess what? We don't have to worry about growing old alone. We will have robots to take care of us... the kind that can become any person you authorize it to be, kind of like a medium to communicate with the living.

It's Cute, It's Little, and It Climbed the Grand Canyon!

In an unparalleled ad campaign, Panasonic's parent company-Matsushita Electric Industrial-put its Evolta batteries to the test by powering a five-ounce robot in an effort to climb the Grand Canyon.

Profit from Part-Time Pets: The Dog Leasing Market

Miss having the companionship of a furry friend, but don't have the life circumstances that allow you to have one of your own? Businesses like FLEXPETS and major hotel chains like Fairmont and the Ritz-Carlton have established a unique time sharing concept.


Top 5 Weird Plushies To Squeeze And Love

If you're tired of the old teddy bear and even stuffed hippos aren't raising your pulse any more, you may not be over plushes, you might just need a change of speed. These five furry options might be just what what you, or a picky child in your life, might be looking for.

Nightlife for the Nine-to-Fivers

A growing business trend allows even those with strenuous careers and familial obligations to get into the nightlife scene, while still getting to bed at a reasonable hour.

Bite Counter Keeps Kids Chewing, Stops Mom from Nagging

"Chew your food!!"... How many times have busy kids heard that exasperated command from overly concerned mothers? Now the Kami Kami Sensor from Japan's Nitto Kagaku will keep kids biting their food - and Moms biting their tongues.

Dine With Blood Splatter In This Fresh Crime Scene

Ever think about dining a là crime scene? Does blood splatter work up your appetite? Well, you've come to the right place...


Russian Urine Exported to America: New, Improved Product?

Mr. Ripley might be interested in this growing Russian phenomenon for his Believe it or Not exhibitions, or perhaps it would be too weird even for him. Exporting Russian urine by ordering online is the ultimate solution for those who can’t pay a personal visit to the clinic. The fact that it isn’t their urine making the whole thing counter productive and a waste of money to boot doesn’t seem to enter into the equation. Read on but…don’t buy.

Will Sakadachi Be The Next White House Dog?

....The kids may need to learn a few words in Japanese, because the puppy only obeys Japanese commands, and his instruction manual is, of course, is written in Japanese.

Will Russian Inflatable Domes Replace Missile Defense Systems?

Sometimes solutions are simple and sometimes they are not. One Russian scientist believes he has found an alternative to the billions of dollars spent on ground-based missile defense systems in the form of giant domes placed over entire cities. Does he have a point or no? Read on and maybe you will come to a decision on the matter.

12 Fun And Memorable Holiday Gifts Between $4 and $40

Even in lean financial times, when some of us are iffy about our jobs, our homes, and our savings... the holidays are still pressing. What small but meaningful gift can you buy for your best friend, your brother, the baby-sitter...?

 

Buy Your Friend a Drink Online: Bridging The Gap Between The Internet And Real World

With the world on the internet constantly growing, it is no surprise that businesses like Buy Your Friend a Drink.com are attempting to bridge the gap between the World Wide Web and the real world.

You Won't Find Any Phone Numbers in This Art

Long-Bin Chen is an artist that uses old phonebooks, newspapers, magazines and other discarded material in order to create his art.