Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Takara Tomy Invents An RC Car That Runs On Soda

Japanese toy makers Takara Tomy has announced a prototype for a remote controlled car that runs on sugary fizz.

The Fall (and Rise) of Clowns in Advertising: Part 2

How does the concept of the clown fit into modern advertising schemes?  While I'm not sure I have the answer, I do have several examples of how the idea of the clown has shifted over the decades... and where this image may be heading in the advertising realm... and beyond.  But they're still scary to me.

Jewelry Your Valentine and The Environment Can Appreciate

If you know me well you know I'm a fan of trash to treasure art. This particular list of art is unique and elegant jewelry made from recycled materials like: piano strings, clocks, bottle caps, broken china and knitting needles. It's the type of eco-jewelry your eco-friendly Valentine will appreciate.

Japan Snake Center Keeps Visitors Hungry For More

At Japan Snake Center, snakes put bite on you! Actually it's the other way around, just visit their cafeteria.

Camel Milk Chocolate Makes A Great Desert, er, Dessert

Camel milk chocolate is coming to Japan... Will that be one hump or two?

iPad Debut Gets A Raised Eyebrow From Women

Steve Jobs unveiled Apple's highly anticipated iPad yesterday.  However, women across the internet are shaking their heads at what seems to be an overlooked play-on-words with the product's marketing campaign.

3D Photoface Lets You Create A 3D Avatar Using 2D Pictures

New software developed by Oddcast allows sites to offer a service to users that will take a 2D profile picture and render it into a fully 3D avatar.

Too Shy? DVD Helps Women Look Men In The Eye

Ladies, are you overly shy? Can't get up the nerve to talk to that cute guy in your building, much less look him in the eye? Maybe you're hurtin' after a bad break-up? If so, order "Miterudake For Lady", the creepy self-help DVD that helps shy women gain (or regain) their social savvy.

Avoid Love With One of These Terrible Valentine's Day Gifts

Do you really think it's a coincidence that the nickname for Valentine's Day is VD? It seems the sickeningly sweet day sneaks up on us every year just like a recurring case of genital herpes. And yes, the outbreak is here again.

 If you're looking anger your significant other and you really don't want to get any love this year, then simply try any of these great gifts and you're certain to spend the rest of the night relaxing (and sleeping) on your couch.

Adidas Presents: Teamgeist, A Graphic Novel Game Of Epic Proportions

Adidas has hired some gaming and web design geniuses to come up with a turn-based strategy game that runs right out of the browser,

Gamble On The Future Of Humanity At Long Bets

Long Bets is a website that works off of peoples' innate desire to voice their opinions about some of the larger issues facing the world we live in, and then pit them against the rest of the internet.

The Fall (and Rise) of Clowns in Advertising: Part 1

Just say the word "clown" to me and I shudder.  So why, dear readers, would I write a two-part article about them?  Because I think they've gotten a bad rap in advertising campaigns, that's why.  But they're still scary....

Can You Spot the Tah-Tahs? Great Boobs In Advertising

Sex sells.  That's a fact, pure and simple.  But the use of breast imagery in advertising is just plain overwhelming!  Wanna see a few examples of how advertising agencies exploit a male weakness in order to garner product recognition?  Sure ya do...

Rash On Your Bum? You May Have Toilet Seat Dermatitis!

The medical diagnosis of toilet seat dermatitis is a real one, but if it hasn't come to your attention, it may be because most cases are found in underdeveloped countries... until recently.

Twitter Breathalyzer Tweets Your State Of Sobriety

Too drunk to tweet? Not a problem - the folks at Koress Project have crafted a retro-looking, Internet connected breath tester that broadcasts your BAC to your BFFs!