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Simulating a High Five Machine: Great Idea?

Surely inventing an apparatus that simulates the well-known “high five” deserves a place somewhere in the silly inventors Hall of Fame. When one thinks about spurts of inspiration, it’s hard to believe the result was this. In any case, read on and…sort of understand.

Free Paper Craft HAL 9000 Struts His Stuff on Your Desktop

HAL 9000 - The malevolent, spaceship-controlling supercomputer from 2001: A Space Odyssey who blew a circuit and blew our minds is now available in free paper craft form to oversee all of YOUR missions.

Big Rig Jig Art Keeps on Truckin'

What would you do if you saw two 18-wheeler trucks smashed together? While most people would notify the police of a potential accident, this installation is far from that.

Skeletons In The Headlights: For Biker Safety?

It's dangerous out there for bicyclists, also known as bikers in communities where Hell's Angels have not arrived. Suck UK has just contributed its safety product for them in the form of reflective skeletons, one nearly the size of a human head!

Hamster Transport and Party Machine: Great Idea?

Patent No. 5,901,666 seeps of animal love and devotion, but is also more than a little bit silly. Read all about this novel pet cage and discover how you and your pet can be embarrassed simultaneously, whichever nightspots you may choose to hit.

Love Pets Lingerie Satisfies the Taste for Lace

Lingerie for pets... no, it's not what you're thinking. Introducing Best Ever's "Love Pets Lingerie", a line of intimate apparel chew toys meant to keep Fido from munching your unmentionables.

Beer Shampoo Turns a Shower Into a Celebration

Old and busted: singing in the shower. New hotness: celebrating in the shower with a bottle of foaming beer shampoo! And you can do just that come December 1st when Bandai's beer shampoo pours onto Japanese store shelves.

Gaming Vest has the Potential to Pound Your Innards into Jelly!

Want to ramp up the realistic aspects of a first-person shooter in order to feel all of the punches, bullet hits, and possible collateral damage due to an explosion? Well... here's your answer.

Wear Those Braces or Else: Dictatorship Within Democracy

Patent #4,764,111 is a device for reminding kids to wear their braces, which involves implanting an alarm in their mouths with a timer. Perhaps well intentioned, this absurd patent is a subtle reminder of how individual rights can be taken away a little bit at a time, especially for kids. Read on, no matter how you may feel about a free society.

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.