Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Who Wants This White Elephant? Yuri Suzuki's White Noise Machine

Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki enjoys playing with sound, and his White Noise Machine, now on display at a gallery in India is just his latest example.  It's a pretty big White Noise Machine, but you can have it for free, if you don't mind the noise and you're willing to pay the freight from India.

Slurping It Up - Awesome Soft Drink Commercials From Around the World

The presentation of soft drinks as a product has changed drastically since the 1950s.  These fizzy, sweet beverages have have sported some of the highly creative ad campaigns.  Let's take a look at some of the more bizarre, funny, and just plain inspired commercials for carbonated goodness ever produced.

Shiseido Wants You To Wash Your Hair With Mother's Milk

If breast milk is the best food for babies, it should also be good for your hair. So says Japanese cosmetics and personal care giant Shiseido with their new Chikara "Concept of Mother's Milk" line of hair care products.

Magnetic Sponge Washes Both Sides Of Your Windows

Highrise residents frustrated by the inability to wash their outside window surfaces will love the Zatz ZA-1, the first magnetic double-sided glass cleaner!

Nissan's Smiling Car Concept Turns Road Rage to Highway Happiness

If Nissan's animatronic smiling grill makes it onto future production vehicles, road rage could become a thing of the past. Highway happiness, here we come!

The Umbuster: The Most Dangerous Protective Fashion In The Brass Knuckle Umbrella

You never know when brass knuckles just might come in handy. So it's becoming a growing trend to build them into accessories. Previously, we saw a daintier necklace - this design just might do a little bit more damage.


Inventor Of Artificial Dog Testicles Creates Canine Ear Implants For Floppy Ears

The inventor of the famous Neuticles (plastic testicles for dogs that made Number 2 on my list of dumbest pet products) has come out with his second dog prosthesis: PermaStay Ear Implants for dogs. Oh, they're not about helping your dog hear better; they're about perking up floppy ears.

Cell Phone Exposure Reverses Alzheimer's Symptoms In Mice

If mice could use cell phones they would never get Alzheimer's disease, new findings from the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) reveal.  But don't laugh yet: more studies like this could result in non-intervention, non-drug treatments to reverse Alzheimer's disease and even prevent it from ever developing.

24 Karat Gold Pencils Make Great Gifts, Prove Your Precious Mettle

Pencils plated with 24K gold by Korean designer Daisung Kim not only make impressive gifts, they show the recipient you've got the write stuff!

Japanese Air Force Stunt Pilots Put On "Wheel" Great Show

OK, you're the elite Red Club of the JASDF and you want to put on a Blue Angels style air show. Problem is, the radar base you're performing at doesn't have an airfield. What to do?

China ice sculpture tragically made entirely from beer

The city of Harbin in northern China is widely known for it's freeze-your-snowballs-off temperatures and it's annual ice festival. Domestically, the city is also known for it's beer. Sadly, some wiseguy decided to combine the two to create a ginormous ice sculpture with nothing more than copious amounts of frozen beer. Such a waste...

The Smallest Ionizing Air Purifier Made Just For Pets To Wear

If you've been dying to purify the air that surrounds your pet as he navigates your home, yard, and the world at large, then you can relax.  The invention - the Ionizing Air Purifier for Pets - to end all allergic reactions and bad smells that irritate you and your pet is now available for your pet to wear 24/7 on an accompanying harness.

Solar Roof Orbs Channel Sunlight, Scare Your Neighbors

Using free sunlight to brighten your home means more than just opening your window blinds, thanks to these weird Japanese light-channeling roof orbs.

CGI Tricks Can Put You In Your Favorite Flicks

Always wanted to co-star with your favorite love interest in a TV romance? A Korean film studio is making it happen today for love-lorn Japanese drama fans.

Clock Art – Telling Time With Attitude

Steampunk clock-maker Roger Wood creates unique works of art with a variety of unusual materials.