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Sorry Day Is On The Way, Sorry To Say

The Japan Anniversary Association has designated December 10 as 'Sorry Day' so let's get ready to repent!

Back to the Future Mod Fluxes My Capacitor

From the moment I set eyes on it, I wanted to drive the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future.  And while this desire will most likely never be fulfilled, this mod designed with CryEngine2 may be the next best thing...

Mattel's Avatar Toys Put Virtual Reality in the Palm of Your Hand

With $400 million at stake, you can bet the marketing blitz is going full-throttle for James Cameron's new film, Avatar.  And, of course, this means toys, toys, toys!

Are they cool?  Hell yeah, they are.  And they offer something I've never seen in a toy.

USB Memory Clothespin Holds Data, Laundry

The USB Clothespin flash drive 'pegs' the desire of many tech types to satisfy their low tech cravings. With this up-cycled wooden retro clothes peg, one can save data yet still look dated.

Taxidermy Fashion Accessories: Fashion You Won’t Want To Find In Your Stocking

Fashion that incorporates animal images or shapes usually evokes one of two things - cute and cuddly or hot and fierce. A new line of accessories falls into neither category and it's really quite disturbing. Don't buy these fashion accessories for anyone's stocking this Christmas, unless you're prepared for a nasty complaint letter to be delivered to Santa and his elves.


How Do You Market a Beverage That Looks Like Pee?

Beer.  You have to admit that unless you're dealing with most American beers (which are generally of the Pilsner variety, although we've been branching out nicely over the last few years), you're dealing with a drink that looks like freshly sprayed piss.  And marketing firms know this.  So how do they get around the "Urine Factor?"  Read on for a few examples...

DayClock Crunches The Numbers So You Don't Have To

Time not of the essence? Tired of being a minute-to-minute man? Reset your life to a slower, mellower speed with the DayClock.

10 "Character" Wine Bottle Holders, For Better Or Worse

Wine bottle holder figurines are in now; alas, figurines have a purpose in life!  Problem is, you still need to figure out whether your recipient will reward the bottle holder with a position in the kitchen, dining room, or nearby landfill. (Take this as a warning of what's ahead!)

Underwater Cell Phone System Lets You Speak, Hear & Sea

The Alpha UWCP Underwater Cell Phone System allows you to make and take phone calls from beneath the sea, the lake, even at the bottom of your swimming pool.

Philips Japan To Award Diamonds Made From Contest Winners' Beards

Combine Philips shavers, a man-made diamond and the Shaving Queen of Japan and you've got the makings of one of the weirdest contests in product marketing history.

Eat Like A TV Caveman With Mail Order 'Mammoth Meat'

Fans of the Flintstones-like 1970s and 1990s Japanese TV cartoon show 'Giatrus, The First Man' can now chow down like a Cro Magnon thanks to mail order "mammoth meat" you microwave in mere minutes. It's so easy a caveman can do it!

WineRack Bra Hides Booze But Watch Out For Deflation!

There's good news and bad about the new WineRack Bra.  A gal and her pals can sip a lot of booze from the bra, but after they do, she's going to be flat-chested again.

Meat Towel Gets You Clean With The Look Of High Protein

The Meat Towel is the perfect gift for that clean, lean, high-protein machine on your holiday gift list. It also makes a bloody good scarf that's good for a larf!

Gong! Alarm Clock Wakes You With A Boxing Ring

Japanese alarm clocks have a well-deserved reputation for being loud, persistent, even obnoxious but it's all for one good purpose: waking your sleepy butt up and KEEPING it up. 

Uneven Feet: Shoe Swap For The Proportionately Disinclined

Everyone's feet are slightly different sizes, but some people find themselves proportioned so unevenly at their base that they can't even purchase a pair of shoes, because there will always be one foot that's the wrong size. To address this issue, we've seen companies that sell shoes by the singles, and another is trying something different by offering shoe swapping.