Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

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.

Robots In Advertising

Robots have permeated modern culture thanks to the likes of R2-D2 and the Transformers, not to mention a wide-range of real inventions that help daily existence.  Is it any wonder that advertising firms utilize these metal constructs to influence product purchasing?

Sushi Bars For Pets: Where Dogs And Cats Eat "Rawrrr"

Even veterinarians are recommending raw food diets for pets these days, but other marketing of raw food diets has lagged behind consumer interest, perhaps because the large pet food manufacturers with big marketing budgets have not jumped into the trend... yet.  But at least two small companies with raw food pet diets have found a delicious way to present their raw pet foods: sushi bars.

Women’s Weird And Whimsical Fashion: The Umbrella Dress

Sometimes it's unfortunate that the most talked about fashion items only make it to a period of conceptualization and never actually hit the streets or the runways. In some cases, they've been created strictly for the purpose of chatter, where the fashion isn't the focus at all, but a manipulative marketing ploy is. Released earlier this year, there's one concept that should make it off the pages of a magazine despite its role in media manipulation.

Bird Song Organ Plays Tweet Music

The Bird Song Organ from Adult Science magazine is a compact, hand-turned music machine you build yourself with materials provided. The fun never ends... until you actually play it.

USB Eyelash Curler Brings Beauty To The Geek

Some USB powered devices are so weird, they'll curl your eyelashes. Some cut to the chase and curl your lashes from the get-go... like this actual USB eyelash curler from Thanko.

Who Needs Instruments With Shirts That Let You Rock For Real!?

We've seen shirts that allow you to play musician while expressing yourself through fashion in the past, but now there's a new design that puts those former models to shame. Now, really bring out your inner rock star everywhere you go, without having to take along a burdensome instrument.

Wearable Laptop Sleeve: Protection For Your Computer, Warmth For You

Not all inventions are a good idea, and here's one that clearly wasn't very well thought through. Just in case you've ever dreamed of sharing clothing with your favorite companion, your laptop, someone had to go and make it possible.

Porky MP3 Ear Buds Won't Make You Pig Headed

These cute and colorful Buta Earphones from Green House of Japan add a little animal magic to any music listening experience. Wearing them provides a unique earpiece in the shape of cute pigs.

7 Discreet Wallets And Purses That Pick-Pocketers Will Never Suspect

These fashions are more about fun than they are about function. All of the designs give you a place to store your stuff just like a wallet or purse, but they do so in such a "discreet" way that no one will ever guess that's where you stashed your cash. The purpose might be fun, but there's function built-in, because if thieves can't find your wallet, they can't steal it!

Holiday Gift Idea: A Pair of Eco-Shoes For The Recycling Nork

The trash to treasure pair of shoes you see in the picture to the right was created by Gabriel Dishaw. They are part of Dishaw's Junk Dunk shoe sculpture series. Each shoe is made with recycled metals, computer parts and typewriter parts

Gamers Go Giggity For Creepy Claw Catcher

Claw vending machines, candy cranes, UFO catchers - like all coin op arcade games, you pay your money and you take your chances. When it comes to wacky arcade games offering surprising prizes like these ones, however, some may keep paying until they go bust.

10+ Laugh Out Loud Funny Pet Calendars For 2010

I like to buy funny pet wall calendars as Christmas gifts for my pet lover friends because, even if they receive other calendar gifts, there is always a space on the wall for one more -- especially if it's funny and about their species of pet. I found some really hilarious dog, cat, rabbit, ginea pig, ferret, and tea cup pig calendars for 2010; maybe you will find just the right ones for your friends (or yourself!) among them.

Japanese Fashion Designer United Bamboo Creates Cat Ready-To-Wear!

It was just a matter of time before a Japanese fashion house began seriously designing for cats;  cat-dressing is getting too big for the petwear trade.  United Bamboo has come out with a line of ready-to-wear for cats that match their women's fashions for the Fall and Winter season 2009 - 2010.  Here is a preview of the collection....