Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Tasty, Shiny, Inexpensive and Eco-friendly Christmas Tree Anyone Can Make

For anyone out there on a tight holiday budget or really confused about what is more eco-friendly, live Christmas tree or a plastic one, there is great news! You can sip some Mountain Dew, share some with friends and then build an eco-friendly tree with the empty cans, just like the one in the picture here.

Fuzzy Nation's Trendy Dog Handbags Make Great Gifts For Girls & Teens

Dog lovers start young and so does a girl's desire to carry a purse for her precious possessions. Fuzzy Nation, a new accessory design studio, creates adorable plushy dog hand-bags that combine practical purpose with the comforting support of a stuffed animal.

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Is A Safe Sham Champagne

Want to stay sober when the rest are falling over? Try Kirin's new Sparkling Afternoon Tea, the sham champagne made with tea for teetotalers!

Talking Toilet Trash Talks On Tokyo TV

Japan's high-tech toilets can do everything but talk, it seems... wait, not so fast: toilet titan Toto has taught one throne to trash talk.

10 Cool Gifts for the Big Geek In Your Life

Finding a gift for that Big Geek in your life (male or female, father, son, daughter, step-sister-thrice-removed) can be difficult.  If you're looking for ideas, read on my friends...

Do Your Meals Lack Spice? Robot Salt & Pepper Shakers To The Rescue

In the land of SUCK UK, a tiny oasis in the United Kingdom, where folks seem to sit around being silly all day and having a "bot-load" of fun (yes, I am jealous), the latest development is a pair of wind-up salt and pepper shakers in the forms of adorable robots.

Pedal Powered Christmas Tree Slimming and Eco-friendly

As part of the Cop15 campaign this year, Copenhagen's City Hall Square Christmas tree could help inspire people not only to be more eco-conscious, but also to stay in shape as they pedal to light up the tree

Designer Lamp Base Grabs The Spotlight

Be the fist on your block to enjoy this weird Japanese novelty lamp! That's not a typo, though if you act fast you may indeed be the first to own the fist.

A Closer Look At The Hoof Shoe Trend: 5 Fashionable Or Freaky Hooves

Who knew that horses, cows and camels had feet that could be so trendy? Well, over the past year, there have been a number of interesting shoe designs made to resemble hooves. In some cases, designers are know, in other cases, no one seems to want to take credit for the funky designs (who would have thought?!). Whether this is a trend that you love or hate, it's probably one that you have strong feelings about, and here are some of the most fashionable and freaky cloven hoof shoe designs I've come across recently!


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...