Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

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.


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.