Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Introducing the World's First Photocopier Chair

Japanese avant-garde designer Tomomi Sayuda thought it would be a good idea to build a photocopier into a chair. So did I, in grade school, but Sayuda actually went and did it.

YO2 - Delta: A New Kind of Yo-Yo

The Yo-yo has been around since roughly 500BC.  In all that time I have yet to figure out how to get the stupid thing to glide back up the string.  But... the Yo-yo enters a new era with the advent of the YO2-Delta - a new take on an old toy.

Sleepless In Toothpaste Land? Try Pearly Dreams

"Sleepless in toothpaste land?" may sound like a weird title for a column about a toothpaste. But Pearly Dreams is a weird toothpaste. It's supposed to make you... sleep. There are all kinds of solutions for sleeplessness... tapes, meditation, sleeping pills, sex, supplements, drinking till you pass out.... why not one more?

Three Square Greetings: Cards For The Incarcerated

We've seen businesses run by prisoners who are currently incarcerated, as well as those that give former convicts a second chance by employing them following their release from the big house. But now there's a special line of greeting cards which is exclusively geared towards those kept behind lock and key.

Accessories For The Shoe Lover: Wacky Footwear Inspired Masks

Shoes are supposed to be worn on your feet, but not according to designer Minna Parkikka who has transformed her love of footwear into another unusual type of fashion.

Oddfellows: Three Inches of Genius

Want a little bit of inspiration while working on your next invention?  These little guys may not help you lift your tools, they may be able to lift your spirits!

Hallucinate, Meditate, and Zone Out With Trip Glasses

Having a hard time decompressing from work?  Try zoning out with the Trip Glasses!

WiFi Dowsing Rod Finds Signal Instead of Water

Looking for the best place to set up your WiFi enabled laptop?  Wave this little sucker around...

Fashion For Function: The Totally Wacky Wearable Fart Silencer

This is one wearable item that will go sight unseen (thank goodness), but it's totally hilarious, and will make you feel uncomfortable just to look at it; little less wear it. But do keep on reading, because you can't keep on living if you haven't heard about the wacky, wearable fart silencer.

Creepiest Company: Ghost In A Bottle, Packages Ghost Busted Spirits

It's a little bit early to be talking about Halloween, but if you're one who wants to prepare to scare the bejeezes out of someone you love, or just give them a novelty Halloween gift they'll never forget, then you'd better check out this creepy company.

Nano-Technology Provides Desktop Fountain

Want the best example of nano-technology put to trivial use?  Look no further!  The Nano-Tech Aqua Dance is here!

Smoking Ads - Then & Now

It's no secret that the perception of cigarettes has changed over the past few decades.  Gone are the days of gusto smoking cowboys and gimicky slogans.  Now advertisers actually attempt to influence the public to avoid, yet still actively purchase, cigarettes.  Let's take a look at how a few of these ad campaigns have changed...

Lady Gaga’s Crazy Couture At The MTV VMAs

Lady Gaga regularly finds herself on the pages of both the best and worst dressed lists released by many magazines and publications. During last night's VMAs the artist made at least 3 costume changes (not counting her stage costume during her performance), but one couture outfit was verging more on crazy.

Branded Medical Business: Taiwan’s Hello Kitty Hospital

Hello Kitty has been a major phenomenon to spread across Asia; although we have the brand here in North America, the trend hasn't quite blown up to the same level. In Taiwan, Hello Kitty is the basis for a themed business that you just wouldn't expect.

Cough Please: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 7

The success of Japan Tobacco's Smoking Manners for Adults campaign is debatable, though the Tokyo Subway authority's series of monthly Subway Manners posters proves imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. For JT, however, everything must come to an end - much like lit cigarettes - so let's enjoy ads 61 through 73!