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Key to Suspended Animation? Sewer Gas

Researchers have discovered that exposure to hydrogen sulfide - the chemical that gives sewer gas and rotten eggs their putrid smell - can put mice in a state of suspended animation. If similar exposure could do the same for humans, it could open up whole new areas of medicine and experimental research.


To Die For ... Star Trek Urns and Baseball Caskets!

Clint Mytych, chief executive of Eternal Image, wanted to take marketing to the final frontier.  So his company designed caskets with team logos of Major League Baseball teams, Star Trek themed urns, Vatican themed merchandise and more.

Maintain the Balance with One Smart Bookshelf

I love books. I love balance. I might love balancing books. I've tried the book-on-the-head model walk before, and can make it quite some distance before the inevitable toppling, but what of maintaining the balance of my knowledge? Insert pensive nod and eyebrow lift here.

Drink (Or Possibly Guzzle) Away the Art

Hannes Broecker has created an exhibition called "Drink Away the Art." Each container contains a mixed drink and viewers of the exhibition were invited to take a glass and drink from it.

False Teeth For Cats! What Next?

In an age when the humanization of pets seems to have few boundaries and little purpose but self-amusement, false teeth for cats might be grouped with cat clothing and wigs in the 'eccentric cat lady' category. But is false teeth for cats or any animal so crazy?


Zip Your Lights Down Low With the Zipper Light

Has Freddy Krueger made a comeback? David Ngo's Zipper Light might suggest that, but thankfully it's only his clever design that's razor sharp.

The Power of Rubble in Brazilian Graffiti

Known only as "Brazilian Graffiti", this incredible artwork was done on demolished buildings using rubble strewn about.

Drunken Butterfly Master: Paul Villinski's Beer Can Art

As the classic adage states, "One man's trash is another man's treasure." New York artist Paul Villinski takes this sentiment and runs with it - or flies, I should say - into the beautiful realm of winged sculptural installations made from found beer cans.

Lighting Gets Ill: Lichtinfusion by Christian Maas

It seems there is a trend arising in hospital-based design in interior furnishings. Lichtinfusion, Cologne-born Christian Maas' latest creation, is modeled after a traditional saline drip.

Pancakes in a Can?

Move over Aunt Jemima. Sean O'Connor and Nate Steck want some elbowroom at the table of pancake innovators.

The 5 Tackiest Invention Ideas for Easter Ever!

There is no religious holiday of more importance to a Christian than Easter. To this end, some inventors wish to provide believers with helpful symbols and trinkets to assist or focus their faith. Then there are the others: inventors who capitalize on - exploit? - this kind of solemnity with their own particular tacky take on the holiday. In my opinion, the following patents illustrate this point exactly. What do you think?

Hunting for Eggs -11 Interesting Uses of Eggs in Advertising

When you think of Easter, amongst other things, many of us think of eggs. Perhaps some Cadbury chocolate eggs or the dyed, bright colored Easter eggs kids find in Easter egg hunts.

The following ads take a different look at eggs, and companies around the world use the incredible egg in advertising for a variety of products.


Peter Piper Picked A PickleSickle?

 

Yep. It's going to be the new tongue twister: "Peter Piper picked a peck of PickleSickle Pops." That would certainly tickle the co-founders of PickleSickle.com. They make the puckable PickleSickle Pop and market it primarily to schools, the very place such a tongue twister might thrive.

Sucking pickle pops may not sound like your thing, but pucker-up and read on...

 

Art and Meat ...Together Again

Combining art with meat is definitely a different concept. I'd have to say that I've never seen anything like this before, but I like it. Nicolas Lampert is the artist and he has combined the love of art with the love of food and created Meatscapes. Read on for more of his work.

Got Teens? Then Get Teen Repellent!

Are you getting sick and tired of teenagers congregating around you, your home or just in your general vicinity?

The 6 Stages of Drunkenness in Japanese Cellphone Charms

This series of 6 Drunken Salaryman cellphone charms illustrates not only the affection Japanese have for these pillars of the economy, but at the same time reminds us that we're all human and act pretty much the same once we've had a few too many.

3D Pavement Art - It just looks so real....

Ahh, if only I could find a computer sitting all by itself on the sidewalk somewhere. Wait, that's not a real computer, is it? No, it's art!

A $62 Dishcloth That Stands Up

How can I use a Viva® Scrub or cellulose sponge on my dishes again now that Danish design company, Eva Solo, has created the Dishcloth? I'll admit, the name Dishcloth doesn't lay claim to the designer's achievements; this dishcloth can literally stand up on its own!

Pet Funeral Directors Await Mini Removal Cot

At the National Funeral Directors Association convention in Las Vegas in October, funeral service practitioners got a firsthand look at a new product that some people thought they'd never see: a pet removal cot.

8 Poppingly Great Bubble Gum Ads

Bubble gum companies around the world are spreading the message of big fruity bubbles, good breath and minty freshness.