Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Antiviral Business Suits Fight H1N1 Swine Flu With Science & Style

Exposure to the H1N1 Swine Flu virus is an extra hazard Japan's frazzled "salarymen" simply do not need. Fear not, honorable office warriors, Haruyama Trading Co. is riding to the rescue with a new line of snazzy looking, flu-fighting business suits!

Tea Cup Pigs Are The Hottest Pet Trend In Britain! Here's The Low Down On Them

Tea cup pigs have become the hottest household pet in Britain. They certainly are adorable, affectionate, and clean. They don't bark, are easy to house train, they're non-allergenic, and love people and other pets. New Harry Potter star Rupert Grint reportedly has one; other Brits are having trouble finding them. But not to worry... Pig breeding is about to become the hottest profession in Britain....

Learn the Alphabet the Painful Way Through Art

Artist Thijs Verbeek has created a unique way of spelling out the alphabet; with clothespins and skin. Can you spell 'Ouch'?

2009 Ig Nobel Prizes Awarded To 10 Distinguished Researchers And Innovators

The 19th first annual Ig® Nobel Prizes were awarded on October 1, 2009 at Harvard University's Sanders Room in front of a standing room only audience! Check out these awards. You will learn about things you've always wondered like why don't pregnant women tip over, how can your girlfriend help you during a chemical war, and whether beer bottles make better candle holders than head busters. Ten awards you'll want to vie for next year: Ig Nobel Prizes in Peace, Literature, Physics, Medicine, Economics...

What To Bring To Your Next Dinner Party: Christ Blood

Many bring a good bottle of wine to a dinner with friends, but how many hosts get a bottle of Christ Blood?

The Perfect Natural/Unnatural Teddy Bear Gift Leads to More Sustainable Toys

In a recent skim through of environmentally friendly e-newsletters in my inbox I came across one headline that I could not skim past. What in the world is a Placenta Teddy Bear? I had to click through.

Panda Dung Makes Short Work of Waste

Panda dung is green... who knew? Evidently researchers from Kitasato University in Tokyo did, and now the many hours they spent analyzing the leavings of leaf-eating giant pandas has them smelling like roses. 

Decorated Contact Lens Cases Offer a New Vision of Cuteness

Having covered every square inch of their cell phones with faux gems, roses, tiny cakes and Hello Kitty faces, Japan's legions of cute-obsessed girls are moving on to other daily use objects like contact lens cases.

Beautify Your Interiors With Deadly Bacteria: Bev Hisey's 8 Dirty Dishes

Bev Hisey, Toronto textile artist, has created quite an interesting group of carpets for home interiors... Dirty Dishes. Not your left over chicken bones, broccoli spears, or potato skins; no, we don't want to see that... Hisey's Dirty Dishes are hand-knotted, all-wool representations of magnified deadly bacteria and viruses on petri dishes. Did you ever think you'd see an e coli rug?

Jewnail Cosmetics Look Good, Sound Nasty

Jewnail, a range of women's nail care and cosmetic products from Jill&Lovers of Japan, may have an unfortunate name but it's really about fashion, not fascism.

Loving The Plush Life: 6 Weird Art Stuffed Toys

Weird art plushes When I was a young girl, I competed with my friends to have the largest collection of stuffed animals. Now that I’m an adult, I have noticed that I must not have been alone as there seems to be plenty of artists focusing their work in the realm of plush toys. While some of them are a bit strange, they are always fascinating. Funny enough, now my house is still filled with stuffed toys, only now I only collect weird artistic versions.

Funny Fashion: Hilarious Moustache Bandana

Moustaches are suddenly a thing of fashion. We've seen varieties of jewellery galore (also designed to be held up to the face when an impromptu disguise is needed), some of which is discreet and some of which insights hysterics.  Now there's a new fashion for those who want to jump on the moustache trend in an even more in your face way.

Sci-Fi Surgery On Exhibit: 7 Medical Robots That May Make You Reconsider Your Need For Medical Attention

If you happen to be in London between now and December 23, 2009, you may want to stop by the Sci-Fi Surgery exhibit at the Qvist Gallery at the Hunterian Museum. Put on by the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the exhibit features some pretty weird medical robots, as well as depictions of medical gadgets from film, anime, and sci-fi literature. Here are 7 robotic members of the exhibit that you just may find visiting your person some day....

Pepsi Azuki, Japan's Weird Seasonal Soda for Has Beans

Pepsi Japan has done it again - the seasonal, weird, limited-time flavor of Pepsi Azuki soda exudes  the rich maroon hue and subtle sweet taste of prepared red Azuki beans.

Blood Energy Potion, Authentic Looking Synthetic Blood Drink in a Transfusion Bag

Thirsty at twilight - or after reading or watching Twilight? Slake your blood-lust by grabbing a transfusion bag of Blood Energy Potion, the best bloody drink around!