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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.


The Kate Gosselin Haircut Wig: Find Your Inner Control Freak For Halloween

The "stars" of the TLC show Jon & Kate Plus 8 have been dominating the media because of rumored affairs, child exploitation and divorce, and for those who are jealous of the attention, a new fashion item lets them try to follow in the mother of 8's footsteps.


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!

Dead Chihuahua Handbag: A Tribute To The Pet Accessory Trend

The favorite accessory carried by most female celebrities these days seems to be a very little dog. Some have become fixtures in pop culture and have, as a result, inspired an accessory that sends a strong message about this trend by using a girl's second favorite accessory.


Go Girl: Company Helps Desperate Women Pee Like A Man!

We've seen female urination devices before, that allow women to pee like a man. Well, now there's another new business that offers a similar product, but it's their marketing that really helps them stand apart.

Japan Fights Swine Flu With Gosshi, the Hand-Washing Dog

Swine flu has struck Japan and the country is fighting back with its most reliable resources: face masks and cute characters. The latest mascot to make the scene is Gosshi, the hand-washing dog.

More Chinese Farmer Innovations: Baby Buddha Pears!

If you're a regular reader of this blog, you're likely familiar with the unusual phenomenon of inventive Chinese farmers. For some reason, these rural inventors are grabbing more headlines than most Chinese tech companies. Well, here's another distinguished farmer to follow in that tradition.

This particular pear producer isn't going to let any economic downturn get the best of his crop sales. His baby buddha pears are selling like hotcakes, and he's doing so well that he now hopes to take them overseas. Check the photos:

Mein Kampf Manga Blitzes Bookstores With Comic Nazi-ness

Fancy a little Adolph with your anime? Japan has something for that: a manga comic version of Hitler's guide to world domination. Anybody seen Mein Manga?

Prius 6-Door Limo Goes To Great Lengths For Hybrid Efficiency

Coming after the innovative yet outrageous Prius Hearse, the Prius Limo stretches the concept of hybrid efficiency to new heights... or should we say, lengths.

Magnum PI Inspired Accessories: The Tom Selleck Moustache Necklace

Moustache necklaces have been the big trend; but until recently, the trend has been small and dainty jewelry pieces, at least until someone came up with the bright idea to create a Magnum PI inspired moustache design.

Jailhouse Fire: Entrepreneurial Inmates Market Their Brand Of Hot Sauce

It's no secret that some inmates in prisons in North America have privileges; you don't even want to get me started on some of the opportunities available to Canadian prisoners who have more opportunities available to them than some law abiding citizens. Freedom might not be one of the privileges of a group of Floridian inmates, but that hasn't stopped them from developing entrepreneurial roots.


Stroke's Extra Leg: Leg Warmers Designed To Protect Your Pants

The leg warmers of the 80's and the most recent decade where the style has made an appearance are designed more for fashion than function, although they do offer some level of warmth as promised by their name. Stroke's Extra Leg is similar in design, but it serves a very different purpose that is more about function than fashion.

Yucky Or Yummy? Deep-Fried Butter & More At The Texas State Fair

Apparently there's no end to what can be deep-fried.  Just ask state fair concession chefs... or anyone who's ever been to a state fair.  Texas, not just king of barbecue, but ultimate connoisseur of deep fry, has a contest at its state fair, where concessionaires compete every year for best deep-fried concoction.  Stand aside heart valves: here comes deep-fried butter.

Easter Chic: Couture Bunny Ears Hit The Runways

A new trend is hitting the runways for Fall 2009, and it's one that would have been better suited for spring, because it's pretty Easter chic. Read on to find out what it is, and tell me if it's something that you would wear for more than one holiday season.


6 Best Ways To Use A Michael Vick Mask This Halloween

While searching for great costumes for pets this Halloween, I ran across a download of a full-size Michael Vick mask.  With it was a recommendation that the "spooky" mask would make a simple Halloween costume when combined with a "bloody old jersey and a dog leash to accompany..."  Not a bad idea, I suppose.  But there are more ways that animal lovers, especially dog lovers, can use this down-loadable mask for Trick or Treat... Here are Lady Bee's 5 top picks.