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Make Your iPhone Into A Weapon With the iStab

iPhone muggings are still all too common, but now you can defend yourself against attacks and use your phone to gut fish with the handy iStab folding knife.

Russian Leather-Covered Car Lacks Taste, Offends Vision

We're not Putin you on, this Russian custom car is swathed in real Canadian buffalo hide inside and out – including the trunk and the engine compartment. Better not take it out in the rain... better yet, don't take it out at all.

Want This New Invention? The Hug Me Jacket

There is a saying by Virginia Satir, a family therapist, "We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth." Few would challenge this statement, but trying to get that many hugs into the average busy day is a tall order for most of us. However, the Hug Me Jacket can take care of five of those hugs all at once!

Need This New Invention? Expedition Shoe Lights

There nothing quite as alluring as the idea of going off to explore. Not all of your exploring is going to happen in well-lit areas or during the day. So National Geographic and Uncle Milton came up with these totally cool Expedition Shoe Lights Just snap them on to almost any kind of shoe and away you go -- checking out new territory.

Want This Strange Innovation? Squeeze Bacon

Now Swedes are not exactly known for their cuisine. Aside from their meatballs most people have never eaten Swedish food. In some cases this is a good thing -- like the horror that is Lutefisk (a whitefish that has been cured in lye). Then there is lefse, an item similar to a tortilla that non-Scandinavians have been known to mistake for a napkin. However, there is one product coming out of Sweden that should be extremely popular in America (both the U.S. and Canada) -- Squeez Bacon®.

Want This New Innovation? Pocket Watch Terrariums

Terrariums are not a new innovation, but what you can find them housed in these days is. A company called The Slug and The Squirrel has created amazing lines of terrariums by blending the repurposing of vintage and heirloom glass pieces, such as pocket watches, with creating tiny fantasy landscapes.

Is Your Mom A Geek? 10 Mother's Day Gifts For Geeky Moms

Whether your Mom is a mathemetician, scientist, physician, gamer, or bookworm... if she's into Star Trek, Doctor Who, or Game of Thrones... Maybe she's just a generic geek.   We've got 10 Mother's Day gifts for the geek mom to make your shopping easier!

Palcohol: Powdered Alcohol Revolutionizes The Booze Business

Alcohol comes in many forms - wine, beer, liquor, and so on - all of which share one major characteristic in common. The fact that they are liquid. You can mix them, blend them, and shake them, but their original form still remains true to that descriptor. But, your mind will be blown to hear that alcohol may be liquid-only no longer; at least not if one innovative booze business has its way.

Vintage Jukebox Clutch Is Retro-Chic

Marching to the beat of your own drum is a whole lot easier when you can take music with you. These days, portable music players take a minimalist approach, and just don't act like fashion accessories in the ways that they once did. So, it is pretty great that one designer has come up with a quirky yet chic solution to this.

Kumming China's Kingdom Of The Dwarves: A Little Person Theme Park

At a time when society as a whole seems to be more focused on embracing vs exploiting the differences between individuals around the world, this business concept comes across as brash and insensitive. However, this controversial theme park has had proven success, and promises that promoting cultural sensitivity and respect is integral to their business model.

Oh Snap! Chinese Public Toilet Adds Flash To Your Flush

Shutter the door and make it snappy! This curious camera-shaped public toilet in Chongqing, China perfectly fits the computer and electronics focused vibe of the neighborhood. Bonus: there's no better place to butt-dial a selfie.

Splashdown! Trainer Knows How To Potty Train Boys

Genaissance Global has the answer for getting boys to "stand up and go" when they are learning to use the potty with The Splashdown! Trainer. With an exclamation point in the name I couldn't help but get excited too. It is designed to keep your son's wayward pee from going behind the toilet seat. It's also an interactive potty training tool when Splashy! cheers on your son and reminds him to put the toilet seat down when done.

Hosed: Ten Good Reasons Not To Park In Front Of A Fire Hydrant

Parking your car in front of a fire hydrant is not only illegal, it can bring on unwelcome consequences... and we don't mean a ticket. Most such scofflaws would actually prefer a response from the police instead of waiting for the fire department to get involved. Here's why.

Tooth Tattoos - What Would the Tooth Fairy Think?

The tooth artists at Heward Dental Lab can create custom handpainted artwork on your teeth.

Pause Custom Sound Systems: Business Offers Music From Beyond The Grave

Death is a big business, and if you're a regular reader, you know this already. It is a highly competitive market, with many people hoping to profit off of a service category that is needed by everyone (except for the immortal, like vampires - but for you skeptics, we can overlook this fact). Because of the stiff competition, many businesses are forced to get creative with their products and services. The latest one will be music to your forever at rest audiophile ears.

Top Ten Not-So-Sweet Easter Advertisements

Don't let the chocolate and bunnies fool you-whoever said that Easter has to be sweet? These wierd, funny and creepy advertisements will make you think again.

Cat/Dog Lady Fashion For Charity: Vans Sneakers For The ASPCA

If you are working on your transformation into full-blown crazy cat lady, simply having a dozen or two felines just isn't good enough. Instead, you've got to embrace the fashion so the whole world can see just how much you love kittens. You know, beyond the pet hair that is adhered to your clothing permanently (trust me, I know). With a second design for dog lovers, these pet happy fashions also work double duty; supporting the lives of felines and canines alike. 

Two-Lane Pavement Picnic Sheet Takes Road Food To The Next Level

Old and busted: picnics in the park. New hotness: a picnic in a parking lot! Japanese artist/designer Yuma Kano's disconcerting “On The Road” picnic sheet puts al fresco diners square on the pavement even if they're off the beaten path.

See You Pee: Five Cute & Creepy Japanese Urinalysis Cups

Providing a urine sample isn't always as quick & easy as we'd like it to be and frankly, the entire experience can be fraught with performance anxiety. The Japanese medical profession has duly noted this issue and, in an effort to be helpful, now offers squeamish patients a range of cute, comfy and borderline creepy urinalysis cups.

Bags Of Mountain Air Soothe Smog-Addled Chinese City Dwellers

Citizens of notoriously smoggy Zhengzhou could breathe a little easier – for a few minutes, at least – thanks to a local travel company's promotional gimmick. Staffers brought 20 big blue bags of fresh air collected 120 miles (300 km) away at Laojun Mountain to the east-central Chinese city and distributed it  to grateful mask-wearing residents.