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13 Haunted Houses That Will Make You Wet Your Pants


It's Halloween season and you know what that means: time for what has become our annual 13 Best Haunted Houses list! There have been a few additions and subtractions from last years list , but, as always, each one has their own unique characteristics that make it a worthy haunt for even the most seasoned of haunted housers. read more »

Great Invention Idea? Birth by Centrifugal Force


Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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The Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force, may not end the age-old debate of whether or not centrifugal force actually exists, but it sure will take a pregnant woman’s mind off the business at hand during childbirth! read more »

Winners for the Best in Wacky Science Research Get Ig Nobel Award


 

Winners included the discovery that Viagra helps hamsters overcome jetlag, a method for extracting vanilla flavor from cow dung, and a study of the word "the." read more »

I Maid Café Serves Up Japanese Weirdness in Cold Canada



Japan has exported cars and electronics to the West for decades, but it's only recently that the nation's dynamic culture, led by Pokemon and other Anime has also made the trip. Their success has led a few enterprising types to try transplanting some of the more offbeat aspects of Japanese culture into foreign soil. Can it work? Your on-the-scene reporter visited the I Maid Café in Toronto, Canada today to find out first hand!
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Climb It, Ride It, Run It - 8 Crazy Escalator Ads


Advertising is literally everywhere, including on escalators. It seems that many products can use the unique features of escalators to their marketing advantage. read more »

2007's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Becoming nostalgic for your childhood? If so, you'll find hundreds of childrens' costumes in adult sizes this year, like the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. And if you want to rewind to your infancy, there's no shortage of adult infant costumes. Then there are the childish adult costumes, and here's where I bring you some of the best for a good laugh!

Solution To Pet Separation Anxiety: Stay Home!


 

Doggles Comfort HeartsDoggles Comfort Hearts

Does your dog have anxiety attacks when you leave home? Does he tear down your window coverings, bite your door frames, scratch your doors? Does your cat pee in your favorite shoes? Refuse to eat or drink until you come home?

Doggles LLC claims to have a solution to pet anxiety with its new Comfort line. The products contain “hearts” that beat like your pets' very own mothers.

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13 Halloween Pet Costume Winners 2007: Coolest, Scariest, Weirdest, and more...


Finally, I'm ready to present Lady Bee's Halloween Pet Costume Winners for 2007. Read on, and you'll find my picks for Coolest, Weirdest, Funniest, Scariest, Classiest, Best Pimp, Most Pious, Most Flirtatious, Most Realistic, Most Surprising, Best Retro, Best Pirate, and Most Adorable costumes for pets. (Dog, cat, ferret, and bird costumes were considered). read more »

Best Poopy Stuff of All Time

Well, I was having a poopy day and it got me thinking that the world is full of poop ....literally. So I went on my merry way to prove my hypothesis true...and I have. Here are my best finds for all the things inspired by the poop in people's lives:


World's Most Freaky Door Handle

What would you do if you walked up to a door and you saw a hand reaching out to you like this one?

Where Rich Cats Poop



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More and more cats are staying home and pooping indoors these days. But, what do you do with the litter box, especially if Kitty can't have a room of her own? Well, maybe these designer litter boxes will give you some ideas... It's always nice to see where rich cats are pooping.

Meowlingual Cat Translation Device is Purr Insanity



One might think cats don't need to communicate much with their human "owners", but the folks at Japan's Takara Tomy beg to disagree. That's why they've introduced the Meowlingual Cat Translation Device, which follows on the success of the Bowlingual Dog Translator. No, I'm NOT making this up...
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10 Perfect Drinks To Serve Your Dog .... In A Dog Bar


Bobby, The Official Wine Taster (photo permission: Alice Wang)Bobby, The Official Wine Taster (photo permission: Alice Wang)

The buzz is that dog bars ("bars" as in taverns) will be the next big thing for dogs and their owners. In the bars, our dogs would be seen, sniff each other and exchange (other) pleasantries, and (why not?) have a drink or two.

Let's see what we can serve them... read more »

Pee On It, Pull It, and Rub It - Top 10 Most Brilliant Bathroom Ads


Advertising really is everywhere...EVERYWHERE. Look what great ads appear in public restrooms. read more »

Ever Want to Put a Pillow Over Your Head? Try the Pillow Wig


I know lots of folks who really love their bed and would like nothing more than to be able to live life from their beds. It's so comfortable.

But as you well know it's just not practical to take your bed with you wherever you go. Trust me on that one. read more »

New Look-alike Dolls Combine Creepy and Cute



A Japanese toy company called Grand Chariot will produce, for just $208 and in a month's time, a look-alike doll figurine from a submitted photo. Call it cool, cute or creepy... just don't call it Mini Me!
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Hillary Nut Cracker: Wacky Product of the Day



I wrote this very clever piece several weeks ago on the 10 Ways to Buy Hillary Clinton . Well, no one read and I don't know why. I guess it was lame? Well, if I had this product to add to the list of Great Hillary Clinton products, perhaps my article would have gotten a better reception. The merchant for this calls it "Completely Nuts". read more »

Japanese Wasp Crackers - made with Real Wasps



From Japan, the land that gave us living sushi, octopus balls and horsemeat ice cream comes a new taste sensation - of nausea! Crispy Wasp Rice Crackers made with real Digger Wasps... kinda like Honeycomb cereal with actual bees!
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Hot Dogs! - Amazing Dogs Strut Catwalk In High Fashion


 

The Bobcat™ by Total Diva PetsThe Bobcat™ by Total Diva Pets


Several of the poshist "pet lifestylists" were featured in the 2007 Second Annual Pet Fashion Week last week in New York City. Designers of bedding, clothing, carriers, jewelry, hairstyles, and even fragrance for pets were represented, but the only pets on the catwalk were dogs. Reportedly, the dogs wearing wigs by Total Diva Pets (shown above) were the absolute show stoppers! read more »

Magic Wheels Combine Skateboard with Scooter


What do you get when you combine a unicycle with a skateboard and a scooter? You get a new innovative form of transportation for the young and the young at heart. It's called The Magic Wheel and was invented by a "bored" Swiss designer whose name is never mentioned. read more »