Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky
Well, I just got news of a device that is probably the smartest thing I ever heard of in my life for a woman trying to catch a man's attention. read more »
The Tinchilla Instant Can Cooler works with most 350 ml cans and gets them to ice cold from room temperature in under a minute.
All it requires are two AA batteries and as I mentioned a handful of ice.
The Tinchilla Instant Can Cooler works 240 times faster than a conventional fridge. read more »
Looking for a better approach to organizing remote controls, Ipods, cell phones and more?
Whether a hardcore audiophile or casual TV watcher, somehow, we still end up with way more remotes and portable handheld devices than we can handle. Inevitably, that many devices can only result in many valuable hours wasted searching for the lost and misplaced... but not if the Remote Wrangler has anything to do with it.
Here's an inventive ad program to make people more aware of Colgate Smiles kid's toothbrushes:
Here are the stats via Ads of the World:
Agency: Jung von Matt, Hamburg, Germany
Creative Directors: Arno Lindemann, Bernhard Lukas
Art director: Jonas Keller
Copywriter: David Leinweber
What do you think? read more »
Want to see a revolutionary new invention? Something that takes sunglasses to the next level?
Not since the advent of the Groucho Marx big nose, bushy eyebrow novelty glasses has there been a more important contribution to the eyewear industry than the multi-functional Uber Shades. These high-tech specs have the potential to revolutionize the lives of thousands, perhaps even millions or billions.
In the past few weeks, I have created a whole series of articles on different types of Wacky Products, but I have to say that this one is my favorites.
Here is what I think are 13 of the Wackiest Products for Your Kitchen to Help Keep You Cooking, with choice quotes from vendors selling these products:
I know that Christmas is all about traditions but I am finding the traditions to be a bit boring. I mean, does it always have to be the same? Same tree, same lights, same food....arrrgh! I want to be able to have fun for the holidays, and to me, doing the same exact thing I did last year is not a lot of fun.
For those who agree with me and want to spice up what you have been doing for year, I have collected together 10 Ways to Silly Up Your Christmas.
Well, I think my wacky product find of the week is more funny than wacky, but it made me chuckle so I thought I would share it with you.
Merchant calls these the "people push pins". I thought with the pins where they were, its pretty clear they are not people like in men and women, but more like just men. So I think my name for them is more accurate. Do you like the new name? What do you think of this product? Who would be perfect for this? (people pins here) read more »
It's been a while and some of these may be a tiny bit stale, but here are some random good links I have seen around the web:
Nothing to do with Arbroath always has some funny stuff. From what they have this week, I like "How to be the perfect boyfriend" (video), which is kind of cute and oh so true.
I think this is a great way to tell people you think are stupid, that they are stupid. Read it at Backward Five.
Finnish video on how to dance disco via Utterly Boring . Weirdly fascinating. Like watching a car crash in slow motion.
Amazing Spy Cameras via Knuttz.net
Pitoche has cute illustrations on the eternal truth about men and women.
Attu has the National Toy Hall of Fame.
Davezilla has truly overdone movie cliches for cops and strippers.
Manny has the Pop Up Book of Sex.
The Best Weblogs List is out. I saw it here at Madville.
There's tons more great links out there, but I am short on time so I will post again soon. read more »
Our Guest Blogger, Charley Sainsbury, has been an illustrator for over 30 years. He began long before the computer was available using paintbrush, pen, and airbrush. In 1988, Charley purchased his first Macintosh computer, learned all the software and found it upped his productivity. Charley loves creating the unimaginable. Check out his website, http://www.veritycreative.com/g3d/, for a few samples of his work. For our readers, Charley has come up with a very creative (maybe not so realistic) solution to this dilemma.
A picture says a thousand words. Here's Charley's picture and a few words. read more »
Are you trying to figure out what would be the perfect gift for your girlfriend or wife?
You may be having some difficulty because although it's pretty obvious that they want expensive jewelry, your wallet is in denial.
The holidays are a great time to reflect on whether you REALLY want to be in a relationship with the woman currently in your life. There is nothing like the cold hard reality of having to plunk down lots on cold hard cash to buy jewelry for a woman you are not excited about to make you think seriously about dumping her.
If you want to dump her, it's usually a smart move to do it before you spend lots of money on her...unless of course, she gives great gifts. If she's a great gift giver, I have a better idea. read more »
Merchant for this product says "Finally, Barbie has a dog that eats and makes a mess! Tanner the dog is soft and fuzzy and her mouth, ears, head and tail really move! You can open Tanner dog's mouth and "feed" her dog biscuits. Comes with a dog bone and chew toys that Tanner can hold in her mouth, too. When Tanner has to go to the bathroom, Barbie doll cleans up with her special magnetic scooper and trash can. Posable Barbie doll included." (Doll here )
Well folks, what so you think of my find? Will you buy it for your favorite little girl? Can you think of a fun comment to title this? read more »
Thanksgiving is such a predictable and tedious holiday. You cook and clean for days only to have everyone snarf down what took days to cook in about 10 seconds (and that's only if they chew slowly). Then, you sit around all groggy waiting for those annoying people you are somehow related to finally get out of your house and go on to theirs.
I think that Thanksgiving Day should be a lot more fun...a bit more of a surprise.
So, for my friends who are bored, I have collected together a few items that I think will turn any painfully tedious Thanksgiving Dinner into something people will remember for years. Here's my list of the 10 Things You Need to Have the Best Thanksgiving EVER: read more »
My wacky product find of the week is a bit of an oddity.
It seems to be a combination mixer and coat hanger. I am not quite sure what to say about it. So I thought I'd let the merchant do the talking. The merchant calls this the "Practical Coat Hanger"..."To use for your wardrobe and in the extreme necessities in your kitchen!" This hanger can be found at Singulier, which I found through the always great Mental Floss.
Well, I am not sure what type of comments this nifty device can inspire. Would you use this? For what? What type of nutjob comes up with this? read more »
Time Magazine is out with its Best Inventions of 2006.
What made the list?
Put the hypo-allergenic cat outside, get off your floating bed and take a look. read more »
Here's my wacky product find of the week: Mr. P Lamp
When you flip his switch (and yes, the switch is exactly where you think it is), and turn him on, his whole head lights up as if in embarrassment. Mr. P comes equipped with a lampshade you can use to put over his head or tilt slightly so he can peek out. The switch is made of rubber. (Product here or here via Blavish)
So, what do you think of this product? Any funny comments you can think of for this one? read more »
With Halloween behind us, it's nigh time we take a good long look at ourselves and separate the hype from the actual very serious science of hunting vaporous spirits and capturing evidence of them on tape so we can prove once and for all that there is life after death, or at the very least, Photoshop. read more »Ghost hunting is a fairly new field that's only existed for a few decades in its modern form. Before digital cameras and EMF detectors, ghost hunters were forced to hunt ghosts with Davy Crocket muskets and a large flour sack . The flour sack could be used to toss onto the ghost, and, if captured, their trusty mule would then haul to the beet patch until such time as your resident Leprechauns would have a chance to scourge all the evil out of him. Ghosts had it pretty rough back then.
We are going to try something new on our site.
Folks have asked us why we don't link to some of the great content on the web. Our response was that since we're a site focused on inventions, innovations and interesting ideas, many of the links that we like were not quite on topic of our site.
But with reflection, we realized that with so much great content floating around, we should share some of it with you. Thus, we are going to post random links from time to time of what we think is worthy of sharing.
So to start off this series, we share with you here some of our Favorite Halloween Links: read more »