Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky
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 »
While searching for online Halloween games to write about, I stumbled across some pretty weird (and disgusting) candy. These candies are tasty treats that, for the most part, just look kind of creepy.
Here's a collection of the 10 Weirdest Candy Treats that your children will love to try! read more »
Would you rather have x-ray vision or be invisible?
Our guest blogger, Emily Swan, graduated with highest honors from Butler University in Indianapolis. After school, she worked in public relations for Borders Group Inc, the book, music, and movie retailer. She's since jumped the PR fence and now works as a freelance writer. An avid science junkie, we hope you'll enjoy her quirky (and sometimes philosophical) takes on modern gadgets. Emily lets us in on the news that every person's fantasy about being invisible may come true in the near future.
Here's Emily's article for AmericanInventorSpot.com:
The fantasy of becoming invisible has long occupied storytellers. Capes, shields, potions, rings, and hats have made characters from Bilbo Baggins to the Greek god Perseus disappear from sight to pursue their daring agendas uninhibited. Invisibility ranks with time travel and x-ray vision in our psyche; it's something we dream about, but catalog as science fiction. But is it? This week, a team of researchers working jointly at Duke University and Imperial College London announced they successfully tested the first invisibility cloak. Click here to see the official announcement on Duke's web site.
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My boss has been really been bugging me lately. I think I spend more of my day thinking about how to avoid him than I spend working on the stuff he needs from me. So, for this week's article, I had the bright idea of giving you some sage advice on the types of bosses you need to avoid.
I don't know about you, but when I think about bosses, it makes me think of asses, and when I think of asses, I think of ___holes, and without fail, when I think of ___holes, I think of toilets. How about you?
So here's my advice on the 10 Types of Bosses You Should Avoid, as demonstrated with the help of toilets: read more »
Here's my wacky find of the week, for your commenting pleasure.
I thought this was funny for some reason. (link)
So, can you come up with some comments on this to make us all laugh?
Would you ever buy this thing and what would you do with it? read more »Amused and Bemused
This is my wacky find of the week:
Yes, for the person with a lot of empty space on their walls, we have the Monthly Doos calendar. (Calendar). The merchant says "Finally, a calendar dedicated to the colorful achievements of man's best friend! "
I am left speechless, so I need your help in coming up with some funny comments for this product. Is this wacky or wonderful?
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In anticipation of my favorite holiday, I decided to write articles this entire month dedicated to the best of day of the year, Halloween. So what do I like about Halloween? One thing about Halloween I enjoy is the celebration of death and the macabre.
I started canvassing through the typical "Halloween" stuff like scary costumes but then got distracted by all the cool looking coffins I found.
I think you can learn a lot about life from almost everything if you open yourself up to what they can teach us. Being brilliant, I came up with the idea that coffins can offer up some valuable lessons about life. So here is my collection of coffins and what I think they tell you about life: read more »
One of my favorite days of the year is Halloween. That is a holiday made for me with all that is a bit dark in man.
I am not one to wear a stupid costume from a local Wal_Mart. No. I am into finding something a little different that reflect the innver beast.
Here's a few of my favorites. If I get really into it, I may share more.
Money CologneWant to be sizzling hot?
If you are pining to be treated like a prime piece of steak rather than dried beef jerky, you got to change your ways and get sexy.
In my relentless pursuit to help out my readers (and of course to see what I need to do to get sexy again), I have studied up this week on how to be hot.
So after doing all this research, I decided to write an article that really addresses the challenges men face in their quest to be hot. And you know I am not going to be so lame as to suggest some excruciatingly pitiful things like diet, exercise and plastic surgery.
Here are my exclusive super secret discoveries on some nifty solutions to the challenges men commonly face in the quest for hotness or 5 Easy Ways to Get Smoking Hot: read more »
When your house is too small, you need to be really creative in using your space intelligently. It's not unusual to hear of folks trapped in tiny cramped living spaces to find ingenious ways to use the available space. I have heard of folks trying to use their shower (and their shower rods) as extra closet space and having shelves above every door. But, I've never seen anything like this...
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Working on my article on Weight Loss Gadgets for the Lazy and Unmotivated last week, I came upon some unusual ways for people to try to lose weight.
Here are my picks for the wackiest ways to try to lose a few pounds... read more »
Do you need to lose weight? I do. Desperately!
Well, with our advances in technology, I was thinking there's got to be a better way to lose weight and keep it off than the boring old formula of eating less and exercising more. Come on already, aren't we beyond that yet?!
I discovered with a little bit of late night research that with our unbeatable spirit to continue gorging our faces off, there ARE some new inventions to help folks who are inherently lazy still get slim.
Here are some great fitness machines for folks like me who want to be slim, but want to be slim while chomping on our supersized bag of Doritos and watching our favorite game on TV... read more »
I am in the market for a travel case for my laptop. It was pretty clear from visting a few stores this weekend that the utilitarian and very boring black bag is pretty much what's available. How amazingly hohum! Why is it that the mass merchandisers all carry the same items?
I decided not to purchase anything and look for some more interesting options on line. How fortunate for me that in checking out one of my favorite websites Attu Sees All this morning, I found an unusual laptop case that I thought was pretty fun. read more »
We all love sodas ... with the possible exception of when we brush our teeth and immediately thereafter drink some Diet Coke (inadvertently creating a taste in our mouth similar to that of shampoo mixed with battery acid). Still, the good stuff can become expensive; what can you do? The obvious answer is, of course, to start buying cheaper pop. read more »