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10 Things To Make You Want to Puke

What is the weirdest thing you ever ate? I can eat almost everything as my big frame can attest, but there are limits to even my gluttony.

I realize that foods that one eats and enjoys are culture based and the love of sushi, kimchi, and a rare steak are cultivated based on where you were raised, but some things are just plain disgusting (at least to my plebian brain).

Here are my choices for the 10 Weirdest Things That People Eat:

Inventive Appearance: Beard World Championship


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Well, our site has gone through alot of trauma over the past few weeks with constant problems with our servers and the ultimate failure of the complete loss of a server from our hosting company Midphase.

I need a drink, and since I can't have one (I won't bore you with the details), I decided I needed a little levity.

I decided that since the other bloggers at AmericanInventorSpot.com are all posting on different types of inventions and innvoations, I'd get into the act to and do my own special feature in inventive appearance. read more »

Want Cosmetic Surgery? Some Wacky Options to Consider

Do you feel like you need plastic surgery? Would you increase your bust, get a new chin or nose or trim off your belly?

Our nation is obsessed with looking youthful and beautiful. We spend billions a year on getting more shapely, youthful and attractive (as such is defined by our societal norms today).

Well, rather than plastic surgery - which is basically going to go get something cut, crushed, sucked, threaded, sawed off, or pumped into your body - I thought of some products that can dramatically help you change your appearance without resorting to cosmetic surgery. I mean frankly, with all the options available to change the way you look, I don't know why people would have to resort to going under the knife.

Gifts You Should Never Give Your Mom For Mother's Day!

In honor of Mother's Day and all the fine mothers out there, there is a ton of advice going around about what to get Moms as a gift for Mother's Day.

Instead of the usual suggestions for flowers (Cheap Mother's Day Flowers)and chocolates (Amazing Chocolates), what I think is truly valuable advice for readers would be to share with folks my hard learned lessons and helpful advice on what to not give your Mom for Mother's Day. You may not have realized it yet but the perfect gift for Mother's Day can determine whether Mom is an angel or a pain to you for the rest of the year...so you better get her something perfect!

Not for the Anal-Retentive - A Brief Safe


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This is truly a product for the non-anal-retentive person or someone with a seriously wacky sense of humor. Sometimes, I just need to let the product speak for itself...but of course, I won't as I like to hear myself talk. read more »

Wackiest Products for Your Dog

It is clear, we are a nation of extreme wealth. Otherwise, we would not lavish the type of dollars we do to keep our dogs "happy". At times, I think dog owners are simply crazy, not just crazy about their dogs...just crazy, cuckoo, wacko - as in not quite in touch with reality. I may be wrong. But then, could you please explain to me these wacky products for your dog:

Feeling a bit prickly?


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I am feeling a litte peeved and alot prickly today. So wearing something like this spiked backpack could make alot of sense. It's like one big flashing neon sign, get the $&%$ away from me. Or perhaps this would be the perfect gift for all those folks you think are a big pain in your back(side).

This wacky product is made of soft plush so like many things, it looks more fearsome than it actually is. You can find it at here.

French Fried Wacky Products


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I love french fries. Love love love them!

It's pretty safe to say that we are a nation obsessed with thses lovely little morsels of hot crispy salty yum. read more »

Is this a Doll You Identify With?


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I think the reason the Naya doll went to the next round of the AI TV show is because the judges thought that little girls can identify with the doll.

Well, here's a doll tries to represent a segment of our society that perhaps many of us can identify with. So is this product wacky or brilliant? Either way, it's going to be another fine addition to our
Wacky Products Gallery
. read more »

Need Grass for Your Ass?


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Is your backyard a bit boring? Need to bring a little interest to the old back yard, and your standard trees, bushes and flowers just won't do the trick?

Well, today's wacky product is the thing for you. Grass for your ass!

The description says:"The Grass armchair is self assembled, each pack contains 14 corrugated cardboard frames and 100g pack of grass seeds. You will need about 240 litres of soil, to fill in the frame. First find the right spot, because once the armchair has grown you won't be able to move it!! You can put up to 20cm of gravel with in the frame then the soil. Spread the seeds evenly using only 4/5 of the bag of seeds. Press them in and water slightly so that the soil is humid. Water the armchair everyday. read more »

AMUSED: Got an Itch You Got to Scritch?


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Today's Wacky Product of the day is a back-scratch t-shirt, so that you first can really scratch your itch just right.

This helps you map your back and point to exactly where you want your friend to scratch you. Inventive or Wacky? I kinda like the idea.

All the Stuff Too Crazy for the American Inventor Show


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I was having trouble sleeping last night struggling to come up with an amusing posting for you, as we all wait with bated breath for the new episode of American Inventor.

Finally, around 3 am, I had the idea that it would be fun to joke around at InventorSpot.com about the kind of products that clearly wouldn't make the show. read more »

NYC water towers to get baseball caps


It's not an invention, but a brilliant marketing idea - which is something to remember when developing any product.

1010WINSreports that water towers in New York City will soon be festooned with Mets and Yankees caps to celebrate opening day. The inflatable caps are size 61 and half. The Yankees probably spent way too much for their cap, and it’ll probably be injured before the first pitch is thrown. Link via read more »

Roo Poo and Other Wacky Products from Australia


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Australia is a wonderfully country and Australians are great people. One of the things that I find most endearing about them is their terrific sense of humor.

In thinking about the Wacky Products Gallery that we at AmericanInventorSpot.com are building to entertain you (as well to make the point that alot of wacky ideas turn out to be very sucessful products), I decided to see what folks around the world thought were good products to sell. read more »

Top 10 Wacky Keyboards for your Computer


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Well, sometime brilliance is in recognizing when someone has done a better job than you. It's a key factor in the success on a product to look at the competition and try to better them. If you can't do better, you should not copy...well, not alot anyway.

Foster Gadgets has a fun article out about the Top 10 Weirdest Keyboards Ever. It's a great collection of wacky products, and I wish I had written the article. Since I didn't, I thought I'd swipe some of its contents for you and just take credit for bringing it to your attention: read more »

Don't Just Keep Hanging On!!


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One of the most important things for any successful person is the ability to take feedback. Can you stand to hear the truth? Or are you just hanging on to what you want to hear? read more »

Giving Up My Two Front Teeth


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For inventors to be successful, they do not necessarily have to give up their two front teeth or their right arm in order to develop and market their products successfully.

You need to be as inventive in getting your idea out without too much risk to your livelihood and your pocketbook as you were in having the great idea in the first place. read more »

Is this the new Pet Rock?


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Sometimes, the success of a product really depends on the marketing of the product. A simple turn or a phrase can turn garbage into money.

To me, this looks like a wadded up piece of paper in a box, or basically, trash. But this site calls it an Origami Boulder.

Another silly addition to our new Wacky Products gallery. If you have any fun products you've found, please drop me a line so we can add it here. read more »

Do You Know Who Your Customer Is?


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For your product, you need to clarify who would be likely to buy you product and figure out how to make your product attractive to that audience. It's very helpful to put yourself in the shoes of who the buyer might be and craft your product and advertising pitch to make sure that type of buyer would be moved by your meesage to buy your product. read more »

Desperate to Try Something New?


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I was working on the Wacky Products Gallery and came upon this essential product to help men who would like to stretch themselves to become bigger men (heh!) :)

Talk about being desperate to grow. It's going to be a long journey.

If you go to Sillyjokes.co.uk you'll find out what the story is behind the long weight. If it was real, it'd be a great Wacky Product, no?

I'd love to see what some creative folks here could come up with as a good caption for this product.