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Safety Piercer, For All Your DIY Body Piercing Needs

The Safety Piercer features a titanium-plated medical stainless steel spike mounted in a lightweight, spring-action case. These miniature masochism machines are designed so solo body piercers can perform the operation(s) one-handed, presumably while looking in the mirror. What could possibly go wrong?

Hey DJ! Amazing Vinyl Portraits

Movie stars and the Gods of Rock 'n' Roll are used to seeing their faces plastered all over the world, but Alejandro de Antonio has put their faces somewhere they have probably never been. Depending on their particular artistic field, this talented Spanish artist creates their likeness on a canvas that makes sense, including old-school vinyl records and the metal canisters that film reels used to be stored in. His work is about as close to art imitating life as you can get!

Cows! We've Got Cows on Cowscape!

The painted cows seem surreal, perhaps Photoshopped, to visitors to the Cowscape exhibition. The cows are real, the creations of Australian body-paint artist Emma Hack, the stars painted to raise awareness of the South Australian drought. 

It's All Melty: Why Innovative Building Structure Matters To Brits

We all love innovative building design, right? And those all-glass skyscrapers that reflect the amazing colors of sky and clouds, those are just great. Martin Lindsay and his car no longer like any of that rot.

Pet Sweep™: Dust Mops For Working Dogs & Cats

Under the rubric of now I've seen everything comes the latest invention of the quirky Todd Lawson. It's the Pet Sweep™ Animal Debris Removal System, dust mops for your pet's paws.  Pet Sweeps are the latest addition to a line of pet products that Lawson has invented to attach to PawConnect Boots™, the original do-it-yourself boots for dogs and cats.

Japanese Kanjani Eight Boy Band Alarm Clock Sings You Awake

If waking up to the sweet singing sounds of one of Japan's best-loved boy bands makes your day, then the limited-edition Kanjani Eight Special Alarm Clock will make you very, very happy.

New Chinese Law Prompts Sale Of “Pee-Straight” Funnels

China's public toilets are no fun but at least now there'll be funnels, thanks to an enterprising pair of migrant workers selling colorful “pee straight” plastic cones. The funky funnels appeared on the streets of Shenzhen shortly after a new law came into effect threatening fines for those who "failed to urinate accurately."

Toothbrush Dish Brush Cleans Plates, Not Plaque

The Toothbrush Dish Brush from Japan's Nodaya-Net promises to leave your dirty dishes as white as snow... that is, if they were white before serving dinner. If you liked the way Nodaya-net's nifty Sing-A-Long Tongs added amusement to your kitchen, the Toothbrush Dish Brush is sure to make you smile!

Is Shanghai's Roast Duck Ferry Boat In Poor Taste?

Damn the torpedoes and pass the hoisin sauce, it's The Shanghai Duck! This deliciously decorated passenger version of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s huge (and hugely popular) inflatable yellow rubber ducks is making waves, though for some they're waves of nausea.

DuneCraft Kits Easily Transform Desktops Into Exotic Gardens

Whether you’d like to cultivate a desert’s worth of beautiful cacti, a meadow of sweetly scented flowers or a crop of carnivorous plants, DuneCraft has an incredible gardening kit for you!

WTF? Super-Expensive Designer Toilet Paper?

Evidently rich people don't have enough things on which to spend their money. Now we have entered the land of designer toilet paper.Do you think this toilet paper is worth the hefty price tag?

Daxian's N100i Android Smartphone Charges Directly From Wall Outlets

With its AC wall charger built-in, the new N100i smartphone from Daxian allows users to ditch the annoying USB cable and wall-wart combination to juice up after a long day. There are some strong drawbacks to the execution, though, so it's a good thing Daxian didn't remove USB charging entirely.

University Of Washington Researchers Succeed In First Human Brain-To-Brain Interface

In what is believed to be the first human brain-to-brain interface, a researcher at the University of Washington (UW) sent a thought across campus to the brain of another researcher, thereby controlling the recipient's hand movements on a keyboard.

Bad Ass Black Leather Bandages

For some people style is everything -- even when they get a little hurt. So these people ca now buy leather bandages to cover their boo-boos. In basic black they will go with everything, that's true -- and that tough look will make that paper cut seem more like you were out kicking butt. It is totally bad ass, totally cool, totally Goth, and, well, kind of strange.

Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Ready, Set, Cleave! - Zombie Chomper Knife from Ka-Bar

 Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Are you sure? Your zombie killing kit needs to include the Zomstro Zombie Cleaver knife by Ka-Bar to ensure your survival and success in the undead realms of the future. Only the best equipped will last through the long night of the walking dead.

 


Float & Sting Like A Butterfly With WhoppAir

Here’s a fun toy for kids (and kids-at-heart!) to enjoy after Dad forces everyone to sit through another Rocky marathon:

The Art of Advertising

The world of art and business have been crossing paths and overlapping for hundreds of years, and from Parisian Absinthe Art to Wall Street Warhol crazes, there has been a powerful connection between art and marketing. Although this ad campaign by Guido Daniele is a few years old, it exemplifies the change in that relationship which has occurred in recent years. Our hyperconnected, light-speed generation, coupled with our throw away culture, might render certain forms of art as nothing more than a disposable tool to sell a product, rather than a lasting statement about the world at the moment of its conception.

Squigz Is A Building Toy That Really Sucks (In A Good Way)

Squigz by Fat Brain is a whole different building toy experience! Like other building toys, Squigz are brightly colored and are made to stick together. That’s basically where the similarities end.

Guests On The Way? Time To Inflate The Living Room!

Bubble Inflatables has an innovative, fun and fairly inexpensive furniture solution for anyone who doesn’t want to spring for a traditional ottoman, sofa and cozy chair. Just add air!