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The Evolution of Function to Form

Everything is created for a purpose, regardless of whether that purpose is useful or pointless. But when 100 or 1000 identical things come together, they bring about a new purpose no one had ever imagined, and art emerges. English artist Laurence Poole understands and manipulates the evolution of everyday things into art that intrigues and inspires.

Headless Animal Stools Add Body(s) To Any Home Décor Scheme

Sure “Headless Animal Stools” would make a great band name but they make even greater ottomans and end tables, assuming your idea of room décor is more than a little weird.

Give Crusty Classic Universal Studios Monster A Makeover, They Will Bring It To Life! IT LIVES!

The Wolfman, Frankenstein Monster and Mummy scared the heck out of 1930’s movie goers, but if you can update your favorite to 2013, Universal will bring your horrible creation to life!

Wearing Your Heart on Your Art

Some art theorists say that art is a reflection of self, but Lisa Nilsson takes that a step further with her anatomical art made entirely out of curled pieces of paper. Her one-of-a-kind style takes a new look at the world that beats beneath our skin...and for the record, it's more than paper-thin.

Mao Cerveza! China's 8 Coolest Beers

China is the world's largest beer market with over 500 breweries straining to slake the thirst of a billion potential imbibers. With production surpassing the 50 billion liter per year mark in 2011 – double that of the USA – one might expect at least a little variety among the flood. We're glad to state that this is indeed so, and our countdown of China's 8 coolest beers proves it.

Be Prepared For That Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse

Everyone who has been paying attention to television or movies for the last 35 years knows that it is coming and that it is inevitable. The dead are going to rise up and come after the living and we all need to be ready! There is no need to spend hours researching just what you will need. You can have it all delivered to your door in the Zombie Survival Crate.

Crochet the Change You Want to See in the World

Pulling the strings of New York artist Olek will only give you more questions to answer. Her crochet-based installments and art are riddles wrapped in a mystery inside....well, yarn. She tries to untie the knots of society and unwind her own self-expression as an artist by weaving her journey into her work.

Getting The Dirt On Soil Soup

Those in the world of cuisine are always searching for that one exotic dish or line of dishes that will make them famous. Tokyo's chef Toshio Tanabe has gone to what some might call the ultimate extreme -- using soil. This isn't some dirt that he dug up out of the garden. It is pristine soil that come from areas like the mountains and dug from far below the surface. He uses only the best soil in his soup!

Creep Out The Creeps With These Hairy Stockings

These stockings are designed to make your legs look hairy so you can creep out all those creeps out there.

Suit Of Inverted Puppies Puts Dogs Into Your Style

Think fashion has gone to the dogs? You are correct sir! This outrageous outfit on sale at the Laforet Harajuku Department Store and Museum in Tokyo, Japan, adds a diagonal row of upside-down puppies to a snazzy black pinstriped suit.

What is a Nut Milk Bag?

What is a Nut Milk bag?  Well, when I stumbled upon these words in search engine, my ideas ran from practical to just plain unsavory.  Don't ask.  What you should ask is if you want one... and if so, does it work?

Cornucopia: Can It Get Any Crazier Than Printing Food?

Whether it is producing card-counting blakcjack teams or inventing the email, it is no surprise when MIT is mentioned in the same breath as something astonishingly intelligent and innovative. But a machine which is capable of printing out food? Come on! How much more wonderfully weird can new food inventions get? Say hello to Cornucopia.

8 Great Gifts For Dads For Father's Day 2013 And Beyond

Father's Day.  When you get to my father's age, it becomes quite difficult to find something original as a gift.  Ties, while quite nice, are well-overplayed and no longer an option.  Take him out to lunch?  Sure... but again, not the most original of ideas.  Movies are a good idea... but unless it's a drafthouse, it's really not that special.

So what to get for Dad on this Father's Day?  Well, here are 8 ideas...

Star Trek: Where No Wine Has Gone Before

Space -- the final frontier. These are the vintages of the Starship Enterprise. Yes, indeed Trekkie fandom has reached a new high (or low if you don't get it). There are three varieties of Star Trek wine available for preorder from the members-only wine marketing website Vinport. For adult Trek fans the world over it is finally time to reach "nerdvana."

Kitty Arcade: Whack-A-Mole For Cats

Remember those days of your youth (or even middle age) when you would hang out at an arcade and take out your pent up anger and aggression playing Whack-A-Mole? Bring that joy back into your life and play Cat Whack-A-Mole with your favorite frisky feline. Okay, even the dog may want to get in on this action.

8 Unlikely Chinese Celebrity Brand Ambassadors

China presents a lucrative opportunity for celebrities overexposed to jaded First World markets and authorized or not, all sorts of Chinese businesses are choosing their faces to promote their brands.

Science Experiments That Are Awesome!

Okay, kiddies.  Don't try these at home.  Some of them like... blow up and stuff.  And that's not good.  What is good is that this brief video shows some really cool stuff about why science can be fun as well as educational...

A Shot of Life: Bubble Wrap Injection Art!

Popping bubble wrap is like a compulsive childhood addiction that never goes away, at least for some of us. You'll have to fight that temptation when you see Bradley Hart's artwork, which is made with thousands of paint-injected bubbles to create photorealistic mosaics. For all of you bubble wrap junkies, Hands Off!

Playing Cards Of A Different Color

Is that weekly poker game with the guys (or gals) starting to feel just a bit lackluster? Have you tried just about every permutation of five card draw, seven card stud, and Texas hold 'em that you can think of? Perhaps it is time for a new deck of cards -- one that will really change the game. It will be tough for everyone to keep a poker face when they are trying to figure out their hand when it is all one color.

Instant Pineapple Ramen: Pineapple Express In A Styrofoam Bowl

The new instant Pineapple Ramen from Tokyo's Papapapa-Pine ramen restaurant may not be as delicious as the fruitful noodle broth served up live and in person, but it's the next best thing to being there.