Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Wine Yoke Offers Hands Free Party Time

Holding a party can be a blast, except for the fact that you constantly lose your wine glass. Hosts and hostesses rejoice! The Wine Yoke wine glass holder offers a wine glass wearing experience.

Want This Incredibly Cool Insect Killing Night Light?

If there is one battle we all engage in every year it is the one with those nasty, pesky biting insects. While bug zappers are kind of fun, they aren't as effective as we'd like them to be and they really can't be used indoors -- and boy, are they noisy! The InaTrap Electronic Insect Killer and Elegant Night Light is the perfect alternative with a soft glow and noiseless trapping.

Watch Out! There Might Be Bones In Your Gummy Bear!

Huh.  Who knew that gummy bears had internal organs?  Or a brain?  Which brings up the disturbing notion that we've been eating sentient beings for all of these years...

Want This New Invention? A Personal Drone Air Purifier

Having clean air to breathe is an issue that affects all of us. As industry expands it becomes a larger and farther-reaching concern -- especially in countries like China where pollution legislation is limited. How can you deal with making sure you have clean air to breathe? Designer Michal Pospeich of Poland's Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts has created the UrbanCONE -- a personal drone that purifies the air around a person.

Athletic Track's Squared-Off Lanes Impress Officials, Inhibit Runners

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When funding cuts give you a damaged athletic track, you... cut corners and pave the turns into right angles? That's exactly what staff at a Heilongjiang, China sports center did when governmental bigwigs sprung a surprise visit and employees wanted the track to look sharp.

Your Beer Will Be Assimilated By The Borg Cube Fridge

If you're a Star Trek fan, you know of the insidious hive-mind known as The Borg Collective.  And now they are out to steal our beer--and keep it as cold as their frosty hearts.

Want This New Invention? Microwave S'Mores Maker

At this time is year there is nothing quite as lovely as gathering around the campfire, roasting marshmallows on sticks, and making them into S'mores. It makes you dream of getting to have them at home. To make that dream come true -- and easy -- a Microwave S'mores Maker is just the thing. Just as tasty without the burned ones -- and without dropping any in the dirt.

Want This New Innovation? Green Box: The Pizza Box Reinvented

Pizza for takeout or delivery has become a staple in the American diet for a large part of the population. Those boxes are a bit of a problem. First of all it is hard to store leftover pizza in the box because it won't always fit in the fridge. Second, it never fits in the trash or. better yet, recycling and is hard to fold into a shape that will. That is not to mention getting out plates. The Green Box pizza box is here to address these issues.

Hail Stallin': Ten Creative Automobile Ads Of The USSR

It may be hard Tupolev but Russian automakers actually advertised their mainly unattractive offerings during the Soviet Union's heyday. Did it work? Probably better than the uninspired machines themselves.

Out With The Handshake, In With The Fist Bump

An expression of courtesy, used particularly when meeting someone for the first time and when saying goodbye, may soon be a thing of the past: the handshake.  Why?  It's too germy. Already there are calls for handshakes to be banned in health care settings and they are substantiated by studies, the most recent one comparing the levels of bacteria communicated by a handshake, a high-five, and a fist bump.  Yes, you read that right....

Want This New Innovation? Cookies That Hook On Your Cup

Most of us love to eat a good cookie once in awhile. It is the perfect thing to accompany a glass of milk, or a cup of coffee or tea. The problem is that the standard round shape or standard cut-out shapes are just getting kind of boring. A new type of cookie cutter is here to brighten our coffee breaks -- the Hookie Cookie. It hangs on to the edge of the glass, cup, or mug of your choice.

Want This Updated Product? The USB Pet Rock

Back in the 70s we were a bit crazy. We were into kitschy products like mood rings and lava lamps. We ate pudding from a can. And we went absolutely nuts over spending some serious bucks to buy a rock. That is people bought a Pet Rock. It was one of the greatest marketing campaigns in history and remains iconic almost 40 years later. Now it is time to pull that rock into a new millennium with the USB Pet Rock.

Want This New Product? Star Trek Ice Trays

Your ice cubes can make your beverages go boldly where no drink has gone before with these totally cool, actually totally frozen, Starfleet ice cubes. All you need to get them is the right ice tray -- the Star Trek Starfleet Ice Tray. This will kick your entertaining all the way up to the command level of your starship. Drink long and prosper!

Condemned Chinese Building Goes Boom, Video Footage Goes Viral

An eye-popping video going viral on WeChat shows the sudden demolition of the Qiqihar City Public Security Bureau building, seemingly without warning. To their credit, downtown drivers, pedestrians and cafe diners kept their cool, kept calm and carried on.

Multicolored Alloy Wheels Are A New Trend With No Traction

So garish, five-spoked, five-colored alloy wheels like those seen on an otherwise elegant Peugeot 308 CC are a thing now? Stranger things have happened but these raucous rims might be the wackiest must-have auto fashion option yet.

Did You Say “Ute”? A Loving Look At Australia's Iconic Coupe Utility

Polished up front and utilitarian out back of the C-pillar, these versatile pickup-like vehicles rub rugged shoulders with Mad Max's V8 Pursuit Special when it comes to evoking Australian car culture.

Want To Make Rainy Days Less Gloomy? Star Wars Light Saber Umbrellas

"This is the weapon of a Jedi Knight. Not as clumsy or random as a blaster; an elegant weapon for a more civilized age. . ." so Obi Wan Kenobi explained when he gave Luke Skywalker his father's light saber. It can be difficult to walk around in society with a light saber at your side -- that is unless it is disguised as something for a rainy day. A Star Wars Light Saber Umbrella is just the thing!

Want This New Concept? Inglorious Vegetables and Fruit

Anyone who takes the time to grow their own vegetables knows that they don't always come out as pretty and perfectly shaped as you find them in the grocery stores. The twisted, the disfigured, and the grotesque are weeded out before they go to market. While some are used in juices, the truth is that they often go to waste. In Europe famers discard 300 million tonnes of these fruits and vegetables a year -- until now.

Want This Creative Project? DIY Star Wars Origami

Origami is an ancient and venerated art form from Japan. Most of us have done origami at some point in our lives -- even if it was just folding a paper plane. We're familiar with the standard paper cranes and swans but recently the art form has become overrun with Star Wars imagery. While some of it is strictly for the professionals, there are some great designs you can make with your kids in the book Star Wars Origami.

Want This New Innovation? Toasted Selfies

It is totally the age of the selfie. We used to take them with film cameras, but they never seemed very satisfying since you couldn't see it until you had the film developed. And people thought we were into instant gratification back then! Well, what else can you do with a selfie these days besides sharing them on Facebook and Twitter? How about having your favorite emblazoned on your morning toast? It is called the Toasted Selfie.