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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.

Pickup Hiccups: The Top Ten Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Vehicular manslaughter? At my Walmart? It's more likely than you think... assuming its written “vehicular man's laughter”. These truckin' weird entries in the Walmart Wagon Wall of Shame will have you wishing for a price rollback right into the car crusher.

Want This New Innovation? Stress Transforming Tea Bags

There are many ways to get your advertising message across to the public, but few are as unique as the one that BOH put out for the launch of their chamomile tea. For an herbal tea product that has been around for hundreds of years you have to get really creative to get the message across about just how soothing and relaxing a cup of tea can be. The result was a tea bag imprinted with a stressful image that melts into a relaxing one when dipped in hot water.

Chinese Restaurant In A River Serves Customers By The Brook

Diners seeking rapids service and an endless stream of delicacies are flooding a Chongqing, China restaurant during summer's hottest days. Rather than invest in air conditioning, the innovative eatery simply moved tables into a shallow, gently-flowing river.

Huge Inflatable Orange Toad Appears In Chinese Park Pond

Orange toad's big, yeah yeah yeah! It's not small, no no no! An enormous orange inflatable toad appeared suddenly in a Beijing park's pond shortly after a giant yellow inflatable duck was swept away in a flood. Coincidence, or merely survival of the fattest?

Want This New Cool Item? Star Trek Guitar Picks

Just because you can belt out some cool licks on your guitar doesn't mean that you can't also let your Star Trek freak flag fly! Whether your rock out with an acoustic or electric ax these Star Trek Starfleet Guitar Picks would be just up your Jeffries Tube. Come on all you space nerds and sci fi geeks! It is time to Spock and roll!

Rolls-Royce Fan From Kazakhstan Turns A Mercedes-Benz Into One Rockin' Roller

They see him rollin', they hatin... but having the sharpest (and possibly the only) Rolls-Royce in central Kazakhstan is going to rouse a certain amount of jealousy among the unwashed public. You've got to tip your hat to Ruslan Mukanov, however, for achieving his dream of owning a Rolls-Royce Phantom by building one out of a Mercedes-Benz sedan. Very nice!