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Want To Shrink Those Pores? Try A Nose Pore Blocker Hanabijin

Many people, mostly women, struggle to make sure that they have soft, smooth, blemish-free skin on their faces. For some of us this goes way beyond some Clearasil, the occasional facial mask, and a moisturizer that could create a rainforest. Japan is sending us a new tool more minimizing enlarged pores on the nose. It is a device called a Nose Pore Blocker Hanabijin.

Want A New Piano? Why Not Get A Space-Age One?

Pianos . . . the final frontier . . . Okay, maybe not. But this piano is the newest and most major change since the instrument was first invented over 300 years ago. It is the Boganyi Piano or as some are calling it "the bat piano" since it looks like Batman would play it in the Bat Cave. Almost every one of the nearly 18,000 components has been rethought and redesigned for a "sound beyond time."

Make Bread With One Dish? Easy With All In One Lékué Bread Maker

Baking your own bread is an attractive proposition when you consider freshness, taste, the lack of additives, and reduced salt content. It is not so attractive when you consider the time and the mess involved.  The Lékué Bread Maker is a simple-looking bowl that makes baking your own bread a whole lot easier and a lot less messy. And it does it all without using extra electricity and extra moving parts.

Rat Pro X Gaming Mouse Boasts Swappable Sensors

Coming five years after the original R.A.T., a computer mouse whose size can be adjusted to match one's hand, Mad Catz' Rat Pro X is the same thing, but even more modular. You can swap sensors and change the wheel tread, among a bunch of other things, and it still has the looks of something designed by aliens.

Fuhu Prepares Massive Android Tablets For Kids, Adults

10” touchscreen not enough for you? How about a 65” one? Indeed, Fuhu is adding four new whiteboard-sized models to its Nabi Big Tab lineup of oversized slates. The devices contain the latest core-logic from Nvidia and aim to be the perfect media hubs for your digital home.

Want To Cook Something New? How About Using A Condom?

No, this isn't the beginning of some lame dirty joke. The condom cookbook is a real thing -- in Japan. The book is titled "Condom Meals I Want To Make For You." I hope that the title is catchier in Japanese. In English it just kind of lays there on the page. The ebook is filled with 11 supposedly delicious recipes that involve the use of a condom in the preparation. Fortunately it does not actually require the eating of the condom.

Want To Stay Safe During Poker Games? Use Bullet Proof Cards

With all of the computer card games and online gaming websites, it is amazing that the plain old standard deck of playing cards still exists. But there are things that playing cards in person can't be done on the computer -- like bluffing and reading tells. So how do you update cards for life in the modern world? Make them bullet-proof of course.

It Takes 19 Tons Of Candy To Make One Sweet Street Mosaic!

When a team of artists in Chengdu, China laid down a most tasteful mosaic in front of an upscale shopping mall, they eschewed the use of tinted tiles in favor of colorful candy... a jaw-breaking 19 tons of sweets in total!

Want A New Idea For Bachelorette Parties? Try A Life Drawing Party

A new start-up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is offering a rather surprising service that women are really getting excited about. Graphic Stallions is an alternative to the standard bachelorette party, divorce celebration, or even birthday parties. Instead of the standard male strippers, full bar, and insane ogling, this option is a little more genteel. This is a life drawing party with a bit of bubbly and nude male models.

Want To Decorate With The Most Amazing Walls Ever? UV Murals Will Do It

Flat paint on walls can be boring and wallpaper seems to be passé. You can hire an artist to come in and paint in some small motifs to dress things up, but what if you really want something different? Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian may be just who you are looking for.

Kodak's IM5 Smartphone Caters To Photographers... And Your Grandparents

What's this, a smartphone made by Kodak? No surprise that there's a few extra photography-related features, but what's more curious is that this 5” phone appears to be designed with seniors in mind – and I don't just mean that Android skin.

Want Wi-Fi From A Tree? Check Out The E-Tree!

In his iconic poem Trees, poet Joyce Kilmer claims that "only God can make a tree." He certainly couldn't have seen that just over 100 years later technology would be attempting to challenge this idea. The e-Tree is becoming a reality with the first two having been "planted" in Israel. The tree branches hold solar panels to create energy that is then made available via USB port for a number of electronics. And that is just the beginning.

Want To Upgrade Your Drawer Pulls? Try These Body Parts

Okay, it is time to upgrade the look of your cabinets and drawers. One of the easiest ways to do this is to change out the pulls with something newer and more modern. While they may not be your taste for the whole house, these creative Ear and Tongue Pulls might cut it for your Goth teen's room or the guest bathroom. Wherever you might choose to put them you are certain to surprise everyone.

Deciphering Translated English Signs In China Means Using Your Noodle

When is a noodle not a noodle? When it's a line painted on the floor of a Chinese airport or train station, of course! There's a reasonable explanation, mind you, so put away those chopsticks and get your thin yellow “lines” at a restaurant instead.

Hot Looking Customers Eat Hot-Pot Free At "Pay By Face" Restaurant

A hot-pot restaurant in Zhengzhou, China has come up with an innovative cross-promotion with a nearby plastic surgery clinic. Dubbed “FREE MEAL FOR GOODLOOKING” on the cafe's outdoor sign, the promo provides free meals for attractive customers whose scanned faces are remotely rated as such by clinic consultants.