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Bark & Spark: Chinese Carpenter Crafts Wooden Electric Car

A carpenter from Shenyang, China named Liu Fulong wasn't fooling around when he built his first wooden electric car. Now he's back with an improved version of his innovative and environmentally-friendly vehicle that just might be the best wooden electric car on his – or any – block.

MSI Flaunts 18” Gaming Laptop With Mechanical Keyboard

Conjuring up images of early PC luggables from the 80s and 90s, MSI has gone against progress (sort of) and stuck a full-fledged 'board with mechanical key switches in its Titan GT80 gaming laptop.

Fridet Cleans Toddler Butts Like Nobody's Business

Fear not ragged parents of dirty bum tots everywhere! The Fridet is here to save the day! Filling the previously untapped market of baby and toddler bidets, the Fridet is poised to make a splash in the arena of toddler butt cleanliness.

Terrorists Air Car Faux-LEGO Set Turns Evildoers Into Blockheads

Want to beat LEGO at their own game? Then try a little terrorism! The jaw-dropping Terrorists Air Car set from GUDI brings the War On Terror to your child's playroom in 56 easily assembled pieces.

Go Fourth & Multiply: A Further 10 Cars Of The People Of Walmart

Our fourth installment of the Cars Of The People Of Walmart reinforces the perception that the character of what's driven accurately reflects the character of the driver. If that's the case, these characters have much in common with the ones in Looney Toons.

Indian Car Owner Looks Back On A Decade Driving In Reverse

From the “if life gives you lemons” file comes this heartwarming (and neck-twisting) tale of a man who made the best of a bad situation when his car wouldn't shift out of reverse gear.

Surgery Selfies Making The Rounds At Chinese Hospitals

So-called “Surgery Selfies” - group photos of doctors, nurses and even sedated patients in operating rooms – have become somewhat of a trend in China though not everyone thinks turning successful medical procedures into Kodak moments is a good thing.

Versatile Wearable Tech: A Sheet of Paper That Doubles As a Scarf

Is that a sheet of  paper you are wearing around your neck or is it...something else?  Read all about the Paper Scarf from Little Factory that transports wearable tech to new and unexpected levels.

Want To Make Your Christmas Greener? Rent A Live Tree!

Chances are you have already got your Christmas tree this year, but there is something new emerging on the market -- the rental of live Christmas trees. Each year 25-30 million evergreens are harvested to be sold as Christmas trees and at any given time 350 million trees are being grown on farms throughout the U.S. It is a tremendous amount of waste -- even if the tree remains are recycled into mulch. Using a live tree is the ultimate in recycling AND still having a real tree.

Want To Never Dine Alone? Go To Japan's Anti-Loneliness Cafe

Eating alone in a restaurant can be awkward and even embarrassing. One cafe in Tokyo was designed to help solo diners feel a little less lonely by offering a silent dining partner. These partners are "Moomins." Moomins are fantasy creatures that largely resemble hippopotami walking upright. They were created by Finnish author Tove Jansson in the 1940s and have found a comfortable home (and marketing niche) in Japan.

My Other Taxi Is A Pink Russian Army Amphibious Scout Vehicle

Neither snow nor rain nor flood shall impede these taxis from delivering paying customers to their destinations. That's because the innovative pink-painted cabs are decommissioned Russian Army amphibious scout vehicles that can keep on driving through hell or high water... well, through high water at least.

Want To Wood Panel Your Legs? Wood Grain Leggings Make It Easy

What would you look like if you were Pinocchio's sister? Well, that's hard to say, but I would venture a guess that your legs might look something like these intriguing Faux Bois Leggings. They are the coolest thing to come under the Skinny Sweats label which is designed, created, and made by Adrienne Butikofer of Toronto, Canada. They could be just the thing to wear if you are dating or married to a carpenter, shop teacher, or other woodworker to make sure his eyes stay on you.

Nico Sushi Memo Pads Look Tasty, Won't Get Stinky

This holiday season, give the gift of sushi with Nico Sushi Memo Pads. Unlike actual sushi, these cute & colorful paper memo pads are easy to leave notes on and won't become smelly after being stuck on your refrigerator door for a few days.

VisionTek's Pocket SSD Offers Un-USB Drive-Like Performance

Being more or less PC solid-state drives with USB 3.0 interfaces grafted on, VisionTek claims “up to double” the transfer speeds of other flash drives, while remaining compatible with any system bearing USB connectors. Those who need to move giant video collections, drive image backups, or other sizable sets of files on a relatively frequent basis, take note!

Want To Protect Your Christmas Tree? Ninjas Can Do The Job

It is Christmas. There are a lot of fake Santas on the prowl. How do you protect your Christmas tree from all but the real Santa? How do you make sure that the kids aren't sneaking peeks at the packages under the tree? How do you keep the cat from climbing the tree? Well, ninjas are the answer. These HOrrible HOliday HOoligans are ornaments to hide in your tree and attack when anyone least expects it.