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The Aquarium Armrest: Worst. Auto Feature. EVAR

The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.

Top 10 Ridiculously Fun Bearded Gift Ideas For Movember

"No Shave November" is upon us.  This Movember, show off your beard and/or mustache pride with some of these Top 10 Rdiculous Bearded Movember Gift Ideas.

Want To Make Your Own Bride And Groom For The Cake?

There are many, many bride and groom figures out there to choose from for the top of the wedding cake. My niece and her new husband used a Smurf couple on theirs. It can be hard to make a choice of the right design to top your cake. There is one other option available to you -- a DIY Wedding Cake Topper Kit. That way you can design the right bride and groom to go with your special day.

Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.

Want To Find A Goldfish In Your Cup Of Tea?

Dealing with tea bags can be a bit square, man. They totally look all alike. It's just not my bag. That is all starting to change though. These Goldfish Tea Bags are a unique idea that a company in Taiwan has come up with to make tea time just a little less boring, but just as relaxing. You can even "play" with your tea while it is steeping by making the fish swim around your cup.

Want To Make Fortune Cookies With Your Own Fortunes?

Fortune cookies are something that everyone looks forward to at the end of a meal of Chinese food. It is not so much for the cookie itself as for the message inside. While these can be a lot of fun -- especially if you add the words "in bed" to the end, sometimes they can also fall flat. You can make your own fortune cookies, complete with fortune, with the nifty Fortune Cookie Maker.

Want To Wear A Little Privacy? Try Nutshell

There are times when you just need a little privacy on the fly, no matter where you are. One designer, Eden Lew, at the New York City School for Visual Arts, has come up with a solution that she calls the Nutshell. It is a hood in which you can cloak yourself for a little immediate privacy in the middle of your day. Yep. That's privacy in a nutshell.

Want To Learn To Read Your Own Tea Leaves?

There are many mystical practices out there and the practitioners thereof abound.-- especially where I live. There are psychics, tarot card readers, numerologists, palm readers -- even my next door neighbor is a professional astrologer. With this cool Tea Leaf Reading Kit you can get into the game by learning to read the future in the tea leaves that remain in the cup.

Want To Be Able To REALLY See What You Are Eating?

Many of us are becoming more concerned about the food we put in our mouths -- and not without good reason. From how the food is raised to how well it is cleaned to the safety of the preparation we all need to be concerned that what ends up on our plate is healthy, clean, and contaminant free. For the more paranoid among us one design team has come up with the ultimate tool for food safety checks -- the Magnifying Spoon.

Blade Rumblers: The Top 10 Freakiest & Flakiest Snow Plows

Polar Vortex 2, Electric Booglaoo has brought an early blast of winter weather to a wholly unprepared nation a month before Winter™ officially arrives. Yeah, it sucks, but there's one thing Old Man Winter didn't bargain on: some of the freakiest, flakiest snow plows ever to scrape a snowbank off a side street.

Want To Smell Like A Nerd?

Somehow you never really think of nerds as having a smell unless they forget to shower or get struck by lightning and their pocket protector starts to melt. Granted they aren't generally the sort of people who are going to drench themselves in cloying fragrance either. Some perfumer has decided that smelling like a nerd is something to be desired and has created Eau de Nerd cologne.

Want A New Way To Crack Nuts?

It is that time of year to indulge in the enjoyment of fresh nuts and practice our skills at getting them out of the shell. There doesn't seem to have been much improvement in nutcrackers since Tchaikovsky turned one into a popular ballet -- until now. The Naomi Nut Cracker can take aim and smash your nut in seconds and it is a lot more fun than the old fashioned kind.

Want A Sofa That Doubles As A Tent?

Most of us had the desire to carve a little private space out of our homes when we were kids, be it as a fort out of sofa cushions, a tent out of a folding table, or a reading nook in a closet. The design team of Álvaro Goula and Pablo Figuera has created the Orwell, a combination sofa, bed, and "cabin" to give you a greater sense of privacy right in your living room.

Want To Wear A Handy Tool For Small Measurements?

One of the hallmarks of great design is a clever marriage of form and function. This Measure Ring is a blend of a great piece of jewelry with a tailored look and a way to make small measurements. The face of the ring is an inch across and the cut away pieces and sides are the fractions of an inch. With this ring you can measure things easily on the run without having to pull out a tape measure or ruler.

Light Up Your Loaf With Pampshade, The First Lamps Made From Real Bread

Thanks to Pampshade, the soothing golden glow of fresh-baked bread can now illuminate the near and far corners of any room – not just the kitchen.