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Want This New Invention? Giant Inflatable Cockroach

Cockroaches aren't exactly the sort of creature think fondly of. After all they are vermin and we spend a great deal of time and trying to kill them off. There is one amazing, fun giant cockroach -- it is THE giant cockroach from GiantCockroach.com. It is big. It is brown. It is ready to invade the pools and beaches near you. (Insert kitschy sci-fi scream here.)

The Aryayek Time-Traveling Machine: Magic Eye Rather Than Carpet Ride?

While going back into time might be pure fantasy, traveling between five and eight years into the future might just prove to be a reality. Algorithims provide the venue according  to one Iranian scientist. Read on for some strange and questionable details.

Waiter, There's A Person In My Soup - Unique Miniature Food Art

Pierre Javelle, a French photographer of culinary magazines, and Akiko Ida, a Japanese cooker, photographer and artist have collaborated together to make these unique works of art.

Gory Gourmet: Zombie Food Truck Serves Braaaaiiinnss

Zombie food trucks are a trendy concept. Most American cities have one, playing on people's love for all things undead. While a zombie food truck is a unique concept in itself, when a business trend is overused, it takes away from the innovation. Standing out from the pack therefore needs a super creative approach to something that already falls into the realm of imagination.

Want This New Innovation? Shark Sushi Plate

Cue the "Jaws" theme music! Just when you thought it was safe to eat sushi again! Da dum. Da dum. This clever plate for serving sushi and sashimi comes with an open shark's jaw. It is the perfect vessel to handle soy sauce or any other delightful sauce you may have for dipping. You could also fill the shark's mouth with cocktail sauce and serve shrimp.

Want This New Innovation? Knee Horsey

Most of us were raised getting to pretend that Daddy's knee was our own personal horse that we would get to ride when he was trying to relax after a long day of work. It was so much fun to do that it is hard to imagine anything better. It turns out there is no need to imagine anymore. Now daddies everywhere can up their game with a cute and fun Knee Horsey. Giddy-up!

Want This New Invention? Knitted Wigs

There are a lot of reasons that women lose their hair, from the effects of chemotherapy to alopecia, and women have tried hats, scarves, and wigs to try to regain a sense of normalcy in their lives. Whether we like it or not, women are more often judged by their hair than men and thus it is a greater part of their identity. Thanks to a photography student in London, Louise Walker, there is a new and fun idea out there for these women.

Want This New Invention? 3D Printed Crab Shells

Hermit crabs are perhaps one of the most enigmatic and unusual animals in the underwater universe. Though a crustacean, it possesses no shell of its own, but takes over discarded shells of gastropods (like snails and bivalves). When such shells are in short supply the crabs will adopt other items it finds along the sea bed, including trash. Japanese artist Aki Inomata has created fantastic 3D shells specifically for hermit crabs.

Want This New Innovation? Dragon Hoodie

Hoodies may be an extremely popular fashion choice, but, let's face it, they tend to all be pretty much the same. Sweat shirt material jacket with a hood, maybe a graphic on it. It is time to go wild with these babies. Enter the Dragon Hoodie. It is wild and wicked, and based on the character Toothless in the film "How to Train your Dragon."

I Tradizionali: Foodie Business Creates Visual Recipes On Temporary Tattoos

Some of the most innovative business concepts cross the boundaries of love and hate - some consumers will readily embrace them and share their excitement with others, while other people will rebel against it disdainfully because it deviates too far from the traditional. In either circumstance, a business knows it's doing something truly unique when it elicits such strong reactions, and this new culinary business is one that will surely fall into this category once consumer awareness increases.

Want This New Invention? Floating Beach Cabana

After the winter from hell, summer is here and we will soon be seeking ways to cool off. One great way is to buy your own island -- well sort of. You can buy your own floating beach cabana with the SportsStuff Cabana Islander to have your favorite body of water within arm's reach. It even comes with a 16 quart floating cooler for those all-important snacks and beverages.

Want This New Invention? Light Up Your Bag

Get your purse, backpack, or briefcase packed up -- it's time to glow! The Kangaroo Light is a fun, flexible, and portable light that you can carry around to illuminate the depths of your life -- and other places. It can be a night light in the hotel on a business trip, or a bit of mood lighting for that spontaneous evening picnic with your favorite guy or gal.

Urban Undercover: Innovative, Multifunctional Emergency Panties

You might have thought that your days of stashing emergency underwear to take with you were left behind shortly after you successfully completed potty training; or so you'd like to publicly admit. In reality, women recognize that emergencies can happen, and preparedness is key for such situations.

Earth Burger Features Crusty Blue Buns & A Fried Chicken Core

Feed the world? More like feed ON the world! The Orbi Yokohama cafe's “Blue Burger”, a nature-themed entree that looks unnaturally weird, features a crispy fried chicken filet sandwiched between a bun dyed blue, green & brown to match the Earth's oceans and continents.

Want This New Invention? The Napkin Table

There is nothing quite as romantic as a lovely picnic for two in a park, along a riverbank, or on top a mountain. Sometimes the romance can be interrupted by trying to keep the glasses upright, uneven ground for the plates, and unwanted spillaage. Designers in Taiwan have come up with the answer -- a tiny, folding table for two -- the Napkin Portable Dining Table.

Children's Own Studio: Making Children's Imaginations Come To Life

When you're a child, there's nothing like seeing your own imaginary creations come to life, or having your art get the respect you think it deserves (beyond just a simple refrigerator display resulting from parental obligation). We have seen businesses in the past that manage to help children more tangibly showcase their creations, but none for children to enjoy themselves - until now, of course.

What Has Eight Wheels, Two Engines, No Doors & Can Float?

The story behind the odd but innovative 8-wheeled automobile photographed parked and neglected on a quiet Russian backstreet can finally be told, and to no-one's surprise it's as weird and bizarre as the car itself.

The Robin Collective: Normal Name, Freaky-Deaky Mad Scientists Developing Unusual Edibles

All you have to do is look at Instagram to recognize that everyone's a foodie these days, and that makes it harder for industry professionals to impress the general public with unique creations. But that doesn't mean they won't try, and sometimes their creations are intriguing and even frightening.

 

Get Slimed, Get Gorgeous! Chinese Salon Goes To The Shelled Source For Snail Slime Beauty Treatment

The world's trendiest skin treatment – the snail slime facial – just got a little slower and a LOT more disgusting. A beauty salon in Changsha, China has cut out the middle-man and gone straight to the source, encouraging dozens of live snails to walk back and forth across their clients' faces. Read on if you dare... and/or if you're not eating lunch.

So Smart Car Tipping Is A Thing Now

Smart Car owners in the San Francisco area are feeling slightly less smug these days thanks to a spate of car tipping incidents. That's CAR tipping, not COW tipping.