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Fermented Fashion: Wearable Tech Garments Smell Like a Hangover

A dirty petri dish brought about the discovery of penicillin and in the same sort of vein, although arguably less momentous, a contaminated vat of wine was the catalyst for the phenomenon known as 'fermented fashion.' Read on for more details about this edgy Australian wearable tech innovation.

Transparent Bathrooms All The Rage At Chinese College

Inviting friends over to your dorm room just got WAY more awkward! Students checking out the newly built double-occupancy rooms at Wuhan Institute of Bioengineering were shocked to discover the bathroom walls were made from transparent glass – a design feature intended to save electricity according to college administrators.

School Running Track Sports Innovative Rooftop Design

A four-story tall Chinese elementary school with space issues and an oval roof solved the former by utilizing the latter, laying down a rubberized rooftop track surface and securely fencing it in.

16 Must Have Have Products For The Crazy Cat Lady In You

Crazy cat ladies unite!  If you're a proud cat lover or know someone who is, I'm here to show you a plethora of crazy cat lady gifts and products that will get you purring.  Behold, the ultimate list of must have crazy cat lady products recommended by a crazy cat lady.

Want To House The Homeless Behind Billboards?

The problem of people being homeless is ubiquitous around the world. A small design firm in Slovakia has come up with an idea to house these people in a small, but humane and dignified way. Design Develop, the design firm, has created what they are calling "Project Gregory." The idea behind the project is to use adjacent billboards to create simple, small homes for the homeless.

Want Your Bubble Wrap With Goldfish?

There is just something about bubble wrap that is alluring -- all those plastic bubbles just waiting to be popped. This is especially true of the larger bubbles. The other side of the coin is the people who want to strangle people who are making that popping noise, such as when my brother threatened my life one Christmas. Of course if it was Goldfish Bubble Wrap it might be a little harder to just pop away when it looks like there is a cute little fish in there.

Want A Rainbow To Brighten Your Child's Room At Night?

Many children need a night light to help them sleep and there are many different kinds of night lights available out there. However, few are as amazing and charming as the Uncle Milton Rainbow In My Room light. At the touch of a button the ethereal beauty of a rainbow is projected across your child's bedroom. It is a great way to keep all of the monsters away and bring the unicorns in to stay.

Want An Inflatable Backpack For Travel Comfort?

There are times when you really need somewhere comfortable to rest your head or some cushioning to sit on and all you have with you is your backpack. It can be pretty lumpy as a pillow and not a very comfy seat. One company is planning to change that with their new invention -- the Windcatcher Air Pakk -- a self-inflating backpack that can become a place to rest your weary bones while you are on the run.

Want A Trash Can That Reuses Grocery Bags?

Even though many progressive communities are trying to outlaw plastic shopping bags, we still seem to manage to end up with piles of these bags. We stuff them inside closets, drawers, and even other bags. They seem to breed like rabbits even though we seek to reuse and recyle. In short -- they are generally a mess. You can make easy use of those bags for trash with the help of the Urbano Eco Trash Can.

Want Leafy Vines Instead of Miles Of Electrical Cords?

If there is one thing that our explosion of technology has given us is miles of electrical cords that crawl all over the house like a colony of demented octopi. You can try to hide them. I've thought of braiding them into a decorative design but I think that a new company called ElectroVine has the right idea. They have created a 6-foot extension cord that looks like a nice green vine of ivy.

Want A Cookbook You Can Eat?

Just about everybody thinks they have got a cookbook in them so you have to have a pretty strong angle or gimmick to get one to actually sell. Even the "gimmicks" are running rather thin -- from every kind of diet plan under the sun to those for every charity under that same sun. The latest idea is a really tasty one -- literally. The novelty of this particular tome is that it is the one and only Edible Cookbook.

Want A New Star Trek Movie Funded By Kickstarter?

It has been nearly 50 years since The Great Bird of the Galaxy Gene Rodenberry, had his view of where no man has gone before head out into the minds of the American people. His "wagon train to the stars" television series has spawned a movement of people called Trekkies, several spin-offs and movies, and billions in merchandising. Now a new independent Star Trek film is heading into production thanks to the success of a couple of Kickstarter campaigns -- Star Trek: Axanar.

10 Funny And Bizarre Children's Toys That You Should Never Buy Your Kids

Children’s toys gone wrong, this is the stuff of nightmares.  It’s unsettling when we come across toys that seem to cross our society’s wholesome boundaries, however, we can’t help but be a tad bit intrigued.  Here are some toys that make you go “Hmmm…”  Let’s dive in and I’ll explain as we go.

Want To Become A Coral Reef When You Die?

The subject of dying is one that we normally don't want to spend time thinking about, but if there is one thing for sure in this world it is that we are all going to die. What happens to our remains is up to us. Standard burials have been eating up the land to the point that the space could one day run out. To that end more people are now opting for cremation, but what to do with the ashes. One really awesome idea is Eternal Reefs where the ashes of the dearly departed become a part of a new ocean reef.

Want A Truly Novel T-Shirt With An Entire Novel On It?

T-shirts have long been a staple of the world of apparel and they have gotten pretty creative, but when was the last time you saw a truly novel one? One company, Litographs, is working hard to make sure that all of their t-shirts, posters, and tote bags are novel -- or poetry, short stories, or non-fiction. They do this by printing the entire book in a style that appears artistic from a distance and completely readable close up.

Want A New Way For Refugees To Live With Dignity?

There are a number of reasons that people can become refugees -- from geo-political conflicts to the effects of climate change. It is a devastating thing for people to lose everything in the path of these forces and then be faced with trying to rebuild a life from nothing. Designer Abeer Seikaly has come up with a different kind of shelter for refugees that gives them a small home of their own that is more functional than your average tent.

Want This Way Cool Steampunk Ring That Turns Into A Telescope?

There are few of us who haven't dreamed of living the life of a spy -- dashing about the great capitals of the world, being chased by evil agents bent on destroying our freedoms, and, best of all, getting to make use of super spy gadgets. Just like James Bond (in an alternate universe) you can get this way cool Capt. Jules' Extraordinary Telescope Ring with an awesome steampunk look.

Want To Ride A Longboard While Strolling With The Kid?

What if not giving up some of your childhood joys was a key to helping save the planet? For some people keeping their skateboard as a mode of transportation stays with them for a number of years. When the spouse and children come along it seems time to grow up and get rid of the board -- but what if you didn't need to? The Longboard Stroller Project is looking at how skateboarding may still be a great idea -- complete with baby on board.

Chinese Facekini Fad Inspires French Fashion Mag Photoshoot

Those freakish “face-kini” masks worn by legions of sun-avoiding Chinese women have made the jump to haute couture thanks to a photoshoot featured in former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld's new magazine, CR Fashion Book.

Want To Keep You Hands "Toasty" Warm While On The Computer?

Cold weather is closer than we like to think. For some it is as close as someone turning on the air conditioning. When you are working at the computer it is really easy to end up with freezing cold hands for some reason. One great way to keep your hands toasty warm is with these cool Toasty Handwarmers. Not only are they warm as toast, they are pretty damn adorable too.