Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Open-Toed Boots: Chic Or Crazy For Fall?

Over the past few seasons, there have been some interesting shoe trends to hit the runways and the stores. First it was sandals that masquerade themselves as boots, and now for winter, because we didn't get enough of the open-toed shoes during the summer months, there are boots pretending to be sandals.

The Bubble Scrubber Makes Dishwashing Less Tedious

One thing that I absolutely despise is doing the dishes. It would be nice to have something to make the whole process a bit more entertaining.   The Bubble Scrubber by Fred & Friends is part cleaning tool and part toy, which is a very rare combination. 

Bread Tags Make Tiny Cute Eco-friendly Monsters

Are bread tags recyclable? Well... they're definitely craftable. Just take a look at these adorable bread tag monsters and see what I mean.

Eel Burger Slides Onto Ritzy Japanese Hotel's Lunch Menu

Where's the beef? You won't find any on this burger because the patty is a delectable filet of wine-marinated eel. Mmm, now that's a moray!

Social Media Game Beats Out Facebook & Google As Top Online Destination?

This week two conflicting studies were released detailing how much time Web surfers were spending socializing versus surfing. While comScore was quick to point out that Facebook had overtaken Google for the first time in August, another report indicated Zynga's Farmville actually racked up more total hours than the other two combined - and by a sizable margin!

Shoulder Pad Lingerie: For Those Who Can't Forget the 80's

Remember Madonna's famous cone bra? Well, designer Jean Paul Gaultier has come up with a new design that will also take you right back to the 80's although it's questionable whether or not this lingerie will actually be appealing to those who see you in it!

Male Dancing: Scientific Study Of Dance Moves Women Find Sexy

Personally, it never occurred to me that one could really objectify what turns a woman on, but psychologists at Northumbria University's School of Life Sciences have apparently done just that in a study involving heterosexual women rating the dance moves of male avatars.

 

Snakes And Lattes: The Board Game Cafe!

Today's cafes and coffee shops are typically filled with people stuck on technology who are just trying to take advantage of the free WIFI. There's no sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere, it's all type, type, tweet, tweet, ring, ring (that last one was a blackberry or iPhone notification, in case you didn't know). So, for those that want to get a more old-fashioned coffee shop experience that's focused on bringing together a neighborhood in a social way, there's a great new Toronto business.

Desserts Go Ultra Violet With Black Carrot Juice Concentrate

Why creep out family, friends and guests by serving purple pastries made from concentrated black carrot juice? Because it's good for them, that's why!

Bottle Armor Protects Your Precious Liquid Cargo

One of the most popular items to bring home from a vacation is a bottle of alcohol.  Unfortunately, getting these delicate mementos home without damage can be very tricky, especially when others are handling your luggage along the way.  Bottle Armor to the rescue! 

Next Time You're Stressed Out, Lie On A Bed Of Nails

Have you ever had one of those really rough days when all you can think about is flopping down in bed and letting the stress of the day melt away, only to find that once you are there you still cannot relax and recharge?  Sometimes you are lucky enough to have someone around who gives amazing massages, but for those times when you are on your own or just want to try something new, you could look into the Bed of Nails Relaxation Mat. 

Exterior Auto Airbags Could Make Car Crashes More Comfy

Automotive airbags protect drivers and passengers inside vehicles from injury; now a Japanese research project seeks to do the same for pedestrians by mounting airbags on vehicles' exterior body panels.

FootUndeez: Capezio Makes Luxurious Lingerie For Your Feet!

The term 'thong' refers to more than one fashion item; the kind that can be worn on your bum or the kind that can be worn on your feet. More often than not it's thought of as lingerie, though, so one footwear company has taken that idea and gone with the logical next step.

Sharky Looks To Be A Bloody Good Tea Infuser

If you are an avid shark enthusiast, watching Jaws every movie night and never missing a shark special on TV, yet you also enjoy the refined tradition of a hot cup of steeped tea then the Sharky Tea Infuser is made for you.  This tea accessory, by Argentinean designer Pablo Matteoda, is an unexpected combination of elegance and gory fun.

Not Knowing When To Fold 'Em May Not Be Your Fault

According to scientists at the University of Minnesota, gamblers may actually be as rational as the rest of us - and just as wrong.