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Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Strange Toy Emulates Environmental Conditions

Want a goo that imitates the environment of a distant planet? Can't quite figure that out? Neither could I. But Planet Plasma apparently mimics the textures and smells of Mars--as well as more terrestrial locales.

Go With The Flo™ A Transgenerational Squat Toilet

No.  You're kidding, right?  You think that boomers are going to squat on a toilet?

The designers of Go With The Flo, from Arizona State University (ASU) Design School, say that their squat toilet is a toilet concept for baby boomers to help them get Yoga exercise.  Not this boomer!

Bizarre Weight Loss Solution Lifts, Separates, Disturbs

Overweight in Japan and not a Sumo wrestler? Not to worry, there's a new weight loss solution that's easy to wear but hard to look at: the bizarre Boneless Belt. 

Graffitti Creator is a Shrine to the Artform

Graffiti, as an art form, has evolved very quickly to involve everything from depictions of urban surroundings to territorial tags of gangs.  Many may think of it as the defacing of public property, however Graffiti Creator sees it differently.

Nut & Bolt Wedding Rings: Binding Bride & Groom Together With Unique Jewelry

There are many untraditional couples out there who would never dream of having a typical wedding complete with the white dress, tuxedo, pastel bridesmaids and flashy diamonds. Having been one of these brides myself, I'm happy to see a unique wedding band alternative that truly binds the bride and groom together.

Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella Provides Cutting Edge Rain Protection

The Samurai Sword Handle Umbrella protects you from post-atomic black rain, gushing founts of enemy blood, storms of fire arrows... and the occasional mild drizzle.  

12 Weird, Wild, And Wonderful International Zoo Ads

Zoo ads are conceived to show you just how weird, wild, and wonderful our fellow creatures are, and how each time you visit them, you not only have fun, but you learn things from them as well as about them.  This is one area of advertising that always delivers what it promises! Here are another 12 very clever zoo ads from all over the world for your enjoyment.

Travel to the Tombs of Ancient Egypt with Musée de la Civilisacion

Musée de la Civilisacion, as you may have guessed, translates from French into "Museum of Civilization" and is located in Quebec, Canada.  Their latest exhibit takes you back to ancient Egypt to learn about the process behind mummification, and the significance of the rituals these desert dwellers engaged in to secure a blissful afterlife.

Eight Surgical Masks to Survive Swine Flu in Style

Got your mask on? Due to the deadly Swine Flu outbreak people in Mexico are wearing surgical masks like they're going out of style - except they're not, just the opposite in fact. Here are the top ten weirdest variations on Japan's (and now the world's) most healthy fashion accessory, the personal surgical mask.

Shark Submarine Allows Divers A Close-Up View Of The Ocean's Greatest Predator

Sharks are scary.  So imagine having the cajones to not only swim near great whites, but with great whites.  Fabien Cousteau has created the ultimate shark research tool: a shark submarine.

High Fashion Octopus Dress: Unique Clothing For Women Who Never Have Enough Hands

High fashion doesn't always appeal to the masses, but fashion that hits the international runways often finds itself a major topic of conversation. Memorable, modern and mystic, the Octopus Dress finally gives women the opportunity to live out their fantasies; while most girls dreamed of being the Little Mermaid, there are some fashion lovers out there who had darker tastes and lusted after Ursula.

Fun Facial Hair: 10 Most Weird And Wacky Moustaches And Beards!

On May 23, 2009, the annual Beard and Moustache Championships competition will be taking place in Anchorage, Alaska. Inventor Spot first introduced this strange sport to readers in the "Top 10 Sports From Around The World", and in honor of this strange competition rolling around again, we're counting down the most weird and wacky moustaches and beards from the Beard and Moustache Championship photo gallery!


Giant Cell Phone Building Calls Out for Attention

When Japan's Bic Camera wanted their electronics store in Tokyo's Ikebukuro ward to really stand out, they made a few calls on their cell phones... and got the idea for a memorable building everyone can recall.

Show Your Employer The Economy Is Putting Your On Edge With A Funny, Yet Morbid Fashion Statement

With the state of the economy, employers can bring a little humor to the workplace to show that they're feeling on the edge using a less than professional fashion statement. Not recommended for wear in those offices where superiors don't know how to loosen their ties and have a laugh, this morbid necktie is a fashion accessory to die for.


What Is A "Mobility Denial System?"

Rioting, looting, urban uprisings...  The world is crazy.  In an effort to control these situations without relying on lethal techniques, The Southwestern Research Institute developed the Mobility Denial System.  And until banana peels become standard military issue, it may be the best thing we've got...

10 Ads That Will Make You Totally Queasy

Humans are organic machines.  Instead of oil, we have blood.  Instead of engines we have organs.  And internal organs are just... well, nasty.  They're all floppy and gelatinous and squirt out all matter of fluids.  So leave it up to the marketing guys of the world to utilize internal organs for a (mostly) positive effect. Take the ad to the right. If that's not positive, I don't know what is...

Is KissPhone Destined To Become New Cybersex Toy?

A freelance inventor, Georges Koussouros, has come up with one of the first cyberdildonic gadgets -- the KissPhone, capable of sending the real thing by phone from his mouth to yours with all the sensory connections of a real life kiss.

Garbage Bag Fashions Suited For The High Fashion Runways: Editorial Looks On A Budget!

Yesterday I wrote about a costly and luxurious dress made entirely of male peacock feathers and precious gemstones for the bride who really wants to stand out on her wedding day. So today, I thought I'd shift the focus to a series of garments that fall on the other side of the spectrum. Michelle Jank's garbage bag fashions which were designed for an Editorial Series with photographer Paul Scala are an example of a high fashion look for less.

Most Expensive and Luxurious Wedding Dress Will Attract Your Mate!

Every bride wants to feel spectacular on her wedding day, but the most expensive wedding dress spotted this year is typically more about attracting a mate than making a commitment. Of course, the unique Peacock Feather Wedding Dress is a spectacular fashion item that isn't meant to follow the principles of nature from which the materials derived, but it sure makes a bold fashion statement.


Solar Powered Orangutan Can Climb Miles of Rope - In Theory...

Solar Power is becoming quite a popular topic to explore with toys--probably due to the expense of actually providing a full-sized working model of an item would break the bank.  So now we have tiny solar powered cars, solar powered toy airplanes, and now... the solar powered orangutan.  And while I would love to see mass-produced, fully functional, full-sized working versions of the car and the airplane, I think that this thing would be quite disconcerting due to it's tank-like design...