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Silver Gel Sucks Bacteria Out of Dirty Water in Seconds

In the aftermath of disasters, clean drinking water may be impossible to find. Now, a porous gel infused with silver nanoparticles is in development. The invention may change the way water purification happens. The gel sucks in contaminated water and squeezes out purified water in mere seconds.

Ready, Set, Cleave! - Zombie Chomper Knife from Ka-Bar

 Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? Are you sure? Your zombie killing kit needs to include the Zomstro Zombie Cleaver knife by Ka-Bar to ensure your survival and success in the undead realms of the future. Only the best equipped will last through the long night of the walking dead.

 


Float & Sting Like A Butterfly With WhoppAir

Here’s a fun toy for kids (and kids-at-heart!) to enjoy after Dad forces everyone to sit through another Rocky marathon:

The Art of Advertising

The world of art and business have been crossing paths and overlapping for hundreds of years, and from Parisian Absinthe Art to Wall Street Warhol crazes, there has been a powerful connection between art and marketing. Although this ad campaign by Guido Daniele is a few years old, it exemplifies the change in that relationship which has occurred in recent years. Our hyperconnected, light-speed generation, coupled with our throw away culture, might render certain forms of art as nothing more than a disposable tool to sell a product, rather than a lasting statement about the world at the moment of its conception.

Squigz Is A Building Toy That Really Sucks (In A Good Way)

Squigz by Fat Brain is a whole different building toy experience! Like other building toys, Squigz are brightly colored and are made to stick together. That’s basically where the similarities end.

Guests On The Way? Time To Inflate The Living Room!

Bubble Inflatables has an innovative, fun and fairly inexpensive furniture solution for anyone who doesn’t want to spring for a traditional ottoman, sofa and cozy chair. Just add air!

Hong Kong's Air Pollution Forces Photo-Snapping Tourists To Use Blue Sky Backdrops

How bad is the air pollution in Hong Kong? This bad: tourists who want to take photos of family and friends with the coastal city's famous skyline have been forced to use fake backdrops featuring the skyline captured on a rare, pollution-free sunny day.

Hello Kitty Safety Helmets Put Cute Cats On Hard Hats

The Hello Kitty Series of head-protecting helmets from Japan's Tanizawa Safety Products are just as tough as those worn by hard-as-nails New Jersey construction workers... not that they'd ever allow themselves to be seen wearing them.

Hyetis Crossbow – Feature-Packed Smartwatch with a 41-Megapixel Camera

Switzerland-based startup Hyetis is preparing to impress smartwatch-cravers everywhere with its first product, the Crossbow. It will be capable of not only controlling your smartphone but surely outmatching it with a huge list of features. No surprise to find, then, that Hyetis is charging a pretty premium.


LED Color Changing Showerhead Brightens Up Your Bathing Experience

I'm not quite sure why I want one of these.  Maybe it's because I have a hard time waking up in the morning... But this LED showerhead would definitely brighten my day.

Photography 2.0 - Time is A Dimension

When it comes to art mediums, photography is traditionally the most controversial, and the one that raises the most questions about where the limitations and boundaries of artistic creation begin and end. For more than 150 years, photography has been limited by its two-dimensional form, but Singapore-based photographer Fong Qi Wei has found a way to break out of that narrow structure and play within a new dimension of photography - Time.

The Esky Mini HD Camera Pen -- I Suspect James Bond Would Like This; Product Review

I'm not sure exactly what situation I would find myself in where I would need the Esky Mini HD Camera Pen... but I want one, just in case.  I dunno... Ninjas or something?  Or maybe because there's a monster in my closet...

Chumbuddy: Sleeping Bags -- The Next Generation

Ordinary sleeping bags are sooooo last century. Why go for the normal, safe, boring bag of down or poly fiber fill when you can get a bag that can have you playing "Landshark!" gags half the night. The Chumbuddy sleeping bags not only come as sharks, but also whales and alligators. The best part? They are primarily for adults. Only the shark also comes in a child size.

Weight of the World: Hermit Crab Shell Art!

Combining art and nature is nothing new, but having live animals as participants in exhibitions is a bit more unusual. Luckily, these hermit crabs don't move too fast, particularly since they have entire artistic cityscapes on their backs, fashioned meticulously out of plastic by Japanese artist Aki Inomata.

Color Me Impressed: The Crayon Sculptures of Herb Williams

When was the last time you thought about crayons? More specifically, when was the last time you bought over 100,000 of them in order to make a sculpture? The answer is probably never, unless you're Herb Williams. He is the Cezanne of Crayon, the Calder of Crayola, and his playful works often hold many more shades of meaning and depth than meet the eye.

Special Collector's Edition Of Saints Row IV Costs One Million Dollars

If you're a fan of the Saint's Row series - I mean REALLY a fan. You need to have an unhealthy obsession bordering on Tom Cruise levels of insanity - publisher Deep Silver's just released something you'll find to be quite the treat: a super-special copy of Saint's Row IV.  It's called the Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition...and it'll run you a cool mil.

To be fair, it does come with some pretty awesome stuff. 

Strung Out: Unbelievable Thread Spool Mosaics

Imagine an artist that can create installations that look just like Picasso, Warhol, Rembrandt, Monet, and DaVinci...more impressively, she can do it without every picking up a paint brush. Devorah Sperber creates massive mosaics using thousands of spools of thread, but the image is upside down and backwards. She relies on reflections, the physics of sight, and subjective reality to give her re-mastered masterworks an unusual, unforgettable twist.

Proud To Be A Redneck? Toast The Fact With A Glass Of Wine

If your entire set of matching glassware disappears during canning season you might be a redneck. If you think that boxed wine is the height of class you might be a redneck. If your best friend is likely to say "Ah duz," during his or her wedding, then he/she is undoubtedly a redneck. It is for just these people that the Redneck Wine Glass was designed. These glasses use the classic Mason jar design mounted on a candlestick-style stem.

Get Your Advice From Schrodinger's Cat

For those who don't know, Schrödinger's Cat is a thought experiment designed by Austrian scientisst Erwin Schrödinger in 1935 to demonstrate what he considered a flaw in the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. The experiment has been turned into the latest oracle gadget, and the geekiest and nerdiest one since the Magic 8 Ball -- Schrödinger's Cat Executive Decision Maker.

Watermelon Boy In Fruit Suit Goes Viral In China

Photos of a cute kid wearing a handmade watermelon cap & shorts combo have gone viral in China. Be afraid, Fruit Of The Loom, be VERY afraid!