Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky

Rotary Toothbrush Puts New Spin On Dental Hygiene

The odd-looking Kurun rotary toothbrush may make you smile, and that's a good thing thanks to this new type of toothbrush's oddly effective teeth cleaning power.

Wee Wee Football Aims To Make Potty Training Boys Easier

Potty training is frustrating to say the least.  Luckily I have a little girl.  I have heard that little boys can be more difficult and even once you teach them to sit and use the toilet they will still need to learn how to stand and pee.  If your little (or big) boy has reached this advanced stage of the potty training process and needs a little help with aim then the Wee Wee Aim Football may help.

Tropicana Japan Introduces 'Orange With Rare Cheese Flavor' Drink

Tropicana "Orange With Rare Cheese Flavor", a new Fruit Sweets drink from the Japanese division of the global orange juice powerhouse, offers thirsty office workers a "sweet and sour" snack that combines oranges and cream cheese - presumably without curdling.

The OOoo Chair: It May Be Invisible, But You Can Make It Yourself With No Materials

At Decker Yeadon the focus is on the environment - particularly on how new material technologies can lessen the impact on water and energy depletion while positively contributing to health, safety, and security.  The creation of the OOoo Chair, invisible though it may be, stands out as the chair design with the least impact on the environment, although I don't know about 'security.'

 


Will Research Prove The Positive Effects Of Psychedelic Drugs For Psychiatric Patients?

LSD, magic mushrooms, ketamine... We thought they died out with Timothy Leary.  But Swiss researchers now want to break the restriction on studying these psychedelic drugs because they believe that the drugs may be therapeutic in treatment of psychiatric disorders.

You Talkin' To Me? Famous People Sculptures

Andy Wright is an artist that creates sculptures in every style from hyper-realism to surreal and classical sculptures. One thing's for sure; these artworks of famous people look so real that it's like I'm in the same room as their crazy characters!

Ice Aquarium Leaves Freshly Caught Sea Creatures (and Visitors) Cold

The Ice Aquarium in northeastern Japan's Miyagi Prefecture offers parka-clad visitors an eye to ice view of over 450 sea creatures, suspended for easy viewing within frozen blocks of polished ice.

More Dangers From Peanuts: The Peanut Shell Concealed Weapon Necklace

You might have thought a peanut's only about as dangerous as the symptoms of an allergy sufferer, but now there's a daring piece of jewelry that attempts to make the peanut look harmless...right before it stabs you in the back. No, really. , this isn't a case of copious wine consumption; peanuts are dangerous!

Eat Write With Meat & Veggie Supermarket Packaging Notebooks

Food for thought? It's likely these meat and vegetable themed notebooks will spark up an appetite - and not just for knowledge.

Baseball's Big Unit Is Now A Paparazzi

One of the most dominant pitchers ever, and a shoe-in Hall of Famer, Randy Johnson, who retired this past winter, is already on to his next gig. Unlike many ex-players who choose to stay in front of the camera in broadcasting roles, Johnson is stepping behind the camera.

Fried Axolotl Looks Like Dragon, Tastes Like Chicken

A Japanese restaurant is advertising a rather unique dish: Fried Axolotl, served on a bed of noodles with green and red pepper garnishes. The wee beastie is fried whole, so squeamish folks should prepare themselves before clicking through!

Anamorphic Typography: DIY 3D Design With A Message

Wall stickers have been very hot decorative items in home and office interiors. The trompe l'oeil (trick of the eye) effect creates many fabulous and fun 3D effects, including wall stickers of furniture, plants, even exterior scenes.  But graduate students at the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London have unleashed a new purpose for such optical design.  Their Anamorphic Typography makes a statement.

 

Don't Look Now But... There Are Ghosts Floating In The Creek

Among the loyal attendees to the Albacete, Spain film festival last month were guerilla designers from Luzinterruptus, a Madrid-based design house known for its spontaneous public lighting designs. Wanting to pay homage to the cult film Dawn and its author/director, Luzinterruptus left a shocker in this town....

Get Your Duckface On With Quack-tastic Lip Balm

Duckface - the despised puckered pout seen way too often on the 'Net, may be poised to corrupt Japan. 'Perfect Lip Wrapping' lip balm helps girls prep their lips to get just the right level of overexposed duckface daffiness.

Giant Lawn Chair Grown To Discourage TV Watching And Encourage More Nature Watching

I love to sit and relax in the front yard chatting with my neighbors, while my kids run around on the grass with their friends. Last year my HOA fined me for leaving my lawn chairs outside. Apparently, I have the wrong kind. The right kind isn't in my budget. So, this year, I have nowhere comfortable to sit, but what if I grew my own lawn chairs, like the ones in England?