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Matching Collars for Dog and Owner: Great idea?

In keeping with the most honored tradition that dogs after a long while begin to resemble their owners and vice verse, Patent# US D504984, Matching Collar for Dog and Owner, offers a way to publicly display your affection for your pet, (which is also sometimes referred to in polite circles as making an ass of yourself). Read on for details, but resist the urge to bark.

Edible Garments: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6872119 which refers to Garments Having Edible Components and Methods for Making Same dates back to 2005 and is not meant for bad teeth, diabetics or even the discerning dressers among us. (No need to name names. You know who you are.) Read on and learn more about a decadent yet very silly way to dress for almost any type of affair.

Cut Weeds While You Play Golf: Great Idea?

Patent # US 6988954, the Weed Cutting Golf Club, is a fairly new invention dating back to 2006. The creators of this gas-powered, weed-whacking golf club had several ideas in mind, all of which are silly but will be included below. Read on and…fore!

Surprising Lego Art - Fun For All Ages

Playing with toys can be fun for everyone. I should know; I still play with Barbie dolls. (When no one’s looking, of course). However, Sean Kenney is an artist that makes interesting sculptures out of Legos.

Tokyo Metro's Manner Poster Series Scolds Subway Slobs

Tokyo's subway system is the envy of the world, thanks in part to the millions of thoughtful passengers who ride the trains each day. Not everyone is doing their part, however, so a  monthly "Manner Poster" campaign has been instituted to remind city commuters to be on their best behavior.

Pillow Crash Helmet: Great Idea?

U.S. Patent #3,538,508, also known as the Pillow Crash Helmet dates back to 1970 and is just as silly today as it was then. More than likely inspired by the courtesy pillows handed out on airplanes, this pillow goes a step further and upon command, becomes a crash helmet. Read on for some smashing details.

13 Strange and Bizarre Gifts For The Weirdos In Your Life

Know someone hard to shop for? Are you sick of looking for something they'll actually like? Why not try something sure to confuse them instead? These strange goodies will be great ways to throw off the preconcieved gift ideas people already expect from you.

Fake Sideburns for Sunglasses: Great Idea?

Patent#Des 376,811, also known as Fake Sideburns for Sunglasses would appear to be a distant relative of the Groucho Marx masks that were so popular many years ago. These sideburns, however, are designed for the inner Elvis that resides within some of us even if the outer Elvis left the building three decades ago.

Psst! She Loves The Dog More...

Surveys are coming out right and left these days, as retailers try to find out exactly what people will buy when they really shouldn't be buying anything at all. And don't think the pet industry has been asleep at the wheel. The American Kennel Club (AKC), the purveyor of the well-bred dog, released data from its survey yesterday.

Psst. She loves the dog more.


This Place Smells Really Fishy!

The sports center in Callao, Peru will never be the same. Oh, it will probably look the same, but after this past Sunday, it will likely never smell the same.

A Fork That Tells You When To Eat: Great Idea?

US patent #5421089 also known in polite circles as the Alarm Fork is reminiscent of a ride along a busy highway. You stop for a light and proceed when it changes to another color. The alarm fork works the same way, creating a dictatorship and rule by the minority over the desires of the majority to eat whenever one desires. Read on, but watch that alarm. You may miss your chance for another bite!

Japanese Fish Beer Adds a Dash of Dashi

A unique beer from Japan derives its special flavor from dashi - a pungent mix of dried seaweed and shaved Bonito fish flakes usually used in Japanese miso soup.

Hijacker Injector: Great Idea?

Patent #3,841,328, the Hijack Injector, dates back to 1974, and although amusing in nature, is shrouded in a topic that couldn’t be more serious. One man’s idea about how to control a mid-air hijacking situation may be off base, but it is to be commended, sort of. Read on and watch your seat!

Say Doc, What About A Prescription For This Handgun?

A new firearm, designed for easy access and shooting ability, and usable by millions of disabled and elderly persons, has received a listing from the FDA as a "medical device." The Palm Pistol™ is now appealing for Medicare and Medicaid coverage.

"Hey Doc? How about a prescription for this handgun?"


Cheese Filtered Cigarettes: Great Idea?

Patent# US3,234,948, also known as the Cheese-Filter Cigarette, dates back to the 1960s, when smokers and cigarettes still ruled the earth. This invention concerns a cigarette filter comprised of a mixture in which particles of hard cheese are blended with charcoal to produce a cigarette that tastes like…well, like it shouldn’t. Read on and wonder why.

Curry Soda Spices Up Japan's Soft Drink Selection

Curry soda could be shrugged off as a one-off attention grabber if there weren't at least two varieties of the fiery flavored fizzy drink heating up Japanese store shelves.

Strange Scents Become Hot Business With CB I Hate Perfume

Christopher Brosius, entrepreneur, artist and founder of CB I Hate Perfume has made his distain for floral and effeminate scents into a profitable business. His line of personal and home scents may be off the wall, but they are being picked up by perfume retailers in Canada and the US.


Retractable Toilet Table Top: Great Idea?

Patent# US6983493, the Retractable Toilet Table Top, concerns the concept of toilet inspiration, you know, those great ideas that seem to come out of nowhere when it’s “john time.” The royal throne, as the inventor refers to that instrument of necessity we plebes know as a toilet, has been transformed into a respectable workplace.

Got an Empty Tin Can? Want a Robot?

If you're like me, you might have a few empty cans sitting around the house. Instead of throwing them away--or, more approriately, tossing them into the recycling bin--why not build a robot?

Just Who Do You Think You Are? 3 Chairs That Tell You

In an exhibit entitled The Power Of Seat(ing) at Milan Design Week 2008, designers Sung-Hyun Kyung, Jesse Weser, and Gesthimani Papadopoulou used their collective talent to create chairs that reflect individual psyches, either who a person is, or who he wants to be.  Which of the chairs represents you? The Queen, Superman, or The Thinker?