Strange, Odd, Weird or Wacky
by Diana Eid
The World Bodypainting Festival is a show held every year that features artists showcasing their work on the human body.
by Steve Levenstein
"Pit Stopper" has less to do with racing than running - running noses, that is. Those troubled by runny noses due to allergies or colds can simply plug their nostrils... with these ingenious nostril plugs.
by M Dee Dubroff
Reincarnation, freeze-dried embryos and robots that walk, talk, smile and even kill, were at one time limited to the world of the bizarre and the cinema. Today, all of that is old hat, and it takes more and more to amaze a new-age audience. Meet Albert Einstein, the smiling robot, an empathetic genius who although he has been dead for more than 50 years, is sure to win your heart. Read on for more about the very latest in a very old concept; namely, the robot.
Patent#US 6800312 dates back to 2004 and refers to the Marshmallow System, which provides a way for the lovers of marshmallows and chocolate to enjoy them both at the same time! Read on for some unlikely but nevertheless, scrumptious details.
How many times have you been in the mood for potato chips or nachos, but you didn't dare eat them because of the calories. But yum... all that salt and fat. Hafsteinn Juliusson, an Icelandic product developer, has created the perfect food... well not exactly the perfect food, maybe just the perfect chip: Slim Chips.
Patent#US 6877690, also known as the Combination Powered Parachute and Motorcycle, provides a way to simultaneously fulfill more than one fantasy. Be a Hell’s Angel and get to heaven too as you careen down the highway and fly above it at the same time! Read on but watch out!
by J. Barker
Look at that picture. Just look at it for one second. My first reaction was, "Gahhhhhh!!!!" Sometimes advertisers come up with just plain disturbing ideas. Wanna see more? Read on...
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
Whether you're having it or not, you can't deny that sex plays a big role in your personal life. Well, now you can take your sex obsession to the next level by using Bedpost Beta, a sexual organizer, to track and analyze just how your activities beneath the sheets rank.
The Lawsuit Board Game also known as Patent# US 6805351 is the perfect way to introduce children to the process of suing their friends and neighbors instead of trying to get along with them. (Of course, if both litigants play this game together, that could still happen as well although it would be an accident.) Read on but please don’t sue the messenger.
by Steve Levenstein
Candy's dandy but liquor is quicker, so the old expression goes. Now you don't have to choose, thanks to a curious combination of booze & bonbons that goes by the name of Beer Drops.
Predicting the future from crystal balls, tea leaves seers, tarot cards and prophets is a practice that is as old as time itself. So why shouldn’t plants “get into the act” as Jimmy Durante used to say? Read on and learn more about this fascinating garden game of chance that permits seedlings to determine their future.
by Gloria Campos
The title is meant to catch your attention and maybe even make you smile, but seriously Uncommon Goods is selling an alternative eco-friendly solution to fresh cut flowers. So, this year instead of buying your loved one perfumed pesticide-filled roses, which by the way will die in a few days, consider these roses made with elephant poop.
by Steve Levenstein
The Countdown Alarm Clock ticks away the seconds until your pre-set deadline, much like a rocket launch or a time bomb. Hey, it works for NASA and Al Qaeda; why not for you?
Patent# US 7137935 also known as the Office Gym Exercise Kit provide a new and different way to look dumb when not in the privacy of your own home but rather in full view of your boss and co-workers! Read for more details.
by J. Barker
Want a glimpse at what really happened to the world when Noah built the ark? Bet you didn't see a giant shammy in the scheme of things, did ya? Neither did I.
Shelter from the storm is one of mankind’s basic needs and Patent# US 6948281 has come directly to the rescue with this different kind of Storm Shelter. Not only is this one large enough to hold an entire family, it is also capable of fitting beneath a mobile home. Read on for details, but check that water level.
What’s the best way to make an injury look cool? Wear disgusting looking bandages, of course! Scabs Bandages has created some gross band-aids to cover your injuries, yet still look stylish at the same time.
Patent#US 6830152 or the Gum Disposal Pocket answers that age-old question of where to put that gum once you have finished with it. Read on even if you have found other places.
Patent# US 6838994 also known as the Adaptive Alarm System, is not an invention that will appeal to those of us who feel we are being watched by hidden eyes. It may, however, be just the thing for those wanna-be J. Edgar Hoover types who roam free among us. Read on, but look over your shoulder.
by Guest Blogger
If some random person were to walk up to you on the street and ask you, "What do you value the most?" without a second's hesitation many of you would answer "Bacon...obviously." Well, if you're one of those individuals, heaven on Earth is finally a reality.