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Chewable Toothbrush: Great Idea?

Patent# US6769828 refers to the Chewable Toothbrush, a sort of throwback to that old expression about those who can, do and those who can’t, teach (chew in this case). When there is no brush available, one can chew and release, which is ultimately better than not brushing at all. Read on and remain dentally aware.

Purse Security System: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6876756 refers an anti-terrorism device known as the Container Security System. The concern for security is a sad hallmark of our times, but this patent may not be able to prevent terrorists from hiding out in your purse in order to gain access into the country. Read on, but don’t expect to feel any better

Frito-Lay Japan's Coffee and Green Tea Snacks Create a Buzz

Frito-Lay Japan has decided that "Coffee Crisp" should be more than just a pretty name. Their new Caramel Macchiatto and Green Tea Latte flavor corn chips pack two cups of coffee's worth of caffeine into each bag.

9 Gifts That Will Surely Anger Your Valentine

While it’s widely believed Valentine’s Day was invented by the card companies, it actually was popularized by candy companies in the twenties. Surprisingly, our list of fantastic gifts for people you pretend to love has only a few sweet treats. We do have plenty of sour presents to offer though. Whatever the problem in your relationship, one of these gifts is sure to express your true feelings for your significant other.

Yikes! Kids Can Use Kit to Extract DNA!

The words "DNA extraction" and "toy" seem incongruous to me. Yet here it is--a kit that allows children to sample DNA... and do stuff with it.

Toilet Annunciator: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6937155 dates back to 2005 and reflects the idea that a toilet needs a personality. The Toilet Annunciator yearns to be a part of the family it serves and not just some cold porcelain apparatus that everyone takes for granted. Read on but you may need to flush quickly.

How Sweet It Is! Chocolate Beer, Your Sinful Obsession

Chocolate beer is the latest Japanese entry in the bizarre drinks sweepstakes. Imagine the sinfully sweet combination of  rich cocoa and full-bodied beer... and thank Sapporo Brewery for bringing such a delightful nectar to market!

Pants With More Than One Zipper: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6789269 dates back to 2004 and concerns Pants With One or More Zippers on The Rear Thereof. For those among us who feel one zipper just doesn’t quite cut it for fashions that need “more cheek”, this may be just the thing. Others may never be convinced, no ifs and or butts about it. Read on and be amazed at the very least and whatever at the very most.

Swedish Study Shows That Size Does Matter

A research team at Uppsala University in Sweden, has found that unfaithful females influence its size and speed....

Duck & Cover! The USB Doomsday Device Hub Will Blow You Away!

I'm a novice when it comes to doomsday devices. My experience is limited to James Bond movies and various literary thrillers. But I must admit to being intrigued by this little gadget. Wow! Mass destruction AND a USB hub--all in one neat little package!

Lip Enhancer: Great Idea?

Have you always wanted pouty lips? Do you secretly feel that sullen is always the way to go? Well, then, consider yourself as having arrived at your destination (wherever that is) with Patent# US 6830590, which is also known in the non plastic-surgical world as a Lip Enhancer. Read on for more vainglorious details.

Obama Action Figure Bends, Poses, Governs, Shoots

Want to bend President Obama to your will? Yes we can! This new, sharply detailed Barack Obama action figure from Japan's Gamu-Toys comes with a batch of presidential accessories - weapons not included.

A Deadly Glass For Your Bloody Anti-Valentine

Anti Valentine's Day is coming up soon, February 14th to be exact, and I know that some of you are bloody dying to find the perfect gift for the bloody "B" who put the knife through your (bloody) heart. Hopefully, you'll find just the right sentiment to express in one of these bloody glasses designed by Kacper Hamilton.

Pizza Prep and Delivery Unit: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6858243, also known as the Pizza Preparation and Delivery Method and Unit, involves a method for providing a consumer with a freshly-baked, pizza-type food product by using individually frozen ingredients, combining them and then baking them in less than five minutes in a mobile, compact and autonomous baking/selling unit. Read on and then inform pizza delivery places that may have failed you in the past if they should eat their hearts (or at least their pizza) out.

Wipe Up The Table With Coffee Napkin Art

What do you do when you love coffee so much that you want to share it with the rest of the world? Well, you draw pictures with coffee on napkins, of course. Christoph Niemann is an artist that creates interesting artwork made out of coffee.

Feel You’re Missing Someone Important In Your Life? Rent A Relative

Japan offers a rental market for just about everything; pets, prostitutes, and yes, even relatives. Of course, no amount of money will form a tangible blood connection, but the right price will get you someone willing to pretend and fill that void in your life.


Adam Norton’s Apartment Inside an Armoire

My husband and I bought an armoire a few years ago from a consignments store. We fell in love with at first sight and it appeared to be worth every penny we spent on it (a couple of hundred dollars), but alas when the center right door fell off 3 weeks ago we began to wonder if there was a way someone could restore or recycle it for us. We never imagined turning our armoire into an apartment like Adam Norton did with his.

New Way to Attach Clothing: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6832983 concerns an Article of Clothing with a Novel Attachment Means and this is very true. If you have seen something like this before, let me know, as I would really like to talk to you, and if you haven’t, read on and join the club.

Abdominal Support: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6846220, which is also known as an Abdominal Support, was originally designed for pregnant women. It could conceivably (although not politely) be used to aid the obese as well. It has its good points and differs in several ways from other abdominal supports that have appeared on the patent horizon over the years. While reading this, if you can think of a way a beer holder can be added to the mix, will you let me know?

Black Tissues Are Something to Sneeze At

When it comes to tissues, black is the new white. So say Daishowa, makers of these "dark and disturbing" jet black facial tissues.