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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.

Potato Chip Chocolate - Sweet, Salty and Sinfully Good

Chocolate chips, yum... wait a sec, they're not what you think. Forget about cookies, Royce's Potato Chip Chocolate are less about dough and more about DOH!

Food Containers That Respond To Sound and Light: Great Idea?

Contact Activated Sound and Light Generating Novelty Food Containers, which are also known as Patent# US 6796671, relate to a 2004 invention for those who like a bit of juice with their sweets. Read on for the fattening and shocking truth.

Pet Fur Recycled Into Human Clothes

If you thinking making clothes out of human hair is weird how would you feel if I told you humans are making clothes from their pet's fur? It isn't much different from using sheep's wool or natural animal fibers from Alpaca, Angora, Llama or Camel. Right? Danelle German doesn't think so.

7 Ways To Clone Your Lover For Valentine's Day

Customized designs and products are certainly not new, but 5.5 Designers has taken "custom" to a new level by cloning its patrons to make products for their exacting specifications!

Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Animal Extract: Great Idea?

Patent# US 7037541 refers to Alcoholic Beverages Derived from Animal Extract. Would you be interested in creating beef martinis and/or chicken alexanders? The idea is not new and dates at least as far back as the Middle Ages when a drink called Cock Ale, the ingredients of which included light malt, raisins and a chicken, was imbibed by many non Tudors. This invention assures that you will never look at a chicken or duck the same way again even if you do see double once in a while.

10 Best Star Wars Toys All True Fans Must Have

Star Wars fans sometimes take things too far, which leaves manufacturers with plenty of fun concepts to develop. If you know a true fan of the dark and light sides of the Force, then you'll surely know someone who loves these cool and silly goodies.

Peanut Butter Pancake Batter: Great Idea?

Patent #US 6797310 refers to a 2004 invention also known as Peanut Butter Batter Pancake Mix. If you are thinking this should have been covered back in the days of the great American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor, George Washington Carver whose studies and teaching revolutionized agriculture in the Southern United States, you just may have a point. Read on for more details about the Peanut Butter Batter Pancake Mix.

Papercuts You Want To Have - Stunning Paper Art

You have a blank sheet of paper in front of you. What do you do with it? While most people would write on it or fold it into some form of origami, artist Peter Callesen creates amazing sculptures and cut-outs from his paper.

Is This A 50,000 Yen Clock?

Time Is Money is a clock made of money, Japanese yen to be precise. There might be 50,000 yen in one of these four-inch clocks, about $550! But the clock only costs $40US.