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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.

Cancer-Stick Clothing, Eco-friendly?

You see them littered, in the grass, in your flowerpots, on the streets, in the sand at the playground, in the sand at the beach.... everywhere. They are an eyesore, toxic to the environment (start forest fires, small animals ingest them and die, chemicals leach into our water supply) and a daily reminder of how wasteful we can be with even the smallest of objects. What are they? Littered cigarette butts. What's being done about the litter? Alexandra Guerrero is recycling them into clothing.

Peanut-Shaped Prayer Cushion: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6810541 also known as the Peanut-Shaped Prayer Cushion may or may not have been divinely inspired but it is without doubt, very silly. In addition, it has also been invented before, which makes it even sillier, albeit the addition of a knee cushion makes it different than others of its ilk. Read on and pray, but for other things.

Don’t Get Enough Nagging At Home? Use An Online Service To Motivate Your Weight Loss

Like many others, you may have committed to lose weight for your New Year's Resolution. And again, like many other, you may have traded the treadmill for a pint of ice cream, or your workout gear for your comfiest pair of PJs. Feel like the nagging you already receive from your spouse or family just doesn't motivate you to get back into a healthy routine? Now, a couple of progressive online services can help you by providing gentle or even forceful reminders.

Neck Wrap/Brace Organizer: Great Idea?

The Neck Wrap/Brace Organizer for Holding Items and Belt Article Holder for Same (whew!) also known as Patent# US 6929164 addresses the issue of organization with a baptism by fire type of idea. There’s no question that being organized saves time, space and aggravation in our lives, but this silly patent has gone more than one step too far. Read on and draw a line somewhere in the sand…if you can find a pencil, that is.

Robot Receptionist SAYA - If Looks Could Kill

Robot receptionists may indeed be the coming thing, but one of the first - SAYA from Tokyo University - is desperately in need of an industrial grade facelift.

Dead People Bring Heat to Crematorium

To those of you who like to begin the New Year thinking gloomy thoughts, here is an eco-gloomy issue/question to think about. Is it okay for a Crematorium to use the smoke from cremated bodies to save on their heating bill? What if in doing so they also help clean the environment?

Yo Bob! You're On The Wrong Floor

"Hello Bob. You're really drunk, aren't you? Your room is on the seventh floor. This is the fifth floor. Turn around and make your first left to the elevator."

Perhaps Estonian designers Jan Graps and Ken Ruut imagined scenarios like this when they designed "Bob," an internal navigation system (INS) for hotels. But Bob is more than an INS, Bob is also a security system.

Medical Tutorial That Bleeds As You Go: Great Idea?

In keeping with those all too life-like dolls that wet and cry for mama to change them, Patent# US 6863536, also known as the Endoscopic Tutorial System with a Bleeding Complication, is like a horror movie that simulates blood and guts at the expense of the viewer. Read on, but keep your distance, as there is a new and very crazy sort-of doctor in town.

Can A Kerchief Save Lives?

A disclaimer on this product proclaims, "The store and designer take NO responsibility for schmucks and wooden-heads who feel compelled to test the endurance or resistance of the textile in any way."

Combination Handcuff Key and Writing Instrument: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6880369 also known as the Combination Handcuff Key and Writing Instrument dates back to 2005 and may be just the thing for law enforcement and security personnel. To others, however, it remains a very silly patent. Read on but….watch out for those cuffs.