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Recession-Friendly Staycations: Fake An Economic Vacation At Home

During the recession, families are forced to cut back on luxuries in order to keep money in the bank for life's unavoidable expenses. In lieu of taking an expensive, luxury vacation overseas, many families and individuals are opting instead for fake vacations at home which are creating a world of new business opportunities for entrepreneurs

Wearable Art In Kathleen Dustin’s Innovative and Artistic Handbags And Purses

Handbags and purses have often fallen into the "been there, done that" mentality for true innovative fashion lovers. That is, until Kathleen Dustin's artistic handbags came along which combine art and fashion to create unique, beautiful and fashionable accessories.

Punk Fashion Gadget: Skull Belt Buckle Plays Media

Just because belt buckles are becoming a fashion thing of the past, and MP3 players are soon to be extinct, doesn't mean you can't enjoy this geeky gadget; the skull belt buckle media player.

Vote Fact or Fake? Variable Friction Grip Gloves

  Recent advances in science and the invention of new artificial materials with unusual properties has given rise to a plethora of new inventions. In particular, a new material called RQS3 shows great potential for use in future products.

Is That An Obama On Your Pocket Or Are You Happy To See Me? - 8 Shocking Obama Items

Whether or not you like our president, it's hard to deny that his fame has become a global phenomenon few presidents have ever encountered. As a result, we've had a slew of what's been referred to as Obamarama or, more cynically, baracksploitation. There is certainly no shortage of tacky merchandise barring his likeness. While I have every intention of talking about all of the terrible memorabilia featuring the Commander-in-Cheif, there's actually so much I had to break it up into multiple articles. As a result, let me introduce you to the first large Barack market, the fashion industry.

Modular Shoes: A Transformable Shoe Style For Every Occasion

This shoe design is every fashion lover's dream or nightmare, depending upon your perspective, because it allows you to have just one shoe for every occasion. These funny shoes transform using zippers, and while they might be a bit casual for New York's favorite fashionistas, it's a great solution for the over-packer.


7 Amazing Chinese Farmer Inventions and Mods

You might be under the impression that most Chinese innovation is happening in research labs and universities. Well, let me take you on a quick tour of rural China for a second, where an uncanny amount of do-it-yourself contraptions are being created and assembled not by scientists -- but by farmers and laborers!

Fashion Accessory For The Ninja In You: The Samurai Sword Umbrella

Sometimes the most frivolous and ridiculous fashion items are the ones that bring us the most joy. For the ninja in you, there's the samurai sword umbrella; based on ancient traditions, this strange fashion accessory will fight off threatening raindrops and let you live out your ninja fantasies.

Morristown UFO: Close Encounter of the Jersey Kind?

On January 5, 2009, between 8:30 and 9 pm, both cops and residents reported seeing five eerie red blinking lights hovering in the night sky over quiet, little Morris County, New Jersey. One family captured the images and released them to the media. Some twenty-five miles from my own home, that’s a bit too close for me, but no one there seems very comfortable about it either. Read on for more details, and forget about going back to sleep.

Top 10 Scariest Contact Lenses: Fashion For Your Eyes

The world of eyewear has been forever changed by the introduction of contact lenses, however, not all of them are practical or fashionable; some contact lenses are just downright disgusting, creepy, and especially scary. The top 10 contact lenses mentioned here are in no particular order, because I just can't seem to decide which ones creep me out more!


Write With Two Instruments at The Same Time: Great Idea?

The Device for Coupling Writing Utensils is not for everyone. Patent# US 6802665 calls for a unique user, as someone changing writing utensils in mid-air is not something you come across every day. If you are wondering why, don’t ask me, but read on anyway.

Obama Sushi Adds Good Taste to the Executive Brunch

The "Obama Sushi" made by an exceptionally creative sushi chef pays tribute to America's 44th president in a most unusual - and dare I say, tasteful - manner.

Religion Goes Fashionable & Functional With The Antique Cross USB

So much for your typical flash drive; USB's today come in weird and wacky, and sometimes even fashionable forms. The antique cross USB is a functional and fashionable wearable gadget, perfect for the religious fanatics in your life, your favorite vampire hunters, or the fashion forward who appreciate the occasional geeky gadget.


Vote Fact or Fake? Vivid Rainbow Colored Flowers

Don't you ever just wish that the common easy to care for and affordable flowers were beautiful and had vivid coloring? That's were Vivid Illusions comes in. Vivid Illusions comes in a wide variety of hues and promises to be able to radically alter and enhance the color of any flower it's fed to.

Solar Powered Fan Hat: Wearable Gadget Looks and Feels Cool

Spring is in the air, and it's time to start shopping for those unique fashions to build your spring and summer wardrobe. A geeky new wearable gadget, the solar powered fan hat, is the perfect fashion accessory for spring or summer; with its trucker design, it both looks and feels cool.


Animals As Life Support Machines: Is That Technomimicry?

A young designer from the Royal College of Art in London, Revital Cohen, described a world in which animals might replace the machines and medical devices keeping many humans alive. She spoke to an audience attending the Expo, Design Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa at the end of February. Her presentation was about her "Life Support Project."

Lost But Found Again - Recycled Environmental Art

While we all try and do our part to save the environment, artist John Dahlsen makes art from it.

A Baker's Dozen of Japanese Colonel Sanders Statues

When a southern colonel sets up shop in the far east, the west is history.

Explain This Image

Ever since internet connectivity became a staple in every American household, one of the most cherished past times of surfers everwhere has been to find the wierdest and most bizarre images out there, and show them to friends and family.  There's a myriad of sites out there that can bring you strange content, but much of them have become riddled with ads, useless toolbars, and spyware.  ExplainThisImage is such a site that builds upon the tried-and-true practice of looking at bizarre photos from the web, while not overloading you with advertising.

Sunken 18th Century Russian Ship Stuck in Pipe

During a recent seabed survey for the Nordstream Gas Pipeline Project, a sunken ship along with the remains of five other ships from a Russian fleet that dates back three centuries has been discovered. Scientists have been called upon to quickly save it before fresh construction work destroys it. Read on for some amazing details.