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5 Funny Gifts For Runners

If you're a running family or have runners in your family, your Christmas shopping list may include running shoes, an activity tracker or some running gear. Well, if you want to get a little more creative with the gifts for the runners in your family, check out these 5 funny gifts for runners.

Want To Wrap Yourself In Paper? Get A Paper Scarf

It can be a lot of fun to wear something unusual and kitschy that no one else has found yet. This Paper Scarf definitely fills the bill for that. It looks like a sheet of notebook paper complete with the blue lines and red margin embroidered onto it. You can even take a marker and write down your thoughts on it and wear them right along with the scarf.

Innovative High Tech Bra Has A Secret: It Connects To Victoria’s Heart Rate Monitor

Up until now underwear has been poorly represented in the wearable tech revolution. Meet Victoria Secret's Incredible Sports Bra that connects to your heart rate. Not the firtst to do so, but a big step from frilly to high tech for the lingerie giant. Read on to learn more.

Want To Ride A Seesaw Again? Then Sit Down At This Table!

When it comes to playground equipment meant for two it is hard to top a seesaw. It has been more than a few years since most of us have indulged in this childhood joy. Dutch designer Marleen Jansen has married that joy with a table in a concept that brings the playground into the dining room. It is called The Courtesy Table and requires two people to keep things in balance while they eat.

Fish Day Or Night With e-striker Fishing Rod Holder

Fishing is generally considered a daytime activity. However, some like to night fish. That usually means less visibility and if you're fising with a cork, sometimes you don't know when you have a strike on your line. The e-striker makes fishing, especially night fishing, more convenient.

Conveniently Monitor Your Blood Glucose Levels With Gluco[M]

We have watches that double as calculators, heart rate monitors and activity trackers. Now, designer Eli Hariton has given us a watch that is also a blood glucose reader. The Gluco[M] Wristband takes instant and non-evasive glucose readings and all you have to do is wear it.

Lian-Li PC-Q26 ITX Case Holds 11 Hard Drives

Are you looking to build your own NAS? Be sure to check out this latest offering from Lian-Li, which pairs a whopping eleven hard drive bays with the firm's signature brushed aluminum construction and finish.

Twinkle, Twinkle, Lumen’s Solar-Powered Dragonfly Necklace

The use of solar power in ornamental design is an emerging trend worthy of note. Introducing Lumen's Twinkling, LED Dragonfly Necklace. Read on for more on this glittering innovation.

The Raptor Is Like No Other Football (Because It's More Like A Plane)

There is no official record of the longest football (American football) throw. People point to NFL quarterbacks, like Vinny Testaverde, who've chucked the ball 80-90 yards, but has anyone thrown a football 100 yards? If they've thrown the Raptor Football, they have.

SOLS Software: Comfortable 3-D Soles Make Happy Souls

Orthotics, those shoe inserts that prevent foot pain, may not have been considered sexy in the past, but things can change and they do. Introducing SOLS software, the application that changes the way the world walks, one foot at at a time. Read on for more on this amazing innovation.

The Denny Has All The Right Features For The Urban Commuter

It's an urban commuter's dream--a bicycle with all of those little perks that make commuting just a little easier. The Denny by Teague + and Sizemore incorporates features designed to eliminate commuting worries. It is "an everyday bike that removes the barriers to becoming an everyday rider."

The Neclumi Necklace: Shedding New Light on Necks and Attitudes

Neclumi is the creation of a Polish collective known as panGenerator and represents the latest in wearable electronics. Read on to learn more about this innovative, light-projection-based interactive necklace.

Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.

Belt-Scooter: Ride It, Then Wear It

It's a belt...no, it's a scooter. Nope. It's both. Corny Superman references aside, the Collapsible Belt-Scooter, designed by Adam Torok, is genius. It provides you with a means of transportation quicker than walking, and when you get where you're going, the scooter transforms into a belt, so you don't have to worry about finding a place to stow it.

Innovative Sensor Nails: Wearable Tech and Electronic Nail Art

High-tech nail art is rather new to the scene of the wearable tech invasion into fashion and accesories. Sensor nails rejuvenate the life of fingernails via touch augmentation. Read on for more information about this fascinating innovation.

Hendo: World's First Hoverboard (No Jokes This Time)

Remember the HUVr? It was supposed to be the first hoverboard (like the one in Back To The Future), but it turned out to be a prank, and Tony Hawk helped dupe us with his appearance in HUVr's video. Well, Tony just made an appearance in another hoverboard video, but this time it's no joke.

Zumer Sport Incorporates Sports Materials Into Their Products

Duffel bags, coin purses, book bags, iPad cases, sunglasses cases, wallets--these are just some of the products that Zumer Sport makes. Of course, other companies product these things as well, however Zumer's products are unique, because they incorporate sports into their designs.

Turn Your Treadmill Into A Workspace With SurfShelf

Recently, I've been profiling products like the TrekDesk and FitDesk, which incorporate a workspace into a piece of fitness equipment. This is a great concept--working fitness into a sedentary job. The SurfShelf allows you to do this, as well, just on a smaller, less expensive scale.

Biostar's IDEQ-T1 Mini PC Packs USB Audio, Quad Core CPU

By incorporating a separate audio controller within its new barebone nettop, Biostar's IDEQ-T1 “K” model can play host to a number of audio enhancements and features that normally aren't found in this class of PC, including – inevitably – karaoke software.

Amazing Alchemy: Innovative Wind-Reactive Ink Alters Clothing Color

Read all about London-based  artist/alchemist, Lauren Bowker, and her special material exploration studio known as the UNSEEN. Here she has created a unique wind-reactive ink that changes color when exposed to the capricious fluctuations of both the wind and the human body.