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Invent Six-Ringed Wearable Art, Win $4,000!

The Origomu Master & Protégé Contest is challenging inventors and an underprivileged female friend of theirs to design and share an empowering accessory using those plastic six-pack rings that end up killing marine life when they hit the ocean for a chance to win thousands of dollars.

Giant Salamander Christmas Tree Is A Newt Neat Holiday Treat

Tokyo's legendary giant Godzilla Christmas Tree has some Kaiju competition courtesy of the Kyoto Aquarium, who wants to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Newt Year!

Meet Mr. Malibu: Chevrolet Sedan Gets A Comedic Cosmetic Makeover

Hey, you with the teeth! Check out Mr. Malibu, Chevrolet's cosmetic (or should that be comedic) attempt to make the American automaker's Plain Jane sedan more appealing to Chinese carbuyers. I pity the fool that buys one.

Enter The 3D4D Challenge & Create Protective Sunglasses For Kids!

Your mission is to design a pair of 3D printed and cost effective sunglasses to protect children from Pterygium. (Surfer’s Eye) Not only will you help kids in Guatemala, you’ll also have a chance to win a huge boost of career support from the Dreambox Team!

Typhoons Can Blow, I've Got My UnBRELLA!

High winds made a mockery of your expensive umbrella? Mock 'em right back with the UnBRELLA! This rebooted and innovative new umbrella design won't turn inside out when outside winds are blowing.

Cheetos Cream Stew Corn Puffs Are Comfort Food In A Bag

Making cream stew with Cheetos? That's weird Making Cheetos flavored like cream stew, Japan's favorite wintertime comfort food? Still weird but in a crunchy, creamy, delicious kind of way!

13 International Dog Toys That Reflect Our Cultural Differences

Pet toy manufacturing is a multi-national business, so much so that pets in other countries have a hard time getting culturally relevant toys to play with because of all the imports.  Thankfully, there are still some dog toys from Japan, France, Russia and other countries that say "home" to a dog.  Here are 13 native toys enjoyed by canines outside of the U.S.

Cat's Play For Foreign Cats: 13 Fun International Cat Toys

If you're curious about how cats play in other countries, here are some fun cat toys popular in Italy, Russia, India and other foreign countries. And, if you're homesick, you can purchase them from the links provided....

10 Awesome, Odd & Unusual Chinese Cars You Can't Buy Here

Chinese cars have come a long way and they've made the journey in style! These 10 awesome Chinese cars aren't sold here for reasons that aren't always obvious but the fact they've been sold – or even built – anywhere at all is mind-boggling in itself.

New 2014 MINI Cooper Is Ready For Prime Time Online!

The new MINI Cooper is poised to steal the spotlight on November 18th, debuting live three times over three days on three continents. The iconic automobile's latest incarnation is scheduled to be revealed via live streaming from London, Los Angeles and Shanghai.

Design Living Space Of The Future Via D3 Housing Tomorrow Contest

D3’s annual contest is back once again, and they’re looking for inspired minds to share incredible new ideas to revolutionize the structures that humanity calls home. If you’ve got a few cool plans to change urban sprawl, the interiors of our homes or communities as a whole, shoot for the $1,250 grand prize!

Taiwan's Riot Police Are Back In Black

Thinking of rioting in Taiwan? Better think again... Taiwan's black-clad official stormtroopers are ready, willing and able to snuff out destructive groups of protesters faster than Darth Vader can snuff out an irritating planet.

Join GE’s #3DPrintMyGift Challenge & Make Santa’s Sleigh!

This fun contest presented by GE and GrabCAD will test 3D printing wizards and creative dreamers to design a printable model of the greatest version of Santa’s sleigh to date! Are your ready for this Christmas challenge?

Chinese Snuggies For Scooters Warm Up Winter Electric Bike Commuters

Electric bikes and scooters are immensely popular in China but driving one in winter weather leaves many commuters cold in more ways than one. Enter the Scooter Snuggie, an innovative insulated flexible semi-snowsuit that keeps riders from being chilly though it makes them look a little silly.

Peking Docks: The 9 Nuttiest Parking Spots In China

China's rise to economic power and wealth means hundreds of millions of people can suddenly afford cars, and if you thought hundreds of millions of new drivers on the roads would lead to chaos, just wait until they park!

Calling All Car Designers To Tackle The Michelin Challenge Design 2015!

If you’re looking to make a name for yourself as a vehicle designer, then you’ll want to put your best sketches forward for a chance to have your work approved and promoted by Michelin themselves!

Cement Push Pins Stick With Stone, Are Anything But Tacky

Sticks and stones might break my bones but Japanese cement push pins from Japan Trend Shop will never hurt you... unless, of course, you're holding them backwards when pinning.

Rolls-Royce Spurs Sales In China With Limited Edition “Majestic Horse” Ghost

Rolls-Royce's upcoming limited-edition “Majestic Horse” Ghost sports exclusive trim styled after traditional Chinese ink painting. The bespoke Roller is set to be introduced in conjunction with the Chinese New Year... the Year of the Horse, of course.

See The Innovative Insulin Delivery Tools From Winners Of The “Ignite: Diabetes Challenge!”

Way back in May 2013, the “Ignite Diabetes Challenge” prompted designers from around the world to create plans for painless and less painful ways for diabetics to take their needed insulin. Shots suck, so let’s check out the insulin delivery tools of the future:

Bizarre Chinese Ivy-Covered “Zombie Car” Needs Water, Fertilizer, Brains

Green transportation in China just got creepier thanks to an abandoned, ivy-covered van that's become a national social media sensation.