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Bubble Wrap Case for iPhone 5 Puts Snap, Crackle & Pop In Your Pocket

Old & busted: Rice Krispies going “snap crackle & pop” in your cereal bowl. New hotness: An iPhone 5 going “snap crackle & pop” in your pocket! Yes indeed, the Bubble Wrap Case for iPhone 5 provides owners with the inexplicable joy of popping bubble wrap anytime, anywhere, repeatedly since the case's “bubbles” never actually burst.

Pink LED Ceiling Light & Ionizer Freshens Air, Improves Mood

The “ELM” ceiling light from Sharp Electronics of Japan features an integral ionizer to clean the air while a pale pink tinted Sakura (Cherry Blossom) LED bulb emits a warm, mood-altering glow.

Tree Hole Paintings Add Life To China's Concrete Jungle

The drab streets of Shijiazhuang are looking a lot livelier these days thanks to 23-year-old Wang Yue, an art student at Dalian Polytechnic University. With just a little paint and a whole lot of talent, Wang has conjured up a charming world of wildlife and still life peering out from the hollows, cracks and scars of street-side trees.

Chicken Ramen Chips: Two Awesome Snacks, One Bag

Chicken Ramen Chips from Japan's Koikeya combine the flavors of two awesome snacks – chicken ramen and potato chips – in one convenient bag but hold the hot water: just open, sprinkle the included baggie of seasoning powder over the chips, shake gently and settle down to enjoy!

Boom Times For China's Nuclear Power Industry

One might say the prospects for China's nuclear power industry are booming, and that's a good thing... so far. Only four Chinese nuclear power plants were operating at the beginning of 2012 but that number will, er, explode to 15 by the end of 2015. Put on your lead boots and join us for an in-depth look.

Aiming For Peace - Guns Transformed Into Art

Art is a product of creation. Guns are a tool of destruction. Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes brings these two opposing forces into harmony with his unique and inspiring work.

3D Printed Gummy Dummy Clones Make Deliciously Creepy White Day Gifts

Japan's FabCafe is following up their Valentine's Day 3D-printed chocolate head promotion with a little something for the guys: the opportunity to create a miniature edible gummy replica of yourself just in time for White Day.

Russian Meteorites Sold Online In China May Not Be As Advertised

The 50ft-wide meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia on February 15th, 2013 and shocked the world via dozens of Russian dashcams is now turning up, piece by tiny charred piece, on China's online sales website Taobao... or is it? 

That's Sick! Seven Strange & Bizarre Japanese Medical Devices

While the vast majority of Japanese medical device designs are insightful, beneficial and, er, normal, a rare few stand out by virtue of their extreme niche applications and distinctive attributes such as borderline inappropriate cuteness. This isn't always a bad thing, especially if one of these strange and bizarre medical devices is about to be used on you!

Qoros 3 Sedan To Debut At 2013 Geneva International Motor Show

China's Qoros Auto Co. Ltd is looking to make its first impression a lasting one. The luxurious and innovative Qoros 3 sedan, set to snare the limelight at the upcoming 83rd Geneva International Motor Show, spearheads the Chinese-Israeli company's charge to global automotive success.

Tattoo Disguise Bands Keep Body Art Under Cover

Not only Yakuza members have prominent tattoos and don't always want to show them. Tattoo Disguise Bands from Japan's Octopus Army stretch to fit any size arms and legs, covering up and hiding real tattoos under a range of tattoo-like printed designs.

Chocolate Covered Shrimp Chips Are A Sick Sea Snack

Japanese confectionery powerhouses Lotte and Calbee have teamed up to celebrate the mutual 50th anniversaries of two iconic snack favorites, Ghana Milk Chocolate Bars and Kappa Ebisen Chips, by rolling out limited edition "Kappaebisen Ghana" chocolate covered shrimp-flavored chips. Hey, it worked for Reese's!

Japan's Automatic Robot Snowplow - An Update On Yuki Taro

Where's a cute automatic Japanese robot snowplow when you need one? When nasty nor'easters like February 2013's “Nemo” blanket huge stretches of America's northeast with up to three feet of snow, a GPS-equipped robotic snow shovel like Yuki Taro would come in mighty handy.

Lotteria's Bacon Hangover Cheeseburger Lays It On Extra Thick & Double Wide

Lotteria's upcoming limited-edition “Bacon Hangover Cheeseburger” not only thinks outside the bun, it dares to go there! What's more, the new extended-range burger features bacon so thick it can probably carry the burger without any help from the beef.

StormFly Kickstarts The Storm Versus Betting On The Cloud

Commuters, kids, business travelers and anyone on the move: How would you like to carry a lite-weight version of your computer on your wrist? While Cloud Computing is definitely the wave of the future, with hundreds of millions of PCs shipping each year, a good amount of today's computing happens locally. And to that end, StormFly has found the answer to moving complete operating systems between devices, quickly, easily and securely.

Cute Necono Digital Cat Camera Makes Everyone Smile

It's a cat, it's a camera, it's the Necono Digital Cat Camera from Superheadz! This cute yet fully functional photographer's friend will make your subjects smile without having to say “cheese”.

KFC Japan's "Kentucky Chicken Rice": Double Down with a Difference

If you bet on Kentucky Fried Chicken's bunless wondrous Double Down being down for the count, KFC Japan has got a wake up call for you. The "Kentucky Chicken Rice" sandwich includes almost everything the Double Down was famous (or infamous) for, then adds a central patty made from rice held together with ketchup. Difficulty: no bacon.

3D-Printed Chocolate Truffle Self-Portraits Make Tasteful Valentine's Day Gifts

Smile, you're on candied camera! Japan's FabCafe is employing a 3D printer to create extra sweet, eminently edible, chocolate truffle self-portraits just in time for Valentine's Day.

New Protein Discovered In T-Cells That Protects Against The Flu

Researchers have discovered a protein in some of the body's T-cells that is a powerful repellent of influenza and other viruses.  It's called IFITM3, and it won't help the norovirus or the remainder of this season's upper-respiratory flus, but if it can be incorporated into a vaccine, it might ward them off in the near future.

Animal Obsession: The Diva Ostrich Table By IBride Design

Not everyone is in love with IBride's quirky furniture and portrait designs, but they should be.  IBride (translate - 'hybrid') designs add humor, self-awareness, and function to any decor, and the Diva Wall Table, is no exception - the subject of this animal obsession being the ostrich.