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Japanese Face Cream Made From Nightingale Droppings

A traditional Japanese beauty treatment made from nightingale droppings - yes, bird poo - is helping Japanese women look as clean and fresh as can be. Just don't tell their husbands...

Clean, Green, and Mean! Lotus® Your Tap Water!

Time Magazine picked the Lotus® as one of the Best Inventions of 2006, and the inventor, Steve Hengsperger, just won the Ontario Premier's Innovator Of the Year Award, 2008, for his two Lotus inventions. What is a Lotus and why is it used as a verb?

Feeling Down? Pop Right In For An Intravenous Pick-Me-Up!

The Tenteki10 drop-in clinic invites stressed-out Tokyo denizens to pop by for a 10-minute pick-me-up... delivered through an intravenous drip!

Aging Skin? A New Stem Cell Rejuvenation Cream In The Pipeline

Some say that the first 1000 year-old person is already alive! If I am that person, I sure don't want to have 1,000 year old skin! Heck, I don't even want 50 year-old skin! Maybe a new stem cell cream will keep my skin as young as my uh... body.

Microsoft And NBC Team To Show The Olympics By Silverlight

Microsoft and NBC are putting the Olympics on the web... live streams of nearly all the games, even the ones no one seems to watch.

Coffee Clash - Look Out Starbucks, Here Comes McCafé!

If your impression of McDonalds is wall-to-wall plastic, "fries with that?" and a garish clown named Ronald, then you've never enjoyed coffee at a McCafé. Which is precisely what McDonalds has in mind. Be afraid, Starbucks, be VERY afraid!

Chill Out With Wine Chilled To Perfection

Most of us don't have wine cellars or even wine refrigerators in our homes. But, never mind; the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller chills your wine in just a few seconds, takes up infinitely less space, and saves you a whole lot of money. So chill out! You can drink your wine as you like it.

The Invisible House

In an image-obsessed, visually accelerated world, disappearing may be the ultimate retreat, according to architect Patrick Keane, founder of EnterArchitecture. When a client came to him with the desire to build a home that would be designed to disappear, Keane stepped up to the challenge.

'Kenny Blankenship' of MXC Featured on Novelty Tissue Box

Remember Kenny Blankenship? You know, Vic Romano's girl-chasing, hard-partying sidekick on Spike TV's overdubbed laugh-fest MXC? Today, "Kenny" is the governor of a Japanese province... let the most extreme marketing campaign begin!

Got Wine? Let It Flow™

Real elegance exists in simplicity, and the simply elegant design in this photo is a perfect example. It's called the Flow™ and its sensuous path was inspired by the flow of liquid. Add function to the Flow, and mysteriously, it becomes a rather elegant wine rack for the wall!

Luxury Bach Miso Sounds Good, Tastes Great!

Call it "food that bites Bach"... Bahha no Yuraku Kyoichiraku miso made by Marujyu, a Japanese food manufacturer, owes its excellent taste to the music of J.S. Bach pumped into miso fermentation chambers. At least, that's the tune they're playing.

Fixing Broken Hearts With Menstrual Blood

Could "the curse" become the cure? It could happen, if Japanese scientists have their way. Experiments performed at the Keio University school of medicine have succeeded in growing sheets of heart muscle from connective tissue cells harvested from menstrual blood.

On April 25, We Commemorate The Invention Of The Guillotine

On this day in 1792, the infamous guillotine claimed its first victim - a robber named Jacques Nicolas Pelletier. The guillotine remained France's number one method of execution for the next 189 years. To commemorate the role Pelletier played in history, let's take a look at the invention of the guillotine.

MoneyMaker Pump Inventor Wins Lemelson-MIT Sustainability Award

Dr. Martin Fisher, inventor of the MoneyMaker irrigation pump has won the $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for sustainability for his invention. The pump, available now in three versions, has helped more than 300,000 African farmers become entrepreneurs and rise out of poverty.


Taxidermy Camel + Oversized Suitcase = Controversial Art

Pakistani artist, Huma Mulji, has created a work of art that caused some concerns at a recent art fair in Dubai - a taxidermy camel stuffed into an oversized suitcase.

Leaving The U.S. Behind: Cutting-Edge MySpace found in Korea

MySpace moves east, opening versions in South Korea and India. They're more advanced than the U.S. version, to attract computer experts and tech fans.

Preserved Coelacanth Highlights Tokyo Evolution Exhibition

Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science has acquired a preserved Coelacanth to highlight its "Darwin" evolution-themed exhibition being held in Tokyo. The Coelacanth, a fish often referred to as a "living fossil", has changed very little since the species originated approximately 380 million years ago.

Swedish Company Develops New Airbags for Motorcycle Riders

Ask any motorcyclist what the most dangerous part of riding is and most of them will tell you, "People in cars that aren't paying attention." Not too long ago, an airbag suit was developed to help reduce the number of deaths and injuries to riders. Autoliv Inc., out of Sweden has developed a new system that should cut the numbers even further.

Looolo Textiles, Sustainable yet Chic

The textile industry is one of the largest known environmental polluters. In an effort to make their contribution and affect global change, all Looolo products are lined with organic cotton and filled with kapok from the rainforest in Malaysia.

Elounda Beach- A Piece of Paradise

In life's most stressful moments, if you've ever tried to close your eyes and imagine a peaceful, luxurious place where the only thing more blue than the sky is the sea, this might help. Elounda Beach is the kind of destination you expect Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes to jet off to. It's on the Greek island of Crete, home to some of the world's leading hotels. And now it can be your home, too.