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Is There An Industry For Professional Pranksters Looking To Stir The Pot?

After watching a re-run episode of Punk'd, a show that made headlines years back for the practical jokes that it played upon well-known celebrities, I wondered if out of the land of TV, regular people have the option to pay for pranks and pull the wool over their friends' eyes. Are there professional prank playing businesses that will arrange elaborate pranks as seen on TV when there are no cameras rolling, I thought? Keep on reading, to find out if there are business opportunities in prank playing, and in paying for pranks.

Surprise Golfer Dad With The FLOR Putt Up Rug

The Flor 'Putt Up or Shut Up' Rug is totally out in front of the tie or the electric shaver as a Father's Day gift for Dad or Grandpa, even if he doesn't have a putter. Who wouldn't  love a rug with a sense of humor?

Newest Japanese Weight Loss Craze: The Morning Banana Diet

The latest diet trend in Japan these days is the so-called Morning Banana Diet. Thanks to a posting at Mixi, the country's leading social networking site, the fruity weight loss fad has boosted banana imports and garnered a "bunch" of testimonials. 

Healthcare Recruitment Company Promises Large Salaries and Luxurious Lifestyles

Since there is an overwhelming stigma that doctors are so devoted to their work to a degree that they forfeit all other aspects of life (whether true or not in every case), one medical recruitment company in New Zealand hopes to break the mould by placing doctors in high-paying jobs that still allow them to have active social and family lives. Sound too good to be true? Perhaps, but read on, because they claim that even when working in the healthcare industry, it's possible to have it all!


Heated Itch Relief: The Perfect Companion When Those Pesky Insects Are Out

Just in time for the onslaught of nibbling, flying organisms, Heated Itch Relief is a device that uses heat to eliminate the itching and swelling of those unavoidable bug bites.


TwitSnaps vs.TwitPic - Better Photosharing App?

Did TwitSnaps just build a better mousetrap than TwitPic?  Still in Beta format, TwitSnaps has launched a new photo application for Twitter that appears to feature more functionality than any other other photo sharing application online today. 

Stand Back! This Table Will Self Destruct... In a While

Chicago-based Studio 1A.M. has configured a self-destructing coffee table, where each time a table is created, a pixel is removed from its tabletop, resulting in a one-of-a-kind piece of limited edition furniture.

Invention Deja Vu: The Instant Camera

Here's an old technology that's found its way back. The Polaroid PoGo combines all the great features of a digital camera and a classic Polaroid.

Powerbrella Keeps Your Gadgets Charged

The Powerbrella is the perfect accessory for the summer. Lay in the sun, while keeping all your most essential gizmos charged.

As Seen On TV: The Snuggie. I Want To Hate It...

A blanket with sleeves. Um... okay. Isn't that just a robe that you put on backwards? I want to hate this soooooo badly. But... I can't...  It goes against every fiber of my being to say this: I like the Snuggie.

Not For Geeks: LaCie's Designer Fashions For Mobile Hard Drives

For anyone who's not following the styling of computer accessories and stand-alones, LaCie doesn't just issue any old tech gadget. It's as much about 'the look' as it is about the function for LaCie's high tech storage units and accessories. With hot items from 5.5 Designers and industrial designer Sam Hecht, who can encase chips with the sleekest of personas, LaCie's new drive cases complement its hardware, providing all-business, but showing all-style.

Analyze The Latest Celebrity Fashion Trends With Cool Spotters

More often than not, major fashion trends begin with celebrities and other public figures that are spotted wearing new and trendy fashions. While it's certainly no secret what Michelle Obama has been wearing since she has become of the front-running female fashion trend setters in the US; it's not always easy to determine what your other favorite celebrities are wearing.

Interactive Lighting: 'Disturb Me' by the Popcorn Makers

'Disturb Me' is an interactive light installation, meant to connect people to their environment through the medium of sound, producing colored orb projections that change hue, drop off physical surfaces and collect to form pools of color.

Business Most Hated By Society: Cold Call Bootcamp For Telemarketers

Okay, so telemarketers are people too, but you know as well as I do that there's nothing more annoying than the phone ringing at the most inconvenient time when there's a telemarketer trying to sell you something you neither need nor want. Good telemarketers are the ones that close the deal, and often times, the most effective and successful ones are also the most annoying. So where do telemarketers learn their persuasive skills? Enter Cold Call Bootcamp.


A Bagel Slicing Technology? Meet The Not-Just-For-Bagels Bagelpod™

If you've never had a sandwich on a real New York bagel you haven't lived.  Fortunately, you don't have to live in New York anymore to get an authentic bagel; there are great bagel shops all over the country.  But bagels, like rolls, buns, muffins, scones, and other roundy breads, need to be cut through the center and as I know all too well, they don't stand up nice and straight so you can slice them easily.