Lifestyle

Helicopter Hunting: Dangerous and Cruel Innovative Russian Pastime

Russian ecologists and conservationists have expressed grave concern over a growing pastime among the Russian elite; namely poaching from helicopters. This disturbing practice was recently brought to light after a recent helicopter crash revealed carcasses of endangered argali sheep among the wreckage. Read on for more details on a most distressing subject.

Room Light Saves Energy by Adjusting its Own Brightness

Saving power is the green way to go these days and Panasonic is making energy conservation ever more effortless. The new "Auto-eco Light-control Twin Pa" automatically adjusts its own light output to keep rooms evenly lit, day or night.

Chewable Toothbrush: Great Idea?

Patent# US6769828 refers to the Chewable Toothbrush, a sort of throwback to that old expression about those who can, do and those who can’t, teach (chew in this case). When there is no brush available, one can chew and release, which is ultimately better than not brushing at all. Read on and remain dentally aware.

What A Haircut - The Ingenious Use of Heads

I was shocked (pleasantly) by the degree of skill evident in the hair cuts of these men. I tried my best to find the creator, and it was then that a few doubts started creeping in.

Pet Houses That Match Your House From DenHaus

Face it, that old plastic dog crate looks pretty tacky in your living room. What about a stunning dog house that matches your decor and can be used as a side table to your favorite chair or couch? Denhaus has a very posh line of pet houses that come in all sizes, even ones for Newfoundlands!

China to Increase Solar Energy Research

In a major attempt to transform solar energy technology into a major Chinese energy source by 2050, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has launched an initiative to boost its development. Read on, but don’t get too much sun.

14 Interior Innovations Sweep Awards At IMM Cologne 2009

The seventh IMM Cologne Interior Innovation Awards were announced today at the end of a week long home furnishings fair in Cologne, Germany. The international jury granted 25 design awards to 14 products, including three awards to young designers (the D3Awards) and five "Best of Best" awards.

Purse Security System: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6876756 refers an anti-terrorism device known as the Container Security System. The concern for security is a sad hallmark of our times, but this patent may not be able to prevent terrorists from hiding out in your purse in order to gain access into the country. Read on, but don’t expect to feel any better

Obesity May Be Caused By A Virus

Scientists say that obesity can be caught just like a common cold.

Pets Provide Many Benefits For College Students

In the interest of having something to do, I guess, researchers at Ohio State University found that pets can provide support, companionship, and stress relief for college students who live with their pets. Now more than ever, college students need whatever help they can get to overcome the stresses encountered on the bridge from home to career. Better dogs than drugs.

Toilet Annunciator: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6937155 dates back to 2005 and reflects the idea that a toilet needs a personality. The Toilet Annunciator yearns to be a part of the family it serves and not just some cold porcelain apparatus that everyone takes for granted. Read on but you may need to flush quickly.

How Sweet It Is! Chocolate Beer, Your Sinful Obsession

Chocolate beer is the latest Japanese entry in the bizarre drinks sweepstakes. Imagine the sinfully sweet combination of  rich cocoa and full-bodied beer... and thank Sapporo Brewery for bringing such a delightful nectar to market!

Symbol for Chinese New Year Becomes Stone-Age Ox

In an attempt to recapture the golden promise of the past, China’s most famous animal sculptor has created a very special ox in honor of the Lunar New Year. This not just any old ox, mind you, as not all oxen are created equal. Read on for details.

Pants With More Than One Zipper: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6789269 dates back to 2004 and concerns Pants With One or More Zippers on The Rear Thereof. For those among us who feel one zipper just doesn’t quite cut it for fashions that need “more cheek”, this may be just the thing. Others may never be convinced, no ifs and or butts about it. Read on and be amazed at the very least and whatever at the very most.

New Russian Diesel Submarines: Innovative and Very Scary

The Russian navy is creating a new diesel submarine named Lada. Although construction of these kind of submarines actually began a few decades ago, the Lada has become known as the navy’s “brightest innovative project.” Read on for more details.