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10 Best Gourmet Hot Chocolates To Get You Through The Winter

Old, or should I say very old, Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole today and declared, on this 168th US observance of Groundhog Day, that there will be (at least) six more weeks of Winter. To all Winter sports enthusiasts, this is great news. You and the rest of us can drink to it with a cup of fantastic gourmet hot chocolate, because we will all need something yummy and hot to stay warm. Here are 10 of the best cocoas for drinking... and the bonus feature is my favorite hot cocoa recipe!

 


Whipped Cocoa Bath: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6753303 known among chocolate lovers as the Whipped Cocoa Bath, may very well take the concept of going a bit too far a bit further. If you have dreamed of sitting in a luxurious cocoa bath surrounded by suds that don’t know quite what to do, consider it within sight, but watch out for those marshmallows!

Innovative Chinese Museum Unites Mah-jong and Tea Culture

In Chengdu, the capital city of China’s Sichuan Province, there stands a one-of-a kind museum. It is the very first of its kind to combine the China’s two most popular aspects; the game of mah-jong and tea culture. Read on for some fascinating details.

High Hormone Levels in Women May Lead To Cheating

A new study has shown that high levels of the sex hormone oestradiol may lead to a woman having an affair.

Exercise Apparatus: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6979284 also known in lazy circles as the Exercise Apparatus is the almost ideal equipment for the exerciser who hates to go to the gym (I need not point fingers. You know who you are.) It is actually quite the thing for someone a bit lazy because the process can take place in your own armchair! Read on, but don’t sweat it.

10 Anti-Valentine Gifts That Speak Volumes About Love

I hate to be cynical, but how long does the honeymoon last, anyway? Is everyone supposed to be blushing, and giggling, and cooing, and making kissy-face uncontrollably in public just because it's Valentine's Day? C'mon, most of us are actually suffering from some major heartbreak on Valentine's Day, just like most other days.

Feng Shui Compass: For Inner Order, Direction and Wha?

For the person who has everything (or at least thinks so), comes the electronic Feng Shui Compass, the newest creation from Fortune Compass, LLC. If you have been working in a room with your back to the door, now is the time to move, as this compass will indicate in no uncertain terms. Read on and be prepared to …calculate!

A Robot That Crawls Into Forbidden Places: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6824508 is also known as a Micro Robot. While that might sound harmless enough, this little guy is really brazen and travels up unsuspecting butts. This 2004 invention has its medical purposes, but there are those who might prefer to see it in action in the next horror flick about the homicidal robot that practices medicine without a license! Read on, but be careful where you sit!

Study Shows Women Have Nightmares While Men Dream Of Sex

New research has shown that women have nightmares more than men do, but men dream about sex more often than women.

Sun Mask Towel: Great Idea?

Patent# US 7051371 refers to an unusual form of sun protection in the form of a Sun Mask Towel. After reading about it, you may very well believe that as of this moment you really have seen just about anything under the sun!

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!