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Great Invention Idea? A Reservation System for Airplane Toilets.

Is there anyone left who doesn't think the only thing better than traveling by air is having his or her wisdom teeth pulled? Do any of you suspect America is in fact a class based system and not an egalitarian one? If you have any doubts at all about such things United States patent 6329919 should put your doubts to rest once and for all.

MeatWater™ For The Carnivore In All Of Us

Vitamin waters leaving you tired and run down? Of course! Vitamin and other bottled waters lack what active people need most... protein! Now Liquid Innovations presents Krautkrämer’s MeatWater™ High Efficiency Survival Beverage, all the protein you need for an active, even athletic, lifestyle. In no other bottle can you find gastronomic feasts like MeatWater's breakfasts and dinners. (The Texas BBQ is to die for!) In fact, the MeatWater protein drinks totally "satifiy your inner carnivore."


PRADA Cellphone Answers the Call for Luxury

Luxury accessories leader PRADA has announced that their sleek and stylish mobile handset ("cellphone", for us peons) will go on sale in Japan. Though it shares the restrained look of other PRADA phones sold worldwide, the Japanese version boasts extra features that take full advantage of the nation's next-generation mobile infrastructure.

Vye Mini-v S41... Very Little Laptop with Very Big Features

Want to make a MacBook Air owner jealous? Just plunk the new Vye Mini-v S41 laptop on your, er, laptop. Then open the Super Multi DVD Drive and listen for the audible gasp...

From Holy Water to Firewood - The History of the Vending Machine

Recently, a resident of Lacombe, Alberta was honoured with an award for his invention: a vending machine that dispenses firewood. James West, who sells firewood seasonally, invented this machine so that campers won't have to rely on wood lot hours. West's creation is another innovation in the history of vending machines, which have dispensed treats such as candy, coffee, toys - even holy water.

Bizarre Breast Puddings From Japan

From the "Only In Japan" file comes Sweet Breast Pudding - twin rounded mounds of jiggling, milk-flavored pudding topped with a cherry. Even stranger (if that's possible), this sweet snack features "models" from various Japanese cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Yokohama. Collect the whole set!

6 Revolving Door Ads to Get Your Head Spinning

These days when you hear the term "revolving door" linked with advertising, you're apt to think of the recent trend where bright young ad execs join a firm only to leave within the year for greener pastures (translated "more money"). However, in the past year, revolving doors and advertising means...ads on revolving doors. Here's some interesting ads from recent campaigns:

Hello Kitty Laptop, the Cuter Computer

With the new 'Hello Kitty EPSON wide note' laptop computer, Sanrio's queen of cute continues her relentless conquest of the computing world. The feature-packed model offers two color schemes to appeal to Hello Kitty fans of all ages.

The Art of Selling Naked - 10 Brilliant Playboy Ads From Around the World

Playboy is a global brand that entertains men around the world with boobs and blondes. You may think that it does not take much advertising creativity to sell photos of naked women. You would be wrong. Here's 10 Great Playboy Ads that Show the Art of Selling Naked:


10 Brilliantly Creative Business Cards Ideas

Market yourself for success! And what better way to do it then with a distinctive business card? These following ten business cards brilliantly send a clear creative message about the product or service being offered:

Great Invention Idea? Easy Clean Baby for Mother's Day

Have you ever seen a kid so dirty you wish you could just tie him up to a tree and spray him down? Or perhaps the kid in question is too young for such measures, so you think about grabbing the child by the shoulders (neck?) and repeatedly dipping him into a warm tub filled with soapy water. Unfortunately, the modern tub is too big to accommodate little tykes safely for either method. Thankfully, the United States Patent Office once again comes to the rescue of American families everywhere.

It's a Dog's Life with Pedigree Ads

For Pedigree, it's all about the dogs—and appealing to dog owners. For Pedigree's advertising firm it's all about "Disruption."


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!

'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!

This Tea Is Smoking!

If you've quit smoking, but still miss the trappings -- the feel of the package, the confidence you got from knowing there were still 18 cigarettes left in the package, memories of your passionate romance with James Dean or Sharon Stone, or just the excuse to take a short break from work -- there's still hope for you, according to at least one concept developer.

Great Invention Idea? 5 Mother's Day Gifts for Every Kind of Mom

Mother's Day is around the corner. What better time is there to honor the women who give us life and who make up the cornerstones of psychoanalysis? That's why I'm recommending the following five patents as perfect, non-traditional gift ideas for your mom - whether you like her or not. C'mon dude, she had you!

One Cool Ad Campaign: 1800 Tequila

1800 Tequila takes their ad campaign from the streets directly into your house.

Geisha Makeup Makes a Comeback with Natural Kyobeni Rouge

Traditional Japanese makeup as used by high ranking Geisha girls over the centuries is making a comeback, albeit at a steep price. The cost may be worth it though, for nothing quite matches the natural beauty and vivid intensity of classic Kyobeni Rouge.

The Ultimate Dry - 10 Great Tampon Ads From Around the World

Tampons have been one of those "hard to talk about" products. But tampon producers have recently used some very creative ways to promote their products. Below are 10 of the best tampon ads from recent ad campaigns:

Great Invention Idea? A New Twist on Skating

The advancements of the last thirty years have raised the invention stakes for everyone. What's wrong with that, you ask? Nothing, except that this often results in the less creative among us churning out mediocre or bad ideas when they could be doing something much more productive, like removing shopping carts from the parking lot at a local Wal-Mart! In my opinion, the following two patented inventions illustrate this point exactly.