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The Aquarium Armrest: Worst. Auto Feature. EVAR

The WitStar Concept car might look smart but one particular feature is particularly half-witted: a transparent “Fish Pod” separating the vehicle's rear seats. While an in-car aquarium could be justified as luxury option, most would see it as at least frivolous; at worst outrageous... and one can just imagine what the fish think.

I Brake For Elves: The Top 10 Innovative New Holiday Gift Ideas For Car Lovers

The holidays are almost here yet you're still scouring the 'net, trying to find those innovative gifts guaranteed to please your car-lovin' friends, family members and co-workers. Well stop that scouring (you're scratching up my monitor), we've come up with 10 innovative new holiday gift ideas that should satisfy the most jaded car lover.

Marching To Christmas: China's Chocolate Terracotta Warrior Army

How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.

Fade To Black? Chrysler's Most Popular SUVs To Go Colorblind For A Few Months

Henry Ford once famously stated any Model T buyer can have a car painted any color he wants... so long as it is black. Fast-forward a century and Ford's long-time competitor, Chrysler, is telling a similar tale to potential buyers of new Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees. Blame an extensive equipment update at Chryco's Jefferson North Assembly Plant for restricting new SUVs to white, gray, silver or black paint jobs.

Blade Rumblers: The Top 10 Freakiest & Flakiest Snow Plows

Polar Vortex 2, Electric Booglaoo has brought an early blast of winter weather to a wholly unprepared nation a month before Winter™ officially arrives. Yeah, it sucks, but there's one thing Old Man Winter didn't bargain on: some of the freakiest, flakiest snow plows ever to scrape a snowbank off a side street.

Innovative Sensor Nails: Wearable Tech and Electronic Nail Art

High-tech nail art is rather new to the scene of the wearable tech invasion into fashion and accesories. Sensor nails rejuvenate the life of fingernails via touch augmentation. Read on for more information about this fascinating innovation.

Meet Vladimir Putin, Russia's Premier Car Tester & Promoter

Would you drive a canary-yellow Lada Kalina Sport sedan hundreds of miles across some of the most desolate stretches of Siberia? No, you wouldn't... but you're not Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Obese Crash Test Dummies Are A Bigger, Better Reflection Of Society

Drivers may be getting bigger but that additional padding around the waistline isn't helping them survive an auto accident – just the opposite, in fact. The alarming stats have spurred Humanetics, the world's leading producer of crash test dummies, to develop a new range of obese models.

We All Scream: The World's 10 Weirdest Ice Cream Trucks

You'll find ice cream trucks trundling through our sweetest childhood memories but like so many relics of the “good old days”, these music-spewing dairy-dispensing vans have their pros and cones.

Statue Of Liberty Action Figures From Japan Express A Little TOO Much Freedom

Think the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.

Porsche Headlights Stolen & Held For Ransom In Russia

Your money or your lights! Porsche drivers in Russia are paying the former for the latter, victims of a scam that sees their expensive rides' easily-removed headlights heisted and held for ransom.

The Squatty Potty Improves The Way You Do Your Business

Simply sitting on a regular toilet to do your business doesn’t put you in the ideal position for thorough elimination. The Squatty Potty puts you in the perfect 35 degree angle to properly evacuate your bowels.

GM China Launches New Buick Envision SUV, Spells “Buick” Wrong

GM's new Buick Envision is supposed to be a mid-size luxury crossover but Shanghai GM evidently didn't get that memo, misspelling the brand name as “Bulck” during this week's Chinese launch event. DOH!

Haulers For Help: Ten More Trucks Of The People Of Walmart

Everyone loves the trucks of Walmart (with the possible exception of Tracy Morgan) but these ten custom pick-em-ups could drive even the most cheerful greeter to tears.

New Jewelry Fad: Innovative Exhibit Evokes Out of Body Experiences

Learn more about the work of Daniel Ramos Obregon and his innovative exhibit, Outrospecton:The Body and Mind. Although comprised primarily of porcelain body parts that are considered pieces of art, they may one day be adapted for jewelery and other fashion-related accessories.

Five Innovative Costume Ideas for a Geek-Freak-Chic Halloween

It's that time of year for ghosts, goblins, all things orange and  lunatics sporting long, sharp knives. Read on for  some do-it-yourself costume ideas for those specifically of the geek persuasion.

Want To Shelter The Homeless With Bus Benches?

Many cities are faced with what to do about the problem of homeless people. Some are ignoring the issue and hoping it will go away. Others have gone on the offensive to make it hard for the homeless to find respite hoping that they will go away. The city of Vancouver, British Columbia has taken a simple and more compassionate step by creating benches that can double as shelters for the homeless.

My New BFF: Be Forever Furless (Brush)

I really enjoy grooming my cats and dogs and I think they like it too - mostly they love the attention. The thing I really hate, though, is having to 'groom' myself after I'm done grooming them.  And it's not just me; the whole house gets full of their fur.  Tempted by its great reviews, I recently gave in to purchasing a BFF - Be Forever Furless fur and lint remover brush.

Fear Wheel Drive: The Top Ten Most Frighteningly Named Cars

From Corolla to CTS to the cold hard numbers denoting BMW's and Benz's offerings, today's vehicle names don't do much to speed the pulse. It wasn't always this way, however, and to prove it here are ten scary car names that really got our hearts pumping.

Road Rage: Stephen King's Seven Scariest Cars, Trucks & Trains

Best-selling horror author Stephen King must have a thing for evil vehicles; he was writing about them long before a minivan nearly ended his life in 1999. This septet of scary cars, trucks and even a train epitomize King's – and by extension our – tormented love-hate relationship with all things wheeled.