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Soy Foods and Lower Sperm Concentration: Is There a Link?

Is there a connection between a high intake of soy foods and fertility? A recent study claims there very well may be. Read on for the details.

The AV8R Mustang is truly “One-of-A-Kind”

Ford has been hammering out a number of Mustang variants over the past few years, with most of the being performance oriented. The newest, and potentially hardest to get, is the 2009 AV8R edition Mustang built for the EAA AirVenture starting at the end of the month.

Ceramic Drunk Chicken Heads: Sober Barbecue Fare

Beer-butt drunken chicken is the newest trend in barbecue cooking. These funny but morbid chicken heads enhance the experience. Read on, whether you kill for fun or necessity.

When Big Is Better: Five Smart Larger-Than-Life Ads

Sometimes it takes a large or outlandish ad to get noticed. Here are five examples of innovative larger-than-life advertising, installed in untraditional spaces, that are sure to attract attention.

Lightning-Fast Vision Protein Named After Pikachu

Pikachu of Pokemon fame, known for his lightning-fast moves and shocking electric effects, has inspired the name of a new vision protein discovered by a group of Japanese researchers. See, nerds really do have a sense of humor!

Licking Your Wounds May Help Them Heal Faster

Scientists have discovered a compound found in human saliva that can heal wounds quickly.

Lightweight Cardboard Bike A Bargain?

If you are considering buying a bike in the future, take a look first at the innovative prototype bike designed by Phil Bridge, a student at Sheffield Hallam University. Phil has designed a bike almost entirely made of recycled material and interchangeable mechanical parts for about $30.

Have a Piece of Cake Art

Pastry chef and artist Mike McCarey creates gorgeous cake artwork that is sure to get your mouth watering.

USB Healing Owl is a Real Hoot!

The USB Healing Owl will add a peaceful note to any home office or workstation. There's no guarantee it will make you any wiser, though.

Gin and Titonic Ice-Cube Mold: A New Drinking Experience and Sinking Feeling

Do you yearn to see the film Titanic over and over again? Do you secretly regret you have never been in a shipwreck? If so, this next product from Fred and Friends may well be for you.

Catch People Spying on You with Camera Catchers!!

We all sometimes feel as if we are being watched; now you can know for sure! Camera Catchers lead you directly to them!

Remote Controlled Beverage Buggy: Cool In More Ways Than One

Hammacher Schlemmer’s cool new Remote Control Beverage Buggy provides the ultimate in backyard luxury and laziness. Read on and…don’t forget to get out of its way!

Baseball in Japan Can Throw You a Curve

Baseball in Japan has evolved quite a lot since Horace Wilson first introduced the sport in 1872, yet foreigners still find many aspects of Japanese baseball confusing – not least the the odd names of the teams. Let's run down the dozen Nippon Professional Baseball league teams (without actually running them down) and clear up any misconceptions.

Junk for Your Trunk: 10 Exciting Chairs Help Reduce Waste

I've mentioned it before and I'll mention it again, some recycled chairs are so unique they scream "Look what I'm made from!". They're the kind of chairs that call to you, "Sit! and relax." Are these voices in your head? Probably, but that doesn't take away from the fact that these unique eco-chairs stand out from the rest of the chairs in a very good way.

New Device Lets You Keep Tabs on Loved Ones

We all worry about our loved ones, especially when they are suffering from conditions such as Alzheimer's or dementia. A Spanish company called Keruve has recently designed a new GPS device intended for people that may happen to wander off or get separated from others easily.

Hello Kitty Pincushion Sticks it to the Queen of Cute

Hello Kitty may be Japan's most successful cultural export but not everyone loves the omnipresent epitome of animated cuteness. For those precious few, we present the Hello Kitty pincushion.

Bees Battle Crows in the Skies Over Tokyo

Tokyo is plagued by crows. Not crowds (well, that's debatable) and definitely not cows, but crows. Noisy, aggressive flocks of crows have become such a huge problem that Tokyo city authorities have turned to nature in a desperate effort to combat the ravenous ravens – thousands of stinging bees!

Novelty Bavarian Lederhosen With Yodeling Frankfurter Controls: Hurry!

Novelty Bavarian yodeling trousers are sort of sweeping the country. Read about their odd claim as one of the most absurdly hysterical products ever created.

Weekend Reading: Fun in the Sun

Lazy days of summer may slow some down, but these InventorSpot writers find lots of fun in the sun.

Design For New Needle Based On Mosquito

A new needle has been designed by researchers that is based on the mosquito.