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Man + Animal = "Manimals" = Eerie Portraits

Artist Daniel Lee draws on the Chinese Zodiac to manipulate these images through the computer. His series, titled "Manimals", exhibits portraits showing the animal signs of these people.

A Reverse Alarm You Won't Be Able to Miss

Pretty much every driver has had at least 1 near miss when it comes to backing out of somewhere. Sometimes it's a carelss pedestrian or a child on a bicycle, either way such situations are dangerous. Our Lady of the Trunk aims to help reduce the number of such occurrences.

Cosmetics For The Deceased Make The Late Look Great

Kotoko Sato used to do the make-up for actors who had to look injured or dead in their scenes. Upon viewing some of her work, her father asked, "If you can make people look like they are dead, could you also make the deceased look alive?"

The Performance Water Cycle

Summer is fast approaching, which means less clothes and more fun in the sun. It also means water-sports will be on the rise. This summer, instead of the same old H2O based gadgets, give the new Performance Water Cycle a try.

You Know What You Can Do With That Tongue? Make Some Art With It!

The tongue is made up of many groups of muscles. I can think of so many things to do with my mine, but artist Ani K uses his tongue to paint pictures.

Vegete - A Fruit Juice, Vegetable Drink and Alcoholic Beverage in One!

Vegete is a canned concoction from Japan containing fruit juice, vegetable juice and 4% alcohol. Think of it as a V8 with a lot more horsepower - and a high coefficient of gag!

Smart 4 Two Earns Kudos in Crash Test

Once again, we are back visiting the Smart 4Two. Even though it is currently the smallest car available for sale in the United States, it has still managed to earn some of the highest crash test ratings available. I guess bigger isn't always better.

The Slightly Gross Origins Of Lipstick

Both women and men can recognize a tube of lipstick. It likely hasn't changed much in recent years - Same tube, same general appearance, same method of application. But did you know that the history of lipstick is filled with things like crushed beetles?

Don't Stick Your Used Gum Under the Table. Give It To This Guy! Chewed Up Gum Art

GumArt was born from thousands of hours of chewing and spreading. Since 1998, Jamie Marraccini at GumArt.com has given gum enthusiasts around the world something to look at and enjoy. Yes, that's right, he makes art from chewed up gum.

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.

Wait a Minute...How Did He Do That? Impossible Art

Chinese artist Li Wei creates works of art that make you wonder..."How did he do that?"

Great Invention Idea? A Diaper for Your Bird!

Polly want a cracker? Unfortunately, it'll make Polly poop all over your house the minute you let her out of her cage! If you love your little bird and want to let it fly free all over your house from time-to-time, then I've got a patent that should serve as a happy compromise for you both.

Fresh Baked Bread, Anyone? Gruesome Body Bakery

Imagine running up to the bakery around the corner and coming across bread shaped like body parts. Sound yummy? Artist Kittiwat Unarrom creates just that; gruesome works of art out of bread.

Art You Can Scratch Your Head Over

Has the art world been turned upside down again? Seven Berlin artists are living it up in a museum with lice in their hair.

Insects and Old Wristwatches Make Beautiful Art Together

No bugs about it! Mike Libby is an artist that creates works of art using insects and antique watch parts.

Handsfree Bluetooth Flying Saucer Device

Why settle for the typical bluetooth handsfree device for your cell phone? Instead, make a statement with the Handsfree Bluetooth Flying Saucer!

Will the Private Jet be Everday Tranportation in the Future?

Automobiles are the backbone of America and many other countries. We rely on them to get us to work, buy our groceries and provide us with some fun every now and then. But as our technology increases, will out beloved autos be nudged out by private airframes?

Hey, Where'd You Go? Art You Can Disappear Into

Desiree Palmen is an artist that can really get lost in her work - literally. She creates bizarre artwork of invisible people.

Humorous Stop Signs are A "No Go"

Stop signs are a part of everyday life. You can't go more than a few blocks in any direction without seeing a handful. So it's no surprise that sometimes we begin to ignore them. Which is why residents of Oak Lawn, Illinois had no issue when some additional "stopping power" was put into place.

A Fighter Jet Inspired Jet Trike

Not everyone can fly a jet fighter. But if you put your mind and wallet to it, you can come close. Which is exactly what Rich Hanner of Philadelphia, PA decided to do. The final result was a Jet-Trike modeled after an F-14 Tomcat that turns more than a few heads.