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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.


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.

Pedaled Phone Calls (Llamadas Pedaleadas)

Have you ever seen a bicycle vendor selling ice cream, popsicles, corn on the cob, hotdogs, etc? If you haven't, the vendors are usually riding a three-wheeled bike with a cargo box in the front filled with their products. Inspired by these bikes and Nicaraguan's need to make phone calls, Brian Forde created Llamadas Pedaleadas.

Goats, Mermaids and Orgies - This Ain't Your Grandmother's Knitting

I remember the days when I used to sit and watch my Grandmother knit. Usually it was just a blanket or a sweater, but if I knew she could have created something like this, I might have paid more attention.

Get a Load of These Noggins

Noggins are works of art created by Joseph Seigenthaler. They are morbid yet fascinating at the same time.

Luxury Bach Miso Sounds Good, Tastes Great!

Call it "food that bites Bach"... Bahha no Yuraku Kyoichiraku miso made by Marujyu, a Japanese food manufacturer, owes its excellent taste to the music of J.S. Bach pumped into miso fermentation chambers. At least, that's the tune they're playing.

Fixing Broken Hearts With Menstrual Blood

Could "the curse" become the cure? It could happen, if Japanese scientists have their way. Experiments performed at the Keio University school of medicine have succeeded in growing sheets of heart muscle from connective tissue cells harvested from menstrual blood.