Miscellaneous

Gum Disposal Pocket: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6830152 or the Gum Disposal Pocket answers that age-old question of where to put that gum once you have finished with it. Read on even if you have found other places.

Smallest Russian Submarine: Officially Registered as Boat

Mikhail Puchkov hails from St. Petersburg and he has the distinction of being the proud owner and creator of Russia’s smallest submarine. He built it himself and although it was once illegal to own a submarine, the vessel is now officially registered (albeit as a boat) with its own name and number. Read all about this most amazing man and his sub.

Adaptive Alarm System: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6838994 also known as the Adaptive Alarm System, is not an invention that will appeal to those of us who feel we are being watched by hidden eyes. It may, however, be just the thing for those wanna-be J. Edgar Hoover types who roam free among us. Read on, but look over your shoulder.

Do You Want To Protect Your Money? Try Stainless Steel

Money is hard to come by these days. It's a precious commodity. So why not give it the protection it deserves by nestling it snugly in a stainless steel wallet?

Cane With Three Flasks: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6745785 simply known as the Cane has the distinction of being an idea for an invention that addresses the needs of three segments of the population even if they all relate to one individual; namely the eldery, the handicapped and the alcoholic! Read on for more even if you don’t drink or walk funny.

PatientPak: A Practical Business Or A Product of Paranoia?

The PatientPak is the idea kit to help the germaphobic to help fight bacteria, viruses, fungi and superbugs during hospital stays, travel, or around the house. It's a product marketed towards seniors, expectant mothers and others living in fear of contracting deadly diseases from contaminated environments? Read on and decide if The PatientPak is practical or a product of paranoia.

World’s Longest Television Remote: Russian Innovation

Art Lebedev, one of Russia’s most famous design studios, continues its creative tradition of modifying the most ordinary things and transforming them into…well, something else. Read on for details about their new television remote.

Fake, Fragrant Flowers: Great Idea?

Patent #US 6830733 which is also known as the Artificial Flower, does leave one wondering about the real meaning of things. An artificial flower that allows for the insertion of an artificial fragrance should perhaps require an artificial nose (or at the very least a very superficial person) to smell it, no? Read on and …continue to wonder.

Q-Phone: A Cool Spy Gadget - And a Sure Path to Divorce

Get a cell phone as a gift lately? Better take a closer look at it, because it could not only be a cell phone, but also a global-wide listening device. And you're the one being listened to.

Nissan Developing New Safety System to Keep Traffic Flowing in the Right Direction

Automakers have been spending millions of dollars developing ways to make everyday driving safer and more enjoyable. However, in most cases new vehicles can only be equipped with features that monitor how you drive and what is around you. This ultimately leaves it up to the other motorist to pay attention to what is around them, which we know doesn't always happen. The good news is, Nissan is developing a system that should help you to avoid those drivers that are "lacking in skill" behind the wheel and hopefully an expensive repair bill.

Whipped Cocoa Bath: Great Idea?

Patent#US 6753303 known among chocolate lovers as the Whipped Cocoa Bath, may very well take the concept of going a bit too far a bit further. If you have dreamed of sitting in a luxurious cocoa bath surrounded by suds that don’t know quite what to do, consider it within sight, but watch out for those marshmallows!

Innovative Chinese Museum Unites Mah-jong and Tea Culture

In Chengdu, the capital city of China’s Sichuan Province, there stands a one-of-a kind museum. It is the very first of its kind to combine the China’s two most popular aspects; the game of mah-jong and tea culture. Read on for some fascinating details.

Exercise Apparatus: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6979284 also known in lazy circles as the Exercise Apparatus is the almost ideal equipment for the exerciser who hates to go to the gym (I need not point fingers. You know who you are.) It is actually quite the thing for someone a bit lazy because the process can take place in your own armchair! Read on, but don’t sweat it.

Keyboard Made of Stepping Stones: One Weird Russian Monument

Although most of us would probably agree that the computer keyboard is a symbol (or stepping stone, if you will) for universal communication, there are those Yekaterinburg, Russia who have gone a bit too far with the creation of the most unusual QWERTY Monument. Read on but avoid commands for a few moments more.

Small Businesses Hope To Overcome Recessionary Times On Valentine’s Day

Recession or no recession, a recent study shows that Valentine's Day is a crucial holiday for the success of small businesses. Learn more about strategies used by businesses to boost their Valentine's Day sales and other related statistics by reading on.