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Beer Drops, The Ultimate Dry Beer

Candy's dandy but liquor is quicker, so the old expression goes. Now you don't have to choose, thanks to a curious combination of booze & bonbons that goes by the name of Beer Drops.

Should You Even Ask if Your Plant is Psychic? Great Idea?

Predicting the future from crystal balls, tea leaves seers, tarot cards and prophets is a practice that is as old as time itself. So why shouldn’t plants “get into the act” as Jimmy Durante used to say? Read on and learn more about this fascinating garden game of chance that permits seedlings to determine their future.

Nine-Year-Old Designs iPhone: How Far Has it Come?

The iPhone dates back to 2007, but its application has never before expanded to the world of childhood. Ding Wen Lim of Singapore is very different from other nine year olds. This brilliant child who is in the fourth grade has gone far beyond the typical crayon canvas of others of his age and has designed an application for an iPhone specifically for kids. Read his amazing story.

Countdown Alarm Clock Wakes You Up Al-Qaeda Style

The Countdown Alarm Clock ticks away the seconds until your pre-set deadline, much like a rocket launch or a time bomb. Hey, it works for NASA and Al Qaeda; why not for you?

7 Ads That Vie For Your Heart This Valentine's Day

With the dire state of today's economy, advertising agencies are having to pull out all the stops to raise product awareness in the consumer. The advent of Valentine's Day unleashes a storm of new advertising campaigns. Will any of these capture your heart?

The World's Smallest Hovercraft

There's just something neat about propelling at high speed across land (or water) on a cushion of air.  The Hover Q is touted as the world's smallest hovercraft--and it definitely slides into "cool" territory.

Russian Organization Offers Art, Healing And Innovation

Just last summer, South Ossetia was a war zone. Today, however, it marks the spot of the Inva Studio, a special place of hope and healing that helps people with disabilities develop their art skills. Read on for more details about this most unusual art center.

New Tire Technology Could Provide Real Time Data While You Drive

Your tires are the only contact point between you and the road. While this is a simple fact of driving, many people seem to forget that the entire weight of the vehicle rests on 4 small patches of rubber, and depending on how and where you are driving, those tiny contact points can change quite a bit. A partnership between Magneti Marelli, Brembo and Pirelli has recently formed to conquer these changes and provide the driver with real time information about how the tires are behaving on the road.

Exercise in The Office: Great Idea?

Patent# US 7137935 also known as the Office Gym Exercise Kit provide a new and different way to look dumb when not in the privacy of your own home but rather in full view of your boss and co-workers! Read for more details.

Revealing Websites Help You Get Better Seats, Tables and Hotel Rooms

You never know what you're getting yourself into when you're booking your flight on an unfamiliar airline, room at a hotel or table at a restaurant. Your seat or table reservations may not be up to par, or the amenities may be unsuitable. Instead of living in fear of the unknown, visit the websites of one of these three innovative businesses that bring transparency tyranny to hospitality and travel.

Oh, Blackberry: From Whence Did You Come?

In light of our new president’s fondness (behind his back, some might say addiction) the Blackberry has received a great deal of media attention. Where did this phenomenon come from and why is it so popular among our upper, middle and alas, lower societal crusts? Read on for some answers, but then let them eat cake.

Want To Know If You've Found Your Soulmate? Ask Someone Around You

With Valentine’s day quickly approaching, what better way to celebrate than with a study on romantic interests? Researchers have found that when it comes to observing two people on a first date, it may be easy to tell whether or not they are interested in each other.

The Wrath of God in a Towel

Want a glimpse at what really happened to the world when Noah built the ark? Bet you didn't see a giant shammy in the scheme of things, did ya? Neither did I.

Come Out of The Rain: Great Idea?

Shelter from the storm is one of mankind’s basic needs and Patent# US 6948281 has come directly to the rescue with this different kind of Storm Shelter. Not only is this one large enough to hold an entire family, it is also capable of fitting beneath a mobile home. Read on for details, but check that water level.

Creative Way To Write Your Way To Your Name in Lights

There are many people out there who dream of becoming published writers, and for most of these individuals of all ages, their creative writing pursuits never develop into anything substantial. Two businesses out there help writers establish their names in print. Cowrite is developing a community-sourced screenplay with multiple writers, and Tikatok lets kids of all ages publish their own storybooks.