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Japan's Butt-Biting Bug Song & Video Creates Infectious Buzz



Whether shopping in downtown Tokyo, relaxing at home with family or out on the town with friends or co-workers, Japanese just can't seem to get enough of - or away from - the Butt-Biting Bug!
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Japan's Classic Castles Display Samurai Splendor



Japan's spectacular castles seamlessly combine breathtaking beauty with military precision. The three Japanese castles at Himeji, Matsumoto and Osaka epitomize, each in their own particular way, the historic grandeur of Japan's golden age of swords and samurai!
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9 Powerful Red Cross Ads from Around the World


The Red Cross uses advertising to promote awareness about the needs of the world and the needs of your local area. They work to stress the importance of volunteers, of donating blood and donating financially to the causes that really matter. Here are my picks for some of their best:

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Great Invention Idea? Butt Cheek Spreader


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Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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Great Invention Idea? Birth by Centrifugal Force


Elizabeth Valeri, our guest blogger, is a resident of Colorado with an interest in the material abundance of everyday life. That is, she is amused by the ways we “over-invent” our lives in a fleeting attempt at controlling them. She wanted to share some of her wacky patent finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's her article:

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The Apparatus for Facilitating the Birth of a Child by Centrifugal Force, may not end the age-old debate of whether or not centrifugal force actually exists, but it sure will take a pregnant woman’s mind off the business at hand during childbirth! read more »

Ten Weird, Wild & Wonderful Japanese Cars We Never Got to Buy



Some of the best Japanese cars never made the trip across the ocean. After seeing this list, you'll wish they did!
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Size Matters...10 Gigantic Ads that Grab Attention



Sometimes, it does take a really big ad to make a really big presence and send a really big message. Here are my picks for some of the best in oversized advertising: read more »

Clean It, Wax It, Lose It, Shave It - 10 Great Hair Ads


Eyecatching ads for haircare and products are not only found in magazines and tv, but on billboards, escalators and playgrounds?! Here are my picks for some of the best in ads for hair: read more »

Up, Down and All Around - 9 Brilliant Outdoor Ads


Everywhere you look, you are surrounded by advertising. So, being inundated with advertising what would make you stop and pay attention to an ad? If you are on the streets, something witty and playful may do the trick.

Here are my picks for some of the most brilliant street ads I've seen lately:

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Hello Kitty Grows Up with Sexy Girl Collection



Hello Kitty has grown up into a bonafide Sex Kitten, and Strapya World celebrates her new look with the "Hello Kitty Sexy Collection". I don't know about you, but there's something disturbingly SIN-derella-ish about combining the classic Hello Kitty head with a pair of shapely, sexy legs.
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Climb It, Ride It, Run It - 8 Crazy Escalator Ads


Advertising is literally everywhere, including on escalators. It seems that many products can use the unique features of escalators to their marketing advantage. read more »

Japanese Moon Shot Heats Up Asian Space Race



With the picture-perfect launch of the pioneering SELENE lunar exploration probe from a Mitsubishi H-IIA rocket, Japan has made a stunning return to space while answering the challenge of neighboring China's bold program.
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Ear Wax Reveals Ancient History of Japan



Ear wax... what is it good for? Absolutely nuthin', say it again... OK, it sounded better in the original version by Edwin Starr, but humble ear wax IS good for somethin', at least according to a team of Japanese high school students.
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Art of the Yakuza: Japan's Tattooed Men & Women

Japanese gangsters, or "Yakuza", display colorful tattoos as part of a longstanding underworld tradition. Their wives, mistresses and girlfriends often sport similar body art, often intricately detailed and breathtakingly beautiful.

When A Mini Is a Giant - Brilliant Advertising of the Mini Cooper


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Mini Cooper not only has really creative advertising...they have creative ways of displaying them and always find creative places to put them.

Meowlingual Cat Translation Device is Purr Insanity



One might think cats don't need to communicate much with their human "owners", but the folks at Japan's Takara Tomy beg to disagree. That's why they've introduced the Meowlingual Cat Translation Device, which follows on the success of the Bowlingual Dog Translator. No, I'm NOT making this up...
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Stop Your Boozing - 7 Ingenious Don't Drive Drunk Ads


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some of the most imaginative ways to market the dangers of alcohol, alcohol awareness and drunk driving awareness: read more »

9 Amazing Movie Promos That Are Actually Worth Your Attention


Some great new and old movies have come up with very creative advertising and marketing tools...some of my favorites include: read more »

15 Absolutely Brilliant Billboard Ads ...Really


Some of the following are great examples of outdoor advertising, specifically billboards, at their best. read more »