Drivers may be getting bigger but that additional padding around the waistline isn't helping them survive an auto accident – just the opposite, in fact. The alarming stats have spurred Humanetics, the world's leading producer of crash test dummies, to develop a new range of obese models.
You'll find ice cream trucks trundling through our sweetest childhood memories but like so many relics of the “good old days”, these music-spewing dairy-dispensing vans have their pros and cones.
by Steve Levenstein
Think the Statue Of Liberty's a little too stiff? Think she should loosen up a little... or a lot? Be careful what you wish for, a designer from Japan's Takara Tomy just might make your bronze-plated dreams come true.
Your money or your lights! Porsche drivers in Russia are paying the former for the latter, victims of a scam that sees their expensive rides' easily-removed headlights heisted and held for ransom.
by Kim Patterson
Simply sitting on a regular toilet to do your business doesn’t put you in the ideal position for thorough elimination. The Squatty Potty puts you in the perfect 35 degree angle to properly evacuate your bowels.
GM's new Buick Envision is supposed to be a mid-size luxury crossover but Shanghai GM evidently didn't get that memo, misspelling the brand name as “Bulck” during this week's Chinese launch event. DOH!
Everyone loves the trucks of Walmart (with the possible exception of Tracy Morgan) but these ten custom pick-em-ups could drive even the most cheerful greeter to tears.
by M Dee Dubroff
Learn more about the work of Daniel Ramos Obregon and his innovative exhibit, Outrospecton:The Body and Mind. Although comprised primarily of porcelain body parts that are considered pieces of art, they may one day be adapted for jewelery and other fashion-related accessories.
by M Dee Dubroff
It's that time of year for ghosts, goblins, all things orange and lunatics sporting long, sharp knives. Read on for some do-it-yourself costume ideas for those specifically of the geek persuasion.
by Laurie Kay Olson
Many cities are faced with what to do about the problem of homeless people. Some are ignoring the issue and hoping it will go away. Others have gone on the offensive to make it hard for the homeless to find respite hoping that they will go away. The city of Vancouver, British Columbia has taken a simple and more compassionate step by creating benches that can double as shelters for the homeless.
by Lady Bee
I really enjoy grooming my cats and dogs and I think they like it too - mostly they love the attention. The thing I really hate, though, is having to 'groom' myself after I'm done grooming them. And it's not just me; the whole house gets full of their fur. Tempted by its great reviews, I recently gave in to purchasing a BFF - Be Forever Furless fur and lint remover brush.
From Corolla to CTS to the cold hard numbers denoting BMW's and Benz's offerings, today's vehicle names don't do much to speed the pulse. It wasn't always this way, however, and to prove it here are ten scary car names that really got our hearts pumping.
Best-selling horror author Stephen King must have a thing for evil vehicles; he was writing about them long before a minivan nearly ended his life in 1999. This septet of scary cars, trucks and even a train epitomize King's – and by extension our – tormented love-hate relationship with all things wheeled.
And then there were none... a street intersection in Qingdao, China notorious for its ridiculous cluster of 19 closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras is suddenly, inexplicably, thankfully free from Big Brother's prying eyes.
by M Dee Dubroff
Do you find yourself compelled to spend more money than you have? Are you in need of a not-so-gentle reminder that you have exceeded your credit limit? Met the iBag, Australia's answer to tracking credit card spending.