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Braille Cell Phone Gives Good Vibrations to Blind & Deaf Callers

A new type of Braille cell phone will make it possible for those who are vision and hearing impaired to hold conversations and even send & receive text messages via mobile phone.

Bacon & Maple Syrup Make Some Tasty Lolly-Pops!

Bacon and maple syrup. Sounds improbable as lolly-pop flavoring, but Lollyphile would disagree. The one month old company sold out of its first batch of Maple-Bacon Lollyphiles in little more than a week. It took two weeks to have another batch to sell and they're back in stock, but exclusively for my readers until Thursday...

 

Meet Hatch-chan, Japan's First Blogging Cat

A black & white cat named Hatch-chan has become a minor celebrity in Japan thanks to his popular blog. Yes, blog. Deal with it, LOLcats!

The History of the Parasol: Fashion's Newest - and Oldest - Trend

A new item on runways this spring is, unsurprisingly for the fashion world, not quite so new. The parasol is being touted as the must-have accessory for spring and the return of sunshine, but this trend is dipping back into history by thousands of years.

Biofuel From A Termite's Butt?

Termites... these ground-dwelling insect pests cause millions of dollars worth of damage each year to wooden structures by eating them. Now scientists are closer to understanding how termites convert wood into energy - true biofuel - and how we humans might do the same; cleanly, "greenly" and economically.

Mustang Church of America?

The Mustang Church of America and Museum, what more is there to say? It's an entire religion based around Ford's original Muscle Car with a museum attached to it.

Bacteria Make a Meal Of Our Strongest Antibiotics

As soon as pharmacists develop an antibiotic, the bacteria it's aimed at begin developing resistance almost immediately. Now, a new study has shown an even more extreme comeback: some bacteria are literally eating our most potent antibiotics for breakfast.


Manga Comic Explains The War On Terror in Anime Style

"Afuganisu-tan" is a Japanese manga (comic) that seeks to explain the sociopolitical situation in Afghanistan and The War On Terror in a very unique and unusual way - with cute anime characters representing the countries.

An East Coast School In Central China: The University Of Massachusetts Moves Into Asia

Are you a University of Massachusetts alumnus? A current student? You might not be alone in the world soon. The school is working out a deal to bring online classes to China.

Nightmare Playgrounds Equal Family Fun?

There is no question that kids love playgrounds – but unfortunately some adults have lost sight of what truly has “kid appeal”, as these terrifying playgrounds around the world prove!

No More Needles (Again)? P.L.E.A.S.E. Delivers Medicine Without Needles

P.L.E.A.S.E. can deliver medication through your skin without the pain that comes with injections.

Robot Pill Bugs Put Out Fires

Sometime in the future, 200-pound bugs may be roaming around the forests. That's not due to any increase in oxygen levels, but rather because these bugs are robots whose job it is to extinguish forest fires.


A Surfboard That Works Without Waves

What do you do when you want to try sufing but a trip to either coast is out of the question? Well you can try to make your own massive waves...but the easier way would be to simply buy a Monojet Surf Board.

McDonalds Japan Bucks Fast Food Trends With Big Fat Burgers

You'd expect McDonalds Japan to be ahead of the game when it comes to providing healthy, calorie-conscious meals to a nation that boasts the world's longest average lifespan. Well, expect to be disappointed... BIG time!

New Bizarre Beauty Trend: Placenta Drinks and Supplements

A range of drinks, jellies and supplements with placenta as their main ingredient is helping Japanese women preserve their youth and beauty. Bonus - they have a delicate Peach flavor and boast Zero calories. Yum!

Never Enough Caffeine Buzz? Try Captain Buzz's Spazztroids

For those whose morning buzz lacks glow, don't give up! A new breakfast cereal promises to top your morning off with speed and efficiency. The first tester of Captain Buzz's Spazztroids went 27 days without sleep, after eating only one bowl of the cereal. During that time, he was able to speed through required doctoral course work and complete his PhD dissertation on "The Hallucinations of a Sleep-Deprived Mind."


For Kids By Kids: Chocolate Flavored Brussel Sprouts

If three kid inventors have anything to say about it, all vegetables will taste like chocolate... even brussel sprouts! Yep! Three third-graders from Annapolis, MD have invented "The Micro Flavor Machine," and won a shot at the finals of the 2008 Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association ExploraVision Awards.


Mazda-2 : World Car of the Year

For the past 4 years, a panel of almost 50 automotive journalists get together and choose the best overall car form around the world. For 2008, their choice was the Mazda-2. What was their reasoning?

False Teeth Collection Boxes Recover & Recycle for Charity

A somewhat unusual recycling initiative will see false teeth collection boxes set up at nine different locations in the southern Japanese city of Fukuoka. About 80% of the surprisingly large proceeds are being donated to charity.

Blue Diet Sunglasses Turn Off Your Appetite

The deep blue lenses of these diet sunglasses turn off your appetite by calming the urge to eat. They also make you look cool -- in a southern-sheriff sort of way.