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Cancer-Stick Clothing, Eco-friendly?

You see them littered, in the grass, in your flowerpots, on the streets, in the sand at the playground, in the sand at the beach.... everywhere. They are an eyesore, toxic to the environment (start forest fires, small animals ingest them and die, chemicals leach into our water supply) and a daily reminder of how wasteful we can be with even the smallest of objects. What are they? Littered cigarette butts. What's being done about the litter? Alexandra Guerrero is recycling them into clothing.

Zeppelins: A Noble History, A Respectable Russian Comeback

If what they say about fashion being thrown into a barrel that gets turned over every half-century or so is true, does the same also apply to legendary aircraft? Well, a Russian company specializing in airships certainly thinks so, and is planning to build a zeppelin (hard-shelled) that will be capable of lifting 18 tons at a time, which is a record no modern cargo plane could ever hope to exceed. Read on for the uplifting details.

Meet Runflier Stalker: Russia Introduces the World’s First Airborne Car

From the maker of the flying rug, comes the flying car, much to the amazement of everyone. Read all about brilliant aircraft designer, Alexander Begak’s newest baby, Runflier Stalker, and…don’t forget to duck!

Human Hamster Ball Makes Walking on Water a Reality... Sort of

 Want to walk on water?  Well, with a little practice... maybe more like a LOT of practice... The Inflatable Water Ball may let you do just that!

 

 

 


Will Crows Work For Peanuts? Ask Joshua Klein

Joshua Klein got a crow in his bonnet about 10 years ago that wouldn't let up. It was to teach crows how to live more purposefully for man, so that man would not annihilate the pesky species. (Thank heavens it wasn't a bee in his bonnet; we've done quite enough for man, thank you.)

SUV Tent: Great Idea?

Patent# US D503143, which refers to an SUV Tent is not a new idea; in fact, tents have been made for pickup tricks and station wagons for the last 40 or 50 years. The idea to patent it though, is fairly new, dating back to 2006. Read on for more details and…bring along your lunch.

Toyota May Be Developing a Solar Powered Prius for Production

When Toyota introduced the Prius, it quickly became one of the most highly preferred hybrids available. However, as more and more companies developed their own hybrid vehicles, the popularity of the Prius began to slip. In an attempt the regain their dominance in the alternative energy realm, Toyota has secretly been developing a solar powered vehicle they hope will see mass production.

Water Ski and Fly at the Same Time: Great idea?

Patent# US 6786785 also known as the Flying Ski is the perfect invention for the sports enthusiast with phobias. Now you can water-ski even if you are afraid of it and soar at high speeds even if heights give you agita. Read on and…be amazed.

World’s Largest Dinosaur Site Uncovered in China

Chinese scientists claim that they have discovered the world's largest dinosaur fossil site in the eastern province of Shandong. This is a most interesting development for a country that up until recently has been a relative latecomer to the field of archaeology. Read on for more details.

Garden Ornament and Cremation Container Combo: Great idea?

Patent # US 6854165 refers to the Combination Lawn/ Garden Ornament and Cremation Container, which transforms the idiom of pushing up daisies to a new but unimportant and rather silly level. Memorializing the deceased is an old ritual, but surely even the ancient world would have laughed at this garden sculpture that doubles as a cremation urn. Read on and…try to believe.

Long, Leggy, And Warm Protective Hoodies & Boots For Dogs

If your dog lives with you inside a cozy, warm home in winter, he doesn't have the resistance to the elements that his ancestors had. Nor will he keep his puppy resilience his whole lifetime. Like humans, as pets age, the effects of cold, wet weather can be bone-chilling.

Nuclear Waste Disposal System: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6846967 also known as the Nuclear Waste Disposal System entered the world in 2005 and just won’t leave. Perhaps it is waiting for the all clear signal from those controlling the sub-sea volcano which the inventor so stoutly advocates as the way for all nuclear wastes to go. Read on, and…. stand back a bit from the shore.

Sun’s Secrets Explored: New Russian Satellite

A new Russian satellite specifically constructed to observe the sun’s x-ray and gamma radiation will soon be joining two other satellites already in space. Scientists believe this latest technology will reveal a side to the sun they’ve never seen before. Read all about this innovation and this time, you can leave your sun block at home.

Try to Jaywalk Across This Street Art

Roadsworth is a street artist that stencils drawings on pavement and has also gotten arrested for his works of art.

Footwear with GPS: A Great Idea?

Patent# US 6788200 is designed for those among us who can’t find our way out of paper bags. (You don’t have to stand up. We know who you are.) This Footwear with GPS entered the weary world in 2004, and is perfect for those who can’t tell their left foot from the right. (We know who you are too.) Read on even if you do know where both your feet are.

Mysterious Dark Energy Controls Expansion of Universe

Russian scientists have recently discovered that a mysterious ‘dark energy’ is responsible for preventing galaxy clusters from getting too big. Is this new galactic diet also responsible for the expansion of the universe? Read on, but stay away from junk food and watch out for those clusters!

Winter Ear Flaps With Earphones To Go!

When is a hat a gadget? When it's got 150 megawatt earphones in it.

Russian Dogs Lend Helping Paws to Financial Crisis

In Siberia, man’s best friend is doing his and her part to help with family expenses by becoming walking billboards for specific products. Read all about the city of Novosibirsk’s innovative Promo Dog Agency and…arf!

Pillow With Retractable Umbrella: Great Idea?

United States Patent 6711769 refers to a Pillow With a Retractable Umbrella, the beach accessory to end all beach accessories. This invention is comprised of a pillow that transforms into a pillow with a retractable umbrella to offer optimum protection if a user is lying in the sun. Should you get one? I would wait if I were you.

Hit The Tees At New Courses That Bring Back Old Industry Trends

  In an attempt to attract the younger generation to the sport of golf during tough economic times, two innovative courses in the works plan to bring fitness back to the game by offering tee times to those looking to use their feet, rather than ride in carts.