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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.

Buckle Up, This Blade's Coming At You

Not only does this beauty allow its user to save precious fractions of seconds in retrieving a knife when needed, but it also keeps your pants cinched tightly about your time saving waist.

Green Lawnmower For the Lazy Environmentalists

Once upon a time lazy environmentalists, like me, tired of pushing our push reel mowers, dreamed of an eco-friendly automatic lawnmower that would cut our lawns on it’s own. Helping us live our green lives more conveniently. Luckily, I have a friend who thinks about me and sends me links like the one for the Robomower Automatic Lawnmower RL-1000 .

Great Invention Idea? Kill Bugs Fast with Radiation Gun!

Gnats, mosquitoes, field mice, ants, and all manner of creepy crawlies are just as interested in your summer activities as you are. In the past, the most effective protection against these tiny critters was to slather yourself with some deet or paraben laden lotion only to find you had traded one set of problems: bug bites, for another: cancer. Well those days of compromise are over thanks to United States patent 6647661.

Using Trunks, Bark and Leaves - 10 Towering Tree Ads from Around the World

Whether its campaigns to Save the Trees, or Keep it Fresh, advertisers are using all of the elements of trees, the leaves, the trunk and the bark to get their marketing messages across in clever ways.

Is it Art or Advertising?

These following ten exhibits are very creative pieces of work, and we know that all advertising is a great work of art.

Great Invention Idea? Easy & Fun Way to Put Your Kids to Work!

I like United States patent 4455816, because it works on the principle that kids aren't just those little people you love and drive to and from soccer practice, they are also the source of a largely untapped and expensive - the average cost to raise a child in America until the age of 18 is around $200,000 - labor pool.

The Titanic's Birthplace Sets Sail on Development

Ninety-nine years ago Queens Island in Belfast, Northern Ireland was the world's busiest port. Now, almost a century later this area is embarking on a new mission to create one of Europe's largest waterfront developments

A Jacket Made to Sleep In -- Excubo

A jacket that provides an unique solution to sleep problems for travelers all across the globe.


Need Nap, Will Travel: Providing Comfort For Your Littlest Adventurer

Whether at home after a long day of play, or on the road toward some fabulous vacation destination, babies need naps. And thanks to the PeaPod Travel Bed, shuteye just got a little bit easier.

Introducing a Totally Hands Free Umbrella -- Nubrella

The Nubrella promises to be totally hands free and to never invert in the wind.


Paint Me a Solar Panel!

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just slap some paint on a flat surface and instantly have solar panels to power up your work, home and everything else? It seems impossible right? Maybe not.


Chemists Develop Environmentally Friendly Fireworks

Scientists are creating fireworks made of chemicals that don't pollute the atmosphere. These environmentally friendly fireworks could also offer better color quality and intensity than conventional fireworks.


The Newseum is Big News

It's big news in Washington DC- the opening of the $450 million Newseum. Just over a month remains before show time when the doors to the 250,000 square foot museum open to the public.

HondaJet Sends Honda's Car Design Philosophy Sky High!

HondaJet is a roomy, fuel-efficient and economical light jet scheduled to take to the skies in 2010. Some say the advanced passenger plane will be the Japanese automaker's "Civic of the Air".

HangBoarding: The Evolution from Skiing and Snowboarding

First came skiing, then snowboarding, now get ready to HangBoard!

Great Invention Idea? It's a Bird! It's a Plane! No, It's You!!!

As many of you no doubt know, we here in Colorado are blessed with some of the best skiing on earth. Unfortunately, great skiing has a tendency to leave the winter enthusiast with an insatiable desire for more thrills.

Get Ready for the Underwater Digital Camera Mask

Snorkellers everywhere will likely be even more eager than ever to hop into the water this summer when they get a look at a new digital underwater camera mask that is available.

Personal Dwelling System - Fine Organic Architecture

Before Target sold energy-saving lightbulbs, before bamboo was used to make just about everything, and even before the "green" poster child Al Gore was a glimmer in his mother's eye, there was Organic Architecture.

Great Invention Idea? The Most Unremarkable Animal Toy Ever!


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My recent investigations into the mysteries of the United States Patent Office, well not so mysterious as it is undiscerning and undiscriminating, has unearthed a whole host of opportunistic patents. That is, the patenting of stuff we've all been doing, independent of the patent process, for centuries. And United States patent 6360693 is perhaps the best (worst?) example of this practice. read more »