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Match Your Interior With A Fun, Multi-Functional LoJo™

The LoJo™ is the first product to be launched by the design team of Bang Creations, a design studio formed by a pair of design engineers who met at engineering school, went their separate ways, and then met again while at Hasbro... he, designing boy toys and she, girl toys. Now, they're married with children and a lot of customers for their new LoJos.

Polypill Research: A Single Pill Protects Against Heart Disease

It won't replace good diet and an exercise routine, but it can do the work of  five other pills to ward off heart disease and other life threatening diseases caused by high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Yet, not so fast...

Glasses With A Photographic Memory: Four Eyes

IMM Living has just come out with its new catalog of neat stuff. This time I found a pair of glasses called Four Eyes designed by Willie Tsang for nerds and nerd wanna-be’s. The thing about Four Eyes is they actually give you what you've always wanted... a photographic memory!

Russian Technology Allows For Easier Extraction of Underwater Minerals

The mining of raw materials in Russia has up to now been an activity limited to times when outside temperatures are significantly above the freezing point. This is a feature shared with other countries like Russia that suffer from severe climactic conditions. Now that’s all changed as Russian scientists introduce a new phenomenon known as “high output technology,” which provides a new method for mining water-bearing deposits. Read on for more details.

Little Shop of Twitters

If you're familiar with "Little Shop of Horrors," the successful Broadway Show and rock musical, then you remember how the nerdy florist tended to Audrey II, his demanding plant with a ravenous appetite. The refrain "Feed Me" that became more and more pronounced as the plot progressed might give one a little insight as to how our lives might change if our plants could Twitter?

Top 10 Designer Easter Duds for Dogs

No recession for dogs... I tell ya! It's just a bunny a minute out there for the lucky dogs getting dressed up for Easter. This year's fashions include bold and bodacious sweaters for dogs this spring, and classic, more regal dresses for females with lots of emphasis on fabric details...and I'd have to say they're even more beautiful than last season's. My top 10 picks for Easter, with the exception of one (I hope) can be worn all spring, until it's time for bikinis.

Savor Like Chocolate Truffles: Designer Popcorn By 479°

Fleur de sel caramel, Madras Curry Cashew, Chipotle Caramel Almond are three of the eight current popcorn flavors offered by 479°, and it's likely you won't be woofing these kernals down by the handful. 479° is gourmet gourmet popcorn, meant to be savored just like those designer chocolate truffles.

Twitter, the Friendly Ghost

Following your favorite celebrity on Twitter? Maybe not! While the whole world is a 'twitterin'...was it any wonder that a certain level of the elite twitterati would eventually find a way to game the system. The latest trend a foot is "Ghost Twittering." The term was coined to describe when someone, usually a celebrity, politician, sport figure or a corporate brand pays another person or persons to update their Twitter account on their behalf. The use of ghostwriters has been around in the literary world since literature was first penned. Now,it appears it is prevalent in Twitterdom as well. But, while it may make sense for our busy world leaders to farm out their tweets, when celebrities engage in this practice it really seems to be defeating the purpose.

Maghound Lets You Compile Your Favorite Magazines Through One Subscription Service

As an industry, magazine subscriptions of course, aren't new, but a new trend emerging in the market allows more flexibility, by allowing magazine subscribers to receive a compilation of their favorite magazines at a lower monthly cost.


"HUNT" Seeks Inspiration From Nature's Hunting & Swarming Behaviors

Animals, sea creatures, birds, and insects all have different kinds of hunting and swarming behaviors that they employ in groups whenever necessary. These behaviors are now being studied by a project called HUNT, sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research. Wait until you see what HUNT stands for....

Apparel For Cult Movie Fans: Create Your Own Hat Based On A Fictional Brand

Replica fashions based on clothing seen in movies have been sold in stores all over the world. Now, a new DIY fashion business, Lucky Seven, allows cult movie and TV show fans to create their own caps based on the fictional brands made famous by film.

Wikirank Lets You Keep Track of Wikipedia Trends

As a blog reader, surely you know about the significance of using Wikipedia links.  The user-generated information resource has become a staple of online research, and sometimes reading Wiki articles is just plain fun.  Wikirank is a new service that displays all of the current trends on Wikipedia, such as most viewed pages of the month, trending topics, and lets you search throughout them to get all the info you need.

Ski Jump Toilet is the World's First Sport-A-Potty

Move over Scotland, Japan now features the world's scariest toilets. Designed by Tugboat Agency for Georgia Max Coffee, stalls at a number of high-end Japanese ski resorts feature wrapped graphics that give the user the illusion he or she is sitting at the top of a regulation ski jump!

Weatherbill: Unique Weather Insurance Lets People Predict And Profit From Mother Nature

You may have heard of weather insurance, which protects businesses when their profits decline due to bad weather. However, Weatherbill is a little bit different from its competition, as an e-commerce website, it allows anyone to invest in weather conditions, to make an easy buck if those predictions are reached.


Get Your Miracle Fruit Before It Becomes A Drug!

Have you tripped-out on a miracle fruit pill? A"trip" is when you allow a miracle fruit pill to dissolve on your tongue and then sit around and eat sour pickles, limes, or Hot Tamales candy. (Don't try it... you'll end up getting acid reflux anyway!)

10 DIY Bentos: Animated Food From Anna The Red

Japan takes the cake, or the Bento, when it comes to food art. In fact, presentation is nearly everything in Japanese cooking. Bento, an art form that can be traced back about 900 years, is hot right now, and getting hotter as Japanese natives teach the rest of the world how it's done. "Anna The Red," a Japanese-born New Yorker, is such a wonderful teacher that you can easily learn how to create your own bento.

Painting a Song with Labuat

"'I'm Your Air' is a song filled with many small orchestral threads and voices, half-truths and lies and ups and downs as we wanted to give something that they could move with the song.  A brush. I am here because your air is painted in the air. Move where you want to bring the song. We end up with your own work, that you may want to see in video."

Onna Dameshi Lady Tester Helps Gals Boost Their Guy-Q

Girls frustrated by the many mysteries of men can buff up their relationship smarts with the "Onna Dameshi", or Lady Tester.

Russian Aviation Innovation: A Unique Identified-Flying Object

With all the fascination surrounding UFOs (unidentified flying objects), here is the story of an IFO (identified flying object), which Russian engineers are currently working on. The new Lokomoscanner is sure to attract many potential buyers from Russia and abroad (although perhaps not from other galaxies). Read on but…duck!

Find Out the Top Sites of Any Topic with WebListy

Do you own a website?  Do you ever wonder how sites stack up in different categories?  Wouldn't you just love a site that compares you to regional or world-wide website popularity without having to track your site with adware or embedded coding?