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Do You Need Some Help Kissing?: Great Idea?

Patent# US 6789799 is called the Kissing Shield Game and Method of Use Thereof. One would think that the human race has evolved far enough so that kissing is an acceptable art form, but perhaps it hasn’t. French and other type kisses spread germs and this inventor has the answer for preventing this. Read on but be careful. Germs are lurking, watching and waiting to pounce on unsuspecting lovers everywhere.

Hello Kitty Toilet Set Adds Cute to Your Commode

There's just no escaping the Queen of Cute, even in the "throne room", as the Hello Kitty Toilet Set brings Sanrio's omnipresent ambassador of sweetness into the home's most private chamber.

Aigo Waterproof Mini USB Memory Gets Wet, Still Works

Our new more mobile lifestyle exposes precious data to the elements, with water being the worst culprit. OTAS Corp's Aigo Micro I-Stick to the rescue! A smaller, safer USB flash drive, the 2GB Aigo can endure a dunk without turning data to junk.

Kiss My Ass! - 10 Great Hot Butt Ads (SFW)

Ah, the glory that is the human butt. Not only is it functional as a portable seating device, but it's also (in the right circumstances) easy on the eye. And as such, marketing firms the world over use ass to sell us all sorts of stuff. But... sometimes it isn't a pretty sight...

China To Create Database of Blacklisted Journalists, But Could It Backfire?

State media reported this past Friday that China plans to create a "database of [Chinese] media professionals with a bad record," this according to Business Week.  While on the surface this might look like a step up in censorship technology on the part of the Chinese government, there might be more to it than that.

Geek Blood Will Flow at the Akiba Blood Donation Room

The Akiba Blood Donation Room in the heart - sorry - of Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara has found a unique method of boosting blood donations: Stock up on manga mags, then stick in the needle.

Comfy Kitty Cozy's Got Your Hot Water Bottle Covered

Cold got you feeling down? Warm up with Nyantomo, because there's nothing like a warm kitty to get you feline fine!

Inspired By Nature's Shadows: Jo Angell's Solar Sanctuary

Most recently, Ms. Angell has been experimenting with the idea of solar canapies inspired by the natural shade provided by trees and plants. In fact, standing under one of her canopies, you would believe it was a tree or plant providing the shade.

Globus Scriptorium Work Pod: Perfect For Agoraphobics

Extend your hand out 2.5 feet in front of you and make a 360 degree turn. That's the size of the Globus Scriptorium. Pressed for office space? This could be it. The pod you see takes up the space of a big living room pouffe and it contains a desk and chair. Is there an air vent in there? You might be able to hide in it.

Wake Up Seattle! Instant Starbucks Is Coming!

Huh? Oh, sorry... I was just talking to myself. Huh? Starbucks is going to market instant coffee in Seattle? The trendiest coffee town in the world? Oh, Chicago too... Well, that's alright then. (Want a free sample...?)

High and Dry: China Attacks The Heavens In Hopes of Rain

China is currently in the midst the most devastating drought it has seen in the last fifty years, and projections for the rest of the year show no signs of relief. The matter is of such critical importance that China cannot afford to wait for nature to take its course.

New Generation of Russian Goats Linked to Protection of Newborns

A sort of miracle will soon be occurring on a farm near Moscow where the birth of a very special new generation of goats with human genes is expected. These genes will make them produce protein lactoferrin, which is an element in human milk that protects a newborn baby until his or her own immune system starts to work. Read on for some amazing details.

Reverse Nose Plugs Keep the Water In!

"Pit Stopper" has less to do with racing than running - running noses, that is. Those troubled by runny noses due to allergies or colds can simply plug their nostrils... with these ingenious nostril plugs.

Einstein Lives and Smiles: Is Animated Life Relative?

Reincarnation, freeze-dried embryos and robots that walk, talk, smile and even kill, were at one time limited to the world of the bizarre and the cinema. Today, all of that is old hat, and it takes more and more to amaze a new-age audience. Meet Albert Einstein, the smiling robot, an empathetic genius who although he has been dead for more than 50 years, is sure to win your heart. Read on for more about the very latest in a very old concept; namely, the robot.

Chrysler Creates New Company Solely for Electric Vehicles

Chrysler has been working quietly on an all electric vehicle for a while now and it seems as though they have every intention of following through with the concept. The reasoning behind this comes after the news that they have created a separate company to help market the new EV and hopefully give Chrysler some footing to get back on its feet.

Is The Recession Good For Your Sex Life?

We may have love in our hearts this Valentine's Day, but will it translate into sexual desire? That depends, according to Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher. In a recession, generally two trends occur.

Inspired By Scotch Pine: Lightweighting Software

The Mercedes-Benz Bionic Car used the lightweighting software to reduce its weight, yet keep the car's strength. In addition to being influenced by the Scotch Pine, the Bionic Car mimics the aerodynamic shape of the boxfish.

Russian Prison Innovation: Virtual Visits Now Allowed

For the first time in Siberia, families of prisoners are using web cameras to communicate with their families and friends. Authorities hope this innovation will soon spread to prisons throughout Russia. Read on for details.

Nine-Year-Old Designs iPhone: How Far Has it Come?

The iPhone dates back to 2007, but its application has never before expanded to the world of childhood. Ding Wen Lim of Singapore is very different from other nine year olds. This brilliant child who is in the fourth grade has gone far beyond the typical crayon canvas of others of his age and has designed an application for an iPhone specifically for kids. Read his amazing story.

Countdown Alarm Clock Wakes You Up Al-Qaeda Style

The Countdown Alarm Clock ticks away the seconds until your pre-set deadline, much like a rocket launch or a time bomb. Hey, it works for NASA and Al Qaeda; why not for you?