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2012 MINI Cooper China Olympic Special Edition is No Green Bean

The London Olympics are about to roll and so is a new, special edition MINI Cooper! The 2012 MINI Cooper China Olympic Special Edition is, as you may have guessed, exclusive to China and features a unique gold running track graphic on its roof.

Calling All Inventors! Discovery Expedition Wants Your Outdoor Electronic Inventions

Discovery Expedition isn't looking for a new kind of hiking boot - unless it's electronic.  But it is looking for new ways to enhance hiking, sky-diving, camping, mining, surfing... whatever, your outdoor lifestyle needs to take it to the next level to improve your outdoor experience.

 

Tsunami Soccer Ball and Volleyball Kicked 3,100 Miles to Alaska

Now ain't that a kick: signed soccer and volleyballs found washed up on an island off Alaska several weeks apart are to be returned to their surprised but grateful owners. The balls may be the first identifiable pieces of debris from Japan's devastating March 11th, 2011 earthquake and tsunami to reach North American shores.

Researchers Document Success Of Amatadine For Head Injury Patients

Severe head injuries of the kind induced by motorcycle accidents, rough sports, falls, and blows to the head visit about 1.7 million Americans every year.  Very difficult to treat, these occurrences often result in permanent brain damage, vegetative, or semi-vegetative states.  Some doctors have been using an old flu medicine called amatadine to treat head injury patients and have reported success with the drug, but an international, inter-disciplinary team was recently the first to test the drug against a placebo.

Starwars Dog Choir Barks Another Winning Volkswagen Ad For Super Bowl 2012

One dog barking isn't enough for this year's Volkswagen Super Bowl spot.  Deutsch, LA, which produced the winning commercial for the 2011 Super Bowl, The Dark Side, featuring a mini Darth Vader and his dog, decided to make this year's stars a dozen barking dogs, moving its energy from The Dark Side to The Bark Side.

Esthetic Prosthetic Designed for the Disabled

With prosthetic devices, function comes first while form too often places a poor second. Not anymore! Perhaps inspired by the footwear flaunted by footless South African runner Oscar Pistorius, a Japanese industrial designer has unveiled a very esthetic prosthetic.

Tiger Woods Takes On Japan's Best Female Golfers in 9-Hole Charity Event

Tiger Woods, American professional golfer and reluctant celebrity, is taking his talents to Japan! The former World No. 1 and Japan's top 3 female pro golfers are set to tee off this November 1st in “Challenge! Tiger Woods”, a 9-hole charity event to benefit Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.

China Reinvents Chuck Taylor High-Tops with Even Higher Bottoms

These faux Chuck Taylor High-Tops have nothing to do with Converse or basketball, though their extraordinarily thick soles might trim a few inches off your layup.

Adidas China Hits Overstressed Commuters with Giant Punching Bags

Adidas China has installed giant punching bags on a Shanghai subway platform as part of their interactive “Don't Waste Your Wait” ad campaign. Commuters are encouraged to take out their frustrations on the huge, three-striped bags while waiting for their train.

Winnipeg Jets 'Jerseygate' Shines Spotlight on Chinese Counterfeit Clothing

Talk about prematurely dropping the puck: the NHL's Winnipeg Jets haven't unveiled their new hockey jerseys to the public but that hasn't stopped Chinese counterfeiters from knocking off new Jets jerseys by the dozen.