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With $250k On The Line, One Spark 2013 Was An Inferno Of Innovation!

Jacksonville, Florida’s huge crowdsourcing event for inventors, innovators and creative dreamers has come and gone, leaving me to showcase the most popular ideas of the One Spark event.

Turn Your Favorite Cold Beverage To Slush Whenever You Want

Gone are the days when the craving for an Icee or a Slurpee sent you off to the nearest convenience store hoping against hope that they actually have a flavor you like. If orange just isn't your thing or that blue raspberry creeps you out then the Original Slush Mug is just the thing for you.

The Wonderbag Takes Slow Cooking To A New Level

Wonderbag Eco Slow Cooker moves slow cooking into the 21st Century by saving money and energy since it doesn't need to be plugged in all day. Not only that you can take it with you in the car or the RV and it will continue cooking while you put in some miles on your road trip or getting your special chili to the tail-gate party.

Chinese Poultry Feather Removal Machines May Be Spreading H7N9 Bird Flu

Poultry feather removal machines are commonly used to pluck freshly slaughtered chickens, ducks and geese at China's urban live poultry markets. Trouble is, hot water steam and spray emanating from the machines could be a transmission vector of the virulent H7N9 bird flu virus.

Nissin's Hamburger Instant Ramen Is Two Fave Fast Foods In One Cup

Product planners at Japan's Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd. thought they'd beef up boring old instant ramen by floating a hamburger on top. The result is GooTa “Demi-hamburg-men”, a clever combo sure to satisfy fast-foodies who want it all and want it now... or, like, in 5 minutes.

Cynical Tea Bags Tie Into Your "Insecuri-teas"

There is nothing like a good cup of tea to calm you, soothe you, or give you the pick-me-up you need. Sometimes the names of those teas and their blends just don't mirror the mood you are in or the mood you are seeking. Cynical Tea Bags are out to change that with their line of "special-teas."

The Last Straw: Ice Straws Are Totally The End!

With all of the restaurants in this country it is hard to imagine just how many plastic (and before that paper) straws are cluttering up landfills. The gross tonnage is probably jaw-dropping. At least there is something you can do at home to help alleviate the problem -- and it is fun and easy. Make your own ice straws.

Have Your Soup With An Edible Spoon

This is probably the biggest development in eating utensils since the creation of the spork. The Edible Spoon is the ultimate in environmentally-friendly "disposable" spoons. A plastic spoon in a landfill can take up to a thousand years to degrade enough to return to nature. Once you've digested the Edible Spoon along with your beans and brown rice, the hard part is done.

When Wine Becomes Music

Playing crystal goblets is a whole lot of fun and all you need is some water (or wine) and a wet finger to do it. You don't have to be Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality to manage it either. If you are going to give it a try these Musical Wine Glasses will help those of us who don't have perfect pitch. They come marked with how far to fill the glasses to get the notes you actually want to play.

McDonald's “Potato Holder” Fits Fries Above, Hands & Cupholders Below

Old & busted: cupholders. New crispy, salty and greasy hotness: the McDonald's fries holder! Designed to fit car, truck and bike cupholders not to mention pedestrian hands, the bright red plastic “potato holder” is available for a limited time from McDonald's Japan.