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Thanko's USB Neck Cooler Clamps Down On Summer Heat

The bad news is, Thanko's new USB Neck Cooler makes you look like a sci-fi mecha robot's grabbed you by the throat. The good news is, you'll feel a lot less hot under the collar this summer if you're wearing one.

Propose A C02-Reducing Product Or Invention, Win € 500,000 In The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge!

If you’ve got an invention that reduces greenhouse gas emissions, pitch your idea to the judges at The Postcode Lottery Green Challenge for a chance to receive € 500,000 to develop your business plans.

Give It A Rest: Bamboo Kitchen Utensils

People who live in small apartments and mobile homes don't always have a lot of room for little extras -- sometimes not even a spoon rest. Even when you do have room for a spoon rest, they can get pretty messy. The answer can be found in these great Give It A Rest utensils. Each one comes with a built in spoon rest.

Sit On One Of These Feral Futons By Máximo Riera, IF YOU DARE!

When people tell you that the wheel doesn’t need to be redesigned, lean back in your biologically accurate rhinoceros throne and scold them for thinking inside the box.

The Grizzly Bear Bean Bag: The Teddy Bear Is All Grown Up

The bean bag chair was all the rage back in the 60s and 70s. They came in one basic shape -- round. They came in a limited range of colors. For many years nothing changed and the chairs fell out of popularity as more and more people realized how stupid they looked trying to get out of them. Now the bean bag chair met your childhood teddy bear and created something new for you to love.

The Original PotMaker: Roll Your Own

With spring comes time to plant. For plants that love the hot weather best their seeds may need to be planted indoors. To keep your garden extra "green" this year (and for years to come) you can recycle your newspapers into seedling pots with PotMaker®. Once the plants are large enough and the weather warm enough you don't have to disturb the tender new roots. Just plant the pot in the ground and it will degrade naturally into the soil.

Mugnificant! Top 10 Crazy and Funny Mugs

There is certainly no shortage of weird and wonderful food-related things to write about, but when a friend showing you a picture of a toilet-shaped mug results in a pig-like chuckle squeezing itself out of your lungs/nostrels, there is not much thinking left to be done. So here we go - a tribute to the 15 year old schoolboy/girl in all of us. I am talking, of course, about some of the world's funniest and craziest mugs.

Talking Tissue Boxes Coming Soon?

Are talking tissue boxes coming soon? Research being done by scholars over at Penn State shows that people who were confronted with a talking tissue box, one that made suggestions and blessed them, was a welcome thing by most people. The research is part of a larger project that shows how smart technology can be placed into our homes.

Kitchen Accessories For Scientists And Science Nerds

If Food Network celebrity chef Alton Brown has anything to teach us about cooking it is that it's all about science. The culinary art is mostly chemistry and physics with some biology tossed in for good measure. If you are all about science and cooking you can reflect that in your kitchen with a Scientific Spice Rack, a Scientific Storage Jar Set, and Good Chemistry Salt and Pepper Shakers.

Are Brits Sleeping Better - And Cheaper?

Whether you spend your nights in 1500 Thread Count luxury or the scratchy tatters of motel room sheets, the quality of the mattress is always key. Getting the best mattress isn't easy or cheap, but somehow, the brilliant Brits at WeDo Mattresses have unlocked the mystery behind inexpensive, high-quality beds so they can grab some cheeky sleep.