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Meet Quirky’s 5 Newest Inventors!

Crowd-supporting website Quirky regularly receives ideas from inventors for a chance to have their proto-inventions made into mass manufactured products. Let’s take a peek at the latest batch of innovators and their interesting ideas:

X-Out Is Kitchen Fire Extinguisher Like No Other

Representing the third installment in a not-at-all-planned series on Jim Ruck inventions, the X-Out fire extinguisher offers kitchen safety at its most modern and effective. Yep, as good as crazy food-related inventions are, there is obviously nothing better than a device which could directly save lives.

Incredible Site Allows The Blind To Scan Cans

Site is a truly commendable project from inventor Jim Ruck. With the aim of helping blind people to solve a long standing food-related problem, the Site device offers a crucial service, and does so in an extremely practical, modern and effective way. Something tells me this bad boy will go far.

14 Awesome Hanukkah Menorahs For Pet & Animal Lovers

A menorah is a special candelabra lit for eight nights during the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah, a holiday that commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The holiday is a joyous one, so it is not surprising that there are many that celebrate our relationship with our pets and our admiration and appreciation of wild animals as well.  Here are 14 wonderfully artistic animal menorahs for children and adults.

Create Your Own Stylish Storage Spaces With OrgaTrend

Space with style. That is the somewhat intriguing slogan being shouted from online rooftops with unrivaled enthusiasm by the creators of OrgaTrend - a stylish and smart way in which to make the most of the space in your drawers whilst also guaranteeing exclamations of 'oh how clever' from any dinner guests who may pop round. Like I said, intriguing.

10 Funny Hanukkah Toys For Chewish Cats And Dogs

Chewish has, more or less, become the special attribution of pets who live with Jewish persons.  Or maybe it's just a great hook to sell more pet toys for Hanukkah. In any case, there are some real fun toys for cats and dogs who qualify - chewers, chasers, and swatters, who should not be left out of the Hanukkah festivities that begin early this year on Thanksgiving eve.

Keep Gardening Through Winter....Indoors With Breathe

Everyone loves a good summer. The smell of freshly cut grass, the fact that everyone moans about getting sunburnt but secretly likes it, and of course, the privilege of being able to garden away to the heart's content. Well who says summer has to end? At least when it comes to the gardening bit. Yep, bursting on to the scene is a new food invention from the mind of Jim Ruck which goes by the rather snazzy name Breathe.

Your Pets Deserve Their Own Thanksgiving Dinners - Healthy Ones!

Every year around the holidays, we are warned not to share our yummy meals with our pets.  They can get very sick from eating our rich food, and really we should not feed them from the table anyway.  But there is at least one pet food company known for making high quality pet foods, that has whipped up a couple of special Thanksgiving meals for our dogs and cats - even those that are on grain free diets.

5 Unique Indoor Planter Gifts For The Winter Gardener

There's something very personal about receiving a plant.  And if you receive a plant in winter, when all outside is stagnant or frozen, it's really special.  I was browsing Uncommon Goods the other day and found a range of really creative indoor planting schemes for unique gifts.  They have dozens, but here are five of my faves....

Cooking Invention To Provide Greater Freedom For Millions Of Women: The Rotimatic

Serving delicious roti fresh and warm at dinner time takes hours of tedious work, performed mostly by women, in India, Pakistan, and many other south Asian and African countries every day.  So, it's no surprise that inventor Pranoti Nagarkar believes that the impact of her Rotimatic roti maker will be on a par with the vacuum cleaner, the washing machine, and the contraceptive pill in terms of providing freedom for women!