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Blog and Print Media Collide With The Printed Blog

Blogs aren't just online anymore! A new business model, The Printed Blog, is launching an innovative publication which will take content that is only available online, and print the articles twice-daily in newspaper form. This Printed Blog business hopes that combining new and old media outlets will make a successful venture.

Twitter vs. Facebook - Battle of the Social Goliaths

How social are these mega social networks? Well social enough for Facebook to have courted Twitter most recently...to only be rebuffed as a lustful suitor too eager to get to third base before the first pitch was thrown. Back in fall of 2008, Facebook offered Twitter $500 million in stock to wed and bed her.

Creepiest Business of 2009: Spider Pharm Breeding Creepy Crawlies

 Charles Kristensen loves all creepy crawlies with more than four legs, which lead to him finding Spider Pharm, a home business that breeds, milks and tries to reduce cannibalism in the arachnid population. If reading about spiders and other creepy things makes you squeamish, then proceed with caution, but this one is a definite winner for the record books as 2009's creepiest business.  

Hmm…Who To LayOff? You Choose. Yeah; You!

Layoffs suck, and choosing who to fire when all of your employees are doing a good job sucks even more for businesses stuck with the decision of who to layoff.  A new website, You Choose We Fire, takes the decision of who to layoff out of their own hands, and allows web surfers to choose the unlucky employee who will be fired.

Strange And Unique Items Found In Lost Luggage: Buy Them At Unclaimed Baggage

Millions of people lose their luggage when traveling each and every year. While 99% of lost baggage gets returned to its owner, much of it remains unclaimed. Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama collects the unclaimed luggage from airlines across the country, and sells the items contained in the unclaimed baggage at affordable prices. Talk about profiting from the misfortunate from others in a way that's still respectable.


Unique Travel Agency Features Tropical Vacations Where Clothing Is Optional!

Most people like to hit the beaches in their teeniest bikinis, but if you prefer to vacation in the nude, then NFN Travel.com, a popular online travel agency for nudists, will ensure that you get to your tropical travel destination where all you need to bring is your birthday suit.


Natural Disaster Support Of A New Kind: Mobile Laundry Service Gets Dirty

Mo-bile Suds Laundry Service isn't afraid to get its hands dirty. This on-location laundry company takes its Laundromat on wheels to the sites of natural disasters all over the country to help clean up; starting with the laundry.

Find A Surrogate Mother With Rent-A-Womb Business That Outsources Indian Uteruses

Infertility is no laughing manner, and while finding a surrogate to carry your child is serious business; one just can't help but smirk at Surrogacy Abroad, a company that outsources surrogacy to India. Renting a womb, or outsourcing a uterus; no matter which way you look at it, this is one business concept that is out of this world.

Jam With Rock Stars At Home Using Virtual, Private Music Lessons

Have your heart set on receiving private music lessons from industry professionals and celebrities? Until recently, I'd tell you to keep on dreaming. Now, professional musicians come to your home; virtually of course, to teach you how to play the guitar, piano and more, or improve your singing voice with professional vocal lessons.

Get Busy! Analyze & Record Your Sex Life With Bedpost Beta

 Whether you're having it or not, you can't deny that sex plays a big role in your personal life. Well, now you can take your sex obsession to the next level by using Bedpost Beta, a sexual organizer, to track and analyze just how your activities beneath the sheets rank.