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Chinese Restaurant Offers Discounts Based On Sex & Weight

A restaurant in Chongqing, China has begun offering discounts to heavyweight males and featherweight females. Something tells us the bistro won't break even until they institute a Ladies Only policy.

Scandic To Go: Pop Up Hotel Accomodates You Wherever You Are

Have you ever found yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere, not yet at your final destination, and with no place to safely stay for the night? It's challenging when you're out on a little road trip, and just don't have access to a warm, dry place to lay your head that won't come with Norman Bates creeping around the minute you close the shower curtain. A genius solution ensures that a comfortable space is always available to you, no matter where you find yourself.

Chinese City Has Money To Burn, Power To Spare

It's one thing to have money burn a hole in your pocket, quite another for it to heat your home and light the streets at night. The latter, however, is how they're doing things in Luoyang, China, where an innovative project has scrapped banknotes being burned by the bushel in local power generation plants.

The Art Of The Share On Tsū & Other Social Networks

The more often a quality piece of content is highlighted online, the more likely it will be shared via social networks. In tandem, the more times something is shared, the greater the likelihood that citizen journalism will help it morph into credit-worthy content. This cause and effect allows topical, enlightening and motivating posts, tweets, status updates to wend their way into a user’s personal blog or local news site.

Tune In, Turn On & Trip Out With Chris LaBrooy's “Automotive Aerobics”

Pack up the Pontiac but don't bother filling the tank: where Chris LaBrooy's taking us, we don't need roads! UK-based LaBrooy, a specialist in graphic image processing and 3D modeling, puts a vintage Pontiac hardtop through its paces and we all get to go along for a very wild ride.

Want To See A Dream Come True? Wishes Delivered By UPS

With the holiday season upon us it means that advertisers are going to do more to tug at our heartstrings to get us to send our holiday spending their way. With UPS and their Wishes Delivered campaign that may not be totally a bad thing. In exchange for some great advertising copy they are making a few wishes come true -- and one special little boy got to live the dream of a lifetime.

College Of Wizardry: An 'Authentic' Experience For Harry Potter Fans

Ever since the original release of the Harry Potter books, people of all ages have been dreaming about having the opportunity to get a real wizard education. Bits and pieces of the Hogwart's experience have been offered in places like Disney World or King's Cross Station in London, England. But those attractions just aren't enough for true Potter devotees, but now they can fulfill their dreams.

2015 Prediction For Top Digital Job: ‘Paid Social Specialist’

Social media is experiencing a metamorphosis of sorts. There’s a new trend being led by a number of new social networks that have shifted the paradigm of organic (non-paid) user-generated content to a paid monetization model. To address this new sphere of influence, it’s my prediction that jobs will be created by companies and brands that want to benefit from these new networks, as they did previously with sites like Twitter and Facebook

Run, Run Run: Innovative Training and Gaming System

This innovative running and gaming system is based on a new smart textile that has transformed runnng from an individual sport into a community endeavor. Read on for more details.

YamChops: The Ironic Vegetarian Butcher Shop

With an increasing number of people focused on eating raw, healthy diets, vegetarian etas are more popular than ever - even with those that lean towards the carnivore category. So it shouldn't be a surprise that new, unique vegetarian and vegan restaurants are popping up in cities worldwide are popping up faster than you can say kombucha.