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7 Best Fresh Water Pet Fountains Keep Cats And Dogs From Dehydration

Fresh running water does have great appeal, even to pets.  Take cats, for example: it's the rare one who will even drink from a bowl of "stagnant" water.  And when you think about it, cats have it right... who wants to drink out of a bowl or a glass of water that's been sitting there for half a day or so?  Perhaps that's why the latest trend in pet drinking is not the 'pet bowl,' it's the 'pet fountain,' where water flows constantly, or on demand. There are many fresh water fountains on the market, but I thought these 7 stood out as the best in terms of quality and design:

 

Heat Your House With Candles For Pennies A Day With Egloo

Do you want to heat your house for pennies a day? Check out the Egloo! Utilizing the natural heat storing capabilities of terracotta, the Egloo provides a portable, convenient, and eco-friendly method of warming up a 215 sq. foot (20 sq. meter) room for five hours, even after the candles have gone out. 

Smart Manhole Covers Call For Help When Metal Thieves Strike

City managers in Hangzhou, China have turned to a new generation of “smart” manhole covers in an all-out effort to counter a rash of thefts by metal salvagers. The high-tech covers feature electronic tags that act as both silent alarms and tracking devices should a cover be removed without proper authorization.

Want A Better Way To Store Veggies? Orka Vegetable Keep Sacks Will Keep Them

Buying food in bulk makes a lot of sense -- right up until is starts going bad because you didn't have the right way to store it. One environmentally friendly wat to do this ia with the Vegetable Keep Sacks by Orka. Each sack is designed to keep your root vegetables fresh and unsprouted longer. Three different sizes are available for potatoes, onions, and garlic.

Bitybean Child Carrier: Big Idea, Compact Solution

I love when simple solutions evolve from complex problems. I also love when big products and product lines come from small businesses. Bitybean is a small company from a little town in northern Vermont which took a big idea and made it into the convenient Bitybean UltraCompact Baby Carrier.

Want A New Taste In Sausage? How About Burrito?

Sausage is pretty tasty stuff and there is a whole lot you can do with it from spaghetti and chili, to omelets and sandwiches. Inventor Spot writer John Barker recently made a tasty meatloaf from Italian sausage. Any innovation in sausage can go a long way. In New Zealand a man in advertising has chosen to marry the banger (sausage) with a burrito. The resulting Bangerrito has been taking the lands down under by storm.

Solar Panels Soon To Become Radically More Affordable

Plug and play solar panels designed to reduce the costs of residential solar panel installation by minimizing the non-hardware costs - planning, installation, permitting, inspection, and interconnection - are now being tested. Once approved, the panels will more than half the cost of a typical residential solar installation, making solar power dramatically more accessible to home owners. 

Recyclable Polyester Fabric: Returnity For All Eternity

Austrian textile firm, Backhausen, is the owner of Returnity, a 100% recyclable fabric destined to last for years and years that can be applied to a diverse range of garments and furnishings. Read on to learn more about this amazing, innovative material.

Want Truly Unique Bandages For Your Medicine Cabinet? Boo Boos Truly Fit The Bill

If you have small children at home, chances are you have a good supply of cartoon-covered bandages stocked up in your bathroom medicine chest. But what happens when your kids get older? There comes a point when Kermit the Frog or Disney Princesses just aren't going to cut it anymore. For girls a nice invisible bandage will do. When it comes to the newly testosterone-fueled boys you need something more masculine. These Boo Boo Bandages are just the thing with images to make their cuts and scrapes look much worse.


Want A New Look In Bath Towels? Think Crop Circles

Crop circles are enigmatic, mysterious, and even beautiful. You will soon be able to bring those qualities to your bathroom with Crop Circle Towels. They come in an array of greens and have real crop circle designs laid into the terry cloth field. You may never find such unique towels for beach and bath in your lifetime again.