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Fight The Cold With Booze Smuggling Mittens

Alcohol concealing wearable items are not a new trend, but they're often lacking the functionality of the original item. The ability to covertly smuggle alcohol is of course the priority, but serving dual functions would be far more practical, don't you think? This winter, a greatly innovative solution has been delivered that has seasonal benefits.

Rathaus: Zurich's First Bike Up Cafe

Cities around the world have been encouraging locals to embrace cycling in lieu of contributing to environmental pollution by driving. Businesses have also been embracing this growing trend, offering a number of convenient services to cyclists. The latest one has to be among the most innovative yet.

Limited Edition Chili Pepper KitKats Are So Hot Right Now!

Shinshu Yawataya Togarashi KitKat is a limited edition flavor of the super-popular chocolate bar. Japan might not be known for its spicy foods but the traditional Togarashi powdered chili peppers infusing these curious KitKats' milk chocolate coating will educate snackers in a hurry.

Want To Make Baked Potatoes More Fun?

One of the simplest and tastiest foods we make to go on the dinner table is the baked potato. There is little we can do to make the dish more interesting beyond the toppings. Most of us have a set of stainless steel nails to shove though those russets to help them cook more evenly -- just like grandma used to do. You can switch that up these days to make those tasty potatoes just a bit more fun with these clever Potato People.

Want To Turn Meal Planning Into A Game?

Sometimes trying to decide what to have for dinner gets kind of boring as you run through your usual repertoire of recipes. Two sisters, Liz and Sarah Downey, have created a new and fun way to choose what to cook with the roll of the dice with these interesting and clever Foodie Dice. The nine dice can be thrown to discover what's for dinner this time around.

Lemon Weiners Could Sour You On Hotdogs For EVAR

So Lemon Weiners are a thing now, at least in Japan where no misguided flavor combination goes unexplored. Short, cheap, and presumably infused with fruitful bioflavonoids and antioxidants (yeah, good luck with that), Lemon Weiners could be a great way to add healthy fruit to the diets of junk food junkies.

Mike Clam Chowder Popcorn From Frito-Lay Japan Warms Up Winter Snackers

Frito-Lay Japan officially kicks off their Winter 2014-2015 snack release schedule with a hearty, warming flavor: creamy New England-style Clam Chowder flavored Mike popcorn. The only way your bowl of seafood-y goodness is gonna get any crunchier is if you include the clam shells.

Fontus Bicycle Water Bottle System Collects & Condenses Moisture From The Air

Long-distance bike riders are gonna love Fontus, a solar powered self-filling bicycle water bottle that condenses moisture from the air and stores it as safe drinking water.

We All Scream: The World's 10 Weirdest Ice Cream Trucks

You'll find ice cream trucks trundling through our sweetest childhood memories but like so many relics of the “good old days”, these music-spewing dairy-dispensing vans have their pros and cones.

OrganicKidz Baby Grows Up Bottle Kit Will Take Your Child From Infancy To Kindergarten And Beyond

OrganicKidz was started by a mom motivated by the fear of harmful chemicals in baby bottles and with a passion to provide a safer alternative to the plastic and glass bottles filling retailers’ shelves. Jane and her company organicKidz created the first stainless steel baby bottle. Not only is it toxin free and unbreakable, but it was designed to transition from your baby’s first bottle to a sippy cup and then water bottle. The Baby Grows Up Bottle Set contains everything you need to get your child from infancy to kindergarten and beyond.


Wasabi Toothpaste Will Clean Your Teeth, Make Your Eyes Water

Wasabi... not just for spicing up sushi anymore! Since most mint-flavored toothpastes jumped the proverbial shark long ago, Japan's teeth techs have moved on to other aromatic herbs such as wasabi. No need to take home the little green dab sitting alongside your sushi, however, thanks to Village Vanguard's new and unusual wasabi-infused toothpaste!

Take Hydaway Bottle Anywhere

It's always a great idea to carry a water bottle. For starters, hydration is very important to your health. Having your own bottle means that you aren't trashing a ton of plastic bottles. Having a Hydaway Bottle means you can carry that bottle just about anywhere you go.

Yello Sunshine: Raw, Gluten-Free Granola Bars That Taste Great

Whether you live an active lifestyle, are planning a hiking or camping trip or just like to have handy and delicious snacks, you know the convenience of snack bars. You may buy them for protein, convenience or because some taste like a cookie. Yello Sunshine is a new granola bar that is made of the simplest ingredients, is gluten-free and tastes great.

Want To Eat Some Maple Leaves This Autumn?

In the U.S. the main flavor of autumn seems to be something like a pumpkin spiced coffee or ice cream. As Thanksgiving approaches we are into pumpkin everything. In Japan this time of year brings a snack so common that it grows on trees -- literally. It is momiji tempura. It is a deep fried snack made of batter-dipped maple leaves and is more popular than our ubiquitous pumpkins. Perhaps we need to expand our autumn diet..

BioLite KettleCharge Will Give You Clean Water And A Fully Charged Phone

How many times have you been stuck in the woods with a dying phone and no water? I know, I know, it happens to me all of the time, too. However, if I had a BioLite KettleCharge, it would never happen, because KettleCharge boils water while charging your phone or device.

Nike And Teague Team Up To Design The Athlete's Plane

That's right--Teague, along with the help of Nike, designed a plane just for athletes. You've heard of a "home team advantage," right? That advantage isn't so much about the court or the enthusiastic crowd. It's about the fact that the away team has to travel and to experience the stresses of travel. The Athlete's Plane was made to eliminate that "home team advantage."

Want To Pick Your Own Food In The City?

For some people food can be a scarce commodity. Yet even in the cities there is food all around us that goes uneaten every year. A new website called Falling Fruits has been set up to help map the places where these foods are in public places and can be legally picked and consumed. It started out as a venture by Ethan Welty, a University of Colorado graduate student, to keep track of these foods for locals in Boulder, Colorado, and is now worldwide.

Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener Stealthily Cracks Open Cold Ones

There's nothing like a cold beer or soda pop to settle one's nerves after a ninja attack, and there's nothing like the Thirsty Ninja Bottle Opener from Japan's Evolete to quickly and quietly pop the tops off those frosty bottles.

Organize Your Water And Sports Bottles With ZERO G Bottle Belt

Open your Tupperware drawer. Odds are, it's a cluttered mess like the rest of the world's Tupperware drawers. If you're a gym goer, a cyclist, Crossfitter, athlete or just someone who likes to take a cup of coffee to work, some of that mess probably consists of bottles. That's where the ZERO G Bottle Belt comes in. It was designed to organize your water and sports bottles as well as your travel mugs and anything else that will fit.

Purify Your Water And Illuminate Your Tent With Bottlelight

When camping, you can only bring a limited amount of equipment, so it helps if that equipment can perform more than one task. Bottlelight, designed by Christoph Kuppert, is not only a water bottle. It is an area light, and it purifies your water while it provides that light.