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The Goldfish World Cup or 10 Sports You Can Teach Your Pet Fish

I doubt if B.F.Skinner ever thought his training methods would be applied to soccer training for goldfish, but they are now! Dr. Dean Pomerleau has developed a training kit to aid you in training pet fish to play soccer and other un-fish like sports, using the operant conditioning training methods he uses to train larger sea animals.

Video Game Design On MySpace: Get In TheGame08

MySpace is a good place to keep in touch with your friends... and if you're an Asian video game designer, it could be home to your break-through game.

Fiskar's Push & Print Stamp Factory Wins 2008 Best Innovation Award

Paper crafters and scrapbookers rejoice! Fiskars is coming out with a cleaner, crisper, time-saving method to do your stamping. Fiskar's new patent pending device is called the Push and Print Stamp Factory and it just won Best Of Class for Scrapbooking and Paper Crafting Innovation from the Craft and Hobby Association. Find out how it works...

Solar Power that's Flick’in the Switch Off

How many times have you turned a light on and forgotten to turn it off after you've left the room/area? Unnecessary consumption of electricity is fading away in backyards around the world. With the invention of Solar Fairy lighting people are jazzing up their gardens, doorways and balcony railings without causing harm to the world.


USB Healing Owl is a Real Hoot!

The USB Healing Owl will add a peaceful note to any home office or workstation. There's no guarantee it will make you any wiser, though.

Hello Kitty Pincushion Sticks it to the Queen of Cute

Hello Kitty may be Japan's most successful cultural export but not everyone loves the omnipresent epitome of animated cuteness. For those precious few, we present the Hello Kitty pincushion.

How To Make Your Own LED Chess Set

Are you finding chess a bit too bland and uninteresting? One simple activity that doesn't take long might make you look at the nostalgic game from a brighter point of view.

Germs 101: How to Traumatize Your Children

When you think baby present, you think cute, right? Cuddly? Educational? How about infectious? Contagious? Deadly? GIANTmicrobes® are accurate and (mostly) adorable representations of germs, bacteria, viruses and other no-see-ums at 1,000,000x magnification.

Online Scrabble Goes Legit

Facebook features a wide variety of applications that allow users to play games like Tetris and Duck Hunt. Now avid gamers will soon be able to add Scrabble to that list.

Rock Band 2: Announced and Details Released

Despite having been announced only a little over a week ago, details on the upcoming sequel to Rock Band, Rock Band 2, have been released in the most recent edition of Game Informer. Harmonix, the developer of Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, Rock Band, and now Rock Band 2, released details about several songs packaged with the game, the two drum sets that you can purchase for the game (yes, TWO different drum sets), and several other BIG announcements!