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Civilization IV Beyond the Sword: A Gamer's Review


Cameron Cowan, our Guest Blogger lives in Denver, Colorado. Besides writing, he has an active music career around the city and can usually be found either on the jazz and coffee shop stages of the city or in the mall, his favorite distresser! He wanted to share his video game tips and finds with the readers of InventorSpot.com.

Here's his article:

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We all know in the very real world of International Relations, countries aren't always taken over militarily. In the Civilization video game series, the best turn-based strategy game in the world today, this factor has not really taken hold until now with the new game Civilization IV. read more »

Thanksgiving Patents - Part 3: Narcissistic Gourd Molds


Narcissistic Gourd MoldNarcissistic Gourd Mold

A cornucopia of autumn produce and foliage is a traditional holiday favorite, if not a little predictable and overplayed. Yet with some time and planning you can assemble a unique cornucopia centerpiece spilling with gourds in the shape of your own head, or any other shape for that matter! read more »

Exploding 'Savings Bomb' Piggy Bank Scares Japan into Saving



Lazy coin savers in Japan are in for a big surprise should they forget to deposit their loose change in TOMY's Savings Bomb Pggy Bank... not to mention a big mess to clean up!
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7 Inventive Ways To Go To Sleep


Our Guest Blogger Christian Hoopes is a freelance writer living in West Jordan, UT. His hobbies include poorly conceived home improvement projects, jogging, and jogging away from poorly conceived home improvement projects. He has two little dogs.

Here's the article he wrote for InventorSpot.com readers:

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Each night of your life it's the same routine: same boring bed, same boring pillow, same boring pattern of reducing alpha waves, generating theta waves, lowering EMG, entering delta sleep, and finally engaging in rapid eye movement. Aren't you sick of it?

Thanks to a few innovators, however, sleep doesn't have to be boring. In fact, when armed with the right accessories, it can be so exciting you'll regret having slept through it. You'll have to get a camcorder to record yourself sleeping just so you can watch it when you're awake and see how much fun you had. read more »

Christmas Rush for Video Games is Coming

When November comes around, the video game industry is always in high gear to churn out games. With Christmas approaching, game developers are prepared to get their hopeful holiday season hits out the door.

Every year is the same: kids want games, so developers put the games out for them to purchase during Christmas. The list goes on and on and on, and this is only good for every gamer (and gift giver!).

Open the Door to a New Era of Table Tennis


Anyone who inhabits "postage stamp" size apartments can appreciate the value of space-saving innovations. And unless you are among the lucky few who boast voluminous digs, accommodating a ping pong table into your living quarters is probably more of a joke than a realistic venture... read more »

Alteil Online Dueling Card Game Explodes with Anime Imagery



Pokemon, Duel Masters and Yu-Gi-Oh pioneered dueling card games in both Japan and the wider world. Alteil takes up where these games leave off, adding exquisite anime style artwork and an online dimension few RPG's can match!
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Abduction Lamp Sheds Light on the Truth


According to Lasse Klein, the creator of the Alien Abduction Lamp, Elvis is still alive. Apparently he's living comfortably on Mars. Not only that, but he's got an endless supply of hamburgers read more »

More Muslim Competition for Barbie


Salma Doll (from the Salma website)Salma Doll (from the Salma website)In the competitive world market for Barbie-like dolls a new contender has emerged. Salma, from the word ‘peace' in Arabic, is a new Barbie inspired doll that promotes positive Islamic values. The new doll, created by Sukmawati Suryaman, an Indonesian businesswomen, is the latest competition to Mattel's Barbie doll in the Muslim world. read more »

Tricks and Treats for the Home for More Halloween Fun


 

Halloween is a great opportunity to let loose our inner mischief makers, terrorizing children and amusing adults with seasonal props. It's also a wonderful time to bedeck your abode with festive embellishments and have fun... read more »