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Anime Star 'Doraemon' Appointed Japan's Cultural Ambassador

In an effort to harness the power of anime to boost Japan's relations with the rest of the world, the Japanese government has officially appointed Doraemon, an animated robotic cat from the 22nd century, to be Japan's cultural ambassador to the world.

Leave The Board Behind: Scrabble Goes Online Under Another Name

The classic board game Scrabble has a new home online, though it's not an official one! Thousands of people are playing "Scrabulous" every day, even as its inventors face off against toy company giants.

The Fitness Challenge equals The Biggest Loser, home version

Fitness is a big word in America these days. As our population swells, not just in numbers but also into double, triple and quadruple X sizes, more and more inventions hit the market to help the average citizen achieve their fitness goals, and one of the best inventions out there, patent pending, is The Fitness Challenge.

World's Largest Toy : Remote Control Hummer

I'm sure we all remember playing with R/C cars as we were growing up. Hey, it was a drivers license when we were 5. So it's only fitting that when we get older, we get better R/C cars, right? How does a full scale Hummer H3 sound?

The 6 Stages of Drunkenness in Japanese Cellphone Charms

This series of 6 Drunken Salaryman cellphone charms illustrates not only the affection Japanese have for these pillars of the economy, but at the same time reminds us that we're all human and act pretty much the same once we've had a few too many.

Need This? Hamster Shredder

Picture this. You're an entrepreneur who, for the past few years, has found success by creating and operating a black market tax evasion business.

Wacky Pet Pacifiers Make Both of You Smile

A pacifier for your pet? That's the idea behind the wacky "Oshaburi Toy" from Japan. Oshaburi translates to "Pacifier" in English, though once your pet gets ahold of one, YOU'LL be the one whose mood is improved!

Can Kitty Catch The Undercover Mouse?

This battery-operated Undercover Mouse mimics the sudden and unpredictable movements of a real mouse moving in the brush. Just as in the wild, the prey is hidden, only noticeable by its random movements. Must be why my cat loves the Undercover Mouse, a new interactive toy by Panic Mouse, Inc.

Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 Video Game Preview

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 is a tactical First Person Shooter coming out on PC, Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 on March 18th, 2008 (in North America). In the original Rainbow Six: Vegas, the player controlled a member, Logan Keller, of an elite anti-terrorist group called Rainbow Six. In Vegas 2, the player will create a member of the elite group from the ground up to experience the campaign.

HangBoarding: The Evolution from Skiing and Snowboarding

First came skiing, then snowboarding, now get ready to HangBoard!