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Child Love Dolls: Creepy Pedophile Prevention Business

Despite their best intentions to appear "normal" and do social good, there are some businesses that are just creepy. If I've said that before (which over the years I've had the pleasure of writing this column, I'm sure I have), this one has to be the most "unusual" of the group. Now isn't that a scary thought, considering you've already read the headline?

Therapy By Text: Where iMessage Replaces The Doctor's Couch

What comes to mind when you hear the words "therapy session"? If the portrayal in mainstream media has anything to say about it, you're probably envisioning being stretched out on a leather couch, sharing your darkest secrets while your therapist continues to provide you with a constant flow of new Kleenex as you deposit tear stained ones into the trash. But in today's world where technology and detachment are favored over face-to-face interactions that's an archaic method for improving mental health. I bet you can guess here this is heading...

Tattly: Custom Temporary Tattoos Lets You Test Out Your Tattoo Ideas

Getting a tattoo takes both bravery and commitment, and for those reasons, many people remain tattoo admirers only. You know, from a distance, where there's no needle poking involved. While temporary tattoo alternatives are available on the market, they rarely provide the look and feel of the real thing. Until now.

American Green Marijuana ATM Dispenses Legal Goodies Vending Machine Style

Around here, we've seen vending machines of all categories, and they tend to be a fan favorite. The features on marijuana vending seem to have particular appeal among our readers, and with the changing laws, the competition is getting fierce when it comes to naming the most innovative concept.

Sorry It's Over: Breakup Business On Demand

What can't you outsource these days? Whether you perceive that as good or bad, there are options available to hire people to do the jobs that you're not skilled for, or that you simply don't want to do. Some of them are just plain unusual, uncomfortable, and they take advantage of modern trends.

Slide The City: Business Offers Summer Teaser And World's Biggest Touring Slip 'N Slide

After the nasty North American we've been having, there's no doubt that we're all dreaming about summer adventures and the balmy weather than comes with them. So, it makes sense that a new business would choose this timing to let the world in on their concept, and how it will affect cities around the world.

World's Fastest Hotel Looks A Lot Like Vagrant Life

We've seen hotels all around the world that provide a unique, sometimes terrifying environment for patrons to rest their weary heads. Let's be honest, sometimes we've just go to wonder why anyone would willingly pay money to stay in some of these establishments (for a whole variety of reasons), but the latest tops that list.

A-1 Kutz: Controversial Barbershop Delivers Unique Discipline To Troubled Children

Barbers tend to approach life with creativity, and often their shops also offer a sense of community to those patrons that find themselves in their chairs. So it's not a stretch that one neighborhood barbershop would combine these two things to offer a unique service that no one before them ever has. It's controversial, and this is one polarizing concept you're going to really love, or really hate. 

Invisible Girlfriend: Helping You Fake Your Digital Relationships

Pretending to have a significant other is an activity that we, as a civilization, have been participating in for years for a whole variety of reasons. Beyond businesses that fall under the "escort" umbrella, this isn't the first time we've seen a business that aims to capitalize in the industry of romantic deception. 

Outsourced Revenge Businesses: Best Served With Glitter and Poop

I don't know how you feel about getting someone else to do your dirty work for you. But clearly, some of you out there really want to keep your hands clean - just not enough to avoid revenge altogether.

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