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Awesome Enema

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Forget clowns. Forget bounce houses. Forget chocolate fountains. Forget everything else you have ever considered to be good, clean fun. This is what a birthday party will need to be truly memorable. May I introduce a dream brought to life. The AirKick Water forces water out through a rocket nozzle directly under your soon-to-be-soiled seat [...]

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Rain Gets Rich People Wet Too

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I don’t know about you, but I have long been considering a Bugatti Veyron as my next automobile. It had been a toss up between the BMW Isetta and the new Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, but I started leaning towards the Isetta when I remembered that I would ruin my toupee if a pesky rain [...]

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Direct TV to Offer 1080p Content?

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When 1080p TVs started rolling out a few years ago, “experts” were claiming that 1080p content was several years away from being widely available over cable or satellite.  It seems like they were correct to some degree, but Direct TV and Dish Network are now starting to beta test “On Demand” 1080p video content (mostly [...]

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Bored Person Makes Something Stupid

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Have you ever been eating a sandwich in the dark and thought, “Gee, I sure would like this bread to light up like a rave party, circa 1996″? Well, neither have I, but somebody out there did and went about constructing a bread circuit board to run some flashing LEDs. I must admit, it looks [...]

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“Batphones” Are Meant To Further Humilate Elderly

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For those of you that did not think that enormous sunglasses were embarrassing enough, designer Matthias Ries has developed massive, plastic ears to dress your most decrepit old person in. These “batphones” are not meant to be a replacement for relatively low profile hearing aids, but are instead intended for those with only slight hearing [...]

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Etch-A-Sketch Clock Is Cool, Tells Time

March 10, 2008

This clock, engineered by Angela Yuan, is awesome. Every minute, this clock erases itself, and then re-etches the correct time. Man, I used to have so much fun playing with the Etch-A-Sketch, when I was a kid. I would spend about 5 minutes drawing a gun or something, get bored, and throw things at cars [...]

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Square Balloon Has Corners, Is Square…ish

Thumbnail image for Square Balloon Has Corners, Is Square…ish March 4, 2008

So this is a just crazy giant aluminum box filled with helium.  It was designed by artist, JunyaIshigami, and is apparently a part of a project called “space for your future”.  He was able to make what I can only assume is the world’s first square balloon.  When I was little, I tried to get [...]

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Scales Designed to be Misleading, Difficult to Read, Inaccurate, And Helpful(?)

Thumbnail image for Scales Designed to be Misleading, Difficult to Read, Inaccurate, And Helpful(?) March 3, 2008

Designer Alice Wang (hehe) has developed a new set of scales based on Isaac Asmov’s first law of robotics “A robot may not harm a human being”. Taking this law one step further, and dangerously close to high school counselor territory, Wang (hehe) believes that by accurately telling somebody their weight, these machines have done [...]

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