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These Unique Clothes are Made from Rubber Bands

These Unique Clothes are Made from Rubber Bands
As far as I know, most clothes are made out of fabric like cotton, polyester, leather, or nylon. But this unusual fashion line is made entirely out of rubber bands. Student Rie Sakamoto designed the stretchy clothes as part of her Integrated Design thesis project at Japan’s Tama Art University.

KFC Teams up with Crocs to Make the Weirdest Shoes Ever

KFC Teams up with Crocs to Make the Weirdest Shoes Ever
KFC’s marketing folks have some really strange ideas. Over the years, they’ve made chicken-scented fireplace logs, gravy-scented candles, and a Colonel Sanders bearskin rug. They’re either insane or creative geniuses, because they’ve got me talking about their brand yet again.
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Atari to Open Video Game Themed Hotels

Atari to Open Video Game Themed Hotels
If you grew up in the 1970s or 1980s, Atari was located somewhere near the center of your universe. The brand kicked off the home video game revolution with the Atari 2600, and also created some of the best and most memorable arcade games.

Pagan Breakfast God Mask Celebrates Bacon, Eggs, and Toast

Pagan Breakfast God Mask Celebrates Bacon, Eggs, and Toast
Growing up, Kellogg’s and Post had convinced me that sugary cereals drowning in milk were “part of a nutritious breakfast.” But as I grew up, I came to realize that protein is a much more important start to the day.

This Angel Statue Was Made from 100,000 Knives

This Angel Statue Was Made from 100,000 Knives
What is the deadliest statue ever? All of them, because they can fall and crush you. But one is even deadlier than the rest. This Knife Angel statue was built from over 100,000 knives which were confiscated by UK police.

Toilet Paper Robot Can Always Spare a Square

Toilet Paper Robot Can Always Spare a Square
The Consumer Electronics Show is the place to go for the latest in televisions, computers, cameras, automotive technology, and all kinds of gadgets. Each year, the show also introduces us to its share of robots. Though the 2020 CES show brought along something a little different – robots that deliver toilet paper. These silly little robots were commissioned by toilet paper company Charmin, and are designed to bring you a fresh roll of TP when you’ve just run out.

Octopus + Purse = Octopurse

Octopus + Purse = Octopurse
With their big brains, eight tentacles, and lots of suckers, octopi are pretty amazing animals. But like most things with more than four legs, they can also look quite weird. If you think it would be cool to hang out with an octopus all the time, check out this crazy looking bag. Designed and crafted by Russia’s KruKru Studio, the octopus purse has eight bendy tentacles embellished with rivets instead of suckers.

LEGO Maximum Security Prison Puts Your Minifigs Behind Bars

LEGO Maximum Security Prison Puts Your Minifigs Behind Bars
LEGO models can represent all kinds of different things, both imaginary and real. But this particular LEGO design takes on one of the more unpleasant sides of the real world – the seamy underbelly of society that is prison life. Designed by LEGO fan GabKremo, this impressive maximum security prison model uses roughly 3000 bricks placed onto a 32×32 base panel.

Thomas the Tank Engine Meets HAL 9000: TMS 9000

Thomas the Tank Engine Meets HAL 9000: TMS 9000
If you’ve seen 2001: A Space Odyssey, you know how intimidating that the HAL 9000 computer can be. As he loses his digital mind, the stubborn computer takes over the ship and becomes a murderer. Peering out from its singular red eyeball, HAL will kill you with his blank stare and monotone voice.

Geeky Christmas Trees Through the Ages

Geeky Christmas Trees Through the Ages
Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of fun and inspired Christmas trees based on video games, science fiction and other pop culture memes. So I figured that this holiday season, I’d put together a compilation of some of my favorites of all time.

This Tentacle Cushion Is Octoplush

This Tentacle Cushion Is Octoplush
Do you ever wish that sometimes an octopus could reach out with its eight arms, and just hug and squeeze you? Well now you can experience that sensation with this plush octopus tentacle cushion. SK Japan’s soft and neck-hugging pillow wraps around you, offering the warm embrace of a squishy octopus tentacle – minus the sucky bits.

Brick Burgers Have LEGO Buns

Brick Burgers Have LEGO Buns
Brick Burger may have the best hamburger ever. This place is a LEGO-inspired burger restaurant based in the Philippines. Guess what that means? It means I just ordered a plane ticket to Manila. One way. The interior of the restaurant is all decked out in a LEGO theme and those burgers?

Grow Your Own Brain in a Jar

Grow Your Own Brain in a Jar
Do you fancy yourself a modern day Dr. Frankenstein? Well then, you need a laboratory with lots of tubes and wires, some tesla coils, and of course some brains in jars. While I recommend American Science & Surplus for the lab gadgets, Copernicus Toys & Games has got you covered with the brains. Yes, for just $10 a pop, you can grow your own detailed brain that you can stuff into a jar.

The Baby Head Theremin Is the Stuff of Nightmares

The Baby Head Theremin Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Are you sleeping too well? Well, let’s change that right now. The only thing creepier than the decapitated bald head of a doll is one with light-up red eyeballs, and that makes all kinds of haunting sounds when you get near it. What you’re looking at – and about to listen to – is a custom built photo-theremin that emits those weird and wild sci-fi noises when you place your hand above its head. The Worst Things for Sale points out that you can actually buy one of these things over on Amazon if you really want to.

This R/C Turkey Has Four-wheel Drive

This R/C Turkey Has Four-wheel Drive
It’s Thanksgiving day, and there’s no better way to celebrate the holiday than with some delicious, stuffed turkey. And while you might yours stuffed with cornbread and celery, I like mine stuffed with lithium-ion batteries, motors, and wires.

Have Your Own Nightmare Before Christmas with this Cthulhu Ornament

Have Your Own Nightmare Before Christmas with this Cthulhu Ornament
It’s that time of year. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. It’s time to set up the Christmas tree, string the lights, and hang the ornaments. But if you’re tired of all the jolly and festive holiday traditions, maybe you need to go with something a little darker for your decorations this year.
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