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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Pesky Kids be Gone

Pesky Kids be Gone
I’ve heard of pest eradicators that use ultrasonic sounds to drive off rodents and insects, but this is the first humane way I’ve heard of to get rid of those annoying teens. Coined the “Mosquito Ultrasonic Teenage Deterrent,” the device emits annoying tones that can only be heard by those aged 20 and younger.

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changing Helmet

Doctor Who Cyberman Voice Changing Helmet
Regardless of whether you’re a fan of the the British Sci-Fi classic Doctor Who, you’ll be the life of the party when you wear the Cyberman Voice Changer Helmet. Modeled after the recently updated version of the Cybermen in the long-running BBC series, this helmet not only makes you look quite silly, it makes your voice sound silly too.

David Hasselhoff Would be Proud

David Hasselhoff Would be Proud
Remember K.I.T.T., the talking computerized car from the old 80’s TV hit Knight Rider? Now K.I.T.T. (actually just a full-scale replica) can be yours if you’re the winning bidder in this eBay auction. Built by a dedicated fan in Toronto (I guess Canadian’s love David Hasselhoff too,) the car took over 4 years and $40k (CAD) to build.

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web

Get a Tan While You Surf the Web
Didn’t think you could maintain that deep, dark, tropical tan during these cold winter days? Well thanks to this handy USB gadget, you can keep that (un)healthy glow all year long. ThinkGeek’s USB Desktop Tanning Center lets you roast your epidermis to three shades of tan, ranging from Starbucks Vanilla Latte to Ooompa Loompa.

Miracles of Modern Medicine: the Giant Eyeball Magnet

Miracles of Modern Medicine: the Giant Eyeball Magnet
This makes me very, very glad that medical science has progressed in our lifetimes. Apparently, back in the 1930’s, doctors thought this giant, 800-lb. magnet would be a good way to remove metal fragments from patients’ eyes.

Technology Goes Down the Toilet

Technology Goes Down the Toilet
You’ll never have to leave the throne again now that Roto Rooter has created the ultimate toilet, which includes a full arsenal of high-tech toys and other gadgets. Designed for the world’s laziest man, the Roto Rooter Pimped Out John includes a 20-inch flat-panel LCD TV, an Xbox 360, DVD player, a laptop, a TiVo DVR, and an iPod docking station (mounted conveniently on a toilet-paper dispenser.)

Caution: Mouse Contents May be Hot

Caution: Mouse Contents May be Hot
What happens when you combine a computer mouse and a cup of ‘joe? 2nd degree burns? Nope. You get the Mug Mouse, a conceptual design that’s meant to make you slow down when using your computer.

Looking for a Low Maintenance Pet?

Looking for a Low Maintenance Pet?
If you’re just too lazy to clean your filthy cat box, or don’t want to worry about picking up another bag of Tender Vittles, have I got a pet for you! The creepy FurReal Breathing Cat is an artificial pet that lays on its own little bed and looks like its breathing.

Does Your Phone Smell?

Does Your Phone Smell?
In their never-ending quest to create solutions to a problems that don’t exist, NTT Docomo and Sony Ericsson have developed a new line of scented cell phones. Yeah, you heard that right. The SO703i Sony Bravia Aroma Phone will offer a variety of interchangeable aroma “sheets” that will keep your phone smelling fresh as the day you bought it.

Weird Japan: Sega Foot Massager

Weird Japan: Sega Foot Massager
After you sit around waiting for SEGA’s new Sonic game to load, nothing is more relaxing than a nice foot massage. Well, at least that’s what the game maker has got in store for visitors to one of their arcades in Shibuya, Japan.

Useless Wii Hack of the Day: Ds Wii

Useless Wii Hack of the Day: Ds Wii
Why anyone would want to do this, I don’t know… Some guy with a lot of time on his hands decided to set up their Nintendo DS Lite so it could run Wii games on its tiny little screen.

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas

Download Tunes While You Pump Gas
Gasoline pump manufacturer, Dresser Wayne, is showing off a new pump that features wireless Internet connectivity, including the ability to purchase and download music tracks while you pump fuel into your gas guzzler. The Dresser Wayne Ovation

Talking Plate Tells You When to Stop Eating

Talking Plate Tells You When to Stop Eating
Find yourself eating too much these holidays? Perhaps this wacky new invention will help you keep your New Year’s resolution to cut down. A Ukranian scientist has developed a prototype of a plate that automatically tells you when you’ve eaten more food than you’re supposed to.

Burger King Sneaks Up on Gears of War

Burger King Sneaks Up on Gears of War
Recently, it was revealed that Gears of War for the Xbox 360 had broken sales records with over 2 million copies sold since “Emergence Day” back in October 2006. Now it looks as if the dude with the disturbingly large head, the ruler of all things meat, Burger King may be giving Marcus Fenix and gang a run for their money.

Hp Laser Printer Comes With Free Mouse

Hp Laser Printer Comes With Free Mouse
Is your new HP LaserJet making funny noises? Before you call tech support, you might want to double check that there aren’t any rodentia living in the box. A chain e-mail has been circulating with a claim that someone found a mouse living inside their laser toner cartridge.

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii
Some guy has set up this tiny little room with a tiny little 1.5″ diagonal color TV, connected to a life-size Nintendo Wii and posted a YouTube video for all to see: Why I find this amusing, I don’t know, but it is quite silly.